When trust breaks down between tenants and landlords the consequences can be devastating. On day two of our look into concerns over the poor state of some rented homes, we visit one block of flats in Lowestoft.

Work has started on transforming former garage and car park plots across Norwich into affordable homes.

The Beast from the East may have passed and the snow may have mostly melted, but the white stuff still needed to be cleared to allow the trains to run.

Commuters on the railways are facing delays and cancellations as snow is still causing trouble for operator Greater Anglia.

The Beast from the East is still causing havoc on public transport networks across the region.

Railway tracks have become submerged in snow making passage impossible.

Updated: Latest on First Bus services

Friday, March 2, 2018

Here is the latest on First Bus services in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Public transport is still struggling to get back up to full working order, but the disruption is less severe than the last couple of days.

Rail passengers have been warned to only travel if necessary with snow and ice expected to bring more major disruption across the whole Greater Anglia network.

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which raises money and awareness in aid of cancer charities and worthy causes, have held a successful street collection.

The Beast from the East has blown into Great Yarmouth - much to the delight of hundreds of school children.

Trains have been cancelled, flights delayed and roads blocked as snow sweeps the region.

Rail bosses say they are using NASA-grade insulation to try to stop points from freezing during the cold snap.

The first flakes of snow have started falling in Norfolk amid forecasts of sub-zero temperatures across the region this week.

Forecasted heavy snow fall and sub-zero temperatures has forced Greater Anglia to put in place a contingency plan which could see trains cancelled across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Canine conflicts resolved on Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Carlton Marshes

Work is to start in the summer on creating a 39-bedroom nursing home in Great Yarmouth by demolishing a former hotel building.

An iconic steam locomotive was unable to complete its return journey from Norwich to London.

A decision on the future of the CCTV provision within Lowestoft is likely to be made next month.

Steam icon Oliver Cromwell will be back on the main line from London to East Anglia tomorrow – and is expected to attract a number of admirers to watch what may be its final visit to the region.

A little girl has done her bit to put a smile on the face of children affected by illness.

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of cancer charities and worthy local causes, have been boosted by a recent collection.

The closure of train services between Norwich, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth continues this weekend for signalling improvements.

The parent company of holiday firm Hoseasons has been bought in a billion dollar deal.

Ashes of one of the last remaining steam engine drivers in Norwich will be scattered on the railway tracks at Eaton the same day one of the region’s most famous locomotives - the Oliver Cromwell - returns to the city.

Natalie Harvey from Lowestoft will appear on Channel 4’s Joe Wicks The Body Coach after committing to his 90-Day Body Confidence Challenge. How easy did the rugby playing working mum find it to swap pizza for kale and booze for water?

Buses will replace train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft and between King’s Lynn and Ely this week, Greater Anglia has announced.

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which raises money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, have been involved in two events.

February is dedicated to remembering the history of the LGBT+ movement. Here are some events happening around Norfolk and Suffolk to get involved with.

A new tree has been planted in Lowestoft to mark a special milestone.

Trains between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft are cancelled this morning because of repair problems.

Some of the stars of Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism industries will come together this week to celebrate all that’s good about the sector.

For his latest Wild in Anglia foray Nigel Pickover takes to the waterways just a few miles from the bustling heart of Norwich.

East Anglia’s best-known steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell is to pay a final trip to the region later this month before it is retired after 10 years on the main line.

No trains will run on two major routes from Norwich for nine days this month, with replacement bus services instead taking on the mantle.

A 26-year-old man woke up on his birthday in the freezing outdoors, with the cold hard floor as his bed and just a blanket to keep him warm.

Top NHS executives met behind closed doors to probe “shocking” delays at the region’s ambulance service which may have led to a man freezing to death.

Police are on the hunt for a 46-year-old Great Yarmouth wanted man with connections to Norwich and Lowestoft.

A popular funny man will make a welcome return to Lowestoft to star in his fourth consecutive pantomime at the Marina Theatre.

A number of services in and out of Norwich Railway Station have been cancelled due to a train fault.

Future options for the CCTV provision within Lowestoft will be discussed next month.

Airbnb has dropped its bid to take over a clutch of UK holiday operators including Hoseasons.

Two-car crash causes delays

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Motorists were diverted after a Norfolk road was temporarily closed following a two-car crash.

Emergency services in Great Yarmouth have teamed up to provide even quicker response times for ambulance crews.

Trains between Norwich and Ipswich are likely to be suspended for the rest of the day, Greater Anglia said.

Severe congestion on the roads, numerous train cancellations, widespread power outage and school closures are among the problems plaguing Norfolk and Suffolk this morning after strong winds hit the region.

Some of the region’s most historic mills, marshes and waterways which make up Norfolk Broads’ rich landscape could be lost without action to protect them for future generations.

Real life stories of coming out are set to be told in a one-off theatre performance.

A wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will be held in Lowestoft next week.

A major marine science centre on the East Anglian coast has had its request for a £1.4m grant to help renovate its ageing site approved.

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It is a centre of history that provides visitors with a taste of the town’s journey from fishing village to thriving port.

A memorial fund, which was set up to support a range of organisations, has boosted two Lowestoft-based charities.

