Overnight closures for busy A47 section for resurfacing works

The closure will take place on Thursday October 4th so the £20,000 scheme can be carried out at William Adams Way at the junction with A47 Harfreys roundabout.

Drivers will be diverted via Pasteur Road and Southtown Road from 8pm and 6am.

Traffic on the A47 will not be affected however, drivers will be unable to turn in William Adams Way while work is in progress.

Vehicle access to businesses and properties within the limits of the closure will be maintained from one end at all times.Pedestrian access will be maintained while work is underway.

Police look to recruit more special constables

The county has some 193 volunteers supporting regular officers, and another 38 are in the recruitment process.

Special constables are an integral part of  policing teams and whatever your motivation, being part of the wider policing family can be exciting, challenging and rewarding.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Sanford is extremely proud of the special constables in Norfolk and appreciates the hours they dedicate to support local policing, and is interested in hearing from anyone who may be keen to gain new skills or give something back to their community

A number of recruitment information events will be taking place across the county over the coming weeks and application forms can be downloaded at

The recruitment events are as follows:

Wednesday October 10 – Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, 7.30pm

Monday October 22 – Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse Street, 7.30pm

Tuesday October 23 – Operation and Communication Centre, Wymondham 6.45pm

Norfolk warned to brace itself for gusts of up to 60mph as weather warnings issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds across the East of England.

The warnings are in place from between 9am on Sunday to 9am on Monday, September 25th.

The warnings state that there is ‘potential for very strong winds’ and: “A slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or through falling trees and branches. This could also bring the chance of injuries and danger to life.”

It adds that there is also a small chance that some roads and bridges could close: “There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

“There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.”

According to Norwich based forecaster Weatherquest, winds will increase over the weekend  potentially reaching speeds of up to 60mph with a band of rain on Saturday leading into much heavier rain and stronger winds on Sunday.

Great Yarmouth stranded ship: New crew joins Malaviya Twenty

A new crew is to take over an Indian-registered ship which has been stranded in a port for more than two years. The Malaviya Twenty has been impounded in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, since June 2016 amid a long-running legal wrangle.

The stricken vessel has been bought at auction by a Greek shipping firm which paid an undisclosed sum that is hoped will cover crew wages and port dues.

The four sailors still aboard said they were relieved to be free to return home to India.

The Malaviya Twenty was originally detained after the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) found the crew and port had not been paid.

The MCA placed a prohibition notice on the ship after finding defects, leaving it unable to be moved from port.

A team dedicated to helping children involved in crime in Norfolk has been set up by the county council.

According to figures supplied by Norfolk Police one in five arrests for drug offences involved children in the 18 months leading up to June

The Child Criminal Exploitation team will attempt to help children involved in criminal activity to get their lives back on track. Children from all backgrounds are being groomed by criminals, and are victims that need protecting and given a future.

The team, comprised of personnel from youth offending, social workers and a police analyst, has been allocated £250,000, redeployed from existing social services budgets.



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