Buses to replace trains between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

Due to resignalling work trains will be replaced by buses on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft line this week.

The replacement bus services will be in place until Friday as the line is blocked due to the engineering work.

Until Thursday buses will not serve Brundall Gardens due to emergency roadworks, with the nearest pick up and drop off at Blofield Road in Brundall.

For further information on the work and the bus timetable visit the Greater Anglia website.


Naval hero Horatio Nelson honoured at Trafalgar Day Service

Hundreds of people came together to raise a glass to Britain’s greatest naval hero at the annual Trafalgar Day Service in Great Yarmouth.

People gathered around Admiral Horatio Nelson’s Monument to pay their respects to Norfolk’s most famous son who was killed by a French sniper at the Battle of Trafalgar, on October 21, 1805.

The day started with a procession from South Beach Parade to the monument in South Denes before Mary Coleman, the mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough, laid a wreath at the base of the column on behalf of the people of the borough.

The event organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council in partnership with the Nelson Museum also included hymns, prayers and readings


Kitchen cabinet and dead cormorant found in Norfolk beach clean-up

More than 120 people, with some from as far away as Ely, turned up at the third Gorleston Community Beach Clean on Sunday, October 21.

Volunteers joined in with efforts to keep our beaches free from rubbish and collected several bags in just two hours.


Man from Suffolk named as missing swimmer

Suffolk Police have named a 56-year-old from Redisham in Suffolk as the missing swimmer.

Lawrence Gibbs was last seen at Pakefield, near Lowestoft, at around 5pm on Saturday.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said he was seen entering the sea at Pakefield beach, drifting towards Kessingland.

He is described as white, of medium build with grey hair.

He was last seen wearing blue swimming shorts and a swimming cap.

Her Majesty’s Coastguard is currently searching for Mr Gibbs supported by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue

Police are appealing for help to trace Mr Gibbs.

Anyone who has seen Mr Gibbs or anybody with any information is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.


Relief as missing 11-year-old girl is found

An 11-year-old girl who went missing from a holiday park in Caister has been found safe and well.

Concern was raised when Paige Taylor, from Caister went missing from the Haven holiday Park on Ormesby Road yesterday.

Norfolk Police said she has now been found in the Hemsby area.


Lie detector tests to be used on registered sex offenders in Norfolk

Police will begin using lie detector tests on sex offenders in Norfolk to help identify previously unknown information.

Norfolk Constabulary is advertising for three full-time polygraph officer positions in its public protection unit, paying up to £30,483 per year.

The job advert said the role will involve conducting lie detector tests primarily on registered sex offenders to help establish any risk they pose to the community.

The job advert said applicants need experience working in unpleasant or difficult circumstances and the ability to cope with distressing information.

Applicants will also be restricted from moving or applying for other posts internally within three years of taking the role due to the necessary training investment.


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