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Population: 58,560

Nearby Towns: Beccles, Bungay, Great Yarmouth

A citizens advice bureau has been “as busy as ever” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A road has been closed and traffic diverted as emergency works are carried out.

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A new mayor has been elected to serve Lowestoft.

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Organisers of a 24-hour festival, which was cancelled due to the continuing coronavirus crisis, have unveiled a programme of online workshops, activities and a competition to keep connected with people in Lowestoft and audiences elsewhere.

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A woman has been charged with robbery after allegedly threatening a shopkeeper with a knife and stealing alcohol.

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A dog grooming salon could be unveiled in a vacant town centre shop, provided plans get the go-ahead.

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Staff at a long established building company returned to work this week amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

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A local lifesaver has been thrust into the national limelight after being picked as the face of a water safety campaign.

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A project to protect a coastal town from tidal flooding moved a significant step forward this week.

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Two large gatherings of people had to be dispersed from the same area following reports of barbecues and outdoor parties.

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Toilets on a popular promenade have been temporarily closed as refurbishment works get under way.

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A community has united in support of a man racially abused by a teenage gang earlier this month.

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Householders are being urged to be aware following reports of council tax ‘scams’.

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A row of beach huts along a popular promenade are set to be demolished, provided plans get the go-ahead.

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Rotarians have rallied round to help frontline NHS staff and care workers during the continuing coronavirus crisis.

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A large gathering of people was dispersed from a popular Suffolk beach over the bank holiday weekend.

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Witnesses are being sought after a scooter was stolen from outside a home.

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An Aprilia motorbike, homemade wine and archery equipment were all stolen during an early morning burglary.

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An investigation into a burglary at a seafront café has now been closed.

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A woman was taken to hospital after she suffered a medical emergency.

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Firefighters were called out twice within the space of a few hours to deal with grassland blazes in north Lowestoft.

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

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Gallery Work continues on major £16m development

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Work is continuing on a major £16m marine science headquarters in Lowestoft.

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Investigations are continuing after a car was stolen while the motorist had briefly left the vehicle to go into a fast food restaurant.

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Investigations are continuing after a brave shopkeeper in his 70s scuffled with a would-be robber.

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The rainbow has become a symbol of gratitude for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The trust which oversees one of the nation’s most important historic ships has launched a major crowdfunding campaign.

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Scouting in Lowestoft is continuing through the pandemic after adapting to support the lockdown, and in a first for the district they are planning a virtual camping experience.

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The future of Lowestoft’s iconic Claremont Pier looks to be secure - after a buyer was found for the famous seaside landmark.

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Work to transform Britain’s most easterly point has recommenced after construction had been paused.

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Witnesses are being sought after a man exposed himself to a woman before walking away.

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A series of speed checks have been carried out across Lowestoft.

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Providers behind two of Suffolk’s three specialist speech and language schools which have been confirmed for closure have opted not to run new smaller units.

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A landmark new documentary about the UK’s most easterly town will have its premiere later this year.

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It was an extra special occasion that marked a first in the history of a popular scout group.

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Witnesses are being sought after four flashing beacons were stolen from work vans parked in a business yard.

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Retail experts have warned the coronavirus has “hit the fast-forward button” on the decline of the high street and thousands of units will be standing empty by the end of the year.

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Confectionery, lighters and a CCTV hard drive were all stolen from a café on a popular seafront.

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New flats could be unveiled in a prominent town centre location, provided plans get the go-ahead.

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A 54-year-old man has been charged with five offences following a serious assault.

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A patient in their 60s has died at a ward in Carlton Colville after testing positive for Covid-19 – the first coronavirus death at the county’s mental health trust.

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Witnesses are being sought after a grave was vandalised three times during a recent spate of damage.

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A former pub that called last orders more than five years ago could be converted into homes, provided plans get the go-ahead.

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Traffic is set to be diverted as a road is temporarily closed for resurfacing works.

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Police have urged householders to secure sheds, garages and outbuildings following a spate of burglaries.

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An appeal has gone out to help trace the owners of a stray dog found wandering the streets.

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A stretch of road is set to be temporarily closed to allow overnight repairs to be carried out.

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Investigations are continuing after a brave shopkeeper in his 70s scuffled with a would-be robber at a convenience store.

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Two of the region’s main zoos are appealing for help to feed their animals and pay staff after their income dried up because of coronavirus.

