Video PUBLISHED: 07:30 02 December 2018 Joseph Norton Concerned residents living in Great Yarmouth have been reassured they live in one of the safest areas in Norfolk. Picture: Antony Kelly Archant Graham Plant, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has issued a strong defence over the safety of the borough.He has also reassured the community it has the appropriate measures in place to deal with crimes in the town.This week, parents at St Nicholas Primary School expressed their shock after a key stage two pupil brought a knife onto the school’s premises.A man was filmed with a knife in Great Yarmouth. Picutre: SubmittedA man also issued a stark warning to residents living in his village after an armed robber tried to steal his watch and car.These incidents followed a video which emerged two weeks ago of a man waving a knife on a busy street in Great Yarmouth town centre.Mr Plant believes “isolated incidents” should not … [Read more...] about Does this Norfolk town have a knife problem?
PUBLISHED: 09:47 15 November 2018 Richard Cornwell Councillors in Felixstowe have agreed to pay for a PCSO for the town Picture: PHIL MORLEY Archant Community leaders in Felixstowe have agreed to spend £68,000 to fund an extra police officer for the town to deal with specific problems. The aim will be to make people feel safer by increasing the visibility of police on the resort’s streets.The extra Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will also tackle illegal parking and hand out fixed penalty tickets, deal with low-level anti-social behaviour, and growing issues of begging and homelessness.But opponents say funding a PCSO will mean the public paying twice for policing – and such a scheme could be the “thin end of the wedge”.Felixstowe Town Council has agreed to fund an officer for two years.Steve Gallant, vice chairman of the finance and general purposes committee, stressed that Felixstowe was a safe town with low crime but … [Read more...] about Should towns and villages have to pay for their own police?
It was a crime that shocked Chesterfield. In the summer of 2016, Chris Henchliffe – a soldier who served in Afghanistan – died after an altercation on the streets of the town during a night out.Last year, a jury ruled the 26-year-old father was unlawfully killed by Benjamin Edwards.Edwards, 22, who was jailed for five-and-a-half years, denied manslaughter and argued he ‘threw a punch’ at Chris on Corporation Street as he feared he was going to harm his friend.Since the tragedy, things have changed for the better.According to police, violent crime has decreased in Chesterfield town centre – and work is continuing to reduce it even further.After losing her son, Yvonne Henchliffe launched a campaign to cut violence in the area – and ensure nobody else has to go through the pain she endures day in, day out.Now, with the help of town taxi firms, Yvonne’s campaign, called Stay Cute and Dilute, is gaining pace and helping more people.Central Cars, A … [Read more...] about Chris Henchliffe’s legacy: violent crime is down in Chesterfield town centre
What does the future hold for Huddersfield town centre? With several major retailers beset by financial woes, declining footfall and online competition, we ask four key figures what can be done to protect our high street. “I stopped shopping in Huddersfield after getting my third parking ticket” Kate Hardcastle, founder of business transformation specialist Insight With Passion, said short-termism and a failure to evolve had finally caught up with some high street chains. Directors who in the early 2000s dismissed the looming threat of Amazon – saying “no one is going to buy a sofa online” – were now paying the price for their complacency. “Board rooms have been making decisions for the year ahead and not planning for the long-term,” she said. “These store closures would not have been as dramatic if they had been evolving over time.” The high street remained hidebound in its thinking. “When M&S or House of Fraser … [Read more...] about Special report: What is the future for Huddersfield town centre?
6 Apr From the section Premier League Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43602489 Read more about sharing. TEAM NEWSBrighton can call upon Leonardo Ulloa once again after he sat out last week's defeat against parent club Leicester but Dale Stephens remains a doubt due to a lingering hamstring injury.Anthony Knockaert is unavailable as he completes his three-match ban.Huddersfield have been dealt a blow with news that Elias Kachunga will miss the remainder of the season.Jon Stankovic has returned to training but Danny Williams and Michael Hefele are long-term absentees.MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTESSteve Wilson: "Huddersfield have had enough bursts of form to just about keep their heads above water. They won twice in August, had a strong December and a fruitful February: one more flourish might just see them … [Read more...] about Brighton & Hove Albion v Huddersfield Town