Month: January 2017

Appeal following robbery in Norwich

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Norwich in the early hours of yesterday morning (Friday 6 January). The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking along Riverside Road at approximately 1am when he was approached by two men. They threatened the victim with what’s been described as a sharp object and made demands. The victim handed over a quantity of cash and the suspects made off towards Rosary Road. The victim was not injured during the incident. Both suspects are described as black, 5ft 10 to 6ft tall, of skinny build and aged in their...

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Badac Theatre brings THE BOX to Norwich

The Box – Steve Lambert The use and effects of solitary confinement come under the spotlight in new play from acclaimed company specialising in confronting human rights issues. The Box is the new work from Essex based acclaimed creators of extreme political art Badac Theatre Company. It takes a hard look at the consequences on the prisoner of prolonged solitary confinement and as part of a short UK tour comes to Norwich Arts Centre on 11 January 2017 before its London run. ‘Badac are one of British Theatre’s best kept secrets’ Battersea Arts Centre It follows the journey of one...

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Former Norfolk Police officer jailed for fraud offences

Ben Staff – photo ITV A former Norfolk police officer has been jailed for four and a half years after he conned business associates and the tax man out of more than £1 million. 35-year-old Ben Staff, a former Norfolk Police Officer, of Lucas Court in Norwich, was found guilty of two counts of fraud, two counts of false accounting, one count of converting criminal property and one count of fraudulent trading in relation to businesses including MR Trades Ltd, SES East Anglia and Morpheus Homes at Kings Lynn Crown Court on Monday 13 March 2016. Following a second...

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Passengers hit by rail fare rises of 27% in Norwich under the Tories – Clive Lewis MP

Norwich rail station platform – © The Eye Snapper   Commuters and other regular rail users are now paying 27 per cent more for their train fares under the Tories, because of yet another year of rail fare hikes that come into force today. The announcement that rail fares will rise again in January 2017 means that passengers in Norwich have been hit by a cost increase of 27 per cent since 2010. An annual season ticket from Norwich to London has risen by £1,672 or 27 per cent since 2010. Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South, has...

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