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John Charlton (left) and Tony Rand (right) have each been jailed for six years and nine months. Pictures: Suffolk Police.

Two men have each been jailed for six years and nine months after they were involved in a terrifying burglary in which a heavily pregnant woman was punched in the stomach at her Lowestoft home.

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As we move into May, we might just be about to leave last week’s snow flurries behind us, with forecasts of temperatures reaching the giddy heights of 20C this weekend.

Cars speeding. PA Photo/Handout.

A total of 2,493 drivers were caught speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk in just one week in April, including a man doing 154mph on the A11 at Barton Mills.

Voters arrive at a Norwich polling station. 
Photo by Simon Finlay

Follow the latest from local election night in Norwich and Great Yarmouth with our reporters in our live blog.

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Ballot Boxes at City Hall being prepared for delivery to all the polling stations around the Norwich South area. 

Norwich South Election.


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For: EDP News
Eastern Daily Press © 2010  (01603) 772434

Voters go to the polls on Thursday to vote in council elections in Norwich and Great Yarmouth and police and crime commissioner elections in the rest of the region. Here are some key facts.

Parents and children at Eaton Park take part in a national Let Our Kids Be Kids campaign in protest at government tests for Year 2 children. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Some six- and seven-year-olds were on “strike” from school on Tuesday.

Alexsandrs Kukuskins, 28, was tracked down by police in Germany and later jailed for 30 months.

A man has been jailed 30 months after leaving an elderly woman with a broken arm and leg injuries whilst trying to steal a bottle of alcohol from a supermarket in King’s Lynn.

Where is the best beer garden in Norwich? The city boasts some top spots for al fresco drinking

From riverside gastropubs and city bars to real ale pubs, Norwich boasts some great spots for al fresco drinking - we pick the best places to sip a pint in the sun.

Mark Harrison, front left, CEO of Equal Lives. This picture was taken at an earlier protest, and not from today's event. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Protesters today gathered in Norwich to demonstrate against the impact of government tests that examine if disabled people qualify for benefits.

Crime

Alexsandrs Kukuskins, 28, was tracked down by police in Germany and later jailed for 30 months.

A man has been jailed 30 months after leaving an elderly woman with a broken arm and leg injuries whilst trying to steal a bottle of alcohol from a supermarket in King’s Lynn.

Health

Mark Harrison, front left, CEO of Equal Lives. This picture was taken at an earlier protest, and not from today's event. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Protesters today gathered in Norwich to demonstrate against the impact of government tests that examine if disabled people qualify for benefits.

Business

The Premier League has sold its domestic television rights for a staggering £5.136billion across just three years. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Norwich City writer David Freezer looks at the financial implications for the Canaries if they can’t avoid relegation

Education

Parents and children at Eaton Park take part in a national Let Our Kids Be Kids campaign in protest at government tests for Year 2 children. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Some six- and seven-year-olds were on “strike” from school on Tuesday.

Politics

Generic ballot paper being put into a ballot box <PIC POSED>

Ballot Boxes at City Hall being prepared for delivery to all the polling stations around the Norwich South area. 

Norwich South Election.


Picture: James Bass
For: EDP News
Eastern Daily Press © 2010  (01603) 772434

Voters go to the polls on Thursday to vote in council elections in Norwich and Great Yarmouth and police and crime commissioner elections in the rest of the region. Here are some key facts.

Environment

Beautiful views from the the tower at St Helen's Church, Ranworth for the launch of the Broads Outdoor Festival by(l to r), Archant's Tony Wenham, Broads Authority chairman Jacquie Burgess, Richardson's Greg Munford, festival co-ordinator Lynne Finnigan and Broads Authority education officer Nick Sanderson. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

It’s one of the most awe-inspiring views in the Broads National Park.

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