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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.

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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Meet the new mayor of Bungay

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The new mayor of Bungay plans to encourage more community interaction and listen to residents’ suggestions for the town during his year in office.

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Bank closures are having a “traumatic effect” on high streets by stripping vulnerable people of vital services - with some towns even being left without a single branch at all.

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The mayor of Bungay has spoken of the “layers of issues” the town now faces following the closure of its last bank.

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A winemaker on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has taken a punt on a new grape in its latest planting – in a year which will see it harvest its own fruit for the first time.

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Bungay residents are being urged to get behind their football team as the club prepares for its biggest day for 55 years.

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An East Anglian care farm described as a “trailblazer” has scooped a national award.

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The country’s largest chicken processing group has revealed its gender pay gap alongside a raft of measures to strengthen gender equality.

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A Suffolk brewery boss has slammed proposals to create new labelling for drink with 0.5% alcohol or less as “misleading, harmful and dangerous”.

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A collapsed estate agent franchise had debts of more 
than half a million pounds 
when it went under, documents reveal.

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The collapse of the East Anglian franchise of an estate agency has led to the loss of 21 jobs, administrators have confirmed.

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An East Anglian estate agency franchise has collapsed into insolvency with the immediate closure of eight branches.

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A plan to close Bungay’s Lloyds bank has led to concerns being raised by the mayor of the town and also an MP in Parliament.

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Riders and followers turned out in their droves for East Anglia’s traditional Boxing Day hunts.

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The annual Bungay Town Dinner, a tradition which dates back centuries, was once again held at the town’s Fisher Theatre.

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MPs have branded Lloyds Banking Group’s decision to close three north Suffolk branches as ‘disappointing’.

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It has been a tough week for high street banks in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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NatWest is to close six branches across Norfolk and Suffolk next year due to “radical changes” in the way customers use its services.

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