Month: November 2016

Man jailed for raping woman in Norfolk

A 32-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of raping a woman in Norfolk. Don Gallier of Crane Close, Dereham, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today (Friday 25 November 2016). Gallier had previously been found guilty of two counts of rape and one count of ABH following a six day trial in October 2016. The offences took place in the South Norfolk area between July 2011 and April 2015 an involved one victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Norfolk Constabulary’s Rape Investigation Unit launched an investigation after being contacted by the victim...

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Best ever flu vaccination performance at NNUH

Hilary Winch, Head of Health and Wellbeing at NNUH More than 70% so far of staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals have opted in to its “Proud to be an NNUH flu fighter!” campaign and are now vaccinated against flu this year. It is the Trust’s best ever performance on flu vaccinations as NNUH aims for as many staff as possible to benefit from a flu vaccination before Christmas, providing staff with daily opportunities to have their free flu jab to protect their patients, colleagues and families. Hilary Winch, the Trust’s head of health and wellbeing said:...

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Appeal after festive lights damaged in Norwich

180º photo of Tunnel of Light – ©Julian Swainson   Police are appealing for witnesses after the Tunnel of Light in Norwich was damaged. A section of lights from the festive attraction on Hay Hill were cut sometime between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday 23 November 2016. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated. Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Darren Harper at Bethel Street Police Station on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. The Tunnel of Light is...

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Fostering professionals gather for ‘team around the child’ conference

Three hundred foster carers, Children’s Services staff and delegates from schools and health services will gather together on 30 November for a conference to discuss the impact of early trauma on children and young people. The conference is organised by Norfolk Fostering Advisory Partnership (NFAP) with support from Norfolk County Council. The partnership sees foster carers and social workers working more closely together to create a ‘team around the child’ and to help shape the way the council supports the children and young people in its care. Julia Spinks, Chair of NFAP, said: “The conference is a wonderful opportunity...

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Richard III by Crude Apache – an unmissable triumph

Russell Turner as Richard III – photo supplied Shakespeare’s dark tale of the last Plantagenet king of England is a complex work, and the Bard’s second longest play after Hamlet. It is a bold challenge for any theatre company, but long established itinerant Norwich collective Crude Apache love nothing more than a tough challenge. Director Tim Lane chose to increase the challenge by shunning either traditional costume or even a normal stage setting and built on recent Crude Apache successes like Zastrozzi with a very close relationship between audience and performers. The location is a derelict corner of the...

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