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Your Town | Lowestoft

Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

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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A parcel of woodland close to Norwich could make way for a new care village, capable of homing more than 100 people.

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An "exciting new festival" is set to showcase a town "at its very best."

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The pain being felt on the high street in Great Yarmouth looks set to intensify with H Samuel quitting its King Street shop.

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A new defibrillator has been installed in a rural village, thanks to help from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise.

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A repeat sexual offender who discussed fantasies involving five-year-olds with his former cellmate has been spared jail.

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A Norfolk railway station car park is to close for three weeks while signalling work is carried out.

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Commuters travelling to and from Lowestoft this afternoon have been hit by disruption after a signal failure.

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A popular photography studio which has been based in Lowestoft for more than a decade is set to open a Norwich branch.

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If Greater Anglia's promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region's rail passengers - the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

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Police continue to hunt the masked men who held two women at knife point during an attempted jewellery store robbery.

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Children from a Cromer school celebrated the festive season at a Christmas service featuring pupils from academies across Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Rail passengers are being warned to check before they travel today due to series of engineering works on mainline and rural services to and from Norwich.

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The community have been asked to come together to help feed abandoned pets spending Christmas in rescue centres.

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Greater Anglia's first new "bimode" diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region's rail network for the first time.

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Famous faces from the University of East Anglia in Norwich are set to appear on a festive edition of University Challenge on Christmas Day.

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Sky-high fares, an unreliable service, and cheaper alternative transport options are all being blamed for a significant drop in rail passengers in Great Yarmouth over the last five years.

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More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia's rail network as repeated pledges to improve services fall flat.

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As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler "bi-mode" train for the region's rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations.

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Buses will replace trains on transport routes across Norfolk today (Sunday).

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The head of an academy trust has announced his departure at the end of his first term in the job.

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Rail travellers in Norfolk and Suffolk are facing disruption, with train faults causing cancellations and delays.

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The Lowestoft Summer Festival of 2019 has been cancelled after this year's entertainment was too loud.

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Lowestoft-based James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has won three major contracts on one of Europe's biggest wind farms.

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Planned engineering work is continuing as part of a major signalling upgrade on the Wherry Lines from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

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More than 2,000 people have participated in a conversation about adult mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney

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Rail passengers are facing more disruption, with delays and cancellations.

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The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region - but it won't be travelling under its own steam just yet.

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Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

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Intrepid staff from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise have scaled new heights to raise money for charity.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the work that the church is doing in Norwich but raised concerns about isolated areas in Norfolk.

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The family of a hit-and-run victim have slammed his 'diabolical' treatment at the hands of investigating police officers.

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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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It has been a busy time for fundraisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal.

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Families enjoyed a variety of entertainment as a free Halloween themed event took centre stage at a care home.

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Two new partners have been appointed at regional accountants Lovewell Blake.

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Rail users will be faced with nine days of disruption from this weekend as signalling system upgrades are carried out.

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Keen gardeners, stunning school displays and colourful businesses were just some of those praised for being the blooming best at a presentation evening.

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Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like 'frogs in slowly boiling water'.

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