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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

A man was assaulted after trouble flared in an early morning argument in the street.

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A town centre gaming company has relaunched after undergoing weeks of refurbishment.

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A 13-year-old girl suffered facial injuries after she was punched and kicked by another teenager in a popular park.

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Empty offices near a town centre could be set for a new lease of life.

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It was a sunny September day that attracted scores of visitors to the east coast.

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A popular town centre retailer is making final preparations ahead of unveiling a larger store in a new location.

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Investigations are continuing after a robber threatened a man with a knife at a bus stop.

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Work is continuing as more than 50 concrete beach chalets on a popular promenade are demolished.

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A man has been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis factory at a home that had the door open and blood on the handle.

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A council will re-open its customer services centre to a limited number of people from next week for appointments.

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An inpatient unit for young people with acute mental health conditions has been awarded a prized accreditation.

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A popular care farm based in Lowestoft is celebrating after scooping a national award that recognises community heroes.

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Staff at a popular theatre have praised the kind-hearted efforts of a 11-year-old boy after he raised funds for its survival appeal.

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More than 30 affordable homes will be built on a vacant town centre site after plans were given the go-ahead.

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A man in his 50s was taken to hospital in a serious condition after he suffered a medical emergency.

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Gallery Joy as ‘exciting’ new play area is unveiled

Monday, September 7, 2020

Excited children were given an extra special treat as they returned to nursery school.

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A man suffered a broken jaw after being punched in the face by a teenager when trouble flared in a park.

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An area of land in a picturesque setting is set to be auctioned off this week.

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New YMCA play area to be unveiled

Friday, September 4, 2020

A new play area is set to be unveiled to help teach children key skills.

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A 54-year-old roadie with a band, who repeatedly lunged at a man with a knife and sprayed a CS gas canister at him in a “vicious” attack at a caravan park, has been jailed for 28 months.

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A man was taken to hospital following a serious fall.

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Organisers of a landmark documentary about the UK’s most easterly town are making final preparations ahead of its premiere.

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A man has been jailed for 10 weeks after admitting harassment that caused “considerable distress” to his female victim.

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Gallery Work ‘progressing well’ at site of new £1m park

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Significant works have been carried out as part of a scheme to transform Britain’s most easterly point.

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It is a popular music festival that has raised thousands of pounds for good causes over the years.

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A moped was stolen from outside a property in an early morning raid.

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Revised plans that could see more than 30 affordable homes built on a vacant town centre site look set to be given the go-ahead.

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Man fights off knife-wielding robber

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

A man fought back and saw off a robber after being threatened with a knife at a bus stop.

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A commitment of £140,000 has been made for the return of the First Light Festival to Lowestoft next year, after coronavirus forced this year’s event to be cancelled.

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A blueprint for investment in Lowestoft over the next 10 years is to be submitted to the government next month in a bid to secure up to £25million of cash for key projects.

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Plans to turn a historic hotel into flats and a café have been amended after concerns were raised.

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Concrete slab thrown at car windscreen

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

A parked car was damaged after a concrete slab was thrown at it.

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A coastal theatre and producers of a popular Christmas pantomime have postponed its festive production until 2021.

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A task group to bring under control soaring costs of big infrastructure projects in Suffolk has been operating for nine months, it has emerged.

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Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing is to be called the Gull Wing, it has been announced – with councillors giving their final approval.

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Fresh questions are being raised over the escalating costs of major highways infrastructure projects in Suffolk in the wake of the £34million increase in the Lake Lothing Third Crossing project.

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A theatre will reopen after more than four months of lockdown with a pledge to give all money from ticket sales to performers.

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The commitment to pursuing plans for a third crossing over Lake Lothing is a sign that the town is “open for business”, say council chiefs.

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Costs to build a third crossing over Lake Lothing in Lowestoft have ballooned by more than £34million, latest data has showed.

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People who have given “outstanding service” to a coastal town have been honoured with a special award.

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Children in Suffolk who receive free school dinners during term time are being offered the chance to access free places on Inspire Suffolk’s holiday clubs in Lowestoft.

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Two brothers from a Lowestoft scout group have been recognised with a top county award.

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Trees will be planted during a special event that commemorates the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

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A community hub is set to transform a former pub and prestigious retailer.

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A grants scheme which has seen East Suffolk Council pay out more than £2.5 million to over 200 small businesses is coming to a close.

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Investigations are continuing after trouble flared during a dispute between numerous people in the street.

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Investigations are continuing following a crash which saw a cyclist taken to hospital with a punctured lung.

