Hospital turnaround chief tipped for ambulance job

The woman tipped to temporarily take the reins at the region’s ambulance trust when the service’s chief executive steps down has a history of turning around a failing hospital.

Robert Morton, East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) boss, announced he was stepping down in September.

He had come under much criticism in recent months from unions and MPs as the trust struggled to cope with last year’s winter pressures and found itself in the middle of a whistleblowing scandal.

The Health Service Journal reported on Tuesday that Dorothy Hosein would take over from him on an interim basis.


Coastguard launched to save 17 sea cadets near Great Yarmouth

A group of Sea Cadets have been rescued after their boats ran aground while out on the River Yare, near Burgh Castle.

Lifeboats were launched from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston station to take the 17 cadets back to shore after two boats became stuck at Berney Arms.

The coastguard was called at 2.30pm yesterday to a non-life threatening incident.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “We decided that it would be safest to take the cadets aboard and take them back to Gorleston.

Volunteer Helmsman and 3rd Coxswain, Rod Wells said “due to the remote location with a cadet feeling unwell it was deemed necessary to take them to the station where they could be met by the Ambulance Service.”

The cadets returned to land safely at about 5.30pm.


Great Yarmouth port signs 12-year deal with offshore services firm Asco

Great Yarmouth port has struck a long-term partnership with an offshore services group, which it says will drive further investment and job creation in the coastal town.

Peel Ports Great Yarmouth and Asco unveiled the 12-year agreement on Tuesday, which will see the energy company take operational responsibility for two more berths at the port.

The two parties say that the arrangement will support the energy sector in Great Yarmouth and the future sustainability of the port.

By working together, they want to support existing customers and attract new ones by offering more flexibility to the oil and gas, renewable energy and decommissioning sectors operating from the port.

The agreement is due to start in January 2019.


Malaviya Twenty finally leaves after two years of being stranded in Great Yarmouth

When the Malaviya Twenty arrived in Great Yarmouth in June 2016, it was supposed to be a short stop before moving on.

But little did the crew of the Indian-owned vessel know that it was just the start of a two year ordeal.

That ordeal came to an end on Tuesday as the ship – now renamed as Typhoon – finally sailed out from harbour to start a new life, under new owners.

The saga involved the ship being detained by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) after it was found that its medical certificate had expired, and employees’ wages had gone unpaid.

The ship had already been held in Aberdeen for two months due to similar issues with unpaid wages.

The ship left with a full Russian crew and is bound for Santana in Spain.


Two men charged with supplying crack cocaine and heroin in Great Yarmouth

Officers stopped two men in King Street on Monday afternoon and seized a quantity of Class A drugs and mobile phones.

Sonny Patience, 21, of Anstridge Road in London, has since been charged with conspiring to supply a Class A drug, namely crack cocaine and heroin.

Jordan Miah-Mora, 18, of Main Road, Sidcup in Kent, has been charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and conspiring to supply a Class A drug, namely heroin and crack cocaine.

Both men appeared before Norwich Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning and were remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on November 20.


Motion could see sanitary products given out at borough council buildings


Sanitary products could be made available free of charge in council-run buildings in the Great Yarmouth borough.

A motion to be tabled by Labour councillors next week is calling for toilets in council buildings including The Town Hall to be equipped with the products without a charge.

It will be put forward at the next meeting of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s full council and will also call for the council to lobby central government over VAT charges.

The motion also asks that the borough council write directly to the prime minister calling on the government to remove VAT charges from all sanitary products “at the earliest opportunity”.

If the motion is agreed, it would see council buildings join Great Yarmouth’s library in offering the product, which began doing so in May.

This offering came through a project called the Tricky Period, which aims to tackle period poverty by providing sanitary products in various locations across the county.


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