Third arson attack confirmed in seaside town as police increase patrols

Details of a third arson attack involving a makeshift petrol bomb have come to light as police increase patrols.

Suspects threw a glass bottle containing what police have called “lit flammable liquid” into a house in Albemarle Road in Gorleston  ten minutes before another incident on High Road.

The attack caused a fire, which the residents quickly extinguished, and no-one was injured and no damage was caused as a result of the incident.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and are linking it to an arson at the High Road house.

They also said extra patrols will be carried out in the areas affected over the weekend and officers

are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity or has any information.

“They’re asked to contact Det Con Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Number of cervical cancer screenings is falling

Fear, embarrassment, and stigma are just some of the reasons thousands of women in the country are putting off having routine cervical screening.

Major fears have today been voiced after thousands of women could be silently suffering with cervical cancer by avoiding a vital routine test and leaving the disease undetected.

Cervical screenings, also known as smear tests, currently prevent up to 75pc of cervical cancers yet thousands of women who are at risk of the disease are unaware of its importance.

The most common form of cancer in women under 35, more than 200,000 British women are diagnosed with cervical abnormalities every year.

Screenings are available to all women in the UK over the age of 25 on the NHS and, although not a test for cancer, it tests how healthy the cells in the cervix are.

“It could save your life” – is the abundantly clear message being voiced by medical professionals working in healthcare today.


Mother dedicates debut novel to memory of daughter who died aged 13

Terri Wyatt, from Corton, took an early retirement from her job as a bank manager to write ‘The Baptist Gospel’, a crime thriller that sees a priest make a shocking discovery about the origins of Christianity.

Mrs Wyatt’s daughter, Abbi-Lee Sherratt, died in 2001 at the age of 13 following a collision on her way to the former Great Yarmouth High School.

The sudden loss of Abbi led to Mrs Wyatt falling out of love with reading, before a recommendation from a friend not only led to her rediscovering her passion, but also contemplating penning a book of her own.

Three-and-a-half years and 150,000 words later, Mrs Wyatt finally completed her novel two months ago after an extensive process of thorough research to ensure the accuracy of its historical and biblical references.

Set in various locations and during different historical periods, the book has been independently published by its author and is now available for readers to buy from Amazon.


Call for ‘shameful’ consultation over potential closure of Norfolk’s children’s centres to be suspended

The consultation over the potential closure of all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres is “shameful” and should be suspended, it has been claimed.

Forty-six of Norfolk’s 53 children’s centres could be closed after council bosses revealed proposals for a review of the service.

Seven of the existing children’s centres would remain as bases in each district of the county.

Council bosses say it will bring services out of buildings and into the community. With the funding to pay for those services being cut from £10m to £5m, critics are not convinced by the Conservative-run council’s claims that it will mean more support can be provided to children and families most in need and reach people who currently do not use services.

The council says schools, village halls, libraries and other buildings would be used to provide the services people currently get at children’s centres.

The council stresses, despite the budget specifically to run children’s centres will be halved, it is just one element of a wider programme of transforming children’s services which has seen millions of pounds of investment.

The impact on the staff who work in the children’s centres is not yet clear, but officers gave a pledge that front-line services would be protected.

The consultation is at


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