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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.

2019 could be a vintage year for East Anglian wine, according to a viticulturist whose first commercial crop of grapes is among the best he has seen - despite the weather woes elsewhere in the country. CHRIS HILL reports.

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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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