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Danny Steel
Lowestoft town centre

As town centres try to adapt to the growth of online shopping, finding ways to boost trade and footfall is a big challenge.

The family of Scott Smith pay tribute to him one-year after he died in a road crash. Donna Elivin (sister),Cole, Lewis , Joel and Gemma on the bench dedicated to Scott in Fen Park.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

His tragic death in a road traffic collision sent shockwaves throughout his home town, with thousands of people paying their tributes online and making donations in his memory.

Scott Smith
An autism awareness event was held in Lowestoft town centre. PICTURE: Joe Randlesome

A voluntary group is aiming to raise awareness about autism so more people can understand how it affects families and individuals.

Mark Bee
Peter Hemp pictured with Stephen Ardley. Picture: MICK HOWES

He was responsible for recovering and repairing vehicles from the battlefield during the Second World War.

Stephen Ardley
Picture: James Bass

A ten-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being bitten by a Rottweiler dog in Carlton Colville.

Suffolk Police
Message on the Ball is a new football academy that has been launched by London Road Baptist Church. Picture: Mick Howes.

A new weekly football academy is allowing young people to improve their skills and also learn about the Christian faith in Lowestoft.

Baptist Church
The coastguard officers were called to Southwold. Picture: Supplied

The HM Lowestoft and Southwold coastguard rescue teams were called out twice in quick succession yesterday (Tuesday).

England Ambulance Service

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Lowestoft Sport

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Lynn Town
Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Winner Jan Frodeno of Germany, second place Joe Skipper (left) of Great Britain and third place Nils Frommhold of Germany celebrate after the Challenge Triathlon Roth on July 17, 2016 in Roth, Germany. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

The celebratory Champagne tasted all the sweeter for Norwich triathlon star Joe Skipper in Germany – as he became the first Briton to complete an Ironman in under eight hours.

Joe Skipper
Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Barton Wanderers
Anthony Ogogo was in action at the weekend. Picture: PA

Anthony Ogogo will enjoy a well earned rest after dispatching Bronislav Kubin with ease for this third victory in seven weeks in Berlin.

Anthony Ogogo
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)

Joe Skipper has become the fastest British Ironman of all time after the performance of his life at Challenge Roth in Germany.

Joe Skipper

Lowestoft Events

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk.

Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people descended on Henham Park over the weekend for the Latitude festival for three full days of music, comedy and the arts.

BBC
New Order closing Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

With a raft of hits spanning the decades New Order were never going to struggle to fill the Obelisk Arena.

Laura Mvula brought the sunshine to Obelisk stage. Sunday at Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

Laura Mvula graced the main stage this afternoon, opening her set with Overcome, to the delight of the audience waiting for her.

Birmingham
Bill Bailey brought huge crowds to th comedy tent at Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

With his distinctive hair, or lack of in some places, and his appearances on panel shows Bill Bailey has become a familiar figure.

European Union
The Rhythm of the Dance show was performed at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

It was a two-hour music extravaganza that contained a wealth of talent.

Ireland

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Doug Macleod will be performing at Diss Fest'. Picture: Submitted.

A community arts festival will be taking over Diss for three days and will bring music, comedy and theatre to the town.

United Kingdom
Holt Festival volunteer David Hurlbut, front of house at Theatre in the Woods.

It has been described as a cross between a Roman amphitheatre and a fairy dell.

United Kingdom
22-23 July 2016. Flaunt, Norwich. Photo: Andy Hart

Did you go out in Norwich last weekend? We’ve gone inside some of the city’s hottest clubs and bars to see who’s been out and about, see if you can spot yourself in our gallery below.

Norwich
Weekend Guide: Old Buckenham Airshow, Phil Nichol at Laugh In The Park and Gorleston Cliff Top Festival. (L-R)

Looking for something to do on Saturday or Sunday? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place across the county.

Finding Dory

How can you remember you have a family if you have short-term memory loss?

California

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Regardless of what happens in the Race Off, Niels-Kristian Iversen will always be number one in most Lynn fans' eyes. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn still harbour hopes of having two finalists in Saturday’s World Cup showpiece.

United Kingdom
Action from Horning Sailing Clubs downriver race to Thurne. Photo: Holly Hancock

Two dozen BODs warmed up for Wroxham Week at the club’s Open event for the Tidcombe Salver over the weekend.

Netherlands
Alex Brundle celebrates pole position with his team-mates but it all unravelled on race day.  Picture: AdrenalMedia.com

It was a bitter sweet return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for Alex Brundle who dropped out of the lead in the LMP2 category with transmission troubles.

Norwich
James Hale had a good match for Norfolk, scoring a total of 102 runs and only being dismissed once. Picture: TIM FERLEY

The second match of the annual Norfolk Festival of Cricket ended in disappointment for the hosts yesterday when they slid to defeat at the hands of Lincolnshire.

France
The Norfolk men's team  who were in County Cup action.

Norfolk’s men and women suffered very differing fortunes at this year’s Aegon Summer County Cup week.

United States
Will Smith. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Dereham’s Will Smith is vowing to bounce back from his latest slice of Paralympic heartbreak.

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Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Norwich
Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

Stars of Waveney

Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It’s time to enter your heroes for our Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards

It was an amazing event in which those who go above and beyond to help their communities were given the recognition they truly deserve.

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