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It may have taken almost a century, but dreams have become reality for devoted football followers.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  

A number of services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft have been cancelled this morning because there aren’t enough trains.

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

Flood alerts are tonight in place for parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, while strong winds and rain has swept across the region.

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Father Christmas arrives for the Southwold Christmas lights switch-on event 2015. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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.

Melanie Tucker
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.

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.

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It may have taken almost a century, but dreams have become reality for devoted football followers.

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

Danny Crow
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.

Ady Gallagher
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.

Ady Gallagher
Leading wicket takers Marcus Bishop and Simon Key with (left), Matthew Conway from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance. 
Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

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 Events

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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The trophy is re-presented to Beccles Town. From L-R: Mark Allen, Beccles FC webmaster, and Alan Remblance, the club’s record all-time goalscorer, receive the cup from Suffolk FA Director Ian Booth.  Pictures: MICK HOWES

It may have taken almost a century, but dreams have become reality for devoted football followers.

Anglian Combination (yellow/blue) v Spartan South football action.

A much-changed Anglian Combination representative side bowed out of the FA Inter League Cup at Wroxham.

Premier Division
Jamie Speller scored Norwich Uniteds winner against Harleston. Picture by Seb Daly/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United avoided a potential banana skin as they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory over Harleston Town.

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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.

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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