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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

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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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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A small Dutch yacht, which had got into difficulties, was successfully towed back into Lowestoft harbour by the town’s lifeboat crew.

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Regular service has resumed at a Cantley sugar factory, after a bomb scare on the site which saw a nearby railway line close.

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An industry body helping to develop East Anglia’s offshore energy sector has said an “invisible barrier” is stopping women taking roles after one company’s recruitment drive saw no females in 1,500 applications.

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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 by two collections.

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Some people can get a little engrossed in their mobiles. But this guy takes the biscuit.

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A Lowestoft teenager is celebrating after being presented with a prestigious award.

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Lives have been saved as a result of a pilot scheme that has seen cardiac arrest emergencies in Lowestoft, and parts of Suffolk, dealt with by firefighters.

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A £1.63m investment is to be made to replace a Hales junction which has the worst accident record for a main road in Norfolk.

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East Anglia’s expertise in renewable power could be harnessed to drive green energy growth in the United States – thanks to a firm operating on both sides of the Atlantic.

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A teenager from Lowestoft is hoping to embark on an overseas volunteer placement for a cause close to her heart.

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Somerleyton Hall opened its doors to pupils from the village primary school as part of an annual occasion dating back more than 150 years.

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Storm Doris is causing disruption in Lowestoft and Waveney as high winds continue to batter the region.

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A 40-year-old man has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to a burglary in Oulton Broad.

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Football fans travelling between Lowestoft and Norwich for Sunday’s East Anglian derby are advised to check before they travel due to engineering work on the line.

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Greater Anglia is running extra train services on Sunday for football supporters travelling to Norwich for the Championship local derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

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More than £250,000 is to be pumped into a new three-year project to help prevent people becoming destitute and sleeping rough on the streets of a Suffolk town.

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Video: Drones and virtual tours focus on offshore energy

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A specialist photography and filming company is ready for take-off into the world of drones as it adds to its services for the offshore energy industry.

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Rail passengers have today been facing disruption on many services in and out of Norwich.

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Young people with an interest in theatrical performance are being encouraged to attend a new production that will allow them to stand side-by-side with performers on stage.

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Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

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A new partnership agreement and venture by a leading European offshore logistics company could signal further investment in the East Coast economy.

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The legendary Showaddywaddy will kick off an exciting programme of events at the Marina Theatre.

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Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in Kirkley where a quantity of jewellery was stolen.

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Investigations are under way by the police watchdog, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), after a man arrested on suspicion of assault was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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A man has been taken to hospital after collapsing at a property in Lowestoft.

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A man has been taken to hospital after falling down a flight of stairs in Lowestoft.

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Police are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage to a vehicle in Lowestoft.

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Investigations are under way following the discovery of a parcel found on Kessingland beach.

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Puppies thought to be just seven weeks old were found dumped on the roadside in Lowestoft yesterday morning.

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The magic of Las Vegas swing comes to Waveney this March as A Night with Frank, Dean & Judy arrives at The Seagull Theatre and The Fisher Theatre.

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Inspirational stories from four women will be shared with guests at a charity dinner.

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Police have arrested a 25-year-old man from the Lowestoft area on suspicion for driving a motorcycle while under the influence of drugs on Thursday (February 9).

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A man believed to be in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lowestoft.

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An awareness event promoting support available to survivors of sexual abuse has been hailed a success by organisers.

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Snowdrop walks for historic Thurton church

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nature lovers will be able to enjoy spectacular snowdrops during a church fundraising day.

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Visitors to Lowestoft Library are being encouraged to not judge a book by its cover as part of a Valentine’s Day themed activity.

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A motorist has been arrested, and their vehicle has been seized, following swift actions by police in Lowestoft.

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It has taken years of hard work and efforts, but dreams are closer to reality for Beccles Sea Cadets.

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Trains across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire are on track for new interiors as Greater Anglia kicks off an upgrade of its Class 170 fleet.

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For the first time in three years Simon Kindleysides was able to stand unaided in his own kitchen for TV show Come Dine With Me, as DOMINIC GILBERT reports.

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Her story touched a community and this week more than a hundred people came together to celebrate the life of a mother-of-five who embarked on a fundraising campaign to support her family’s future.

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

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The UK’s largest holiday park operator is planning major improvements at sites in Norfolk and Suffolk as part of a multi-million pound national investment.

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A radio communications system aimed to connect the East of England’s growing offshore industry has been given a funding boost.

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Thousands of children were evacuated from London to Lowestoft during the Second World War but all that changed just a year later amid fears the east coast was a target for German invasion.

