A motorcyclist has been hurt after a crash which blocked the A149.

The crash, which involved a motorcycle and a Renault car, happened near Richardson’s boatyard in Stalham at just before 7.40am today.

Paramedics and police are at the scene, which has blocked the road.

Police, who are assisting with traffic, said the motorcyclist had been injured.

Fire crews called to Sutton Staithe to rescue someone from the water

Crews from North Walsham and the boat and technical rescue team from Carrow where called to Staithe Road at around 8.15pm yesterday evening following reports that someone had fallen into the water from a boat.

Fire fighters helped the person from the water before passing them into the care of the ambulance service.

The fire service left the scene at around 8.40pm.

Norfolk Police continue investigations into arsons in Gorleston

Norfolk Police say they are continuing their investigations into the three arson attacks in Gorleston which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It believes the arsons were targeted attacks but one of them may have been made at the wrong address.

The first took place on Albemarle Road at 12.20am, followed by the second at 12.30am on High Road and the final one on Pine Green at 12.45am.

Police have also made an appeal to anyone who may have dash cam footage from Albemarle Road, High Road, Pine Green or High Street from 11.30pm to 1am that night.

Contact Det Con Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Elderly woman who broke her leg describes shocking wait for ambulance

An elderly woman who broke her leg and was forced to wait for more than three hours lying on a cobbled floor for an ambulance.

Sandra Old, 72, from Hopton, fell at Great Yarmouth Market Place earlier this month and broke her fibula.

Mrs Old already had a false right leg which severely impacted her mobility.

Now, as she is still recovering at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, she has spoken about the ordeal which left her “shocked”.

The East of England Ambulance Trust apologised to Mrs Old. A spokesperson, said: “We apologise for any distress felt where a patient experiences a wait in being assessed and treated.”


Former lifeboat coxswain thanks well-wishers after sudden death of his wife

A former lifeboat coxswain says he has been overwhelmed by flowers, cards and messages following the death of his wife.

Annette Thurlow died suddenly at home in Caister after Parkinson’s forced her to step back from her 40-year-career in nursing.

Her husband Dick Thurlow said a cause of death was not yet known.

Mr Thurlow, Caister lifeboat coxswain for almost 14 years, said paramedics, including an air ambulance crew, battled to save his wife’s life after she collapsed at home and died at least three times on the floor as they carried out CPR.

When she was stable she was transferred to the intensive care ward at Gorleston’s James Paget University Hospital, but never regained consciousness.

She was 58.

Her funeral service on Friday October 12 at 11am will feature a guard of honour and a choir from St Mary’s Church, Hemsby, where they married.

People are invited to wear bright clothes and join in a spirit of celebration for her life.

Donations can be made via Jary’s to the air ambulance and the intensive care unit at the JPUH.

There will be a party with live music from 1.30pm at the Furzedown Hotel in Great Yarmouth.

Annette Thurlow who has died suddenly aged 58 Picture: Dick Thurlow


Primary school in Great Yarmouth raises almost £300 to help fund community defibrillator

North Denes Primary School on Jellicoe Road raised the money from a cake sale. The cakes were donated to them from Tesco in Yarmouth.

It is hoped that the defibrillator will be accessible to both the public and the school.

The importance of the life saving piece of kit was highlighted when one of the students collapsed unconscious at home the day before school.

 North Denes Primary School riased  £283.82 from their cake sale fundraiser. Picture Samantha Wright.


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