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Management at a popular theatre have thanked the generosity of the community after closing the building as the coronavirus crisis continues.

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Witnesses are being sought after thieves broke into a business yard and stole gas cylinders.

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Lowestoft Lions have had to revise plans to distribute the 500 chocolate eggs from their cancelled Easter egg trail in light of the government guidelines on social distancing.

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Staff and management at a popular theatre have once again praised the “kindness and generosity” the community has shown them.

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New shops and flats could be built as part of plans to transform a former pub and prestigious retailer.

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A popular theme park that was due to re-open next month is postponing its opening amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

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One person was taken to hospital following a two-car crash on a busy road.

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A popular coastal cinema has closed temporarily amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

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A brand new documentary about the UK’s most easterly town is set to have its official trailer released.

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The chief executive of a popular theatre has been touched by the support of the community ever since its temporary closure was announced.

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Over recent years thousands of excited young children have descended on a Lowestoft park on Easter Sunday to search for the answers to clues that will earn them the reward of a chocolate egg.

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

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A vital service, which has helped thousands of people with food when they need it most, has issued an urgent appeal for help amid the continuing coronavirus crisis.

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A popular theatre has closed from today (Tuesday, March 17) as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

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Arrests made following police pursuit

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with drug offences in Lowestoft.

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Organisers have hailed the success of a popular festive tradition.

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A vacant shop and office building is set to be auctioned off.

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Coastal repair and maintenance works are being carried out across Lowestoft.

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A cheque for billions of pounds, poised finely on a bridge spanning a lake in Lowestoft – as much at risk of staying put as falling into the water.

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A newly refurbished indoor arena has been unveiled.

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An appeal has gone out to help trace the owners of a Terrier who is running loose on railway tracks.

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays as work continues on a multi-million pound scheme to install new ultrafast broadband.

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A six figure sum has been earmarked to help continue youth employment projects in Suffolk following the closure of MyGo.

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A man who deliberately ploughed into a pedestrian with his Land Rover has been jailed for three years.

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A disability charity claims extended waterworks are shaking its store so much it feels like the building will collapse as it is killing passing trade.

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A much-loved roller coaster is set to reopen at a popular theme park this season.

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Police investigations are continuing after a £60,000 cannabis factory was discovered by a specialised drugs squad.

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The hunt for a man who indecently exposed himself to a girl in an alleyway is continuing.

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A 41-year-old woman has been charged in connection with burglary, theft and fraud offences.

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New winners have been crowned as a popular annual contest attracted a flipping great turnout.

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A scheme that aims to extend and revitalise the offer at a popular supermarket has been given the green light.

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Two men on a mountain bike are being sought by police after damage was caused to cars parked on a street.

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Greater Anglia’s new trains caused yet more woe for commuters this morning as two main commuter services on the East Suffolk Line were cancelled due to faults.

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A rare book which details how two innocent women were found guilty of witchcraft at a Suffolk court has sold at auction for £7,020.

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The trial of a man accused of causing grievous bodily harm will take place later this year.

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The Gulliver wind turbine at Lowestoft’s Ness Point has stopped working - with engineers saying they are doing all they can to get it turning again.

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Information is being sought after a motorbike was stolen in an early morning theft.

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A popular theme park will unveil a brand new look for one of its thrill rides.

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A six-figure fund has been set up for improvement works in East Suffolk town centres to combat declining business turnover and negative perceptions.

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Motorists are being urged not to leave any valuables in their vehicles after a van was broken into and a Samsung Galaxy tablet was stolen.

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Witnesses are being sought after a man exposed himself to a teenage girl in an alleyway.

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For some, they are said to bring back visions of Batman’s Joker and other scary on-screen creations.

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Hundreds of jobs will be up for grabs as scores of employers discuss vacancies at a recruitment event.

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Witnesses are being sought after tyres were damaged on two vehicles parked in a street.

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New homes rejected for pub site

Monday, February 3, 2020

Plans to demolish part of a pub to build new homes have been rejected.

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays as a road is closed and gas work is carried out for a week.

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A keen walker from Lowestoft has covered a distance of more than 1,000 miles in an effort to raise funds for a charity close to her heart.

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A new life-saving piece of equipment has been installed at a popular shopping centre.

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Motorists are being warned of possible delays as emergency work continues on a busy road.

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

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Beach hut damaged on popular promenade

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

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