LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 5/12/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 6 December, 2018
THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN MISS OUT ON FREE DENTAL CARE
Thousands of children in Norfolk and Suffolk have not had an NHS dental check-up in the past year.
New figures show that 44 per cent of children in Norfolk and 40 per cent in Suffolk failed to go to a dentist in the year to September, despite free care. In total, more than 135,000 children failed to go for a check-up, although an NHS guideline suggests one dental visit a year.
More than 13,000 children received urgent dental care, mainly for fillings or extractions.
WINFARTHING GOLD PENDANT MAKES THE SHORT-LIST
A valuable Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, unearthed on land at Winfarthing, could be named as best find of the year. It’s on the short-list for the UK’s Museum Acquisition of the year in a national public vote.
The pendant, valued at £145,000, was found by a UEA student while metal-detecting in a field four years ago….and later bought with grant funding for Norwich museum.
It was discovered in the undisturbed grave of an aristocratic woman, who died over 1,300 years ago.
CHRISTMAS VIDEO PROVING POPULAR
A garage at Rushall is causing a bit of an internet sensation after producing its own Christmas video.
The festive video, featuring staff at Vincent’s Garage, has already clocked up thousands of views on Facebook. The film is the idea of garage owner Rob Vincent. It was put together with a local film-maker and shows elves going to collect a Christmas tree.
Singer Breeze Redwine, from Starston, is also heard with her version of the seasonal favourite: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”.
FISH SHOP DONATES TAKINGS TO SOLDIERS’ CHARITY
Staff at a Diss fish shop have raised more than a thousand pounds for a soldiers’ charity.
The Fair Green fish bar handed over a busy day’s whole takings to the Walking with the Wounded charity. The charity supports re-integration of veterans into society.
TOWN’S LATEST LOSS PUSHES UP THE DEBT
I-pswich Town’s annual meeting of shareholders has heard that the club’s debt has increased to £95 million.
Town made a pre-tax loss of £5 million for the year to the end of June…nearly a million pounds more than the previous year….with lower gates and a higher wage bill. The debt is owed exclusively to owner and majority shareholder Marcus Evans.