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Otters cool down in the sun with some fishy treats

It's not just humans who are feeling the high temperatures today. Credit: Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

It's not just humans who are feeling the heat today.

Otters at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk have been enjoying fishy iced lollies to cool down in the 30 degree heat.

Staff have treated Mum Summer and her three sons Yorkie, Twix and Smartie to the lollies to not not only help them cool down, but also challenge themselves to to get to the fish, shrimps, nuts and meat sealed within the ice.

Although they hail from a notoriously warm and humid climate they definitely lose their energy in the British summer heat, just like most of we humans do.

It was lovely to see how much they perked up when we fed them the iced lollies. I think they really enjoyed their treat.

– Adam Makinson, Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary


VIDEO: Butcher's shop destroyed after car crashes though front window

Video courtesy of Ben Gadsby-Williams.

A Butcher's shop in Norwich has been destroyed after a car smashed thought the front window this afternoon.

Police and emergency services were called to Magdalen Street at 1.20pm.

The driver and the shopkeeper were injured in the incident and have been taken to hospital.

The road was closed during the recovery operation, but has since been re-opened.

Car crashes into butcher's shop in Norwich

A car has crashed into a Butcher’s shop in Norwich.

Police and emergency services were called to Magdalen Street at 1.20pm after the car crashed through the front window of the Norwich Halal Butcher.

No one was injured apart from the driver, who was treated at the scene.

The road was closed during the recovery operation, but has since been re-opened.

More to follow.


Appeal to find giant bird after it escaped from owner's garden

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Kate Prout

The distraught owner of a five-foot, flightless bird that has gone missing in Norfolk is offering a £200 reward to help find him.

Lawrence the Rhea was hand-reared by Ashley Bullard, from Norton Subcourse near Loddon, after he bought him as an egg and incubated it.

Lawrence escaped almost a week ago after jumping over a garden wall.

Ashley has raised Lawrence at his home. Credit: Ashley Bullard

We've had great support from the local community, the farming community around here are excellent, every day we've had about ten people helping to search for him, so really grateful for the help that we've had.

– Ashley Bullard

Demolition work to begin after Yarmouth fire

The fire in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV News Anglia

Work will begin today on the demolition of Great Yarmouth's indoor market which was destroyed by fire earlier this month.

Roads will be closed and hoardings will go up today at the start of 12 weeks of work on Regent Road.

The market and Regent Superbowl buildings were destroyed on August 5th. It took more than 100 firefighters to put out the blaze.

Wellbeing roadshows kick off in Great Yarmouth and Waveney

A series of roadshows start today to promote mental wellbeing and help reduce stigma around mental illness.

The Eastern Service Users and Carers Forum (ESCF) will be touring 10 towns and villages to make it easier for people to come and speak to the organisations involved in mental health.

"We often find that people in more rural areas can find it difficult to visit our hubs, so this is a way of promoting our local services to friends and family members of those with mental ill health. It's a chance for members of the public, especially those who have to be on hand 24 hours a day as a carer, to receive valuable advice and support."

– Howard Tidman, Charge Nurse at Great Yarmouth Acute Services

Other organisations joining NSFT include; Healthwatch Norfolk, Healthwatch Suffolk, Norfolk Carers and Suffolk Family Carers.

  • Tesco's car park, Caister, 22 August, 9am-12pm
  • Kings Way, Hemsby, 22 August, 1pm-4pm
  • Reception, James Paget Hospital, 23 August, 9am- 12pm
  • High Street, Lowestoft, 23 August, 1pm-4pm
  • The Sheepgate, Beccles, 24 August, 9am-12pm
  • The Buttercross, Bungay, 24 August, 1pm-4pm
  • The Market Square, Great Yarmouth, 25 August, 9am-12pm
  • The Tramway Pub car park, Gorleston, 25 August, 1pm-4pm
  • The Thoroughfare, Halesworth, 26 August, 9am-12pm
  • The Green, Southwold, 26 August, 1pm-4pm

Seven rescued from fishing boat off Great Yarmouth

The boat got into trouble off Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV Anglia

Seven people had to be rescued from a sinking fishing boat off Great Yarmouth.

Coastguards said the skipper of the angling boat called for help at 11.30am on Sunday 21st August.

The offshore standby vessel ‘Putford Puffin’ sent a boat to take six of the passengers on board, while the skipper stayed on the angling boat.

Gorleston Lifeboat helped him pump out the water before taking all seven people back to shore, and towing the stricken vessel into the harbour.

“This was a serious incident, but thanks to a well-trained and quick-thinking skipper and the correct communications and lifesaving equipment, we were able to ensure that rescue resources were quickly at the scene.”

– Jolene Smith for the UK Coastguard
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