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For most councillors, it is easy for them to make it known when they are speaking for themselves and when they are speaking on behalf of a parish.

Rail passengers on the Wherry lines are facing nine days of disruption as some services are suspended as part of the next phase of works to upgrade the signalling systems and track.

More than 40 homes could be built as part of a comprehensive redevelopment of a former hospital site.

A pair of historic diesel locomotives are to be revved up for a special tour of the region to mark the end of an era - and the launch of a modern railway age.

Commuters are being advised to check before they travel as faults cause train cancellations.

A lifeboat and coastguard helicopter were scrambled to help in airlifting a man to hospital.

Passengers travelling between Norwich and Cambridge suffered the worst punctuality in the region in February as one in five trains arrived late.

Train travellers in Norfolk are facing disruption today after train faults caused a string of cancellations.

The Momo "suicide challenge" which has been sweeping the globe is an indisputable hoax, according to a Norfolk cyber security expert.

Rail passengers will face nine consecutive days of disruption with the suspension of trains from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

A former Suffolk Police special constable has been acquitted of assaulting a social worker - as she has a new job lined up with the prison service.

A "trailblazing" project tackling food waste will see a community fridge installed in Lowestoft to encourage local sharing.

A scheme to transform Britain's most easterly point and turn it into a landmark destination is set to be progressed in the coming months.

A man who has been banned from large areas of Lowestoft and Norwich for persistent begging has been jailed once more.

Owners say they hope their restaurant and hotel will bring something different to the Lowestoft area.

A mother and daughter who endured a terrifying wait for an ambulance after their car swerved off a country lane and into an embankment were rescued after a 15-year-old boy found them - using Snapchat

A Lowestoft road has been described as "an accident waiting to happen" after residents challenged the council to have permit parking put in place.

A company behind plans for a new care village in Thorpe St Andrew claims newts and bats will "prosper" if the development goes ahead.

Records broken. History made. A pioneer of new fishing techniques that saved tons of fuel. Yes, Jumbo Long has truly earned his place in the story of Lowestoft's fishing industry

Norwich City versus Ipswich Town is top versus bottom in the Championship at Carrow Road on Sunday. Here's everything you need to know about the big game.

Extra trains are being put on for fans heading to the East Anglian derby on Sunday.

A Suffolk MP has called for a shake-up of police funding to address "long-term disparities" between the county's force and others across the country.

A new local alternative rock band have sprung onto the scene and are all set for their EP release show in Norwich.

People in Lowestoft are being asked to give their views on the town centre, as a new survey is launched.

A north Suffolk academy trust has been ordered to justify the high salaries of its top-paid staff.

People are being invited to have their say on a proposal to build 600 homes in Bradwell.

Ballet and opera lovers will be digging out their beloved recordings this week as they celebrate World Ballet Day and Opera Day.

A boxing gym with branches in Norwich, Lowestoft and Beccles is launching a new academy in partnership with an agency aimed at improving the lives of young people.

Trains will be running between Norwich and London in 90 minutes from May - but only a tiny proportion of services will be that fast for the foreseeable future.

Rail bosses have outlined a bold new vision for the East Anglian network over the next 25 years at a major transport conference in Ipswich.

Thousands raised from the sale of Lowestoft Hospital have been pumped into "transforming" the James Paget Hospital's emergency department.

A parcel of woodland close to Norwich could make way for a new care village, capable of homing more than 100 people.

An "exciting new festival" is set to showcase a town "at its very best."

The pain being felt on the high street in Great Yarmouth looks set to intensify with H Samuel quitting its King Street shop.

A new defibrillator has been installed in a rural village, thanks to help from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise.

Thinking of moving this year? Find out where Norfolk and Suffolk's property hotspots are likely to be - as told by the experts.

A repeat sexual offender who discussed fantasies involving five-year-olds with his former cellmate has been spared jail.

A Norfolk railway station car park is to close for three weeks while signalling work is carried out.

Commuters travelling to and from Lowestoft this afternoon have been hit by disruption after a signal failure.

A popular photography studio which has been based in Lowestoft for more than a decade is set to open a Norwich branch.

If Greater Anglia's promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region's rail passengers - the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

Police continue to hunt the masked men who held two women at knife point during an attempted jewellery store robbery.

Children from a Cromer school celebrated the festive season at a Christmas service featuring pupils from academies across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Rail passengers are being warned to check before they travel today due to series of engineering works on mainline and rural services to and from Norwich.

The community have been asked to come together to help feed abandoned pets spending Christmas in rescue centres.

Greater Anglia's first new "bimode" diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region's rail network for the first time.

Famous faces from the University of East Anglia in Norwich are set to appear on a festive edition of University Challenge on Christmas Day.

Livi John is Sorting Out Suffolk, as she launches her new business to help us reclaim our own space. Lynne Mortimer meets the ace de-clutterer

Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia's rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.

