Month: April 2018

Community joins together to knit lap blankets for NNUH patients

From left to right: Dementia Support Workers Sally Potter, Claudia Rumford and Jamie Artherton-Howlett and Dementia Support Nurse, Jenny Woolgrove   Community joins together to knit lap blankets for NNUH patients In alignment with the NNUH Dementia Information Fayre 2018, the Trust has been asking the community to offer their creative skills to support our patients who are living with dementia. NNUH has been inundated with decorative knitted, crocheted and even woven lap blankets which have been given to patients, who are living with dementia, in our Older People’s Medicine Wards, in outpatient areas and in our Emergency Department....

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Man robbed of rucksack in Norwich park

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in a Norwich park. The incident happened on Wednesday evening (11 April 2018) shortly before 8pm when the victim, a man in his 20s, was walking through Eaton Park from the car park at the UEA towards the pavilion. He was approached by two men riding a grey/silver coloured scooter who threatened him with what’s thought to be a hammer before making off with his rucksack. The victim was uninjured as a result of the incident. One of the suspect(s) is described as being white, aged in his early...

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Man arrested following Hemsby incident

Police have arrested a man following an incident in Hemsby this evening (Thursday 12 April). Officers were called at 7.20pm to reports of an altercation at an address in The Marrams in which two people, a man and a woman, had sustained knife injuries. Both the man and the woman have been taken to the James Paget Hospital for treatment. A third person, a man in his 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and will be questioned by police later. It is believed those involved are known to each other. The address is currently sealed...

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Safe Rider celebrates 20 years of success

PC Andy Lawer and Norfolk County Council’s Motorcycle Road Safety Officer Andy Micklethwaite     Twenty years since the launch of Safe Rider, Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk County Council are celebrating its continued success. The course, which has seen more than 3,000 people attend, aims to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties across the county by educating riders on how to become better, safer riders. In 1998 when Safe Rider was first introduced, 17 motorcyclists were killed on Norfolk’s roads and a further 139 were seriously injured. In contrast, in 2017, six motorcyclists lost their lives as result of...

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The Oak Circus Centre Open Weekend 28-29 April 2018

Photo – John Preece     Have you ever thought about running away with the circus? In Norwich you don’t have to, the circus has come to you! As part of Norwich’s Circus250 celebrations of the 250th birthday of circus,  The Oak Circus Centre is hosting an open weekend of FREE activities on 28 and 29 April, giving everyone an opportunity to find out what’s on offer and to try a range of circus activities. Professional trainers will help visitors try their hand at juggling, plate spinning, Diablo and hula hooping, or to scale dizzying heights and sample aerial...

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