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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

A popular theme park has launched its annual appeal for seasonal workers with recruitment open days to be held.

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Witnesses are being sought after damage was caused to a beach hut along a popular promenade.

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It sounds almost impossible that anyone could ever believe it - yet a Suffolk court with the highest legal brains in the land was convinced two evil witches deserved the highest punishment possible.

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Department store chain Beales has collapsed into administration - putting the jobs of more than 1,000 people at risk.

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An MP is pressing the case for a much-needed crossing to be built.

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Drivers and mariners are being warned they could face disruption as a bridge is closed and traffic is diverted.

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Police inquiries are continuing after a cannabis factory was discovered by a specialised drugs squad.

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Tidal flood walls look set to be built as part of a scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in a coastal town.

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Quad bikes, fishing equipment, clothing and tools were stolen in a garage burglary.

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A man has been airlifted to hospital after he suffered a serious fall.

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To many, they are met with nothing but joy and laughter - but to others, they are said to bring back frightening memories of Batman's Joker and other evil creations.

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Lowestoft's iconic Claremont Pier is to be closed for a month and put into temporary liquidation - as its owner tries one final time to sell the historic Suffolk landmark.

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Drivers are being warned of possible delays as emergency repair work continues.

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Motorists are being warned of possible delays as emergency repair work continues.

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A man was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.

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Three motorists have been arrested after they were stopped by a policing team targeting serious and organised criminal activity.

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Witnesses are being sought after a jewellery box was stolen from a home in an early morning burglary.

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A plot of land which has planning permission for a detached chalet bungalow has been sold for an undisclosed amount.

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Motorists are being warned of possible delays as work is set to be carried out on a busy road for a week.

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A school for vulnerable youngsters where a high number of pupils are excluded or involved in "serious behaviour incidents" has been slammed by Ofsted inspectors.

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An artist inspired by the East Anglian countryside is preparing for a fundraising exhibition after completing 100 drawings in 100 days to help a farming mental health charity.

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A rejuvenated East Anglian fishing industry could restore hundreds of jobs and boost our economy by £32m - but only if government policies can maximise the "once-in-a-generation chance" offered by Brexit.

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A man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been bailed by police.

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The Suffolk superstar has taken to Instagram to share a picture of a derby grudge match where he is wearing a full Ipswich Town kit.

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Organisers of the Latitude Festival had to pause performances on three of their main stages as a safety precaution, whilst a huge storm cloud hovered over Henham Park.

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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.

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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.

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Video New homes plan for former hospital site

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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