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10 of the best places to get a burger in Norfolk according to our readers

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To celebrate National Burger Day, we asked our readers to share their favourite places to go for a burger in Norfolk. Here’s a look at their suggestions…

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• Gonzo’s Tea Room, Norwich

Gonzo’s is an eclectic little spot on London Street in Norwich, that serves as a bar, cocktail lounge, nightclub, coffee shop and burger joint. Their menu features a quirky selection of burgers including the Alan Partridge-inspired Alpha Papa, a 100pc Angus beef burger with all the fixings, the Dirty Gurty, a beef burger topped with peanut butter and jelly, sriracha hot sauce and bacon as well as the Grant Holt, a double stacked beast packed with beef, bacon, a fried egg, cheese and beetroot. They were suggested as the “obvious answer” for the place to go by @flammableguy on Twitter.

• The Buck Inn on the green, Norwich

This riverside pub was recommended by Kieran Rudrum, who said they make “a mean burger”. There are four different burger choices on their menu, including a traditional steak burger, a wild boar burger, JD honey BBQ chicken burger and a Portabella mushroom, red pepper and brie burger.

• Yankee Traveller, Great Yarmouth

Twitter user @TheUsh reckons you just “can’t beat a chilli burger at the Yankee Traveller”, according to them the dish is “superb every time”. The restaurant’s menu says there are 12 different burger options to choose from, so if chilli isn’t your thing, you’re bound to find something else to suit your taste buds.

• Farmyard Restaurant, Norwich

Hannah Springham suggests burger fans head to Farmyard Restaurant on St Benedicts Street in Norwich for the best burgers. Their burger offering is served with Colman’s mustard mayo and onion jam. Hannah added: “I’ve heard a rumour that there will also be a venison burger appearing there very soon too.”

• Zaks, Various locations

Several of our followers on Twitter picked Zaks as their favourite place for a burger, including Phil Heaver. The American diner offers a wide range of chargrilled burgers including the Hogfather, a beef burger topped with pulled pork in either a hot BBQ or Tennessee sauce and the Zak ‘N’ Cheese, topped with macaroni cheese, bacon bits and paprika.

• The Mulberry Tree, Attleborough

EDP writer Jessica Long recommends the burgers at The Mulberry Tree in Attleborough. The fine dining restaurant and bar has several different topping options on their menu, including smoky bacon, camembert and spicy tomato relish and mushrooms in a garlic and cheese sauce. They also serve a griddled halloumi burger served with Mediterranean vegetables and fries.

• Yellows American Bar and Grill, Norwich

As well as suggesting The Buck Inn, Kieran Rudrum is also a big fan of Yellows at the Riverside in Norwich. The bar and grill prides itself on serving high quality, locally sourced ingredients. Their menu features five different types of burger including the Blue Cheese Bacon Burger, a Mexican Burger with ground beef chilli and guacamole and a spicy Jalapeño bean burger.

• Angie’s Big Baps, A47 towards Dereham

Paul McCLuskey recommends visiting Angie’s Big Baps, a food truck that can be found in the Easton layby on the A47 heading out of Norwich towards Dereham. They offer a range of hot and cold food including burgers, bacon rolls and full English breakfasts.

• The Norwich Cottage, Norwich

Both Mark Ashmore and @edge_of_summer on Twitter praised the burgers at The Norwich Cottage on Silver Road. The pub often runs a burger and craft beer deal for £10 on a Thursday from 5pm and offers burgers such as the Nashville hot, a crispy chicken thigh tossed in spicy buffalo sauce with lettuce, onions and a blue cheese sauce, as well as a range of classic beef burgers and toppings.

• The Fox, Lyng

Phil Heaver described the burgers at The Fox as “lovely” and recommends others go try them. The pub’s menu features four different burgers, including a classic beef burger, a Cajun chicken burger, falafel and halloumi burger and a vegetable, bean and brie burger.

• Where’s your favourite place to go for a burger? Let us know in the comments below.


