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A dedicated volunteer with a passion for long distance running has set himself a target of raising £2,000 by taking part in a number of challenging races.

Lowestoft College UCS Graduation ceremony at St Margarets Church.
Reece Ritchie.

Picture: James Bass

Students from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) Lowestoft have donned mortar boards and gowns for this year’s graduation ceremony.

Lowestoft College
Stacey Ellis, Cathy House and Lizzie Ellis with a picture of Neil House and their medals.

When Lizzie Ellis and her daughter Stacey set out on their 31-mile Thames Path Challenge walk, their goal was to raise as much money as possible for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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SUPPORT: Barry Robinson, Lowestoft and District League Secretary, with Mike Willgoss and Richard May, right. Picture: Mick Howes.

A charity fund-raiser from Lowestoft is calling on footballers and teams across Suffolk and Norfolk to back a worthy cause.

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Paul and Stanley Collins took part in the Great North Run

A father and son have risen to one of UK’s biggest sporting challenges to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Jo Illingsworth (right) takes on the Ipswich Half Marathon with her friends Lydia Earle-Mitchell (left) and Claire Green (middle)

A Lowestoft woman has completed the Ipswich Half Marathon to raise money in memory of her father John Easter, who was well known across the coastal town.


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Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

Erkan Okay is eligible again for Lowestoft Town this afternoon. Picture: IAN WADKINS/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher is certain he has enough talent in his squad to ensure the Blues don’t get dragged into a relegation scrap this season.

Chris Henderson
Former Norwich City midfielder Michael Spillane has signed for Lowestoft. 
Photo: Nick Butcher

Former Norwich City midfielder Michael Spillane has been included in the Lowestoft Town squad for today’s FA Cup second qualifying round clash at Bognor Regis Town.

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Kirkley & Pakefield manager Gaven Tipple.

One of the biggest matches in the history of Kirkley & Pakefield will be held at Walmer Road today, when the Royals attempt to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time.

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Lowestoft Events

Anthony Ogogo; PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit: BBC/PA Wire

With a global audience of millions and an East Anglian crown to retain, Strictly Come Dancing is back on the dance floor once again.

Caroline Flack
The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft: family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.
Rustie Lee (The Lilac Fairy).

Picture: James Bass

For many, those familiar calls of: “Oh no he didn’t” and: “He’s behind you” are as much a part of Christmas as carol singers and turkey dinners.

Myleene Klass Norfolk 3

Celebrity Myleene Klass has returned to her home county in an emotional BBC documentary about the Norwich Blitz.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

The GoGoDragons! Auction event at the Forum. Auctioneer Mike Sarson takes bids for Scorcher. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s GoGoDragons! raised an incredible sum of money for children’s charity Break and now the colourful clan is flying off to homes old and new.

Local girl, Amie Howes, 21, as Snow White in this year's Theatre Royal pantomine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It may sound like a fairy tale, but for Amie Howes her dream really has come true.

Emily Yallop One Direction

A little girl is “smiling again” after One Direction answered her father’s plea for help.

Actress Jennifer Ellison who is playing the Wicked Queen in the Theatre Royal panto this year.

Former Brookside star Jennifer Ellison says she is looking forward to spending her time in Norfolk as she plays the wicked queen in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal panto.

Ed Sheeran at Future Radio

It was the competition that helped catapult a certain Suffolk singer to chart-topping superstardom. Now, it’s back for its 11th year.


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Striker Sam Mulready kept up his hot streak at The Walks by bagging a brace to inspire Lynn to a deserved victory.

King's Lynn Town
England's Ben Youngs during a captain's run at Twickenham Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 2, 2015. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. No use in books or print sales without prior permission. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

Ben Youngs has urged England to give Australia a “reason to quit” when the World Cup rivals collide at Twickenham this evening.

Jake Speight, left, is no longer a King's Lynn Town player. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell is pleading with King’s Lynn Town’s supporters to keep believing in his drive for development.

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Fakenham will be hoping to enjoy only their third victory of the season this afternoon as they prepare for FA Vase action. Picture: TONY MILES

Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

Ryhs Logan impressed for Dereham, black and white, during their midweek win over Wroxham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham Town will be hoping to ensure their sweet September continues into October, writes Rene Kendal.

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