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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

The family of a teenager killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in Hull are trying to get in contact with long-lost family member to attend his funeral.

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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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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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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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