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Police called to Dundee’s Templeton Woods due to ‘ongoing incident’

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By Tele Reporter,7 Aug 2017 2.26pm

Police have been called to a Dundee beauty spot following an incident.

Officers were called to Templeton Woods and Clatto Country Park at about 1.10pm.

One witness said there was a large police presence at the scene.

Woman rushed to hospital after assault in Dundee woodland[3]

An area of the woods has been cordoned off and a police officer is standing guard at an entrance within a lay-by on the A923 Coupar Angus Road.

HGV driver Phil Carr, 57, from Burrelton said he pulled for a break when he noticed the police presence.

He said: “I’m just in here for a rest stop on the Coupar Angus Road and there are a few police officers standing about and there appears to be a police helicopter flying near to the West Gourdie Industrial Estate.”

A spokeswoman for the force said that they were called out to an ongoing incident and no further information was available at present.



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Road worker killed in Orkney crash named by police

The Orkney flag flies at half-mast in tribute to Keith Johnston

An island council has paid tribute to a long serving roads worker who died after being hit by a lorry.

Keith Johnston was described as “highly skilled and experienced” by Orkney Islands Council (OIC), for whom he had worked for 24 years.

The 52-year-old from Dounby died on Wednesday morning after being struck by a lorry while working on the A967 Dounby to Twatt road.

Mr Johnston had worked for the council since 1993 in the roads team, initially as a road worker and charge hand.

He was latterly working as an acting foreman.

OIC chief executive Alistair Buchan said: “On behalf of everyone at the council I offer our condolences to all those affected by Keith’s death.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and workmates at this sad and very difficult time.

“Keith was a much valued member of staff and a highly skilled and experienced member of our roads team. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues.”

The flag at the council headquarters in Kirkwall was flying at half-mast yesterday as a mark of respect to Mr Johnston.

Mr Buchan also confirmed that the council has launched an internal inquiry into the incident, alonside investigations by police and the Health and Safety Executive.

It is understood that the lorry involved in the collision was also involved in the same roadworks as Mr Johnston.

The incident happened at 10.03am on Wednesday near Twatt in the north-west of the Orkney Mainland.

Sergeant Angus Murray of the north’s road policing unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Johnston’s family at this sad time.

“Inquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal as is standard procedure.”

The Health and Safety Executive has also previously confirmed that it has been made aware of the incident and will carry out an investigation alongside police.

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Behind bars: 21 criminals from across the North East who were locked up in May

Banged up behind bars, these are the criminals jailed for offences during May.

We have pulled together a collection of photographs of offenders who have been convicted and jailed at courts around the North East throughout the month.

The following offenders were jailed:

• Donna Willis, 36, from North Shields, has had six months added to an existing prison sentence after she escaped from HMP Askham and fled to her home. She pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody at Newcastle Crown Court[1].

• Paul Southern, 38, of Dinsdale Street South, Ryhope, Sunderland[2] has been jailed for 21 months. In December, he was caught trying to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old boy on the dating app, Grindr. In fact, it was Guardians of the North, a group who pose as underage children to snare paedophiles. He was on bail after committing a similar offence earlier in 2016.

• Four men were jailed for a total of 32 years for trafficking and exploiting Eastern European workers.

The £1m operation hoodwinked Polish people into coming to Britain with the promise of high wages. They were housed in appalling conditions and the gang took control of their bank accounts.

Sabastian Mandzik, 40, of Percy Street, Jarrow[3], has been jailed for 12 years. Seweryn Szymt , 20, of Percy Street, Jarrow, has been jailed for five years, Pawel Majewski, 28, of Russell Street, Jarrow, has been locked-up for seven years. Robert Majewski, 46, of Ilford Road, London, has been jailed for eight years.

• George Humble, 57, of Brierly Road, Cowpen Estate, Blyth, has been jailed for 80 weeks. He drove a car into his ex-wife’s car, which crashed through her house. He was drunk and had been banned from having contact with her.

He admitted dangerous driving, breach of a restraining order, failing to provide a specimen and failing to stop after an accident.

