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Darren Boyd
Darren Boyd pictured with his family

An inquest into the death of a popular footballer and much-loved father-of-two has been opened and adjourned.

Anthony Benson-Smith, who died after a car crash in Mettingham.

An inquest into the death of an “inspirational” teacher has been opened and adjourned.

Abellio Greater Anglia charity train days. Driver Mike Lloyd, left, and head of corporate affairs Jonathan Denby with a Class 37 diesel locomotive. 

They are throwback to the dawn of diesel on Britain’s railways.

Great Yarmouth
Oscar Fitzgerald has been jailed for eight years after he raped a 12-year-old girl. Picture: Suffolk Police

A Lowestoft man has been jailed for eight years after he raped a 12-year-old girl he met online.

Ipswich Crown Court
Lowestoft lifeboat crew carry match ball at Carrow Road. Picture: MICK HOWES/RNLI

Walking onto a Premier League football ground and carrying the match ball could be the stuff that dreams are made of for some.

Premier League
Waterlane Leisure Centre will host the British Baton Twirling sports association area championships. Picture: Nick Butcher

About 200 young athletes from across the region will descend on Lowestoft tomorrow (Saturday) as the British Baton Twirling sports association area championships are held.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A 50-inch television was among the items stolen in a number of recent home burglaries in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police

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Lowestoft Sport

Michael Spillane's return has provided Lowestoft with a timely boost. Picture: MARK CHAPPELL/FOCUS IMAGES

The return of Michael Spillane will go a long way to compensating for the loss of Jack Ainsley, according to Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher.

Jack Ainsley has walked away from struggling National League North Lowestoft Town. Picture: RUSSELL HART/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft have been rocked by the surprise departure of Jack Ainsley.

Ady Gallagher
Harvey Hodd of Lowestoft Town sees a shot on goal saved by Dave Carnell of FC United of Manchester during the National League North match at Broadhurst Park, Moston
Picture by Matt Wilkinson/Focus Images Ltd 07814 960751

Many of Lowestoft Town’s away trips this season will be tough enough at the best of times and the journey to the fantastic Broadhurst Park was set to be no exception.

Jake Reed
Jake Reed will be a Lowestoft absentee at FC United. Picture: DAVID HORN/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft Town will be without star striker Jake Reed for this afternoon’s trip to FC United.

Ady Gallagher
Robbie Harris in action for Fakenham Town earlier this season. Picture: TONY MILES

Robbie Harris is desperate for Fakenham Town to hand him the perfect parting gift.

Wayne Anderson

Lowestoft Events

Events such as Thursday's Harry Potter Night have helped libraries become a hub for the community

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

The ensemble of the Kessingland Players 2016 pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods. Picture: Mick Howes

All the wonder of Sherwood Forest will be coming to a stage in Kessingland this week.

Dress rehearsal  of the Southwold and Reydon panto Beauty and the Beast.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

“Oh yes it is!”

Lee Mead is coming to the Marina Theatre this year with his brand new show ‘'Some Enchanted Evening'’.

He has appeared in some of the most popular West End musicals and has built a worldwide following due to his distinctive voice.

Southwold Arts Festival 2015: street festival.
Punch and Judy show.

Picture: James Bass

A popular week-long festival is launching a new scheme for fans to get even more out of the event.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

University of East Anglia
Author Cressida Cowell joins Norwich School pupils in the A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum. 

From dressing as a Viking to inventing your own fantastical creatures, visitors to Norwich Castle can have fun delving into the land of dragons created by children’s author Cressida Cowell.

United Kingdom
Farmers market at Creak Abbey . Photo: Jake Sugden

There’s lots happening in Norfolk this weekend. Make sure you don’t miss the best events with our weekend guide.

The Night of Spells at Waterstones for Harry Potter Book Night. Chanting spells from a spells book, from left, Edie Kimbley-Shave, eight; Esmêe Norton, eight, and Catriona Gillespie, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The magical world of Harry Potter enchanted a Norwich bookshop as fans of the boy wizard enjoyed A Night Of Spells.

Bradley Waterman, from Norwich, who will be appearing on The Voice.

A musician who only started performing three years ago will have his first taste of fame this weekend as he appears on The Voice.


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Lee Stevenson scored in Lynn's last outing at Chippenham. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

Gary Setchell is refusing to downplay the importance of King’s Lynn Town’s latest Southern League Premier examination.

Interim boss Chris Wigger has overseen two defeats since filling the void left by Stewart Larter at Wroxham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

After two defeats in their last two games, including a heartbreaking 4-3 injury-time loss against Redbridge last Saturday, Wroxham meet another team in the drop-zone, writes Adrian Gowling.

Matt Cook. Picture: SUBMITTED

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman is looking at the bigger picture after his side’s play-off hopes appear to have died, writes Rene Kendal.

City of Norwich under-15 girls retained their title after winning gold at the South of England Cross Country Championships at a muddy Parliament Hills in London. Picture: Submitted

The under-15 girls team at City of Norwich Athletics Club (Conac) have been celebrating after retaining their title at the South of England Cross Country Championships.

United Kingdom
Charlotte Savage who just one of 16 female referees affiliated to Norfolk FA.

Charlotte Savage tells sports reporter GAVIN CANEY why she is enjoying life as a young referee.

Norwich City
England's Ben Youngs in action during the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium, London. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

England have selected Danny Care at scrum-half and Joe Marler at loosehead prop for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against Scotland.

United Kingdom
Ginetta driver Mike Simpson hands Super One British Champion trophy to kart champion Oliver Clarke

Karting racer Oliver Clarke has officially been crowned a British champion after collecting his trophy from one of the top drivers in motorsport.

Downham Market
Stewart Larter. Picture: JAMES BASS

His painful exit from Wroxham has not convinced Stewart Larter to steer clear of the area’s non-league managerial merry-go-round.

Stewart Larter

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