PUBLISHED: 19:10 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 19:10 13 May 2019 chris bishop The public policing meeting in King's Lynn Picture: Chris Bishop Archant Knife crimes and violent offences have increased in west Norfolk, a public meeting heard tonight. But anti-social behaviour and burglaries are down thanks to more officers and their hard work.Norfolk's police and crime commissioner Lorne Green hosted the question and answer session at King's Lynn Town Hall, with the county's chief constable Simon Bailey.It began with a report from divisional commander Supt David Buckley, which said knife crimes had increased by 35pc year on year, from 60 to 96 in west Norfolk."This is a recognised national trend, which is being addressed by additional patrols and education of targeted groups," he said.The report showed violent offences increased from 2,742 to 3,349, while 86 police officers were assaulted in 2018 - a nine pc increase.Lynn Sector Insp Rob Button said changes in the … [Read more...] about Rise in knife crime and violent offences in west Norfolk
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Hey, do you guys know Wagon Wheel? Sometimes the week before a column is due I have a total blank about what to write about – people can only take so much of the adventures of Hank the pound mutt and Janis the passive aggressive rabbit. A couple of times, I have thrown it out there in Facebook land for ideas for column subjects. This week, I had some interesting suggestions – and I am using none of them. It is a helpful process, however – so please don’t stop sending me potentially terrible column topics. No, I won’t be writing about the song Wagon Wheel – written by Bob Dylan back in 1973 (well the chorus was, anyway). It was then recorded by Old Crow Medicine Show with added verses, written by band member Ketch Secor nearly three decades after the original’s, and over played by many many car stereos and cover bands for 15 years (yes, I was part of this epidemic). It was suggested by multiple Facebookers, but it’s time to move on, just … [Read more...] about What’s with this quiz night malarkey?
These are the clothes missing University of Hull student Libby Squire was wearing on the night she disappeared. Police have released photographs of the same clothes missing Libby Squire was wearing on the night she was last seen. Humberside Police have been donated replica items of clothing similar to what Libby was last seen wearing on Friday, February 1 - the night she vanished. Officers are now in their 14th day of searching for the missing 21-year-old, who was last seen at around 12.05am in Beverley Road at the junction with Haworth Street. Libby left the Welly nightclub in Beverley Road on Thursday January 31 and arrived home at around 11.29pm, although it is believed she never entered her home. CCTV then picked her up at the junction of Haworth Street and Beverley Road, but she has not been seen since. Since then, detectives say they have viewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to try and piece together Libby's last movements and they are now following up leads and enquiries. … [Read more...] about The clothes missing Libby was wearing the night she disappeared
CHILDHOOD mental health issues are massively on the rise. In fact, one in seven high schoolers struggles with a mental health disorder in the UK. But how do you know if your kid is ill or just simply being a teenager? Harley Street-based psychotherapist, Susan Hepburn, has developed a quiz to help parents get to the bottom of their child's state of mind and recognise any hidden signs and symptoms of illness at an early stage. "We have an epidemic of young children and teenagers at odds with their world around them and they are sometimes confused by what is expected of them," Susan told The Sun. "Some of the main areas are exams, eating disorders, social media/selfies, anxiety, self-harm, high achievers, bullying...the list goes on." She said that while the internet has grown alongside the increase in teenage mental illness, it's not totally to blame. The death of a grandparent, for example, is a common contributing factor. Susan's quiz simply requires you to pick one of four answers … [Read more...] about Quiz reveals the subtle signs your child could have a mental health problem
Peterborough quizzers took up the challenge to raise funds for The British Heart Foundation to help fund lifesaving research, and to make sure more people in the city have the opportunity to learn a valuable lifesaving skill. Teams made up of local businesses and supporters, answered questions on general knowledge, sport, wheel of fortune, dingbats and observation at Peterborough United’s Abax Stadium. The winning team was made up of four ladies from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit at Peterborough City Hospital and they walked away with the first prize of a Christmas hamper donated by Tesco at Serpentine Green.The evening was very well attended and went on to raise £2100, which will be generously match- funded by Barclays, making the total raised up to £4,200.The event was sponsored by city insurance giant BGL, who also added to the competitive atmosphere on the night by entering two teams. Team organiser Samantha Ronnay said: “We were delighted to support this … [Read more...] about Quiz night in Peterborough raises £4,200 for charity