People ‘too scared’ to go out in Great Yarmouth town centre after dark

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends. The comments come after a man was filmed waving a knife outside of a family restaurant in King Street, Great Yarmouth.

The video shows a man shouting before pulling a knife out of his pocket. A teenager captured the footage after eating at the Yankee Traveller, on Sunday November 18. Owner of Liberty’s Public House, Courtney Gallant, says she has seen an increase in violence over the last 7 years,  and people are scared and don’t feel safe to come into town.


Bomb disposal team called out after object found on beach

The bomb disposal team was called out after a object which turned out to be a Second World War oxygen tank was found on a beach north of Sea Palling . After ten minutes of searching in the dark, the object was found, photos were taken and sent to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) who decided they needed to travel from Colchester to investigate further.

It was decided it was not ordnance and could be taken off the beach. The team was stood down at 10pm.


Surviving Winter – how your donations will help thousands of vulnerable people stay warm, sheltered and fed

With your help, thousands of people across the county will benefit from a campaign aimed at keeping the elderly and vulnerable warm and cared for this winter. The Surviving Winter campaign, run by the Norfolk Community Foundation and backed by the EDP and Norwich Evening News, is aiming to raise £150,000 to tackle fuel poverty and isolation for those who struggle the most between now and the spring.

The campaign is urging older people who do not need their winter fuel allowance to donate it to those who desperately do, as many are faced with choosing between paying the bills and putting food on the table. To donate, visit the Surviving Winter appeal donation page, or you can make a cheque payable to Norfolk Community Foundation and send it to Norfolk Community Foundation, St. James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN.

For more information about the Norfolk Community Foundation Surviving Winter appeal visit



A giant Elf on the Shelf is coming to a Norfolk shopping centre


On Monday November 26 a giant version of the felt toy is set to engage in the kind of behaviour that would usually find him on Santa’s naughty list – and footage of his antics will appear on the Market Gates’ Facebook page.

At 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm, the Elf will be visiting shops and restaurants within the centre “causing disruption and chaos.”

Meanwhile a mini elf will be hidden in a number of the centre’s shops.

A different photo will be posted on Facebook every day for 14 days and shoppers will be invited to guess where he is to be in with the chance of winning a prize.


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