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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

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

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

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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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A man remains “under investigation” following a crash which saw a cyclist taken to hospital with a punctured lung.

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The hunt is continuing for a gang of youths who racially abused a man, before punching him and throwing a brick at him in an alleyway.

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Cub scouts from across the Lowestoft district have successfully taken part in the first virtual competition since lockdown.

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Firefighters were called out to tackle a large amount of rubbish ablaze.

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Toilets on a popular promenade have reopened after refurbishment works were completed.

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays as police escort a 23-tonne boat through Suffolk.

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A teenager has completed the challenge of running seven marathons in seven weeks – a year after suffering serious leg injuries in a sporting accident.

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Three months after it was due to open for the 2020 season, Pleasurewood Hills family theme park has welcomed its first visitors.

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Historic coastal theatres were illuminated in red as part of a vital campaign.

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A council is trialling a new scheme to help keep older residents connected with loved ones.

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A woman who threatened a Lowestoft shopkeeper with a knife, spat at a police officer and assaulted hospital security staff has been jailed.

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A new civic plaza could be created in a coastal town as part of an ambitious regeneration vision.

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A revamp of Lowestoft’s iconic East Point Pavilion has secured the lion’s share of a £750,000 pot awarded to East Suffolk from the government.

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A popular theatre has made the “very difficult decision” to cancel its Autumn programme.

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High streets in 12 Suffolk towns are to get a major boost after hundreds of thousands of pounds were approved for a project to provide free Wi-Fi and footfall tracking.

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A woman from Lowestoft has opened up about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis at the age of 22.

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Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated incident in Lowestoft.

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A man who was disturbed as he tried to break into a property has been jailed for 17 months after he was caught on a doorbell camera.

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A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of assault after trouble flared close to a town centre over the weekend.

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A man was airlifted to hospital following a serious fall.

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Two coastal theatres will be joining other venues across the country in a powerful display of solidarity tonight.

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Major construction work is due to start next week as part of a £1.6 million scheme to demolish more than 50 concrete beach chalets in Lowestoft.

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Two teenagers who have endured countless instances of racist abuse since moving to a coastal town have urged people to direct hate into making postive social change.

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Ever-rising amounts of traffic mean there is an “urgent and pressing need” for improvements to the A12 along the Suffolk coast, MP Dan Poulter has warned.

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Police were called to reports of a rave near the Suffolk coast.

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Africa Alive! in Kessingland, near Lowestoft, is reopening this week - to the delight of animal lovers across Suffolk. But how will a trip to the popular animal park be different after Covid-19?

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A town centre bank has temporarily closed after a staff member was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Two men have been jailed following a “callous and sustained” attack on a vulnerable man who suffered a string of serious injuries.

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A Voodoo Bantu bicycle was stolen after burglars broke into a shed in Lowestoft.

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A record store is to relocate and expand its business with the opening of a vinyl lounge in a popular former restaurant.

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Witnesses are being sought after a man shouted a racially abusive comment at a woman.

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An inquest into how a father-of-three died following an arrest at Pakefield’s Pontins Holiday Park has been delayed while the family appeals a decision not to charge anyone with his death.

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A Lowestoft-based charity is the first organisation to benefit from free solar panels as part of a council’s recently launched Renewable Energy Fund.

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The reopening of the UK’s most easterly escape rooms will be done as safely as possible following the coronavirus pandemic, their owner has said.

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A new art exhibition is under starter’s orders as it looks to boost a worthy cause.

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A Lowestoft man will be feeling the heat tonight as he takes on the hottest curry on the menu in the name of charity.

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A man and a woman have been arrested after a vehicle was stopped with an estimated £3,000 to £4,000 of cannabis inside.

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A red motorbike was stolen from outside a home in Lowestoft.

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A group of friends have paid a fitting tribute to a former housemate who died of terminal cancer.

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Within minutes of shops re-opening their doors, eager shoppers lined the streets of Lowestoft, many for the first time in weeks.

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Police are continuing to hunt for a gang of youths who racially abused a man, before punching him and throwing a brick at him.

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New homes and retail units could be built as part of a major scheme to transform a prominent town centre building.

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With the uncertainty of lockdown looming it was not surprising most people decided to collect medicines for themselves, loved ones and some volunteered to collect for strangers over the same few weeks leading to increased demand leading to some Pharmacies increased opening hours.

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Investigations are continuing after a cannabis factory was discovered at a house.

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Police are appealing for help to trace a man who is wanted.

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