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A solo sailor aboard a 26ft yacht called for assistance after the vessel’s engine failed.

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The hunt to trace a gang of young people who racially abused a man, before punching him and throwing a brick at him in an alleyway, has now been closed.

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Investigations are continuing after cash and suspected drugs were seized following a police raid.

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Horses paddling on the beach in the midst of a heat haze, a refreshing drink under parasols and staff keeping cool with ice during the soaring temperatures.

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A teenager, who armed himself with a pellet gun and fired it at the door of flats in Lowestoft during a feud with a group of young men, has narrowly escaped a custodial sentence.

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A day of action targeting criminals on the roads saw more than 50 vehicles stopped by police.

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A new fuelling facility has been constructed at the Port of Lowestoft to support the UK Southern North Sea (SNS) energy sector.

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences following a series of raids in a coastal town.

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An eight-year-old girl was left shaken after she was almost involved in a crash with a car police say was being driven dangerously.

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Work is set to start this week on a new photographic installation that celebrates a coastal town’s cultural activity and heritage.

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A new film of an acclaimed touring show is set to be premiered next week.

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A popular market is set to make a welcome return next week.

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A vacant town centre site looks set to be given a new lease of life.

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Investigations are under way after a cyclist propositioned a woman before committing a lewd act in front of her.

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A man has been jailed for 10 weeks after a flat in Lowestoft was damaged and another man was assaulted.

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A man has been spoken to by police in connection with a racially aggravated incident in Lowestoft.

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Lowestoft-based supply firm Everything Office has gone into liquidation - owing more than £1million.

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A white motorbike was stolen from the driveway of a home in Lowestoft.

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays as a busy road is closed with traffic diverted for resurfacing works.

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Police investigations are continuing after a young boy was involved in a collision with a mobility scooter in a town centre.

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Householders are being warning following a spate of scam telephone calls from someone claiming to be a debt collector.

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Thousands of families flocked to the east coast to hit the sun-drenched sands as the temperatures soared.

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Damage was caused to a shop after trouble flared in a fight between a group of men.

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A fishing boat had to be assisted by a lifeboat crew after it became stranded close to a popular beach.

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A popular theatre has issued a rallying call for support as it launches a survival appeal.

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A woman suffered minor smoke inhalation after a tent fire, with police investigating a possible incident of arson.

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An animal-loving beaver scout from Lowestoft has completed a challenge to raise funds for his local zoo.

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Drivers are being warned of delays as a road is closed and traffic is diverted.

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A popular theme park has been shortlisted for several national awards.

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Major works to transform Britain’s most easterly point could be completed within the next month.

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A budget hotel chain is set to reopen for business this week with a range of new safety measures in place.

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A vacant shop and office building has been sold at auction.

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A new story trail will be unveiled in a coastal town for the summer as youngsters enjoy a safari on the high street.

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Google ‘farmer purple flowers’ and you’ll be greeted with glorious images of a north Essex farmer amid a stunning array of his flowering echium crop.

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CCTV systems in Lowestoft will be upgraded to high-resolution cameras, it has been revealed.

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An ambitious masterplan has been unveiled to breathe fresh life into Lowestoft over the next 10 to 15 years, but what does it include?

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A brother and sister are continuing their quest to complete a marathon camping challenge, after they were honoured with a special award.

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An ambitious blueprint to reinvigorate Lowestoft town centre has been unveiled featuring ambitions for up-market hotels, new green spaces and vibrant waterfront nightlife.

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A familiar sight is set to make a welcome return to the shores of East Anglia.

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Police are stepping up patrols after a spate of damage was caused to vehicles in north Lowestoft and Corton.

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A man was arrested for possession of a knife and on suspicion of affray after trouble flared in a Lowestoft street.

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Historic former offices look set to be transformed into a new restaurant.

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A new tourist information office at Lowestoft Railway Station has been officially unveiled.

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A car’s tyre was slashed while it was parked in a Lowestoft street.

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A popular market will make a welcome return to an east coast town next month.

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Investigations are continuing after a cyclist shouted a racially abusive comment at a woman as she was walking.

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A prominent town centre building that had been empty for almost four years has undergone a major £100,000 transformation.

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Businesses in an east coast town are hoping to receive a summer boost as more and more people look to spend their time on holiday or enjoying days out locally.

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Police investigations are continuing after a cannabis factory was discovered at a house.

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A man has been charged with attempted robbery after a convenience store was targeted.

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Transformation of a historic town hall site has moved an important step closer.

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