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Appeal after two killed in A149 collision 0

Appeal after two killed in A149 collision

19 August 2016 Police are appealing for witnesses after two women died in a collision on the A149 at King s Lynn on Wednesday night. It happened shortly after 5pm near to the junction with Castle Rising Road when two cars, a blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra, were involved in a collision. Emergency services, including fire, ambulance and the air ambulance attended, but the driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her mid-70s, sadly died at the scene.

The passenger of the Peugeot, a woman in her late 80s, was taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital via land ambulance, but died later. The driver of the Vauxhall, a man in his late 40s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. The A149 was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and re-opened at 10.45pm.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident. Witnesses should contact PC Steve Bodle at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham (SCIT) on 101.

18 August 2016 Two women have sadly died following a road traffic collision on the A149 at King’s Lynn. Police were called to the scene at Knights Hill roundabout near to the junction of Castle Rising shortly after 5pm today (Wednesday 17 August 2016) following reports of a collision between two cars, a blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra.

Emergency services, including fire, ambulance and the air ambulance attended, but sadly the female driver of the Peugeot died at the scene. The female passenger of the Peugeot was taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital via land ambulance, but has sadly since died. The male driver of the Vauxhall has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The A149 is currently still closed whilst emergency services assess the scene.

Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

Peel Ports appoints Port Director as part of growth plans for Great … 0

Peel Ports appoints Port Director as part of growth plans for Great …

Peel Ports has appointed Richard Goffin as Port Director at Great Yarmouth. Mr Goffin who has spent seven years in the role of Financial Controller will take on the role for the next six months, as he works with Peel Ports to develop a plan for growth and investment for the newly acquired port. In December 2015 Peel Ports Group announced the purchase of Great Yarmouth Port Company Limited (GYPC) from International Port Holdings.

Great Yarmouth is well established as the main port servicing the southern part of the UK s North Sea oil and gas industry. The Norfolk port also handles vessels supporting the offshore wind power generation sector, and ships carrying general and bulk cargoes such as grain, timber, aggregates and fertilisers. Peel Ports long term plans for Great Yarmouth will bring together customers and commodities served by both businesses, as a sound base for exploring future growth opportunities.

Ambitious growth plans include strengthening Great Yarmouth s existing capabilities in bulk handling and storage, as well as identifying opportunities in growth sectors such as in the energy and biomass markets. This includes decommissioning, where GYPC s market position has the potential to further enhance Peel Ports existing strategic assets. Over almost 20 years Richard Goffin has established himself as a highly-respected finance manager working across a diverse range of sectors and global organisations, having held positions at Unilever, RBS, Birdseye Iglo Group and Group Lotus.

Mark Whitworth, CEO Peel Ports Group, said: Richard s appointment to director marks the start of an exciting period of growth at Great Yarmouth as we embark on a series of strategic investments in our port assets across the UK. Richard has demonstrated the ideal leadership qualities and ability for strategic thinking which is fully aligned with our own growth aspirations as a port group. He will assume direct responsibility for the day to day running of the port, as well as supporting our strategy for sustainability and diversification.

Over the next few years we want to develop the core offering at Great Yarmouth and look at new commercial ventures. We look forward to welcoming Richard to the Group and we are sure he will be a tremendous asset to the team. In its last annual accounts, GYPC reported revenue of 10.9m and an operating profit of 4.5m.

It currently employs approximately 65 employees all of whom are located at Great Yarmouth. Richard Goffin added: Peel Ports acquisition, will present us with an exciting opportunity to transform our operations and explore opportunities to diversify the services we already offer here at Great Yarmouth. One of the key priorities for us will be to develop our strategic offering to customers as we enable them to tap into new commercial opportunities as we become part of a much larger port group with operations in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands.

I am personally encouraged by the sense of family support proffered despite being part of a large successful group. The level of autonomy given will allow the Great Yarmouth team to reconnect with customers, the diverse stakeholder groups and the community. This will give us a great platform for collaborative business growth.

You can contact Richard HERE. 1 References ^ HERE. (peelports.com)

Sony buys Toshiba's image sensor business for $155 million 0

Sony buys Toshiba's image sensor business for $155 million

Sony has announced 1 that it’s buying Toshiba’s image sensor business for 19 billion yen ($155 million). Plans to do so were first rumored in October 2 , but Sony has now confirmed the price, with the transfer of Toshiba’s fabrication plant, equipment, and employees set to be completed within the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2016. The facilities will operate under Sony’s new wholly owned subsidiary 3 , the Sony Semiconductor Corporation, which will be dedicated primarily to the production of image sensors. (Although Toshiba’s facilities also manufacture memory controllers as well.) Sony’s image sensors are used in both the high-end camera and smartphone markets The move shows Sony continuing to double down on one of its few profitable areas.

Not only is the company successful in the sensor market for high-end cameras, but its camera components have proved its only reliable method of profiting from the smartphone boom.

Companies including Apple, Google, and Xiaomi all use Sony sensors in at least some of their products, giving the Japanese tech firm standing in the smartphone industry, even if its own devices don’t sell as well 4 .

References ^ announced (www.sony.net) ^ rumored in October (www.theverge.com) ^ wholly owned subsidiary (www.theverge.com) ^ don’t sell as well (www.theverge.com)