Health centre bosses hit out at plans for former clinic to be used as luxury tobacco shop

Plans for a former pub to be turned into a luxury tobacconist have been put under fire by a nearby health centre, with bosses arguing it would “give out entirely the wrong message”. Members of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s licensing team will decide on Friday whether to grant C.Gars Ltd permission to sell tobacco products and spirits from the former Ship pub on Greyfriars Way.

However, bosses at the East Norfolk Medical Practice (ENMP) have hit out at the proposals, arguing the use is inappropriate given the building is next door to its Lighthouse Medical Centre.


Lifeboat called out to injured crewman off Norfolk coast

A lifeboat has been called out to attend an injured crewman off the Norfolk coast.

A spokesperson at the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat station said one boat was deployed at 3.58pm yesterday to a fishing vessel near Corton which had a medical casualty on.

The injuries to the crewman are not known.


Former model who suffered stroke which left her paralysed stands for the first time in 15 years

Tears of joy streamed down the face of Centre 81 staff members who watched the magical moment a woman, who was left paralysed by a stroke, stood on her own two feet for the first time in 15 years. Rose Puxley, who was on the books of a Norwich model agency in her 20s has not been able to stand up since suffering a stroke which left one side of her body paralysed more than 15 years ago.

Members of staff took her to the swimming pool at Great Yarmouth’s Marina Centre which has a special ramp allowing wheelchair users to get into the water. She was helped into the pool by Centre 81 facilitator Lynn Judd where the buoyancy gave her the opportunity to stand on her own two feet for the first time since her stroke.


Poundland – The perfect setting for a school trip

Children in years three, four, five and six at Northgate Primary School’s rockets learning support class visited the store yesterday afternoon to exchange a one-pound coin for change adding up to the same value.

They used the money to buy a Christmas gift for a friend from the store.

The aim of the exercise was to give the pupils a chance to take their learning in the classroom into real-life experiences.

Children had first-hand experience of handling and spending money, using the self-serve check outs, bagging their items and wrapping them ready for a Christmas party day next week.


Your chance to run a historic seafront attraction in Norfolk

In its heyday the Venetian Waterways was an iconic landmark which captured the buzz and excitement of the town.

Now businesses are being given the unique opportunity to run the revamped Boating Lake and Island Café when the Waterways re-opens next spring.

As work continues on the £2.7m restoration of the Grade II seafront attraction, Great Yarmouth Borough Council is looking for either one or two operators to undertake the management of the Island Café, Boating Lake and ticket kiosk.

An operator is also needed for the ongoing gardening and maintenance of the site.


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