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Ipswich Crown Court
Oscar Fitzgerald has been jailed for eight years after he raped a 12-year-old girl. Picture: Suffolk Police

A Lowestoft man has been jailed for eight years after he raped a 12-year-old girl he met online.

Lowestoft lifeboat crew carry match ball at Carrow Road. Picture: MICK HOWES/RNLI

Walking onto a Premier League football ground and carrying the match ball could be the stuff that dreams are made of for some.

Premier League
Firefighters at the scene of a fire at Lowestoft Touring Caravans on South Lowestoft Industrial Estate. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It was a week in which the public came out in their droves to demonstrate their opposition - and which showed the pressure our brilliant firefighters are under.

Andrew Papworth
Waterlane Leisure Centre will host the British Baton Twirling sports association area championships. Picture: Nick Butcher

About 200 young athletes from across the region will descend on Lowestoft tomorrow (Saturday) as the British Baton Twirling sports association area championships are held.

Lowestoft
Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A 50-inch television was among the items stolen in a number of recent home burglaries in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police
Events such as Thursday's Harry Potter Night have helped libraries become a hub for the community

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

London
From left: Harrod UK employees Les Saunders, Abbey Barnard and Kevin Utton in a goalmouth on Rosedale Park. Picture: James Bass

Celebrating a wonder goal is what dreams are made of for many footballers across our area.

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non-league
Jack Ainsley has walked away from struggling National League North Lowestoft Town. Picture: RUSSELL HART/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft have been rocked by the surprise departure of Jack Ainsley.

Harvey Hodd of Lowestoft Town sees a shot on goal saved by Dave Carnell of FC United of Manchester during the National League North match at Broadhurst Park, Moston
Picture by Matt Wilkinson/Focus Images Ltd 07814 960751
23/01/2016

Many of Lowestoft Town’s away trips this season will be tough enough at the best of times and the journey to the fantastic Broadhurst Park was set to be no exception.

Danny Crow
Jake Reed will be a Lowestoft absentee at FC United. Picture: DAVID HORN/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft Town will be without star striker Jake Reed for this afternoon’s trip to FC United.

Chris Henderson
Robbie Harris in action for Fakenham Town earlier this season. Picture: TONY MILES

Robbie Harris is desperate for Fakenham Town to hand him the perfect parting gift.

Robbie Harris
Professional darts player, James Hubbard of Wymondham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

James Hubbard’s stunning fall from grace continued in Wigan as he failed to win his prized tour card back.

United Kingdom

Lowestoft Events

Events such as Thursday's Harry Potter Night have helped libraries become a hub for the community

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

London
The ensemble of the Kessingland Players 2016 pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods. Picture: Mick Howes

All the wonder of Sherwood Forest will be coming to a stage in Kessingland this week.

Kessingland
Dress rehearsal  of the Southwold and Reydon panto Beauty and the Beast.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

“Oh yes it is!”

Southwold
Lee Mead is coming to the Marina Theatre this year with his brand new show ‘'Some Enchanted Evening'’.

He has appeared in some of the most popular West End musicals and has built a worldwide following due to his distinctive voice.

Lowestoft
Southwold Arts Festival 2015: street festival.
Punch and Judy show.

Picture: James Bass

A popular week-long festival is launching a new scheme for fans to get even more out of the event.

Reydon

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

Norwich
Author Cressida Cowell joins Norwich School pupils in the A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY.

From dressing as a Viking to inventing your own fantastical creatures, visitors to Norwich Castle can have fun delving into the land of dragons created by children’s author Cressida Cowell.

United Kingdom
Farmers market at Creak Abbey . Photo: Jake Sugden

There’s lots happening in Norfolk this weekend. Make sure you don’t miss the best events with our weekend guide.

The Night of Spells at Waterstones for Harry Potter Book Night. Chanting spells from a spells book, from left, Edie Kimbley-Shave, eight; Esmêe Norton, eight, and Catriona Gillespie, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The magical world of Harry Potter enchanted a Norwich bookshop as fans of the boy wizard enjoyed A Night Of Spells.

Norwich
Bradley Waterman, from Norwich, who will be appearing on The Voice.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A musician who only started performing three years ago will have his first taste of fame this weekend as he appears on The Voice.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

City of Norwich under-15 girls retained their title after winning gold at the South of England Cross Country Championships at a muddy Parliament Hills in London. Picture: Submitted

The under-15 girls team at City of Norwich Athletics Club (Conac) have been celebrating after retaining their title at the South of England Cross Country Championships.

United Kingdom
Charlotte Savage who just one of 16 female referees affiliated to Norfolk FA.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Charlotte Savage tells sports reporter GAVIN CANEY why she is enjoying life as a young referee.

Norwich City
England's Ben Youngs in action during the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium, London. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

England have selected Danny Care at scrum-half and Joe Marler at loosehead prop for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against Scotland.

United Kingdom
Ginetta driver Mike Simpson hands Super One British Champion trophy to kart champion Oliver Clarke

Karting racer Oliver Clarke has officially been crowned a British champion after collecting his trophy from one of the top drivers in motorsport.

Downham Market
Stewart Larter. Picture: JAMES BASS

His painful exit from Wroxham has not convinced Stewart Larter to steer clear of the area’s non-league managerial merry-go-round.

Robbie Harris

Norwich Ceyms’ Premier League challenge shows no signs of slowing up after a 5-0 win at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves.

Cromer Town
Lynn's Lee Stevenson. Picture: Ian Burt

The scoreline belied a slick battling performance by the Linnets who had threatened to deny the Wiltshire side claiming top spot after a stirring second-half performance.

Football action from Wroxham FC v Redbridge.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A fairy-tale ending to Chris Wigger’s first game in charge of the Yachtsmen was denied by two very late goals in this relegation six-pointer.

Stephen Taylor

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