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Your Town | Bungay

Population: 5,127

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Diss, Lowestoft

Bungay is a thriving market town in a loop of the River Waveney. The origin of the name of Bungay is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon title Bunincga-haye, signifying the enclosure of the tribe of Bonna, a Saxon chieftain.

It has a wealth of historical sites including the ruins of Bigod’s Castle, the ancient Butter Cross in the town centre, a Roman well and a Saxon church.

Bungay has its own mayor, town reeve and town crier, traditions which it has kept alive for many years.

The town is home to the Fisher Theatre and an indoor swimming pool and has its own marathon which was renamed this year as the Bungay Festival of Running, and a two-week festival in the summer to showcase everything on offer.

A rock band rode mobility scooters around the streets of a Norfolk seaside town for a music video.

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One of the country's first 24-hour car charging areas has been opened in Beccles, as the council announce 100 more stations for hybrid vehicles across the county.

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Hundreds of commuters could be left isolated if the axing of a key rural bus service goes ahead, a transport group has claimed.

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A volunteer driver has been left "heartbroken" after his car, which was donated to him by an elderly woman was damaged by vandals in Lowestoft.

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The community are set to come together to commemorate the life of a John Groom, who was described as a "true Bungay man".

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Owners of some of the most remarkable homes in East Anglia share their halls, farmhouses, moated manors or towers with visitors as part of Invitation to View 2019.

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Tributes have flooded in following the death of councillor John Groom, described as a "true Bungay man".

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A teenager threatened to kill a shopkeeper and burn his store down after stealing a sandwich.

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Convenience store chain McColl has issued a profits warning today, linked with the collapse of wholesaler Palmer & Harvey.

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Frustrated residents have rallied at a public meeting, following news a bus service in their village would be cut.

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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.

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A bus company's plan to withdraw a service because of "unsustainable losses" has been branded a "disaster" by a county councillor.

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A community has described its fury after a bus company announced a route would close.

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A group of abused dogs found abandoned in rural Norfolk could soon be welcomed into new homes.

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Suffolk brewer appoints new boss

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Suffolk brewery St Peter's has appointed a new managing director.

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A group of football fans have shown their charitable sides by riding more than 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200.

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The head of a Suffolk brewery is set to step down after presiding over a remarkable turnaround.

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When turnaround expert Steve Magnall joined Suffolk brewery St Peter's in 2015, the business was going through a tough time.

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The mayor of Bungay has called for an increased police presence after a teenage boy was sexually assaulted along a popular dog-walking route.

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The former mayor of Bungay has called for the resignation of two councillors after they referred to the town clerk as Baldrick from Blackadder in a series of leaked emails.

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A vineyard on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has become the first English wine maker to sell a sparkling wine made using an alternative European method.

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An important part of Bungay's rich history was honoured through a special event.

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Guests in a Park Lane hotel will be able to celebrate with a taste of Suffolk after a brewer agreed a deal to supply a selection of beers to the venue.

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