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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

Norwich City and Ipswich Town fans at Carrow Road in 2015. Picture  Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
16/05/2015

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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Andrew Pinder (left) and Alan O�Neill with the CHPV drone. Picture: Julian Claxton

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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Photo: Sonya Duncan

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

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Thrive at the Marina Theatre. Picture: Phil Crow

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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Suffolk County Council's Gordon Jones said the report was welcome. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

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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Rhenus opens offshore logistics supply base in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Photo from Rhenus Offshore Logistics UK

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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Marina Theatre and Cinema in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Picture by Mick Howes

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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Pontins holiday park in Pakefield. Picture: Archant.

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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East of England Ambulance Trust. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

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

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Picture: Archant.

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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Four puppies were found abandoned on February 10 in Corton, Lowestoft, and have been taken into the care of the RSPCA. Picture: RSPCA

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

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“A Night with Frank, Dean & Judy”. Picture: Courtesy of The Seagull Theatre

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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Karen Hester who will be speaking at Women Who Inspire 2017. Picture: Submitted

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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East Anglian Air Ambulance. Picture: Ian Burt

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

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Waveney Sexual Abuse and Violence support Group 'Surviving United' host awareness event at the Kirkley Centre.
Supporting survivors group together for a photo.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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
St Ethelbert's Church in Thurton.

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

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Blind date with a book at Lowestoft library. Photo: Helen Lobel

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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Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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

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Spades in hand as the Beccles Sea Cadets celebrate their new building work beginning within days. Commanding officer Joe Meadows, centre with some of the cadets. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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

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A current Abellio Greater Anglia train.  Picture: James Bass

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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Simon Kindleysides using the Rex exoskeleton suit during filming for Come Dine With Me. Picture: Simon Kindleysides

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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Sarah Wright's coffin is carried to the Crematorium at Gorleston by horse drawn carriage as Sarah wished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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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Sandra Forder, who has been awarded Weight Watchers diamond coach status. Photo: Weight Watchers

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

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Vauxhall Holiday Park, Yarmouth. Picture: Nick Butcher

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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SCORE Project case study, Fern Communications, from left, Directors Jennifer and Clive Cushion and Technical Manager James Cleverley (centre). Pic by TMS Media Ltd

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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Dagenham evacuees arrive at Lowestoft. Their story features in a book by Gillian Mawson entitled Voices from the Past: Britain’s Wartime Evacuees

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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The Kirkley Centre. Photo: Nick Butcher

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

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Barry Salmon and Heather Salmon at the Ipswich Sleep Easy Event 2016. Photo: YMCA SUFFOLK

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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Surviving United - Domestic Violence Group in Lowestoft. Photo: Surviving United

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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Nigel Graves from Lowestoft has lost over 8 stone in a year so he could be a better father to his children.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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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Paul Youngman is getting ready to run three half marathons to raise funds for Sarah Wright's Cancer fund.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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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Lowestoft Holocaust Memorial Day. Photo: Mick Howes

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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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust help Lily overcome her fear of dogs. Photo is of Lily Dewberry. Photo: Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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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Holocaust memorial service at Lowestoft Train Station.

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

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The River Yare approaching high tide in Great Yarmouth, at 8.30am on Friday 13th January 2017.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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

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The Ashley School, Lowestoft has been awarded Outstanding status by Ofsted. Headteacher Sally Garrett.

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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Kessingland Call Out. Photo: Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard Rescue Teams

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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Picture: Archant.

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

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Jay Daniels Racing PHOTO Mandy Daniels

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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Lowestoft Players forthcoming pantomime 'Snow White' in 2017 featuring Snow White. Photo by Stephen Wilson

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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Suffolk Constabulary Special Constable Holly Rackham is helping to promote the role of special constables during a recruitment drive for the force.
 Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

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
Bread and milk have been stolen from a village store. Picture: Ian Burt

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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The  East Anglia Paranormal investigations club. (lef t to right)  Alex Collins, Gary Bradfield,Sharon Bradfield, Debbie Jones and Brandon Bradfield.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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

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Pakefield Cliff Erosion. 18.01.17. Photo by Mick Howes

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 ceremony was held at Lowestoft Train Station to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in 2016. Cllr Bruce Provan, Ray Wang and Cllr Stephen Ardley

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

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Dress Rehearsal of the Norwich Theatre Royal panto 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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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Cromer after high tide. Picture Dave Hubba Roberts

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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Rural Life - Sheringham - High Street.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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
Dean Ely. Photo: Norfolk Police

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

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Diamond Wedding couple Dennis and Shirley Bidle celebrate 60 years of marriage.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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

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Lowestoft coastguard generic pictures

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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

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Flat fire on Pier Terrace ,Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

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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Diamond wedding couple Molly and Harry Kinder.

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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Youth theatre practitioners  Abbie Moore, Will Isgrove and John Hales.

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

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Lowestoft Police Bridge Road 2612

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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Lowestoft North Salvation Army Christmas meal 2016

Christmas is a time for giving and goodwill to all.

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Access Community Trust Christmas 2016

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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Lowestoft Christmas Day Swim 2016

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
Festive wish for Zara Dyer, as she is back in her hometown of Lowestoft and meeting Santa on the Lowestoft Lions sleigh. Picture: IAN BROWN

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

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Suffolk police are investigating.

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

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The annual Lowestoft Christmas Day seaside swim.
December 2015.

