Joyrider who was three times over drink drive limit arrested after ploughing into traffic bollard

The 35-year-old man was arrested after careering into the bollard in Church Road in Gorleston, close to the St Andrews Church roundabout shortly after 10.30pm yesterday. He was arrested for taking a vehicle without consent, drink driving, driving while disqualified, having no insurance and failing to stop at the scene of a road crash.

Police said he tested at 117 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The arrest comes in the midst of the winter drink-drive campaign which Norfolk police are running alongside Suffolk police, where officers in both counties are carrying out extra patrols and roadside checks until January.


Chance for people in Great Yarmouth to influence policing priorities

A Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel Meeting for the South Yarmouth team takes place on Wednesday, December 12 at the Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue in Gorleston.

The meeting, which takes place at 7pm, is chaired by the public with police in attendance.

There will be an opportunity to discuss policing priorities at the meeting.


‘A borough on the rise’ – Transformation of Great Yarmouth continues

The future of Great Yarmouth is bright, according to council bosses leading the transformation charge in the borough. From the Venetian Waterways to the town’s train station, a number of extensive projects have transformed some of the popular and most important areas of Great Yarmouth.

As efforts to redevelop more places, like the Winter Gardens and Market Place, continue, council leader Graham Plant believes Great Yarmouth: “is a borough on the rise.”

He said: “This year has seen some really exciting developments and announcements for the area, which will support jobs and lives in our communities.


Funding application now open for students to get creative and build gadgets

Architects and inventors of the future are benefitting from creative projects focussed on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. A number of secondary schools in Norfolk were awarded funding from the Dudgeon Community Fund STEM Programme this year for projects which encourages pupils to develop an interest in STEM subjects. The funding has helped pupils at 10 secondary schools in Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk and Breckland to build an electric car for the Greenpower IET F24 challenge, while students at Neatherd High School in Dereham have been developing their skills in bicycle maintenance and designed their own bike light.


Great Yarmouth’s best festive house

One Great Yarmouth home has fully embraced the Christmas spirit this year, all in the name of a good cause. The house on Admirality Road has been adorned  with hundreds of lights and decorations in an attempt to raise awareness and money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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