9 APRIL 1836, Page 4

On Monday evening between ten and eleven o'clock, as Mr.

William Pullen, farmer of Cold Harbour, near Brentwood, was returning home from Brentwood through a lane which led to his house, he was shot in the neck. The assassin bad evidently taken aim at his bead; but the shot did not penetrate any vital part, in consequence of the neck being much wrapped up, and the protection afforded by the back part of the hat. Some of the shot entered the lower part of the skull, the neck and shoulder ; these have been extracted by a surgeon. Mr. Pullen is now doing well. A man named Lucas has been taken up on suspicion, examined before a Magistrate, and committed for trial.

The banking-house of Sir E. K. Lacon and Co., at North Walsham, was forcibly entered on Monday last, by thieves; who ransacked every drawer, but fortunately the money had been previously removed. One man is in custody, on suspicion.

A terrible storm of bail and snow visited Newark, a few minutes past one o'clock, on Friday the 1st instant. It came down with great fury, accompanied with lightning, and a clap of thunder, which shook all around. The electric fluid appeared to run along the streets ; it struck the church-steeple, entered the top window, and descending to the chamber where the bells were hung, it struck the wire of the fourth bell (on which the quarter-jacks strike) and cut it in two ; it then ran down the south-west angle of the church, tearing off large pieces of stone from the walls as it descended, some of which were hurled with force against the wall of Mr. James Bridges' house : fortunately it did no other damage. It is supposed the stone torn off weighs at least five hundred weight.—Notlinyham Review.