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Flooding Alert for Yarmouth, Walcott, King’s Lynn, Salthouse & Wells

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Emergency Planners from the police, district councils and the county council, the Environment Agency and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service are currently meeting to discuss the possibility of floods and the effect it may have on the county. 

The region is currently on a “Flood Alert” with floods a strong possibility. Residents and business owners are urged to be prepared and are asked to monitor the threat level by visiting the Environment Agency website, calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or by following #NorfolkFloods on Twitter and Facebook.

 There are two times on Friday 13 January when specific locations are at greatest risk of flooding.

These are between 7am and 10am tomorrow morning and 8pm to 10pm tomorrow evening (approximate timings). The Environment Agency is anticipating flooding in the following areas:

• Yarmouth

• Walcott

• King’s Lynn

• Salthouse

• Wells

If the threat level changes and evacuation is needed any household affected will be contacted in person, according to the local flood management plan.

Police have also warned drivers to take extra care and allow extra time for journeys due to winter conditions tomorrow with snow, ice and high winds expected tomorrow. Drivers are advised to avoid travel unless necessary.

 The following advice is offered for those preparing for evacuation

 ·  Stay calm and do not panic.

· Police officers and / or other officials will try to visit all properties at risk to advise on the requirement to evacuate.

· If road conditions permit, move vehicles to unaffected areas for example higher ground and ask friends / family if you can share their parking facilities.

· You will hear about your evacuation point for transport and the location of the reception centre either verbally or by a leaflet.

· Try to check that any elderly / vulnerable family members or neighbours know about the evacuation.

· Try to inform family members / friends as to where you are evacuating.

· Listen to the advice of the authorities and follow any instructions to leave the property.

· Take special foods and medicines.

· Switch off gas and electricity.

· If possible, move electrical equipment and furniture upstairs.

· Any furniture that you cannot move upstairs, try to raise well off the floor.

· Do not forget to lock all doors and windows.

· Block doorways and air bricks – sandbags are not available via local authorities

· Avoid walking and driving through floodwater, there could be hidden hazards.

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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