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Man arrested over armed robbery in Suffolk

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Beccles in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 19-year-old man from Gorleston in Norfolk has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a jewellers at Beccles in Suffolk.

The man handed himself in to police at Lowestoft this morning, following warrants at addresses in the Great Yarmouth area yesterday, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed in connection with the incident in New Market in Beccles around 4pm on Friday (16 September).

Police are continuing enquiries to trace those involved in the robbery and are asking anyone with information to call Lowestoft CID

Large fire at an empty former care home

The fire is in Lowestoft Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four fire crews and an aerial ladder were called to a fire at a former care home in Gorleston on the Norfolk coast last night.

The blaze broke out at the empty building on Lowestoft Road around nine thirty and people in the area were warned to keep their windows and doors shut.

Norfolk Fire Service say the seat of the blaze was on a first floor balcony of the building which has 12 bedrooms. Arson has not been ruled out.

It took 40 minutes to bring the flames under control.

No-one was injured.


Crowds turn out for funeral of RAF veteran with no family after Facebook appeal

The service was held at Gorleston crematorium.

An RAF veteran from Norfolk who died without any family is getting the send-off he deserves.

A Facebook post appealing for people to attend his funeral in Gorleston today was shared hundreds of times.

John Davies was 94 when he died in Great Yarmouth earlier this month.

He had spent time in the US, Canada and India with the RAF but his funeral was due to be poorly attended.

This morning almost 100 people turned out to pay their respects and see him on his final journey.

James Paget becomes the latest hospital to face multi-million pound shortfall

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Another of the region's hospitals has gone into the red.

Managers of the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston have revealed a £5 million shortfall.

They blame a rise in demand and increased cost pressures.

They say patient safety will remain the top priority as they look at ways of balancing the books.

"We've discussed a range of measures that we would take to ensure that we return to financial balance.

That will include transformation projects, for example how we manage our drug budget and how we ensure that we get the best care that we can for our patients."

– Christine Allen, Chief Executive, James Paget Hospital


School's response to schoolgirl's classroom ban for wearing the wrong shoes

Shakira Silom. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston has responded after a 12 year old pupil, Shakira Silom, is spending a second week in a seclusion class for wearing the wrong footwear. The year eight schoolgirl was told her shoes must be black and not with a coloured heel. She has already spent a week in seclusion for failing to change her shoes. A spokesperson for the school said" The footwear is a black shoe with a brown trim around it, in particular on the thick heel, that is clearly visible. We must be consistent with all students."

Woman dies after being pulled from the sea off Norfolk coast

The woman was rescued about 200m away from Hopton beach. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman who was pulled from the sea by lifeboat crews off the Norfolk coast has died.

The RNLI sent out some boats to look for the woman after clothes were found on Gorleston's South Pier at around 7am.

The woman was then rescued about 200m away from Hopton beach an hour and a half later, before she was rushed to the nearby James Paget Hospital where she has since passed away.

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