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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

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

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

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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.

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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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Walkers have raised much needed funds and awareness for dementia organisations.

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Golden couple recreate Broads honeymoon

Friday, September 29, 2017

A couple are set to mark their golden wedding anniversary by recreating their honeymoon on the Broads nearly 50 years on.

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A Lowestoft man has been jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to Class A drugs offences.

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A Lowestoft tower block has been given the highest possible fire risk rating, according to previously unseen reports revealing a host of safety concerns.

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Video: Green light for £10m ‘Super Park’ in Norfolk

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Work on a new £10m holiday “Super Park” will get under way in Norfolk next month after planning permission for the exciting new development was granted.

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A number of Norfolk tourism businesses are investing heavily in their product offerings as the value of tourism to the county continues to grow.

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A Bungay doctor has announced he will be leaving the town’s surgery after almost three decades.

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The wait for a resolution to a planning application which would see 71 new homes built off a Gorleston cul-de-sac will continue, after councillors deferred their decision.

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Students looking for a rewarding career in social care still have time to apply for a new training initiative that may lead to a guaranteed job.

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A surge in millennials choosing to explore the UK on holiday has been pinpointed as the driver behind a seventh consecutive record summer for Lowestoft-based Hoseasons.

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Talented singers, musicians and funnymen took to the stage to try and win a place on Britain’s Got Talent.

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

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Electrical retailer Hughes is hoping to improve driver efficiency with new in-cab technology in its fleet of delivery vehicles.

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A Broads Authority quay assistant has been hailed a hero after saving a four year old girl who fell into the water between a boat and the quayside at the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.

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Representatives from Highways England have been talking to local road users and communities about upcoming road maintenance and minor improvement works in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

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A grandfather who marked his 83rd birthday by jumping from a plane is already thinking about his next celebratory stunt.

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The final massive pipes which washed up on Norfolk beaches are set to be removed.

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A golden ale has been recreated by Great Yarmouth-based brewery Lacons that proved a hit with female drinkers in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Cakes were baked, legs were waxed and heads were shaved during a series of fundraising events.

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Lowestoft’s new town council has taken the opportunity to run the rule over some of its newfound assets.

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Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which raises money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, were involved in two days of collecting.

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The discovery of a woman’s body in Norwich led police to an address in Lowestoft where three people were arrested in connection with the murder, it has emerged.

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A man being hunted by police for breaching the terms of his licence has been apprehended.

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A trade mission aimed at building links between the South West and the East has been hailed a success.

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A primary school has marked a special anniversary with an end-of-year celebration.

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A number of nationally renowned retailers have confirmed they will be coming to a new multi-million pound development in south Lowestoft.

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One of East Anglia’s best-known car dealerships has left family ownership after nearly a century, following a seven-figure acquisition by a Sussex counterpart.

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One of East Anglia’s best-known car dealerships has left family ownership after nearly a century, following its acquisition by a Sussex counterpart.

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There are train delays between Norwich and Great Yarmouth this morning because of train faults.

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Services between Norwich and Sheringham, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth could be disrupted for the rest of the day.

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A judge has warned a Lowestoft detective’s sentence should act as a deterrent to other officers tempted to take “short cuts”.

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A judge jailed a Lowestoft detective for 28 days for intending to pervert the course of justice and warned it should act as a deterrent to other officers tempted to take “short cuts”.

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A Suffolk police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after being convicted of intending to pervert the course of justice.

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There are few fishing destinations that rival the Broads for its scenic beauty, miles of lock-free waterways, rich heritage and diversity of fish species.

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Motorists travelling through Lowestoft are facing heavy delays this afternoon, due to a technical fault with the Bascule bridge in the town.

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I can’t tell you much about Talking Scarlet’s production of this Brian Clemens’ thriller except that it’s very good.

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Take That fans were met with long queues at Norwich train station after last night’s concert at Carrow Road with some describing the situation as “chaos”.

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East Anglian raised actor Brian Capron, best know as Coronation Street serial killer Richard Hillman, usually goes out of his way to avoid thrillers. So what’s different about Strictly Murder? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage investigated.

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Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft firms were among the exhibitors at Europe’s largest offshore wind energy conference.

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Renewed efforts to upgrade Norfolk and Suffolk’s neglected infrastructure were demanded as businesses gathered to discuss the region’s economic future.

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Hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to a “wonderful” former council leader.

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Witches, smugglers and demonic monks are not what you would ordinarily expect to encounter on a visit to the Suffolk coast.

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Innovators in offshore wind energy must continue work to drive down costs as the sector asserts increasing dominance over the East of England coast.

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Police have arrested a driver who was almost five times over the limit.

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Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, have been kept busy with a series of events.

