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Teenager orchestrated Great Yarmouth drugs operation while being … 0

Teenager orchestrated Great Yarmouth drugs operation while being …

Teenager organised Great Yarmouth Class A drugs operation from his flat while being supervised by youth offending team 07:34 12 March 2016 Dominic Gilbert 1 Archant A three month conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Great Yarmouth was orchestrated by a 15-year-old boy who rented his own flat as a drugs base, while being supervised by the youth offending team. Share link shares Jordan Brookes Jayden Brookes, now 16 can be named publicly after a judge backed a request by the EDP that he should be identified. The teenager established the supply network by recruiting his older brother, Jordan, 18, using the family home as a base.

So lucrative was the operation, that Brookes was able to rent a flat in Yarmouth from which to deal, and the proceeds have since been blown on a lavish lifestyle and expensive clothes. Brookes became attached to the London drugs scene through a 26-year-old man known only as AJ, who has since vanished. Another 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified, acted as a courier between London and Yarmouth, with responsibility for packaging deals.

Ashley Gill Jordan Brookes, 18, and 20-year-old Ashley Gill, helped with street deals, and all four admitted two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at Norwich Crown Court Judge Holt, honorary recorder of Norwich, said the case follows a very familiar pattern of children being recruited by drugs networks. Very often the drugs supply team set up and recruited are young; no more than children as two of you are in this case, he said. Large quantities of Class A drugs are available locally and that brings with it all the problems that we see; drugs related crime, burglaries, street robberies and local businesses being preyed on, to say nothing of the health of drug users and the harm it does to their lives.

It reduces markedly the quality of life of the people living in these towns. The conspiracy ran from March to July of last year, and ended when police raided the Brookes family home and Jayden s rented flat. A total of 440 wraps of cocaine and heroin were seized, with a street value of up to 9,800, along with 450 in cash, scales, phones and train tickets to London.

Judge Holt added it was clear Jayden Brookes was in charge of the operation . The court heard the 16-year-old boy would act as courier, travelling up to London and bringing drugs back to the streets of Yarmouth, and was involved in packaging the drugs. All the evidence suggests large quantities of Class A drugs were being supplied by all of you on the streets of Great Yarmouth, added Judge Holt.

Your money was all spent on your lifestyle and expensive clothes, and there is no money left. Jayden, of Rodney Road, was serving a rehabilitation order at the time of the conspiracy, with five convictions for theft, burglary and robbery. He was detained under Section 91 powers for three years.

Jordan Brookes, also of Rodney Road, who has previous convictions including attempted burglary and false imprisonment and is expecting his second child, was sentenced to two years in a Young Offenders Institute along with 20 year old Gill, of Rockwell Way. The 16-year-old boy given a detention and training order for two years. After sentencing, Detective Constable Kirk Wilson said: We will not tolerate the distribution of drugs within our county.

The Tactical Unit have specific resources to tackle drug dealing and use the skills of specialist officers to catch offenders.

I hope today s results stand as a warning to anyone operating within the drug dealing industry.

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Duchess Kate: Kate in Eponine London for XLP Mentoring … 0

Duchess Kate: Kate in Eponine London for XLP Mentoring …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the mentoring programme of the XLP 1 (eXcel Project) at London Wall this afternoon. In March last year the Duke and Duchess visited the XLP project at Gipsy Hall 2 and, clearly impressed by what they learned about the charity, decided they wanted to see another side of its work supporting vulnerable young people. XLP works to create positive futures for young people from inner London boroughs and has been operating its XL-Mentoring programme since 2008.

The programme is focused on at-risk young people who are facing exclusion from school, risk involvement in gangs and other anti-social behaviour. The young people taking part are referred to the project by their schools, pupil referral units, youth services and the police. They are then matched with a mentor who commits to providing two hours face-to-face time each week for a minimum of twelve months.

Mentors are drawn from the local community. They receive training and supervision from an experienced full-time co-ordinator, who manages up to twenty-five active relationships by supporting the mentors, mentees and families through the process. The results of the programme speak for themselves: over ninety per cent of beneficiaries have either remained in school or returned to school and are doing well after twelve months with a mentor.

The charity’s website shares a number of stories 3 from young people who have benefited from availing of the programme and having a mentor in their lives. Kate chatting with XLP founder Patrick Regan OBE. William and Kate met mentors and mentees who discussed their experiences of the programme and how it has helped them.

Mentoring coordinators from around the country who have completed their training shared their reasons for wanting to help and how rewarding it has been for them thus far. Among the topics discussed at the event were prison, homelessness, gun and knife crime. The goal is to expand the project within London and to share expertise by operating a free training programme.

