11 Jul GY Today – Wednesday July 11th 2018
Red card shown to Hippodrome show premiere due to World Cup clash
England’s progression to the World Cup semi-final has seen a popular Great Yarmouth venue cancel the opening night of its summer show
The Hippodrome’s Summer Circus and Water Spectacular was due to have its premiere performance tonight.
However it has been cancelled due to the World Cup clash, with all pre-booked customers contacted and moved to other shows.
Producer Jack Jay said: “We had a fantastic reception from these people who all appreciated that we had moved them to free up their England night”
Man beaten black and blue in his own home in ‘sustained and violent attack’
A vulnerable man was beaten “black and blue” in his Great Yarmouth home and blackmailed into handing over his bank card which was used to withdraw £40, a court heard.
Brendan Burt, 36, repeatedly punched and kicked the 53-year-old victim and kept demanding cash over an alleged debt, even ransacking his home looking for money
Burt got the victim to hand over his bank card and Burt’s accomplice Michelle Bowler, 33, then forced the victim’s carer to go to a cashpoint machine to withdraw £40 from the account.
The ordeal finally ended after the victim managed to escape and call for help.
Pressure on funding has made small schools more vulnerable than ever.
Two village Norfolk schools face possible closure
Parents and pupils and Winterton Primary School and Nursery are angry at the proposed closure. In June, a consultation was launched by Norfolk County Council over closing the village primary school, after 18 months without a permanent headteacher and a dwindling pupil roll. Norfolk’s rurality means it has a high proportion of small village schools and, with funding largely dictated by pupil numbers, many are becoming vulnerable.
Both the government and Norfolk County Council have a presumption to keep small schools open where possible – but the council encourages small schools to work in groups where possible, and says 105 pupils should be the smallest size for a standalone school.
A spokesperson for the council said there were many small schools that achieved well for their pupils.
Teenager attacked and robbed by moped gang
The assault and robbery happened at about 2.30am on Saturday when the male victim was walking along West Road, near to Martin De Rye Way.
The victim, who was in his late teens, was then approached by three male youths all riding on one moped.
One of the riders assaulted the victim before stealing his bag and making off on the moped towards the centre of the village.
The teenager suffered minor injuries to his face.
The moped riders were all wearing dark tracksuits and face coverings.
A police spokesman said: “Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage.”
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Mark Carrier at Great Yarmouth CID on 101.
Travellers move onto hospice charity land
Travellers have descended onto land at Sidegate road in Gorleston. Where a hospice is planned to be built to serve the population of great Yarmouth and Waveney. Half dozen mobile home vehicles and several cars have been moved onto the site and children and women washing clothes can be seen. The police are aware of the unauthorised encampment on Sidegate road. Land owners are aware and have requested the group to leave.
Its market day today in town and plenty to do and see.
Great Yarmouth’s market day is today, with a variety of stalls to suit all, Cancer research UK are down there and also The smooth jazz trio NJP with be there playing music till 2. Sun is Shining and the sound of jazz will be flowing. Also Norfolk Royal British legion are down at Christchurch today till 2 , Hugh King Public relations officer has said it will be nice to see and members of the legion or possible recruits for a chat. Pop down they will be there every 2nd Wednesday of the month.