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A Lowestoft detective has been warned he could face jail after he was convicted of intending to pervert the course of justice.

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A disability charity has revealed how it was almost forced to close after its former treasurer embezzled more than £200,000 from its reserves.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed that he has some - albeit fairly short - East Anglian roots.

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A scheduled train service from Lowestoft to Norwich this morning (Sunday) has been cancelled.

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A partnership of East Anglian expertise has brought back another Chelsea Gold Medal to this region for a popular garden that captured the tranquil beauty of our much-loved Broadland landscape.

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Keen to take advantage of sunny skies and high temperatures, East Anglia holidaymakers are flocking to the coast for the long weekend.

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Retail giant Marks & Spencer has seen annual profits tumble by nearly two thirds and revealed sales across its under-pressure clothing arm have plunged back into reverse.

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Better promotion of social care jobs and providing more opportunities for career progression in the industry will be key to continued growth for a regional care home operator.

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As the nation marks Dementia Awareness Week, employees at an opticians with branches across the region are becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

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Plant lovers just can’t wait to get their green fingers on this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. So what can visitors expect from next week’s floral spectacle?

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Directors of a car sales group which saw a 13% jump in profits in 2016 are remaining cautious of forces which could affect the automotive industry.

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Police search for wanted man

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Great Yarmouth man is wanted by police for breaching the terms of his licence.

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A globally renowned specialist in wind turbine rotor blade access and repair is expanding to north Suffolk.

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Three charities will be supported at an event designed to raise money to help run them by seeing a trio of local bands performing songs.

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Fundraisers in the Lowestoft area are being asked to come forward to join a new group, which is launching today (Monday) to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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It has been a historic day for local democracy with representatives voted onto the new Lowestoft Town Council for the first time.

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First buses has announced it is rolling out changes to a number of services in the Great Yarmouth area at the end of the month.

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The Labour Party have revealed their candidate in Waveney for next month’s general election.

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The closure of a Norwich call centre with the loss of 180 jobs would be a blow to the surrounding community, said the landlord of a pub nearby.

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A new educational federation should focus on training more young workers to support growing sectors in the east while providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, one of its main supporters has said.

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Fund-raisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, have been boosted once more.

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A new educational federation should focus on training more young workers to support growing sectors in the east while providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, one of its main supporters has said.

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A runner who has been told by doctors she requires a knee operation in two month’s time has spoken of her determination to complete this year’s London Marathon.

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The popular annual Lowestoft in Bloom competition has been launched.

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Fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of Cancer Research UK, have been boosted by two recent events.

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More than 400 vulnerable people across the region are being supported by new funding to get into the workplace and bolster the labour force.

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A paint and oil producer which has supplied the Sandringham estate for more than 30 years is celebrating after the renewal of its royal warrant.

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A dachshund called Bertie is set to become the canine Adrian Mole.

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Local government in the county is facing major changes with the creation of a new East Suffolk Council stretching from Felixstowe to Lowestoft in two years’ time.

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To outsiders, it seems like an affulent area where most people live comfortably in what is often rated as one of the best places to live in the country.

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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 Lowestoft man has been arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon and in possession of cannabis.

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Specsavers staff across the region have raised thousands of pounds from selling comedy waving hands specs and a whole host of fundraising activities.

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New legal powers have been adopted to protect wildlife, livestock and people from out-of-control dogs running wild across one of East Anglia’s most important nature reserves.

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A boost has been given to the mayor of Lowestoft’s charities following the annual Mayor’s Ball.

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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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More than 70 pupils from across the region have participated in an inter-school boat building challenge.

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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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A new bus service commences next month travelling through many south Norfolk villages.

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Due to a fault with a river swing bridge between Reedham and Haddiscoe all lines were blocked this evening.

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A total of seven Waveney businesses have been presented with awards for offering customers a wide variety of healthier food choices.

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Waveney MP Peter Aldous has expressed defiance following the attack on Westminster, saying terrorists should not be allowed to undermine our democracy.

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Jobs are at risk at a shoe retailer with stores and concessions in Norwich, Thetford, Lowestoft and Wisbech after tough trading conditions forced it to enter administration.

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A East Anglian marine services company has the wind in its sails following its purchase of a renewable energy services firm.

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A catering company is cooking up a storm in its new kitchen, which it hopes will be the recipe for turnover to rise.

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Speeding motorists are being targeted as part of a crackdown by police.

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After watching a television wildlife documentary by his favourite broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, 10-year-old Ashton Pilkington felt inspired to write to the man behind the show to tell him how much he had enjoyed it.

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Train passengers will not be able to buy tickets from the ticket office at Great Yarmouth’s station from Monday, March 20 for the next two weeks.

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A charity which provides help for the community and the environment has officially opened its new premises.

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