GY TODAY – WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2019

GY TODAY – WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2019

Further Flood warnings and alerts for Norfolk and Suffolk

Flood warnings and alerts remain in force across Norfolk and Suffolk, but the region appears to have escaped relatively unscathed amid high tides and blustery winds. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings ,the second most severe type of warning and people are urged to be ready to take action to protect their properties.

Grandmother, 85, tried to take her own life twice at ‘inadequate’ care home

An 85-year-old grandmother says she has twice tried to take her own life after serious concerns went unanswered at a care home rated inadequate. Ritson Lodge resident Brenda Bass claims she has been left wearing soiled incontinence pads for several hours after a lack of staff left the home without female carers. The Hopton care home was rated inadequate by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a report earlier this week, with a heavy reliance on agency staff and a number of carers leaving highlighted as concerns.

 

Macmillan Cancer Support bus to tour Norfolk

From Monday, January 21, the newly refurbished Macmillan bus  will be touring the county, encouraging people to share their worries or concerns about cancer.

The bus which will visit towns, doctors surgeries and market places is open to everyone whether they’re living with the disease, struggling with the cost of cancer or caring for someone who is.

 

Brainbox students celebrate success at East Norfolk Sixth Form Awards

Former students of a Norfolk school have celebrated their success at an awards ceremony. Former students and their parents gathered at St Andrew’s Church in Gorleston for the annual East Norfolk Sixth Form College Awards Evening on Wednesday 3 January 2018.,

Councillor Kerry Robinson-Payne was Guest of Honour and presented special awards to a number of students for achieving outstanding results or for their contribution to the College or local community.

 

SOURCE OF NEWS FROM GREAT YARMOUTH MERCURY AND EAST NORFOLK SIXTH FORM WEBSITES

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