Reminiscence groups encouraging people with dementia and mental health issues to share sporting memories are launching in six of the county’s libraries.

Rail conductor/guards employed by Greater Anglia are to walk out on strike again for three days – but the company insists passengers in Norfolk should not face any disruption.

Tributes have been paid to a “lovable family man” who died following a suspected hit-and-run incident.

It has the unenviable reputation as the most dangerous main road junction in Norfolk, with the most injuries in the past decade.

A person has died after being hit by a train in Norwich this morning.

A person has been hit by a train in Norfolk this morning.

Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of cancer charities and local causes, have been boosted by its first collection of the New Year.

Protesters held a demonstration at Norwich Station this morning after average rail ticket prices rose by 3.4pc, making it the biggest increase to fares since 2013.

Commuters travelling between Lowestoft and Norwich were facing delays this afternoon due to fallen trees blocking the line.

Whatever the sector, 2017 has been a tough year for high street traders. Consumers have less money to spend, which ultimately means businesses do too – despite growing competition for staff and increasing commodity prices.

A group of sixth form students have donated winter clothes, bedding and blankets to help a Lowestoft-based charitable organisation.

Festive fun for after Christmas in Norwich, Yarmouth, Cromer, Lowestoft, Hunstanton and Gorleston

Community spirit is alive and kicking with over 30 organisations and charities across Norfolk spreading some Christmas cheer this year.

A charity supporting people affected by brain injuries is set to raise funds by hosting an afternoon of carol singing.

Twenty-four much-needed affordable homes have been completed in Bacton in north Norfolk, to bring the total built by Victory Housing Trust in a year to 200 for the first time.

Thousands of jobs, billions of pounds of investment and green energy for millions of homes - business leaders today called on the region to embrace the chances offered by building the world’s largest offshore wind farms.

A social enterprise which provides community health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been highly commended for two prestigious awards.

Sector leaders say efforts must be made to ensure East Anglia’s tourism industry doesn’t lose out should Airbnb be successful in buying one of the region’s top holiday companies.

A volunteer at a popular community centre has been honoured at a special awards ceremony.

Room-sharing website Airbnb looks set to take over a 70-year-old holiday business which started in the Norfolk Broads.

You may have actors, dancers, musicians and panto script but you also need some stunning backdrops. That is where a Lowestoft-based company comes in bringing festive productions, including the one at Norwich Theatre Royal, to life.

The crew of a historic tall ship is looking to the future after an incredible journey.

Ex-MP Ann Widdecombe has much to say, as ever, about the state of the nation, but she also showed a softer side as she talked about her Christmas panto turn in the region.

We all love sitting around the tree on Christmas morning exchanging gifts - but it’s not just about presents. There are so many ways to be charitable at Christmas, from giving your time and money to adopting a dormouse.

First snow comes and goes

Thursday, November 30, 2017

East Anglia has welcomed the first snowfall since last winter, but it is not expected to stick around.

A £98m pledge from the chancellor in his Budget means work could start in 2020 on a new bridge which will open up investment for the whole region.

Chronic skills shortages in construction and STEM subjects were addressed in the Budget with promises of funding to help training providers improve current practises and adjust to new ones.

Lowestoft-based self-catering specialist Hoseasons has been a supporter of the tourism awards for the past seven years.

A port operator which manages three East Anglian sites is planning big changes to its 2,372 acre land bank through its revamped £3.5bn property arm.

The former BHS store building in Great Yarmouth is to be auctioned off, with a guide price of up to £700,000.

Holidaymakers are increasingly showing a preference for accommodation with wood burning stoves or hot tubs as colder weather sets in.

A Norfolk law firm has pledged its support for a campaign to help nine UK charities.

A new funeral branch has opened in Lowestoft – with it proving to be a landmark unveiling.

Scouts can often be seen doing good deeds for others.

A discount retailer has created 20 new jobs after making a “welcome return” to Lowestoft.

Trains running between Lowestoft and Norwich has been cancelled due to “slippery rails”.

Neighbours of a leisure centre have complained about noise and parking issues near the site.

Discount retailer QD Stores is returning to Lowestoft, with the opening of a new store on the town’s Commercial Road, creating 20 new jobs.

Trains will not run between Norwich and Great Yarmouth this week because of a major line upgrade.

Network Rail is carrying out nine days of intensive engineering works to upgrade signals on the Norwich to Lowestoft and Norwich to Great Yarmouth routes, starting this weekend.

Rail passengers are set to experience widespread disruption as work on a major modernisation plan gets under way.

Extra train services will be provided this weekend for the East Anglian derby.

A mobile zoo owner from Lowestoft has welcomed the government’s new regulations for exotic animal owners.

Bus drivers from across the region have donned retro punk outfits to reinvent a classic nursery rhyme for a new music video.

An East Anglian department store chain which announced the closure of one of its premises this week is still performing well despite a “challenging” trading environment, according to its chairman.

A dance explosion featuring some top tap-dancers but without the traditional top hat and tails, and with no jazz-hands in sight, Tap Factory, which is coming to Lowestoft and Norwich, mixing urban rhythms and some circus-style set-pieces.

Within a decade David Vaughan went from serving his Queen and country to serving a four-year prison sentence at HMP Norwich.

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