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Call for comments on Great Yarmouth plans

People in Great Yarmouth are being asked for their views on possible changes to development plans for the seaside town and surrounding area.

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile, seen from the sky Credit: ITV News Anglia

At 9 o'clock this morning an Independent Planning Inspector will publish his report on the council's plans for local growth. The report details a number of new suggestions for the council to consider as part of its plans for more local housing and jobs.

Over the next 6 weeks members of the public can submit their comments, solely on the soundness and legal compliance of his suggestions, via the council website or using forms from Yarmouth Town Hall.

The 6 week consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday the 23rd of June.

Brandon Lewis vows to "repay faith shown in him" by the people of Great Yarmouth

Brandon Lewis shares a joke at today's count. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Conservative MP Brandon Lewis says that he can't wait to "repay the faith" shown in him after he increased his majority in the town by nearly 2,000.

Mr Lewis comfortably held off competition from Labour and UKIP to retain his seat and secure another term.

Click below to hear from Brandon Lewis

"I am really grateful that people put their trust in in me and increased their vote.

I will now work hard for Great Yarmouth to ensure that I repay that faith and trust that they've put in me."

– Brandon Lewis

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Man arrested in connection with Great Yarmouth Tesco "bomb hoax"

The store was evacuated on March 6. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 42-year-old man from the Great Yarmouth area has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat at Tesco last month.

The store in Pasteur Road had to be closed on March 6 while police investigated the threat.

A man was arrested this morning on suspicion of blackmail. He's been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Next of kin appeal in the Great Yarmouth area

Police are appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently died in the Great Yarmouth area.

Star Taymar, aged 36 and from Dickens Court, Great Yarmouth, died at the James Paget Hospital on Tuesday 31 March. There were no suspicious circumstances.

Officers are now trying to trace the family of Star, who was previously known as Andrew Weales.

Anyone who may have known Star and has any details of his family or friends, please call DC Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

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Missing teenager could be in Great Yarmouth area

Missing: Lauren Maii Spence. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Police searching for a missing 16-year-old girl believe she may have travelled to Great Yarmouth.

Lauren Maii Spence, who is from the North Yorkshire area went missing on Monday March 30.

Officers' enquiries suggest she could be in the south Yarmouth area.

Lauren is white, of slim build, about 5ft 7in tall. She has stretchers in both ears, a pierced nose and various lip and mouth piercings. Her hair may be long black or dyed purple.

Audio: Police release hoax phone call made before bomb threat

Credit: Norfolk Police

Detectives investigating a bomb threat made in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man just before the incident.

Police were called to Tesco in Pasteur Road shortly after 4pm on Friday 6 March to reports of a suspicious package inside.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place around the scene and the supermarket was evacuated.

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were called before it was discovered it was a result of a hoax call.

Officers have now released the audio of a phone call along with some CCTV images of a man they are keen to speak to.

Listen to the call by clicking on the link below..

Audio phone call released by Norfolk Police

A47 Acle Straight has re-opened after collision

The A47 Acle Straight has been cleared and re-opened after an earlier collision between a bus and a coach.

The road was closed between the Acle roundabout and the A12 Runham roundabout from around 10.20am.

A number of people suffered minor injuries and fuel was spilled onto the carriageway.

Fuel spillage on 'Acle Straight' after bus and coach collision

There are delays on the A47 in Norfolk after a bus and a coach collided on the Acle Straight at around 10.20am.

The road remains closed in both directions between A1064 Acle roundabout and A12 Runham Road roundabout in GreatYarmouth.

The accident happened just to the east side of the Acle roundabout.

There have been a number of minor injuries, but nothing serious.

Emergency services are now clearing up a fuel spillage at the location.

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