Your Town | Bungay

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.

Police have released two CCTV images of a woman officers would like to speak to following a burglary at a home in Bungay in early February.

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Ripping poetry from the page to centre stage, Luke Wright is back to launch a new tour and tour-de-force

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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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A second man has been charged in connection with the rape of a young woman in Lowestoft in December.

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Residents are being asked for their comments on traffic related issues in the centre of Bungay and outlying areas.

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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 memorial exhibition celebrating the life and work of a young Bungay artist has been unveiled.

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Staff had to be evacuated after a small fire broke out at a leading north Suffolk printers and publishing service.

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Readers turning away from digital books and the continuing rise of the self-publisher have stabilised sales at the region’s biggest book printer.

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A member of staff at a village school has described her heartbreak after thieves repeatedly stole oil in tanks used to provide heating for young children.

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One man has been released without charge and another is on bail after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a hit-and-run in Bungay.

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A community has been left in shock after a man died in hospital following a hit-and-run in Bungay.

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On Sunday, more than 40,000 runners will be lining up for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. Here, we take a look at some of those from our region taking part in the race, and the inspiration behind their decision to run what has become one of the world’s most iconic races, raising vital funds for charity.

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For 30 years Gordon Knowles rose at the crack of dawn to troop two miles with a wheelbarrow of food to feed the roadside residents of Ditching-ham’s “chicken roundabout”.

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