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Population: 5,127

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Diss, Lowestoft

Bungay is a thriving market town in a loop of the River Waveney. The origin of the name of Bungay is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon title Bunincga-haye, signifying the enclosure of the tribe of Bonna, a Saxon chieftain.

It has a wealth of historical sites including the ruins of Bigod’s Castle, the ancient Butter Cross in the town centre, a Roman well and a Saxon church.

Bungay has its own mayor, town reeve and town crier, traditions which it has kept alive for many years.

The town is home to the Fisher Theatre and an indoor swimming pool and has its own marathon which was renamed this year as the Bungay Festival of Running, and a two-week festival in the summer to showcase everything on offer.

Guests in a Park Lane hotel will be able to celebrate with a taste of Suffolk after a brewer agreed a deal to supply a selection of beers to the venue.

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Meet the new mayor of Bungay

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The new mayor of Bungay plans to encourage more community interaction and listen to residents’ suggestions for the town during his year in office.

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Bank closures are having a “traumatic effect” on high streets by stripping vulnerable people of vital services - with some towns even being left without a single branch at all.

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The mayor of Bungay has spoken of the “layers of issues” the town now faces following the closure of its last bank.

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A winemaker on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has taken a punt on a new grape in its latest planting – in a year which will see it harvest its own fruit for the first time.

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Bungay residents are being urged to get behind their football team as the club prepares for its biggest day for 55 years.

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An East Anglian care farm described as a “trailblazer” has scooped a national award.

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The country’s largest chicken processing group has revealed its gender pay gap alongside a raft of measures to strengthen gender equality.

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A Suffolk brewery boss has slammed proposals to create new labelling for drink with 0.5% alcohol or less as “misleading, harmful and dangerous”.

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A collapsed estate agent franchise had debts of more 
than half a million pounds 
when it went under, documents reveal.

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The collapse of the East Anglian franchise of an estate agency has led to the loss of 21 jobs, administrators have confirmed.

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An East Anglian estate agency franchise has collapsed into insolvency with the immediate closure of eight branches.

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A plan to close Bungay’s Lloyds bank has led to concerns being raised by the mayor of the town and also an MP in Parliament.

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Riders and followers turned out in their droves for East Anglia’s traditional Boxing Day hunts.

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The annual Bungay Town Dinner, a tradition which dates back centuries, was once again held at the town’s Fisher Theatre.

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MPs have branded Lloyds Banking Group’s decision to close three north Suffolk branches as ‘disappointing’.

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It has been a tough week for high street banks in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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NatWest is to close six branches across Norfolk and Suffolk next year due to “radical changes” in the way customers use its services.

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MPs investigating the 2 Sisters Food Group have accused the food safety watchdog of intelligence and auditing failings after it admitted to knowing of only “minor” complaints at a processing plant facing allegations of hygiene breaches.

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A Suffolk poultry plant is among more facilities owned by the UK’s biggest supplier of supermarket chicken to be inspected amid food safety and hygiene concerns within the company.

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A supermarket deal has seen a brewery up its non-alcoholic beer sales to 10% of its business.

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A micro-brewery has collected a clutch of medals for the taste of its beers at an international competition.

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A Suffolk micro brewery is toasting success on the international stage after bringing home two gold medals in the World Beer Awards.

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A Suffolk brewer is raising a glass after securing a deal to sell its beers in Canada.

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A couple have been able to relive the moment they met more than 60 years ago as a bus company surprised them by recreating the 11b service that they first met on.

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