Two people arrested for multiple driving offences in Great Yarmouth

Norfolk roads policing team stopped one vehicle because of a defective headlight and found the vehicle had no insurance and the driver did not have a licence.

The vehicle was seized and the driver reported.

In a separate incident  a driver was reported in Great Yarmouth with no insurance, and the vehicle was incorrectly registered on Irish plates with no MOT.


US huntress sparks outrage with pictures from Norfolk shooting party

An American huntress has sparked outrage by posing for pictures with animals shot in Norfolk. Controversial US TV host Larysa Switlyk led an all-female hunting party at an undisclosed location in the county.

Ms Switlyk, who has previously angered animal lovers by shooting goats and deer and posing for selfies with them, was pictured posing with freshly-shot soay sheep, muntjac and Chinese water deer.

Images from the trip are posted on Ms Switlyk’s Facebook page. Shooting Chinese water deer, sheep and muntjac is not illegal, but you would need a gun licence and permission of the landowner.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation tweeted: “Larysa Switlyk’s behaviour stands only to damage the sport she says she is trying to promote and will be rightly condemned by the UK shooting community.” It is not clear which part of Norfolk it took place in, although pictures depict typical pine woods and coastal wetlands.


With obesity on the rise, what can be done to help stop Norfolk’s diabetes epidemic?

The rising tide of obesity has pushed the number of people in Norfolk and Waveney with diabetes past 50,000 for the first time – with warnings that the figure could be much higher. The figures are revealed in a report by Diabetes UK, which said 52,560 people in Norfolk and Waveney are registered with diabetes. A five-year strategy has been developed in Norfolk and Waveney by health and social care staff and patient representatives and aims to ensure high quality diabetes care.

A prevention programme, where people are referred by their GPs, is helping people change their lifestyles to avoid the disease.


Vital link to Medieval Great Yarmouth is saved – but needs a £500,000 makeover

Things are looking up for the last timber-framed building of its kind in Great Yarmouth after it was bought by a preservation trust and the council.

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust (GYPT) and Great Yarmouth Borough Council have compulsorily purchased the property on 160 King Street after it fell into a state of disrepair.

A report from the council in 2017 showed that the timber-framed building fell into disrepair after being neglected since 2001. Due to the building being listed, the GYPT is limited to repairing it

back to its original standards but cannot alter its character, such as the colour of walls.

A full and comprehensive repair to the residential and retail building will be undertaken, but first some emergency repairs are to be performed as water has been entering the property.

Based on the costs of other similar repair projects in King Street, the full cost will be between £400,000-£500,000 and will take around two years.


Sitcom trailer filmed at holiday park

A trailer has been recorded to promote a sitcom set in Great Yarmouth that stars real people from the borough.

The scenes for Double Top, a darts-themed sitcom set in and around the resort, were shot at the Grassmere Caravan Park in Caister and will be used to help raise funds for the project. Double Top is the brainchild of writer and director John Gethin, who appealed  for local people to apply for the main roles of his sitcom.

It stars Katherine Nicholls, of Belton and who plays a local reporter Abigail Wentworth. She is also a producer for the sitcom.



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