Search

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.

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

When Ron Gower got the 11b bus to Norwich from Bungay as a teenager he never thought he would meet the love of his life who he would end up married to for 60 years.

Read more

Performance poet Luke Wright is back with a brand new show which he is premiering at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Read more

A retried school teacher and one of his former pupils have been elected to lead Bungay Town Council.

Read more

A traditional sport drew crowds this weekend.

Read more

News in Your Town

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most Read

Featured Pages

Latest from the EDP

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 10°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter