Teenager denies wounding charge following stabbing in Great Yarmouth

A teenager has denied a charge of wounding with intent after a stabbing in Great Yarmouth.

Donatas Jasmontas, 19, who appeared at Norwich Crown Court via a video link from Norwich prison, denied wounding 23-year-old Martyn Greenwood with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm on August 9.Jasmontas of Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, spoke only to confirm his date of birth and gave his nationality as Lithuanian, before entering his not guilty plea to the wounding charge. The trial is expected to last about three days and has been adjourned until January 28th by Judge Andrew Shaw. Donatas was remanded in custody.

Mr Greenwood had been on a night out with friends when the alleged stabbing incident happened.

Stranded crew could fly home after ship sale

The saga over the stranded Indian crew on a supply ship in Great Yarmouth is nearing its end after the impounded vessel was put up for sale.

The Malaviya Twenty, an Indian owned supply vessel, has been stuck in Great Yarmouth since June 2016 following a legal wrangle with its owners, which has seen crew members go months without pay.

Following legal instructions from the four remaining Indian crew on board, the Malaviya Twenty is being sold by the Admiralty Marshall under a sealed tender bid process.

The bid process ends on Tuesday, September 11th  and if a bid that day meets a reserved price then she will be sold, with money going towards paying the crew’s outstanding pay.

Driver arrested after car and bus in crash

A car driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash with a bus which closed a road for two hours.

The crash happened in Blofield Road in Brundall  just after 5pm yesterday.

It involved a Mini Cooper and a bus and nobody was hurt.

Norfolk police said the driver of the Mini Cooper had been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The road was closed while the vehicles were recovered. It opened at 7pm

Estate could see demolition work under ambitious plans

A Great Yarmouth estate could be partially demolished under an ambitious regeneration plan being presented to residents today.

An estimated 1,200 people live in 551 homes on the 1950’s built Middlegate Estate spanning a swathe of streets from Yarmouth Way to Friars Lane.

Under concept plans aimed at transforming the area some homes could be bulldozed as architects work out ways of providing better housing and improving the layout.

Residents attending a design workshop at Great Yarmouth library today will see a scale model of Middlegate as it is today with lift out sections and a film animation showing some concept ideas, including an expanded library.

The presentations are at 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

New nursing role launched

The first 70 students have begun training for an new role which it is hoped will further improve the care which people in Norfolk and Waveney receive while helping increase capacity within the NHS and social care workforce.

The trainee nursing associates (TNAs) have been introduced by the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) as part of a national programme which aims to find innovative ways to address staffing challenges within health and social care.

The nursing associate role aims to bridge the gap between health or care assistants and registered nurses. It will also give health and care assistants the opportunity to undergo further training to help them progress into a nursing role.

Over the next two years, the trainees will combine training at the University of East Anglia and City College Norwich, or via The Open University, with placements at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, James Paget and Queen Elizabeth hospitals.


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