30 Nov GY TODAY -FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2018
Drag act headteacher defended by school over video of sexually explicit song
A drag queen headteacher who sang a sexually explicit song and exposed his crotch in a YouTube video has been defended by his school. Andrew Livingstone, headteacher of Horatio House at Lound, near Hopton-on-Sea, where fees are £18,000 a year, toured the country as drag act Miss Tish Ewe earlier this year. In a video of his performances on YouTube, Mr Livingstone, who promotes the act as the “Bitch with the Itch”, lifts up his dress to expose his crotch. Norfolk County Council, which places children at the school, has received two complaints about the act. Horatio House, for children who struggle to cope in mainstream education, is run by charity, the Great Yarmouth Community Trust.
Its chief executive Andrew Forrest said he was happy to speak to any parents about Mr Livingstone’s second job but none had complained to him, he added the school, council and Ofsted were happy that there were clear guidelines separating Mr Livingstone’s two roles.
Drink driver who risked trip home from pub is jailed
A drink driver who got behind the wheel while disqualified after drinking “more than normal” has been jailed. William Neil, of Great Northern Close, Great Yarmouth, was almost three times the legal drink drive limit when he was stopped by officers near his home on September 18.
Appearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the 56-year-old, who has not had a driving licence since 2015, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, drink driving, driving without insurance and resisting an officer in the execution of their duty. Neil was found with 233 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes. The father-of-four was sentenced to 16 weeks in custody and banned from driving for four years. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115.
Police on hunt for wanted Great Yarmouth man Lewis Copping
Police are appealing for help to trace a man from Great Yarmouth who is wanted for breaching a release licence. Lewis Copping, 24, is wanted by Norfolk Police, he has links in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Norwich.
Anyone who may have seen Copping, or knows of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk Police on 101.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Care homes offer free Christmas lunches
The Black Swan Care Group puts on an annual Christmas lunch for its residents and has decided to extend the invitation to the elderly or anyone alone this Christmas.
The homes, in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Hunstanton, East Harling, Dereham and King’s Lynn, will also try to organise transportation where needed to and from people’s homes. Anyone who is going to be alone or who is aware of someone who is likely to be alone this Christmas can contact the care homes directly or telephone Caroline at the head office on 01603 507596.
Sepsis survivor raises thousands for hospital that saved her
A sepsis survivor has raised £2,000 for the James Paget University Hospital to help continue work to raise awareness of the condition and to say thank you to staff. Lynne Ainge organised Swing for Sepsis, a Rat Pack themed night of music and dancing with Aaron Bolton, at the Best Western Brome Grange Hotel near Diss in September.
Around 60 people attended the evening and £2,000 was raised through ticket sales, a raffle and donations.