Month: September 2016

Successful One Punch Can Kill campaign launches for a second year

A hard hitting anti-violence educational programme warning Year 9 students across Norfolk about the dangers of fighting is being rolled out for a second year. The ‘One Punch Can Kill’ presentation will take place between September 2016 and March 2017 at 50 schools aimed at pupils aged between 13 and 14. The program was started and is presented by Ann Bartlett, the mother of a serviceman who died after a fight in a Portsmouth pub when he was killed by one punch. The purpose of the presentation is to alert young people of the dangers of fighting and the...

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Broadsbeat officers appeal for witnesses – Hickling Broad

olice Broads Beat Boat – pictured earlier on Whitlingham Broad © The Eye Snapper Broadsbeat officers are appealing for witness to come forward after more than nine crimes have been recorded at Hickling broad. The crimes happened overnight between Friday 9 September and Saturday 10 September 2016 where several boat houses have been broken into. Five Outboard Engines have been stolen from the site and damage has been caused when the suspects have entered the properties. Beat Manager for the Broads, PC Paul Bassham, said: “This is likely to have been a planned crime spree with Outboard Engines the...

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Horse Power!

A day with a difference at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Sunday 25 September 2016, 10am – 5pm   Visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Sunday 25 September for a special event day to celebrate the work of heavy horses. Horse Power! will see the museum’s own team of Suffolk horses working together with members of the Eastern Counties Heavy Horse Association to carry out all the seasonal tasks on the farm. We are delighted to be joined by the Suffolk Horse Society this year who will be sharing information and film from its extensive archive and collection of over...

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CCTV Appeal following altercation in Norwich

Detectives have released CCTV images and a video of three men they would like to speak to in connection with an altercation in Norwich. The incident happened at approximately 3.15am on Monday 29 August 2016 when police were called to reports of an altercation in Tombland. On arrival, officers found two people with facial injuries and both were treated by paramedics at the scene. They were then taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for further treatment. A subsequent search of the area resulted in a man in his 30s, from the Harleston area, and a woman in her 20s,...

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Smokers in Norfolk urged to quit during Stoptober

Smokers across Norfolk are being urged to give up cigarettes for a month when this year’s Stoptober campaign launches on the first day of October. In its fourth year, the 28-day challenge will be once again calling on the county’s smokers to quit and there has never been a better time to stop smoking with quitting success rates higher this year than ever before. In Norfolk, it is estimated that 18% of adults smoke and in Norfolk between 2010 and 2012, 4,538 people died from smoking-related illnesses. It is never too late to stop smoking – each cigarette shortens...

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