Over a hundred organisations have already taken part in the two-day course for co-ordinators who are trained to run programmes and to train, in turn, their own mentors. More from the Daily Express: 4 The Duke of Cambridge put his hand up and grinned when a charity official asked if anyone in an audience of young people and youth mentors had heard of the show, which features a team restoring and customising old cars. He and Kate heard how a former police riot van turned into a recording studio by the youth charity XLP had starred on the show in 2008.

The royal couple saw it last year on a visit to the charity in Gypsy Hill, south London. When charity workers offered him and Kate a couple of gifts, a picture and a record made by an inspirational young woman who had overcome clinical depression and an eating disorder , William joked: “Do we get the van? I want the van.” A lovely shot of the couple.

Kate debuted a new label today – Kensington-based bespoke firm Eponine London 5 . Kate’s red and white skirt suit is from the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection 6 . The top features a boat neck and three-quarter sleeves while the skirt is A-line It’s a beautiful outfit and I love the silhouette, the lines, and the gingham pattern.

Eponine shared news the suit retails for 1200. It’s very much a fresh Spring look reminiscent of Jackie O. and perfect for a day time engagement.

The womenswear brand is inspired by the elegant lines of the fifties and sixties. Founded by designer Jet Shenkman, Eponine was born from her passion for clothes with a unique, relaxed silhouette. Jet s years of styling experience have equipped her with an expert eye for precision and an innate understanding of the female form.

Every garment is designed and made in London for women who seek out individuality and who desire to be both chic and contemporary. Below, three retro styles from the current collection. There’s a lovely article in The Telegraph 7 about the owner of the brand.

Oh my goodness, it s unbelievably nice, Shenkman told The Telegraph of how it feels to have Duchess championing her label. The mother-of-four – whose design studio is in her Kensington home – said it remains a mystery how Kate discovered her. But within hours of pictures of the Duchess emerging wearing Eponine, her small firm was inundated with emails and sales enquiries.

I have never experienced anything like this! she added. A mother of four, Shenkman s studio is in her family home – giving an air of intimacy she thinks her clients like.

It can be a distraction from time to time, but I really enjoy it and am incredibly lucky to have a very supportive family who don’t mind loads of women traipsing through the house, she says of her children, who helped choose the name of her business after their favourite character in Les Miserables.’ The Duchess wore her black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps 8 . Described as “sophisticated and elegant” they retail for $670 at My Theresa 9 . Kate accessorised with her elegant Kiki McDonough Morganite and Cushion Drop earrings 10 .

Kate carried her Muse clutch again today. You can watch a video from the engagement at ITN Source 11 .There’s a cute moment when Patrick Regan is giving a talk and compliments Kate, “you look absolutely wonderful this afternoon”. Check out William’s and Rebecca’s smiles when he says it. 🙂 Also today, Kensington Palace announced Kate will open the new East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices charity shop in Holt, Norfolk next Friday, 18 March.

The new shop will form part of EACH’s portfolio of 21 charity retail outlets, and will play an important role in raising funds for the organisation, which largely relies on voluntary donations. The Duchess, who has been Patron of EACH since 2012, will be taken on a tour of the shop and will meet staff. The shop is located quite close to Anmer Hall.

The Palace also announced unexpectedly, Prince William will be attending the St. Patrick’s Day parade and present sprigs of shamrock solo on 17 March. This is very surprising news as it has become something of a tradition for Kate to attend each year, and has been a longstanding tradition for a female member of the British Royal Family to do so.

It is not known why Kate is not attending, however Richard Palmer tweeted “It was suggested to me that they wanted to get away from the expectation she’d do it every year.”.

We’ll see you on Monday for the Commonwealth service.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend 🙂 References ^ XLP ( ^ visited the XLP project at Gipsy Hall ( ^ shares a number of stories ( ^ Daily Express: ( ^ Eponine London ( ^ Spring/Summer 2016 Collection ( ^ The Telegraph ( ^ Gianvito Rossi pumps ( ^ at My Theresa ( ^ Kiki McDonough Morganite and Cushion Drop earrings ( ^ at ITN Source (

MyWeb TimeShare » 16 Incredible Mansions In The UK Where You … 0

MyWeb TimeShare » 16 Incredible Mansions In The UK Where You …

Be king or queen for day.

1. Butley Priory, Suffolk, England Enjoy history and luxury at the gorgeous Butley Priory. Just two hours from London, it s the perfect overnight venue for a wedding reception or family gathering.

The property has access to beaches and splendid forest walks, and is equipped with modern amenities while maintaining a classic and dreamy atmosphere. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 900 Book here. 1 2. Tower Windmill Cottage, Linton, England For a cosy countryside getaway, this cottage and adjoining windmill in Cambridgeshire is ideal.

