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Population: 10,123

Nearby Towns: Bungay, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft

Beccles is situated inland on the River Waveney, and sits at the southern point of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads. With its own quay, the town draws in lots of tourists, and provides the perfect setting for a stroll by the river with fantastic views of the countryside and wildlife.

Beccles has been a Fairtrade Town since 2008 and Fairtrade goods can now be bought in all the supermarkets and some of the smaller shops. The main town centre combines independent shops and restaurants with some bigger, national names.

Beccles Lido, the town’s outdoor swimming pool, opens daily throughout the summer months, and is a big hit with local families.

The town has many historical landmarks including Leman House in Ballygate, which is home to Beccles Museum, and was once the local school. It also has the bell tower which stands detached from St Michael’s Church, and at 97ft tall offers spectacular views from the top across the Waveney Valley.

The town hosts a number of big events throughout the year including Beccles Carnival, Harvest Moon Free Music Festival, Beccles Duck Race, Antiques Market and a late night shopping event and Christmas lights switch on.

An artist known for capturing breathtaking scenes of the seas and the skies has died after battling cancer.

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The East Suffolk rail line is to be closed between Ipswich and Halesworth for nine days to allow a team of engineers to install five miles of new track.

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A fishing tackle retailer is hoping to reel in £9m when it floats on the stock exchange.

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A retired GP who realised her dream of opening a jewellery shop after 35 years is breaking even after just eight months.

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We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

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We asked the general election candidates in Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them on Thursday, June 8. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said:

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A day centre which provides services for adults with disabilities is in desperate need of a volunteer minibus driver.

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A traditional sport drew crowds this weekend.

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A sports equipment manufacturer has bought a firm which has made products used at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, formerly the Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium and the Stade de France in Paris.

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Concerns have been raised over plans to build nearly 1,000 new homes in Worlingham.

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The last surviving mayor of Beccles from its days as a borough has died.

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Drivers in one of our local authority areas are among the best in the country at dodging parking fines, new figures have revealed.

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A venue has been announced for the third annual East Anglian Storytelling Festival.

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A legendary story of a high profile bank robbery in Beccles is being told for the first time.

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A new chapter in the history of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads has begun with a tourism campaign celebrating its international significance.

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They gave their lives during the darkest hours on the home front during the Second World War - and now their sacrifices have been remembered.

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Plaques has been unveiled to remember police officers who died while protecting the people of Great Yarmouth during the Second World War.

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Work is to start on a long-awaited road for Beccles which will remove heavy traffic from the town and boost the local economy.

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The production company behind a new TV show about people being reunited with someone from their past is calling on residents from the Waveney area to appear on the programme.

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Construction company Bateman Groundworks has won two new contracts worth more than £5m.

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Reydon youngster aims for pole position

Monday, February 13, 2017

For 15-year-old Charlie Brooks the thrill and adrenaline he feels while racing his motorbike is a dream come true.

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A weight loss coach has been recognised for her outstanding service to Weight Watchers members.

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For decades a shed has been man’s sanctuary- a place where the sound of hammering and drilling could be heard as he crafts and creates objects for work or pleasure.

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Growing construction company Ovamill has been doing building work on its own site, reflecting the Beccles-based firm’s expansion.

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Leaders at a district council are to seek an urgent meeting with the government to see if they can keep the prospect of a Suffolk-only devolution deal alive.

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A strong case has been made for reallocating Waveney court hearings to make them more accessible for witnesses, defendants and victims of crime, community leaders and solicitors have said.

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Morrisons stores across Norfolk and Waveney have appointed specific people to help customers during what the supermarket believes will be the ‘heaviest’ shopping week of the year.

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From candles and greetings cards to jams and chutney there were many marvellous handmade creations on offer for all to enjoy at an inaugural craft market.

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Witnesses and victims of crime could be forced to give evidence to a court from a videolink in the back of a van, it has emerged.

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A long-awaited new road for Beccles which is set to remove heavy traffic from the town and boost the local economy has finally been given the green light.

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A mum who once got so out of breath chasing her little girl up the stairs that she was unable to read her a bedtime story has lost nearly half her body weight to win a national award.

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A clean-up operation has been completed on the A146 between Beccles and Norwich following an oil spill.

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Barn fire tackled in Mutford

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Firefighters from Lowestoft are tackling a barn fire in Mutford.

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Residents of Beccles and beyond are being invited to have their say on potential changes to the way minor injury services are delivered in the town.

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A petition has been launched to gather support for two major services at Beccles Hospital after speculation about their future.

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They have just returned from a gruelling mountain trek in Peru, and now three members of a charity group are ready for their next mission - driving from Beccles to Venice in a £150 car.

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The man who went into cardiac arrest at Beccles Lido and was airlifted to hospital earlier this week has died.

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