19 Sep GY TODAY – WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Man describes moment he leapt into action to free injured worker trapped under wall
Robert Dixon was walking along Mill Road, Cobholm, on his way into town when he heard a loud crash followed by a cloud of brick dust.
The 32-year-old initially thought it was a digger releasing its load until a wall behind it collapsed.
He made a split decision to investigate further and saw a man covered in blood and pinned by a steel pipe and a pile of bricks in half-sitting position.
Fearing the man could be seriously hurt he told him not to move and carefully removed the bricks on top without moving the ones that could have caused further slippage, before calling for an ambulance.
Later, Mr Dixon checked on the condition of the injured worker with workers at the site who said he was back at home and doing well.
The ten apartments being built on the site are taking shape under the government’s help to buy scheme and will be completed by the second half of next year.
The Brick wall that collapsed onto a workman – source Great Yarmouth Mercury
Gorleston business raises more than £4,000 for three cancer charities at golf fun day
The golf day was organised by Pink Office, who specialise in office products and services, and was attended by over 120 customers, suppliers and friends of the company.
Participants were treated to refreshments, prizes and a fantastic course with all entry fees on the day being combined with a charity auction to smash the company’s target for the day.
The proceeds raised from the day on September 1 have gone to Breast Cancer Care, Cancer Research UK and Sarcoma UK.
Peter Andre blames “abdominal pain” for cancelling Great Yarmouth show as he makes Hopton appearance
A heavy force of security personnel had their work cut out when fans flocked to the Potter’s Resort at Hopton, to see Peter Andre perform.
The show was a triumphant return for Andre after fans were left disappointed by the cancellation of a recent show in Great Yarmouth.
Andre’s Managing Agent, Marie Claire of Can Associates, issued a statement at the time saying, “The star was devastated that ‘severe sickness’ forced him to cancel his Great Yarmouth show on 1st September 2018”.
However, last Sunday, the popular singer arrived at Potters on time with over 700 fans trying desperately to get a glimpse of him, some of which were offered a discount price to match the cancelled Britannia Pier events.
The fans also got their autographs and hugs from their idol who is celebrating his 25th year in show business.
Peter Andre with fans at Hopton – Source Great Yarmouth Mercury
Norfolk broads care home raises £6,500 to buy interactive table for residents with dementia
The interactive table at Hickling House displays numerous images and games onto a table where it stimulates residents to join in and take part in numerous activities.
Margaret Preston, part of the activities team, said: “We try a person-centred approach when we do any of our activities and the interactive table goes a long way to providing stimulation and interest for all of the residents no matter what stage of dementia they’re at.
Hickling House provides care for residents at varying stages of dementia and the interactive table can be adapted to suit various residents needs.
Interactive table being used by residents – source Great Yarmouth Mercury
Last public exhibition to help shape borough’s future
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is holding its final public exhibition event on Friday, September 21 in Hemsby as part of the initial public consultation to shape a key planning document to help guide and enable sustainable growth, development, jobs and investment until 2030 and beyond.
The council’s draft Local Plan Part Two includes provisional policies for deciding planning applications, suggested allocations of land for development, and also a proposed reduction in the overall housing target. The final public exhibition is taking place at Hemsby Sports & Social Club, Waters Lane, from 1pm to 7pm.
Those wishing to comment as part of the consultation can do it online at www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/planning-consultations or by completing a Local Plan comments form. All comments must be received before midnight on Sunday, September 30.
Comments forms are available from the Town Hall and all public libraries in the borough.