GY TODAY – THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019

GY TODAY – THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019

Winterton is among the hardest hit by storm

Winterton has felt the full force of the region’s wild weather over the past few days with onlookers describing the amount of land being lost as heartbreaking.  The biggest waves seen in 20 years pounded the dunes piled up by strong northerly winds with gusts strong enough to rock cars.

 

Contractor revealed for Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing

BAM Farrans, a joint venture between two construction companies, BAM Nuttall and Farrans Construction, will work on the final design and construction of the bridge, which will link the A47 on the western side of the river with the port and Enterprise Zone on the eastern side.

 

John Lewis, M&S and Debenhams reveal disheartening trading updates

Three of the biggest names on the high street have revealed shaky sales over the Christmas trading period. Marks and Spencers  have seen clothing and home sales drop 2.4% over the 13 weeks to December 29 while food sales fell 2.1%. Debenhams have seen a like-for-like sales dip by 3.4% in the six weeks to January 5th and John Lewis have warned its annual staff bonus is under threat for the first time in living memory.

 

Man arrested for drug driving with 18-month-old child in car

Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team arrested the man in Great Yarmouth yesterday.

They first stopped him in Nelson Road at around 3pm because his vehicle seemed to be in a dangerous condition. It was established the driver, had recently used cannabis, failed a drug test, was arrested and taken into Great Yarmouth custody.

 

Ice cream maker Parravani’s gets a new look as it celebrates 121 years in business

Parravani’s, the Italian ice cream factory based in Suffolk is celebrating its 121st birthday, and takes the crown for oldest independent ice cream maker in the country. The company revealed on Wednesday that it has rebranded its iconic look and is now offering online sales of its ice cream.

The business has maintained traditional recipes, which were handed down by Giuseppe Parravani, who began as a small ice cream seller on the cobbled streets of Norwich in 1898.

 

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