As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler "bi-mode" train for the region's rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations.

Buses will replace trains on transport routes across Norfolk today (Sunday).

The head of an academy trust has announced his departure at the end of his first term in the job.

Rail travellers in Norfolk and Suffolk are facing disruption, with train faults causing cancellations and delays.

The Lowestoft Summer Festival of 2019 has been cancelled after this year's entertainment was too loud.

Lowestoft-based James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has won three major contracts on one of Europe's biggest wind farms.

Planned engineering work is continuing as part of a major signalling upgrade on the Wherry Lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Blogger Faith Archer reveals why she's ditched the traditional Christmas calendar if favour of something much more charitable.

More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

Rail passengers are facing more disruption, with delays and cancellations.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region - but it won't be travelling under its own steam just yet.

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Intrepid staff from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise have scaled new heights to raise money for charity.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota's pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the work that the church is doing in Norwich but raised concerns about isolated areas in Norfolk.

The family of a hit-and-run victim have slammed his 'diabolical' treatment at the hands of investigating police officers.

Two towns which have been stripped of a police presence in the latest restructuring of the force are calling for more to be done in rural communities.

It has been a busy time for fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal.

Families enjoyed a variety of entertainment as a free Halloween themed event took centre stage at a care home.

Two new partners have been appointed at regional accountants Lovewell Blake.

Rail users will be faced with nine days of disruption from this weekend as signalling system upgrades are carried out.

Keen gardeners, stunning school displays and colourful businesses were just some of those praised for being the blooming best at a presentation evening.

Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like 'frogs in slowly boiling water'.

Graduates from the Kingsley Care Academy were presented with £250 cheques to mark the successful completion of their one year course.

Lowestoft-based magician Joshua Pickering will be performing during a free Halloween themed event at a care home later this month.

A trailblazing Norfolk firm is set to build a new state-of-the-art pilot boat for ABP Lowestoft.

Firefighters had to rescue a casualty from a vehicle after a crash on the A146.

The coastguard helicopter had been scrambled after a crew member of a boat off the coast at Lowestoft was struck down with appendicitis.

More than five acres of railway sidings are up for grabs with Network Rail looking for new leaseholders for a site in Lowestoft.

The former mayor of Lowestoft has apologised after accidentally sharing an abusive far-right post from the pro-Tommy Robinson Facebook page 'SAVE Our Country'.

Another Norwich open audition date for ITV's Britain's Got Talent has been announced.

A new support group for families of premature babies has been successfully launched in Lowestoft.

A Norwich comedian has succeeded in improving conditions for disabled rail passengers after footage of her being forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space went viral.

A woman who promised her father that she would try and influence change in cancer testing after he lost his battle with the disease has started a petition.

The family of a man who reportedly froze to death outside the home he had been evicted from may finally get some answers nine months on.

Investment and improved accommodation quality has helped a self-catering holiday specialist bump up summer revenue from its East Anglian sites by almost a fifth.

All lines between Norwich and Lowestoft are blocked following a swing bridge failure.

Train services in Norfolk are getting back to normal after being at a standstill for about an hour because of a fire alert.

Nostalgia Spirit of lost fishing 'village' rises again

Saturday, September 15, 2018

It was once home to more than 2,000 people, all connected to Lowestoft's booming fishing industry. But today, little remains that even hints at proof of The Grit's existence. Sheena Grant finds out about a new show that aims to put that right.

A catering giant has left his thriving London life to invest in the future of his hometown.

A man accused of murder ended up with his "foot on fire" as he tried to burn a bit of blood-soaked carpet in his friend's garden, a court heard.

A targeted project designed to encourage more men to ask for help with mental health issues has been hailed a success after playing a key role in raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding emotional wellbeing.

The well known Norfolk Broads boating pioneer and business owner Langford Jillings Snr has died at the age of 79.

A teacher and support staff member from Cromer have received awards from an Olympic gold medallist at a special event to mark the new school year.

A £68m signalling upgrade will see no trains run between Great Yarmouth and Reedham for at least six months.

Trains to and from coastal towns will be disrupted over the coming months as engineering work take place.

A community hub which offers a wide variety of services is celebrating being awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

The trial of a former chief executive of a Suffolk-based addiction treatment provider accused of committing fraud by paying for car insurance and gym memberships from company funds will take place in March next year.

Senior lifeboatmen have spoken of their sadness after the bodies of two fishermen were found in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth.
The men's bodies were discovered and recovered by a Coastguard helicopter close to where their fishing boat had sunk on Saturday afternoon.

Born in Great Yarmouth and raised in Lowestoft, actor Karl Theobald's career began when he was cast in an east coast production of West Side Story at school - after he'd been a Grifter-riding member of The Midnight Raiders gang, of course.

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