Picture: James Bass

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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Lowestoft cubs 100 anniversary event. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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

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Salvation Army's Lowestoft South Corps served meals to people in need at its Carlton Road base. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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

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Paul Pitcher of Wellington (left) and John Archibald of Victory Housing Trust mark the start of work on 24 new affordable homes in Bacton. Picture: ANDY NEWMAN

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

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Kingsley Healthcare sponsor the Lowestoft club for elderly people's Christmas party.
Stephen Pullinger (Kingsley Healthcare) with Rita Carter
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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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Reindeer on display in Lowestoft town centre. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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

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Norfolk Police Sergeant Chris Harris.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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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Volunteers at Norwich foodbank get ready for the big demand over the festive season.
Project manager Hannah Worsley.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The festive season is an exciting time for many families. But for the increasing number of people who use foodbanks it can be a very stressful period.

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First bus in Norwich city centre. Photo: Steve Adams

Whether you’re off for a night out, buying those last-minute presents, or even hunting out a bargain in the sales, getting the bus or train may be one of the easier options when travelling in and out of the city during the festive season.

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Dress Rehearsal of the Norwich Theatre Royal panto 'Jack and the Beanstalk'  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It’s time for the curtain to go up on the panto – oh yes it is!

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Local historian John Holmes with his new book about sailor Victor Crisp 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

For nearly 30 years the documenting of Lowestoft’s history has been a labour of love for John Holmes.

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Jack Paul winner of the boys aged 18 months to five years category

It is the moment proud mums, dads and grandparents have been waiting for and today we can announce the top tots in this year’s Bonny Baby competition.

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Waveney District Council wants to regenerate the North Denes area between the towns Birds Eye factory and the North Denes Caravan Park, taking in North Beach and Ness Point.  Picture: James Bass

It is the country’s most easterly point - yet instead of being a tourist destination, to many it just looks like a wasteland.

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Lowestoft central train station on Denmark Road, Station Square.
July 2016.

Picture: James Bass

The railway minister has given his support to a vision to regenerate Lowestoft railway station.

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Corey Lark, 17, has found work as an maintenance apprentice through Apprenticeship EAST, which is being pioneered by Lowestoft charity Access Community Trust.

A new apprenticeship scheme aims to turn around the fortunes of young people – and at the same time help small businesses across Waveney.

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Lowestoft mayor Nick Webb and businessman Andrew Kerry at the official opening of Kerry's department store in Lowestoft. Picture by: ANDREW PAPWORTH.

When even retail guru Mary Portas could not save a long-running independent, family-run coastal department store, there was great anxiety about the future a key town centre site.

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Andy the Clown shop. Picture by Anthea Davis

From fancy dress outfits to retro toys a newly-opened shop has plenty on offer to put smiles on customers’ faces.

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Scene of fire on Stanford Street, Lowestoft.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A man has died in a flat fire, despite the desperate efforts of brave neighbours to carry out a rescue.

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The Sea-Breeze Club on Commercial road, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was hit around the head with a beer barrel as shouting and screaming onlookers raced for cover.

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Sarah Wright who has terminal cancer, and her family, husband Stuart, and children, from left, front, Connor, three; Lucas, six;  Logan, one; and Lacey, eight; and back, Rhianna, nine; at Sarah's  fundraiser to raise money for her funeral. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A mother-of-five, with terminal cancer, has praised the generosity and “amazing support” from the community.

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A Greater Anglia train at Lowestoft railway station.  Picture: James Bass

Rail services affected by “over-running engineering work” at Oulton Broad North have returned to normal.

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Anglian bus company MD, Andrew Pursey launching the company's new fleet of gas powered buses.  Picture: Nick Butcher

A fleet of carbon neutral biogas powered buses, bought using hundreds of thousands of pounds from the public purse four years ago, have left the county as they were “unsuitable” for the rural areas of Norfolk and Suffolk.

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St Margaret's Church is organising a campaign to raise fundsfor the historic building's repair.
 Churchwarden Pam Shaw with Captain Paul McDonough. 
Picture: NICK BUTCHER

It is one of Lowestoft’s best-loved and historic buildings which has been an iconic focal point of the town for 750 years.

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Daya Thayan, Founder and Chief Executive of Kingsley Healthcare Group.  Picture: James Bass

Kingsley Healthcare chief executive Daya Thayan has made the top 15 of the prestigious HealthInvestor Power 50 awards for a second successive year.

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Leader of Waveney District Council 
Colin Law.

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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Emergency services were called to a crash. PIC: Denise Bradley.

A boy, not quite of teenage years, has suffered a leg injury during a collision with a black Vauxhall Zafira this afternoon at the junction between Harris Avenue and Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft.

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Pakefield RTC 2211

A teenage boy has suffered a suspected broken leg after being involved in a collision with a Ford Focus Zetec in London Road South, Pakefield, this morning.

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Sarah Wright, 29, of Lowestoft, with her husband Stuart, 33. Sarah is fundraising to help pay for her funeral and her five children's future as she has terminal cancer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A community has rallied round to help a mother-of-five with terminal cancer as she aims to raise funds to support her family after her death.

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Year Eight pupils at Ormiston Denes Academy try out the new fitness equipment from a lottery grant. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Students at a Lowestoft school have been limbering up and getting active thanks to new exercise equipment funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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Waveney MP Peter Aldous is shown inside a van with a videolink to a court, where witnesses coud be asked to give their evidence. Picture by James Hartley

Witnesses and victims of crime could be forced to give evidence to a court from a videolink in the back of a van, it has emerged.

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Butterflies of Britain has organised a tree planting event.

Nature lovers are being asked for their help to plant hundreds of trees to help wildlife to flourish at a nature reserve.

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Lowestoft school celebrates sporting success

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Red Oak Primary School wins Gold Mark Award

Youngsters are celebrating after their school received a top award for sporting provision.

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