Local women set to run 25 miles on Christmas Day in aid of local mental health charity

Victoria Turrell from Gorleston will be taking on her hardest challenge yet as she looks to run 25 miles on Christmas Day in aid of local mental health charity, Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind.

Already a regular runner,  this challenge will really test her fitness and strength of mind, as the furthest she’s run to date has been 18 miles. Victoria will be setting off from her home in Gorleston at 6am on Christmas Day and running to Oulton Broad, passing through Hopton, Corton and Lowestoft before coming back via Blundeston, Lound, Browston, Belton and Bradwell.  She will run the final mile from Bradwell to The Lord Nelson Pub in Gorleston with her dog Pepper, where they will no doubt both receive a fantastic Christmas Day welcome. You can find Victoria’s JustGiving fundraising page at


Parents told they can no longer use car park next to village primary school

Rollesby Primary School and Nursery will not be able to use the car park managed by the King George Playing Field Committee from today, after the two parties could not come to an agreement over charges relating to its use.  The decision was taken after the playing field committee decided to ‘substantially increase’ the fees it charges the school for the car park’s use.


Last chance to have say on third river crossing

People have just a few more days to comment on Norfolk County Council’s plans to build a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth. The consultation, which launched at the beginning of September, has been seeking views on the proposed bascule lifting bridge to help take development of the project into its next phase. The consultation closing date was previously extended and the deadline for comments is now 11.59pm on Sunday.

For more information on the Third River Crossing and to respond to the consultation, visit


Norfolk’s first Taco Bell moves forward opening date

Fans of Tex-Mex food will be getting a taste of a new fast food chain sooner than expected after it has moved its opening date forward. Norfolk’s first Taco Bell opens today in Great Yarmouth, 3 days ahead of schedule.

The chain has moved in to a unit on Regent Road formerly occupied by Spudulike, with a 38-seat restaurant and takeaway offering.

It is reportedly creating 25 jobs, including six management positions.



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