• Lee Mulholland, 37, of Belgrave Terrace, South Shields, has been locked up for 29 months after admitting burglary. Mulholland, who commited 85 previous offences, and an accomplice ram-raided a Jarrow commercial unit, stealing hard drives, cash and a bottle of alcohol.

• Kyle Burrell, 29, of High Street East, Sunderland has been jailed for five years and four months. He pointed a BB Gun at staff in a Sunderland Domino’s pizza shop and demanded cash. He made off with £300.

• Stephen Dixon has been jailed for seven years for starting a blaze in a wheelie bin outside his ex-partner and children’s home.

The flames spread to a car and fractured a gas pipe inside the house. Dixon, 33, of Tay Street, Easington Lane, has been locked-up for seven years after being found guilty after trial of arson being reckless as to endanger life.

• Jason Poxon, 37, of Warkworth Crescent, Ashington admitted causing a danger to road users by interfering with a motor vehicle and was jailed for 13 months. Poxon, who wasn’t under arrest, pulled the handbrake on a police car while officers were taking him home.

• Liam Dixon, 19, has been jailed for three years and four months for threatening a take away delivery driver with a knife. Dixon, of Sunderland, was caught as he used his own mobile number to call in the order.

• Callum Tumilty, 21, has been locked up for four years. Tumilty, of Troutbeck Avenue, Walker, ordered cabs from different firms, including Budget, Blueline and LA, before brandishing a 12-inch knife at the terrified drivers and demanding cash. In total, he targeted five cabbies and a 17-year-old boy, who had just used an ATM, stealing around £100.

• Louis Douglas, 22, Thirlmere Avenue, Cullercoats has been jailed for two years. He arranged to meet what he thought was a 15-year-old girl, but it was actually ‘paedophile hunters’ Guardians of the North. Douglas sent graphic videos of himself and asked the girl to send naked images of herself before he started suggesting they meet up.

• Daniel Angus, 25, of Lily Avenue, Bedlington, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while uninsured, excess alcohol and failing to report an accident. He has been jailed for five years. He had a ban and had been drinking. When he crashed his car he ditched it in a dangerous position. A Good Samaritan passerby was struck by another car as he tried to find out what had happened to Angus’s vehicle.

• Lee Ferguson has been jailed for eight years for setting his girlfriend on fire in Wallsend. Ferguson, 32-year-old, of Bowness Avenue, Wallsend, poured petrol over her before setting her on fire. She was taken to hospital and survived.

• Patrick Denman, 36 of North Seaton Road, Ashington, has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicle taking with dangerous driving and driving with no insurance. He took an HGV vehicle from his work and drove it the wrong way down public roads towards oncoming police cars.

• Gary Llewellyn, 24, from Jarrow, has had his prison sentence extended by eight years. He slashed another inmate inside Holme House prison, in Stockton. Llewellyn was in prison for attacking a man in South Shields who refused to give him a cigarette.

• Archie Henderson, 25, of Redesmouth Court, Bellingham, Northumberland has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty manslaughter. He attacked Michael Thompson outside Studio Bar in Hexham[4] and killed him with one punch.

• Colin Wright, 35, from Caithness Square in Sunderland, has been jailed[5] for eight years. He stabbed a 17-year-old boy after inviting him to his house for a party, and subjected a detention officer to racist abuse.

• Nathan Cook, 21, has been jailed for 24 months after pleading guilty to wounding with intent. Cook, of Lochcraig Place, Cramlington bit off part of a man’s ear outside an Ashington nightclub.


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Haulage firm worker who drove HGV straight at boss after argument left him ‘raging’ caught on CCTV

A haulage firm worker drove a large HGV[1] straight at his boss after an argument left him ‘in a rage’.

Patrick Denman then pulled a U-turn on a dual carriageway, drove on the central reservation, and travelled in the wrong direction at oncoming police cars, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

The incident was captured in terrifying CCTV footage[2] as Ashington worker Denman drove uninsured.