The attached windmill often hosts art exhibits, and Cambridge is only a short bus ride away, so you can have your seclusion and your entertainment too. Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 70 Book here. 2 3. Aikwood Tower, Scottish Borders Have a full-on storybook experience at this luxurious medieval castle.

On the outside, the tower maintains its historic facade and is surrounded by lush gardens. Inside are modern amenities with a medieval twist, making it perfectly cosy and ideal for receptions and group holidays. Accommodates: 11 guests Price per night: 500 Book here. 3 4.

Saltmarshe Hall, Yorkshire, England Hark back to the era of Austen at this stately manor house in East Yorkshire. With cosy studies and grand, spacious atriums in equal measure, the property will make you feel at home and worlds away at the same time. Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 100 Book here. 4 5.

14th-century private castle, Scottish Borders Be kings and queens for a day at this secluded castle on the Scottish Borders. The 14th-century sense of ancient grandeur inside and out, will take you back in time, perfect for a romantic wedding reception or family retreat. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 2,164 Book here. 5 6.

Manor House, Wiltshire, England Escape the the elegance of this country home in Wiltshire for a taste of the best of classic architecture and modern convenience. The house s exterior is straight out of the pages of a fairy tale, while the inside is cosy and refurbished to allow optimum comfort. As it s close to must-see spots including Bath and Stonehenge, the property is the perfect home base for a countryside holiday.

Accommodates: 6 guests Price per night: 150 Book now. 6 7. Regency Country House, Thetford, England Dark Victorian glamour abounds at the Regency Country House and Estate in Norfolk. It s the perfect place to escape for a lazy reading holiday.

Enjoy the rich interiors and lush gardens. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 1,200 Book now. 7 8. Ardgowan House, Inverkip, Scotland Just 45 minutes from Glasgow is tucked Ardgowan house.

The gorgeous manor home has stunning views of the Scottish waterfront and simply splendid Victorian furnishings to give a wedding reception or event the royal treatment. For high romance and style, there s no comparison. Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 2,000 Book now. 8 9.

Persie House, Blairgowrie, Scotland Whether you re looking for a romantic medieval wedding location or a Hogwarts look-a-like for the whole family to enjoy, Persie House is a shockingly affordable gem for large groups, and is also licensed for wedding ceremonies. Grand and gorgeous, it meets every need and can t be missed. Accommodates: 24 guests Price per night: 650 Book now. 9 10.

Fenton Tower, Dirleton, Scotland Perched on a hill just 20 miles outside of bustling Edinburgh rests the stunning Fenton Tower. The 16th-century-tower-turned-five-star-property is a luxurious experience to envy. Decked out with rich decor and including high-scale amenities from private chefs to satellite telly, Fenton combines the best of the old world and the new.

Accommodates: 13 guests Price per night: 1,080 Book now. 10 11. Courts Garden Gallery, Holt, England Combining classic elements and serious quirk, the Courts Garden gallery in Norfolk provides a singular holiday experience art and history lovers can t miss. Gorgeous and traditional on the outside, bright, cosy, and eclectic within, the property begs you to cosy up by the fire and admire the art on the walls or the gorgeous view of the English countryside.

Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 90 Book now. 11 12. Eden Valley Castle, Kirkby Stephen, England This Victorian beauty is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and nor far from the Lake District, so if you can bear to leave the dramatically comfortable interiors, you ll find a stunning adventure just beyond the 19th-century walls. The is ideal for celebrations of every kind, and is handicapped-accessible so that all family and friends can be included.

Accommodates: 16+ guests Price per night: 90/guest Book now. 12 For a darkly romantic and stunning getaway, the boutique Chapel in Hitchin is unmatched. Combine rich comfort, stunning decor, and minimalist architecture, there s nothing else in the world like it. Accommodates: 4 guests Price per night: 150 Book now. 13 14.

Dairsie Castle, Fife, Scotland The Dairsie Castle lodge in Fife is incomparably charming and romantic. Whether you re entertaining in its spacious and well-lit hall, or cosying up for a warm bath in the delightful stone-interior bathroom, it s bound to be the stay of a lifetime. Accommodates: 13 guests Price per night: 600 Book now. 14 15.

The Wee Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland This charming apartment in central Edinburgh is tucked in a small tower at the foot of Edinburgh Castle. The view is stunning and the warm charm of the interior will keep you cosy through the night. Accommodates: 2 guests Price per night: 75 Book now. 15 16.

Cleeve House, Seend, England A grand entryway and a grander hall make Cleeve House a charming and stately stay.

The gothic-revival mansion rests on a seven-acre field, giving you plenty of space to explore and unwind, and it s not far from Bath in case you fancy an excursion.

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