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Southwold Mayoral Chains

A coastal town mayor has appealed to the public for help following a burglary that saw historical mayoral chains being stolen.

Lowestoft mayor Nick Weeb and businessman Andrew Kerry at the official opening of Kerry's department store in Lowestoft. Picture by: ANDREW PAPWORTH.

When even retail guru Mary Portas could not save a long-running independent, family-run coastal department store, there was great anxiety about the future a key town centre site.

Nick Webb
Hannah and Richard Smith, from Lowestoft, with their children Joshua (9) and Lauren (6).
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A family taken to court for going on holiday during term time has had their case withdrawn at the last minute.

Suffolk County Council
Rev Nick Ktorides, with locals Ursula Tane, left, and Cindy McWade, who are getting together a collection for the family affected by the fatal flat fire in Lowestoft. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Neighbours shocked by a devastating flat fire in which a person died and two people lost their homes have rallied round to help those affected by the blaze.

Suffolk Police
Andy the Clown shop. Picture by Anthea Davis

From fancy dress outfits to retro toys a newly-opened shop has plenty on offer to put smiles on customers’ faces.

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Sir John Leman High School student Briony Evans-Brown, 12, is returing to school after suffering a heart attack whilst at school.
 Briony at home with her parents Teresa and Alan.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The family of schoolgirl who suffered a cardiac arrest have praised staff for saving their daughter’s life.

Brown
Scene of fire on Stanford Street, Lowestoft.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A man has died in a flat fire, despite the desperate efforts of brave neighbours to carry out a rescue.

NHS

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Lowestoft Sport

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Chris Henderson
Lowestoft Town winger Chris Henderson.

A brilliant second-half strike from Chris Henderson turned out to be the winning goal for Lowestoft as they claimed their third home league win on the bounce.

Michael Spillanes time with Lowestoft Town came to an end this week.	Picture: JAMES BASS

Bouncing back from a poor display is the focus for Lowestoft Town when they return to the comforts of home this afternoon.

Danny Crow
Joe Skipper of Great Britain climbs the Solar Hill on the bike during the Challenge Triathlon Roth on July 17, 2016 in Roth, Germany. Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon

He’s become a star of Norfolk sport in recent years but Cringleford triathlete Joe Skipper says he has learned more from his failures than his successes in 2016.

Joe Skipper
Michael Spillane has left Lowestoft Town.

Former Norwich City defender Michael Spillane has left Lowestoft Town and signed for Chelmsford City.

Michael Spillane

This game followed the pattern of so many others this season as a bright opening by Lowestoft faded, with no luck going in their favour.

Rory McAuley

Lowestoft Events

The cast of Beauty and the Beast panto at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Back from 2nd left, Mary Rees Howe (Fairy Rosebud); Jeremy Edwards (Gaston), Rosie Hale (Belle); Matthew Wellman (Prince Francois/Beast); Helen Jeckells (witch); and Terry Gleed (Freddy). Front, Graeme Henderson (Professor Crackpot) and Fenton Gray (Dame Cherie Trifle). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

There was glitter and greasepaint in the air as Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre launched it’s annual Christmas pantomime.

United Kingdom
Giovanni Pernice attending the Inside Soap Awards 2016. Picture  Ian West/PA Wire

Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice has announced his first ever tour of the UK and he will be visiting two theatres in Norfolk and Waveney.

BBC
Milestones Jazz - Horn Factory

One of the region’s finest big bands is set to return to Milestones Jazz Club this December.

Lowestoft
Southwold Advent Concert 2016

The Southwold Concert Series and Southwold Music Trust have teamed up with Aldeburgh’s Jubilee Opera to present an exciting festive concert.

Southwold
Seagull Theatre, Pakefield   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Another exciting programme of performances is set to thrill audiences at The Seagull Theatre.

Lowestoft

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Arabian Nights is being staged by Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company. Picture: Savanah Gray

Talented local youngsters are bringing the exotic tales of the Arabian Nights to the Norwich stage with the help of puppets, dancers and a little sprinkling of theatrical magic.

Prince
The EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich.
 Picture: Simon Finlay

There is nothing more likely to lift the Christmas spirits than a carol concert or the jingle of festive songs. And there are plenty of places in the region to enjoy seasonal sounds in the run up to Christmas.

Saints Church
The cast of Beauty and the Beast panto at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Back from 2nd left, Mary Rees Howe (Fairy Rosebud); Jeremy Edwards (Gaston), Rosie Hale (Belle); Matthew Wellman (Prince Francois/Beast); Helen Jeckells (witch); and Terry Gleed (Freddy). Front, Graeme Henderson (Professor Crackpot) and Fenton Gray (Dame Cherie Trifle). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

There was glitter and greasepaint in the air as Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre launched it’s annual Christmas pantomime.

United Kingdom
Cromer Christmas Lights switch on. Local children and performers from the Cromer Pier Show performing the honours.Photo: Steve Adams

Five-year-old schoolgirl Metiya Nudchanad lit up Cromer - by turning on the town’s Christmas lights.

Eastern Daily Press
Santa's post office open in Great Yarmouth town centre on Saturday (Decenber 3). Photo: Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership

Santa’s sleigh arrived in Great Yarmouth today (December 3) to mark the opening of Santa’s Post Office in the Market Place.

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

The air ambulance lands on the pitch at Emerald Park, Gorleston FC's ground. Photo: Twitter/@essexfootie

Basildon United have forfeited their FA Vase tie against Gorleston, which was abandoned on Saturday due to the death of a spectator.

Ricci Butler
Action from North Walsham's defeat at Thurrock. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham dropped to sixth place in London One North after a narrow defeat at the hands of Thurrock during a pulsating match.

King's Lynn Town's new assistant manager, Lee Stevenson.

Lee Stevenson’s appointment as assistant manager at King’s Lynn Town now sees the Linnets with their own SAS team tasked with moving Town up the Southern Premier Division.

Gary Setchell
Council leader Tom FitzPatrick, bottom left, welcomed the progress of work at Cabbell Park, top, to pave the way for the new medical centre, bottom right. Pictures: NNDC

Work on plans to build a new health centre in Cromer is continuing - despite concerns it will leave the town’s football club homeless.

Kai Huckenbeck. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars will welcome back Kai Huckenbeck to their side for the 2017 SGB Premiership campaign.

United Kingdom

Breaking news: Rosberg retires from F1

Friday, December 2, 2016
Nico Rosberg has decided to retire at the top. Photo: PA

New world champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One, a Mercedes spokesman has said.

Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Club groundsmen Matthew Jordan and Peter Cooper will be taking ownership of two of Wimbledon’s mowers. Picture: SUE LAWSON

It is currently ranked one of the top six tennis courts in the country.

Members and coaches at Thetford Boxing Club at its premises in Brunel Way. Picture by Stuart Clay.

A new sports club which has welcomed more than 100 members since opening two months ago is appealing for sponsorship.

Thetford

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