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Celebratory cheers and festive songs echoed out around a busy town centre as hundreds of people turned out for the Christmas lights switch-on event in Southwold.

Strong winds of up to 50mph are expected in East Anglia this afternoon. Photo by Simon Finlay

As strong winds hit the region, the Environment Agency has issued four flood alerts for the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.

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Funding for the Aid and Assist charity in Lowestoft. Pic shows the Aid and Assist adult trainees in Halloween costumes receiving a cheque from Councillors Len Jacklin and Janet Craig. Pictures: MICK HOWES

A charity which provides help for the community and the environment has received a funding boost enabling it to buy new equipment to continue its good work.

Suffolk County
Domestic violence reports increase. A police officer on patrol in Suffolk.

Domestic violence reports soared by 12 per cent in Suffolk last year with more than 2,000 recorded incidents involving male victims, police have said.

Tim Passmore
Re-Launch of Lowestoft college foundation centre.  Matthew Farquer, Nick Webb (deputy mayor) and principal Jo Pretty.

A newly-refurbished learning centre for young people with mild to complex needs has been opened at a Suffolk college.

The annual Pakefield Church Autumn Fayre

An annual autumn fayre has raised £1,200 for Pakefield Church funds.

A scene from Star Wars .

The day after Suffolk county councillors discussed cutting millions from the authority’s budget over the next two years, its cabinet members went on a £4,000 training course at the world famous Elstree studios.

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Lowestoft advanced go the first round proper of the FA Trophy this afternoon at a windswept Crown Meadow.

Harvey Hodd was part of Norwich City's FA Youth Cup winning squad of 2013. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Lowestoft Town will be drawing inspiration from outside of Suffolk as they kick-start their latest quest to reach Wembley.

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National League North Football action between Lowestoft Town and Stockport County. Jake Reed, front, in the thick of the action.

Boss Ady Gallagher believes he’s finally got his Lowestoft Town back, writes Gavin Caney.

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Leading wicket takers Marcus Bishop and Simon Key with (left), Matthew Conway from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance. 
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Lowestoft Town bowler Marcus Bishop lined up among the stars of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance when the league honoured its heroes.

Lowestoft Town, blue, are not in action this evening. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

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Last year's John Lewis Christmas TV advert featured Sam and Monty the penguin, but can you remember other TV adverts from Christmas past? Photo: John Lewis/PA Wire

How well do you know Christmas TV adverts from years gone by?

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's Celebrity Puppet Auction

An eclectic mix of colourful characters created by artists and celebrities has raised thousands of pounds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

Richard Gauntlett as Nurse Dorothy Dumpling.

Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime dame has had to rethink her wardrobe after the British Red Cross complained about one of her outfits.


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Rhys Logan will be hoping there is less Dereham Town frustration today. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Dereham Town head to Great Wakering Rovers looking to secure a third league win on the spin, writes Rene Kendal.

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Jack Defty, pictured during Swaffham's surprise 4-3 home loss to Acle United in the Norfolk Senior Cup last weekend, could be up against one of his former King's Lynn team-mates today, Thetford boss Danny White. Picture: Eddie Deane

Two new regimes are preparing for derby battle this afternoon as Swaffham make the short trip to Thetford.

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Wroxham, blue, are getting some bodies back. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Wroxham are on the road to Hertfordshire this afternoon as they visit Cheshunt, writes Adrian Gowling.

Alex Vincent rounds Acle keeper Scott Cruickshank to bag Swaffham's second goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

Norwich United will be looking to bounce back from their FA Vase exit by progressing in the Norfolk Senior Cup this afternoon.

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Amelia Williamson pictured after her ESGA success.

Norfolk can now boast two young players in national squads after Amelia Williamson joined Toby Briggs in the England Under-16 set-up.

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