Summer temperatures to return to Norfolk with highs of 24C

Summer is set to return to the region this week as temperatures are expected to reach the mid-twenties.

Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest have indicated that Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week, with temperatures likely to peak at 24 degrees

Today  temperatures will hover around 18 to 19 degrees being unusual for this time of year, when average temperatures are normally a milder 15 or 16 degrees.

The warmer weather is due to an area of high pressure to the east and one of low pressure to the west, with the region drawing a lot of warmth from the tropics of the Atlantic, dragging in warm air from southern climes.

There will be a cold front on Thursday, briefly lowering temperatures, but warm temperatures will return at the weekend, it is expected.


Woman airlifted to hospital after falling from window

The accident happened at around 2pm in Marine Parade, Lowestoft, yesterday.

Witnesses reported seeing an air ambulance, two ambulances, a fire engine and numerous police cars as emergency services worked together to care for the woman.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “Police assisted our ambulance colleagues to treat the female who is not believed to have sustained life threatening injuries. She was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.”

The air ambulance, which had landed at Royal Green car park, took the injured woman to hospital at around 3.30pm.


Bid to increase sexual safety on mental health wards as 157 incidents reported in Norfolk and Suffolk this year

Figures obtained through Freedom of Information law show there have been 64 reports of incidents involving sexual safety at Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) this year so far where patients were the victim, and a further 93 where staff were the victim.

The definition of a sexual safety incident is wide ranging and can include anything from inappropriate language to rape, but there were six cases this year where patients were victims of sexual assault, and only one instance had been reported to police.

The Care Quality Commission last month called for new national guidance to improve the sexual safety of patients and staff on mental health wards, following an analysis carried out by inspectors.

The investigation was prompted after inspectors in one of the CQC’s regional teams issued a requirement notice because an NHS mental health trust did not comply with the national guidance on eliminating mixed-sex accommodation on some of its mental health wards.


Kebab shop owner hopes to bounce back after fire devastates takeaway

Helena Malelli was left devastated when she heard the news a blaze had ripped through Greek Grill in Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, during the early hours of Saturday, October 6.

The 28-year-old took over the business around three months ago and said business has been “very good”.

Fire crews from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Acle and an aerial ladder platform vehicle from Earlham battled the blaze for more than two hours after receiving reports of the fire at around 2am.

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