He had just quit his job at haulage firm Owen Pugh after a dispute with his manager, Chronicle Live reports.[3]

A court was told the 36-year-old jumped into his nearby tipper truck at the company’s Dudley depot, revved the engine and drove it towards his shocked boss, who was eventually forced to leap out of the way.

Patrick Denman, 36, outside Newcastle Crown Court (Photo: PA)

Prosecutors said two of Denman’s colleagues also tried to stop him leaving the yard, but were also forced to jump out of the vehicle’s path.

The dad-of-one then drove from Dudley, North Tyneside, to the A1172 Station Road, in Cramlington, where he was seen to swerve across the road as he was followed by police.

Terrifying CCTV footage shows the moment Denman swerved at the last minute to avoid hitting the officers’ vehicles before he went through a red light at a junction.

The moment an Ashington haulage firm worker drove a HGV at his boss (Photo: Chronice Live WS)

He finally came to rest on a grass verge, just yards from the house of his ex-wife in Cramlington.

Prosecutors claimed Denman had thought, “I’m not going to out-run the police, I’m going to show my ex-partner what I’m made of” as he drove to her home to intimidate her.

Now, Denman, of Ashington, has been jailed for six months after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicle taking with dangerous driving and driving with no insurance.

Patrick Denman has been jailed for six months (Photo: newcastle chronicle)

Locking him up, Judge Amanda Rippon said: “Mr Denman, there really is only one appropriate sentence for someone that takes an HGV vehicle and drives it on public roads, in rush hour traffic, against the traffic towards oncoming vehicles in the way you did.

“You were driving the vehicle despite people in your path. You were driving in a highly agitated and distracted state.

“It was a very large HGV vehicle. You deliberately drove on the wrong side of the road on a dual carriageway into oncoming vehicles.”

Neil Pallister, prosecuting, said Denman had gone to work on March 16 when he got into an argument with his boss, Dennis Derrick, and stormed towards his truck, which was parked inside the Owen Pugh depot.

Colleagues were also forced to jump out of the vehicle’s path (Photo: Chronice Live WS)

He got into the wagon and started driving it out of the premises.

Mr Pallister said: “Mr Derrick says ‘I held up my hands and said ‘no, you can’t go out’’. The defendant then continued to rev the engine and move towards the exit gates.

“Mr Derrick said ‘I was standing in front of the truck and I was pushed against it. I said ‘stop you’re not going’. At that point, Mr Derrick had to jump out of the way of the vehicle.”

The court heard that police were called and found Denman on the A1172 with a friend in the passengers seat.

Patrick Denman had an argument with his boss before the incident (Photo: newcastle chronicle)

He was seen to slow down in the dual carriageway, drive on the central reservation and perform a U-turn so that he was facing the oncoming police cars.

Mr Pallister added: “The vehicle started driving back towards the police officers on the wrong side of the dual carriageway. The officer describes slowing his vehicle right down because the Mercedes truck was approaching him.

“The defendant was travelling at a speed estimated to be 20mph. The defendant and vehicle then suddenly swerved to the left towards the police vehicle at close range before moving back and driving past the police vehicle.”

Denman eventually came to stop on a nearby grassed area after the wagon became bogged down in the mud and he was arrested.

Patrick Denman drove a large vehicle in the path of his boss, and other colleagues had to also jump out of the way (Photo: Chronice Live WS)

He claimed he had attempted to drive over the grass in the hope the following police car would become stuck and he could escape.

But Judge Rippon rejected his story and agreed with the prosecution that he was heading to the house of his ex-wife – just 400 yards from where the truck came to a stop.

Angus Taylor, defending, said Denman was extremely remorseful and that he had acted irrationally and out-of-character after finally snapping because of issues in his personal life and at work.

The court was told he hadn’t meant to hurt anybody, had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and had always been frank with the police.

Mr Angus said: “He was interviewed by the police and he says ‘officer, I’m really sorry, I’m sorry for what I have done’ and also apologised to the judge.

Denman was also made subject of a five-year restraining order against his wife and was banned from driving for 15 months.


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