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Great Yarmouth MP gets Cabinet seat in reshuffle

The Greay Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis has retained his position as a Home Office minister but will now attend Cabinet in what is seen as a promotion.

His new job, however, is not as a full Cabinet Minister.

The Great Yarmouth MP keeps his job as Home Office minister but now attends Cabinet. Credit: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Mr Lewis was appointed Police and Fire Service Minister in the Home Office by Theresa May in July 2016.

He has been the MP for Great Yarmouth since 2010 and was one of the few Conservative MPs in the Anglia region to see his majority increase in Thursday's General Election.


Good news for Paralympic swimmer

Four-time Paralympic medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate has announced UK Sport have extended her funding.

The Great Yarmouth swimmer, who has autism, feared she might have to quit the sport after her funding was reduced by British Swimming.

A crowdfunding page has been set up to try and get her the £15,000 needed to continue her career.

Paralympian fears she may have to quit her sport


Second man arrested over sudden death of young woman

Hannah Williamson died at a house in Freethorpe in Great Yarmouth. Credit: Family photo

A second man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman from Great Yarmouth.

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested at an home in Thetford on 21 May.

He was taken for questioning to Wymondhan Police Investigation Centre.

21-year-old Hannah Williamson, from Freethorpe, died at a house in Marlborough Terrace on 19 May.

A post mortem examination proved inconclusive. Police are treating her death an unexplained, while further tests are carried out.

A man in his 30s has already been arrested in connection with her death. He was questioned by officers and released, but remains under investigation.

Police investigate unexplained Great Yarmouth death

The woman was found in Marlborough Terrace. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have launched an investigation after a woman in her 20s was found dead in Great Yarmouth.

Officers were called to a property in Marlborough Terrace at 9.30am after they were told that a woman had collapsed.

She died at the scene and detectives are looking into what happened. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

A man, aged in his 30s, has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being questioned at Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre.

Anyone with related information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

Council approves 'masterplan' to transform Great Yarmouth

The plan is to enhance the historic town centre for the 21st century Credit: ITV News Anglia

A masterplan to transform Great Yarmouth town centre has been approved by the Borough Council.

Councillors want to make the historic town centre a destination where more people choose to live, work and spend their money.

The aim is for the developments to be in place by 2025.

The areas which will be improved are:

  • Strengthening the Heart of the Town Centre
  • Improving the market and Market Place
  • Transforming the Conge
  • Creating a sense of arrival at the town centre
  • Unlocking the potential of Hall Plain
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