New Year Babies

While New Year celebrations were in full swing and the chimes took us into 2019, a family from Loddon were welcoming a new arrival. Four days earlier than expected Nathan Darnell raced his wife Vicky to the James Paget Hospital, after she went into labour at midnight. Their son James was born at 5am, while two hours later, the newborn was joined by Violet Slater, born to Bradwell couple Tanya and Karl Slater.


VW Camper has wing mirror smashed in Gorleston street

Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals smashed a VW Camper’s wing mirror. The incident happened between 11.30am and 8pm on New Year’s Eve while the vehicle was parked on Albermarle Road in Gorleston.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Witnesses should contact PC Pete Richeda at Gorleston Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


80 unclaimed estates in Norfolk and Waveney

A forgotten £500,000 fortune of a 70-year-old woman who died more than a decade ago is one of dozens of unclaimed estates with links to Norfolk and Waveney. The Treasury keeps records of estates which have gone unclaimed, and there are 78 estates with Norfolk and Waveney connections among the 10,000 entries on the public list.

Unclaimed estates are left when people die without making a will, or who have no next of kin, which

gives people who can prove their connection to them the chance to make their claim. Applications can be received up to 12 years after the person’s death with interest on the money, or 30 years without. Visit to find out how to make a claim.


Food for thirty thousand meals donated in Norfolk and Suffolk

People in Norfolk and Suffolk helped spread festive cheer this Christmas by donating over 75,000 items at Co-op stores in support of a food bank appeal – helping to create over 30,000 meals for people in need. The retailer hosted a five-week appeal to provide emergency food and support to individuals and families. Over 15,000 items a week were donated.


Florida-based former circus star contacts Yarmouth museum after featuring in exhibition

A former circus performer who now lives in Florida was pleasantly surprised to see her face featured in the latest exhibit at a Great Yarmouth museum. Sue Lenz, formerly Sue Yelding, performed her ‘Suzette mixed bird act’ at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome in the 1960s and photos of the act have been held in the Time and Tide Museum archives ever since.

As the museum celebrates 250 years of circus in the UK, Mrs Lenz’s act has been brought back to life in its ‘Circus! Show of Shows’ exhibition which is on display until March 3rd.





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