Motorcyclist dies and man arrested after Great Yarmouth crash

A motorcyclist has died and a man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving after a crash which closed a road in Great Yarmouth for almost four hours.

Police were called to Southtown Road at just after 10pm on Tuesday, November 6th to a crash between a black Peugeot 207 and a black Lexmoto Arrow motorcycle.

Police confirmed on Wednesday morning that the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 20s, had died at the scene.

They said a man in his 40s, from the Beccles area, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving. Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash, or anyone who saw the manner of driving of the car or the motorcycle before the crash, to get in touch.

Anyone who can help should call Andrew Hughes in the serious collision investigation team by email at or via 101 quoting incident number 525 of November 6.


Marks & Spencer reveal bleak sales prediction despite rising profits

High street giant Marks & Spencer has surprised the market by reporting higher profit figures than expected – despite seeing a decline in sales and revenue. Revenue dropped by 3.1% to £4.96bn, reflecting declining sales in both the food and clothing and home divisions.

M&S said it does not expect much improvement in sales in the near future, as it deals with “the growth of online competition and the march of the discounters”.

The chain has stores across Norwich city centre, as well as in Great Yarmouth, Attleborough, Acle, Aylsham, Dereham and King’s Lynn.


Six metre soldier containing 5,000 poppies displayed from a Norfolk church

Around 5,000 poppies have been displayed in the shape of a soldier on the tower of a church to help mark the end of the First World War 100 years ago. All Saints Church in Belton has created a six metre tall soldier on the side of the building to mark the centenary of the Armistice. Most of the poppies have been made of wool and felt and recycled plastic bottles from members of the Belton Scouts and the Belton Craft Group. The building, on Church Lane, will be displaying the soldier until Monday, November 12.


Norwich to welcome Archbishop of Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury begins his three-day visit to Norfolk in Norwich today.

During his visit to the county the Most Rev Justin Welby will swap his robes for a lifejacket and head out to sea on Caister Lifeboat, lead a service at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, and have a go at serving fish and chips.

The Archbishop’s tour of Norwich will start with a midday service at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral.

On Thursday, the Archbishop will head to the coast, where he will lead at 11am service at Caister Lifeboat Station before going out to sea on a lifeboat.

In the evening, members of the public are invited to attend an evening of fish and chips with the archbishop – who will be in conversation with BBC journalist Andrew Sinclair at Great Yarmouth Minster.

The archbishop will finish his visit to our part of the world on Friday, in north Norfolk.

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