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A new community training kitchen in South Lowestoft is to be opened with a celebration event.

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Young people are being encouraged to give up their warm beds to spend a night sleeping in cardboard boxes under the stars to raise funds for homeless youngsters.

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Ahead of UK National Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week a trio of women who established a support group for survivors of sexual abuse are reflecting on a productive first year.

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Traditionally New Year is a time for new resolutions such as joining a gym and adopting a healthier diet in order to loss some of the extra weight put on during Christmas festivities.

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The uncle of a mother-of-five, who embarked on a campaign to provide a loving legacy to her family following her passing, is taking on a gruelling fundraising challenge to continue her campaign.

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Commemorating more than 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, dignitaries, residents and young people joined together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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An eight-year-old girl has been awarded first prize in a creative competition after designing a poster showing the progress she has made towards overcoming her crippling fear of dogs

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It is a time when a town falls silent in remembering others.

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Complacency stemming from this month’s near-miss storm-surge could hamper evacuation plans in the future.

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Children and staff at a Lowestoft residential special school are celebrating after receiving a top of the class ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

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Police have arrested three men as part of the proactive work to tackle the supply of drugs in the Lowestoft area.

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Emergency services attended Kessingland beach today after a member of the public discovered a smoke mortar bomb in the sand dunes.

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Police are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in Lowestoft.

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For 17-year-old Jay Daniels, holding a steering wheel in his hands as he drives around a race track is a “dream come true”.

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When a talented performer took her first steps on the theatre stage, she always dreamt of landing a leading role as a princess.

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From supporting police officers on foot patrols to attending major incidents, special constables serve a vital role in communities across the county.

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Police appeal for Pakefield dog walker

Friday, January 20, 2017

Police are appealing for a woman who was out walking a dog in Florence Road in Pakefield to come forward following a robbery incident the town on Saturday January 8.

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If there’s something strange at your town hall, who you gonna call?

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Following the high tides and strong winds seen along the east coast last week, a section of cliff has collapsed on to the beach at Pakefield.

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A wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will be held in Lowestoft next week.

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The Wild West has proved a big hit in the east as 61,200 people enjoyed watching Norwich Theatre Royal’s cowboy-themed production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Flood defences along the Norfolk and Waveney coast may have kept one of the biggest tidal surges in years at bay last night but communities along the east coast woke up to damage and disruption this morning.

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Buoyant holiday firms are anticipating a bumper 2017 as year-on-year booking levels soar.

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Police appeal to trace wanted man

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a wanted man.

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They may have been married for 60 years - but the love is as strong as ever for one Lowestoft couple.

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They serve and protect coastal communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a flat fire in Lowestoft has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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Millie Stammers was told she was too young and inexperienced to set up her own hair and beauty business when she was a teenager - but proved them all wrong. ANDREW PAPWORTH talked to the 24-year-old about how she has become an inspriation to young people.

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They met during a game of hide and seek as teenagers but the love still remains strong for Molly and Harry Kinder as they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

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A new youth theatre group will cover everything from Shakespeare to musical productions when it launches in Lowestoft.

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Police attended a call, at just after midnight, on December 26 to reports of multiple people fighting in the street in Bridge Road, Oulton Broad.

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Christmas is a time for giving and goodwill to all.

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Festive cheer was in the air at Sam’s Coffee House, Lowestoft, this Christmas day as charity organisation Access Community Trust and Hoseasons joined forces to host a Christmas meal for young and vulnerable people.

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There were plenty of smiles and chattering teeth as hundreds of brave people took the plunge for charity this Christmas day.

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Brave Zara looks ahead to 2017

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Lowestoft family has praised the “amazing” generosity of “so many people.”

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Witnesses are being sought after a man went into a Lowestoft jewellers and stole two Rolex watches.

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Hundreds of people are expected to brave the bracing North Sea as they take the plunge for a number of different charities.

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In common with Cubs from across the UK, it has been a time of celebration.

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Christmas is a time for cheer and offering goodwill to all.

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Work has started on the construction of 24 new affordable homes at Bacton.

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Diners sitting down to their Christmas dinner at the Lowestoft Over 60s community club’s festive event were surprised to be given their ticket money back to them as they sat down for Christmas pudding.

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The Christmas festivities are to continue tonight with activities and a fantastic festive firework display.

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Although the latest technology can transform a patrol car into a mobile database of information on all our vehicles, patrols around Norfolk and Suffolk still rely on traditional policing nous, according to Sgt Harris, of the Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing team.

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