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Yesterday, 19:01
The Southwold lifeboat crew were called out. Picture: MICK HOWES

Two girls and a man were treated for “significant cuts” and bruises after being dragged towards rocks by a rip current while swimming off a north Suffolk beach.

The RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat, Patsy Knight, tows the stranded 12-metre Dutch yacht – Chableu - back into Lowestoft. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Lowestoft Lifeboat was called out in the early hours of this morning (Sunday) to aid a stranded Dutch yacht, which had got into difficulties in the midst of a “dramatic electrical storm.”

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Lowestoft police are appealing for help in tracing missing person Nikita Powley.

A missing 48-year-old woman from Lowestoft has been found “safe and well”.

Patsy Knight
Fen Park, Lowestoft.

The Fen Park Friends will be holding a family fun and consultation day today (Saturday, August 27).

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Lowestoft Lions Club Oulton Broad Gala Day 2016. Vander Wheel of Death. Pictures: MICK HOWES

There will be thrills, spills – and perhaps even a few unplanned splashes.

The vessel damaged in Oulton Broad on Thursday evening. Picture: Mick Howes

A woman and young girl were seriously hurt in a late-night boating incident.

Suffolk Police
Lowestoft police were called out.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police are seeking witnesses after a man was assaulted in south Lowestoft last night (Friday).

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Lowestoft Sport

Yesterday, 14:38
Jake Jessup made some vital stops, but Lowestoft Town were beaten 1-0 at Havant & Waterloorville.

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Jake Reed, middle, was back among the goals for the Blues in midweek. Picture: JAMES BASS

‘There’s plenty more where that came from’ – that’s Ady Gallagher’s message after Jake Reed grabbed his first goal of the season in Lowestoft Town’s win at Billericay.

Jake Jessup
Jack Barber, left, in action for Fakenham Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Wayne Anderson
Jake Reed netted for the Blues last night. Picture: JAMES BASS

Hitman Jake Reed opened his account for the season as the Blues returned to winning ways.

Chris Henderson
Shaun Bammant is available for Lowestoft Town's trip to Billericay, after serving a three-game suspension. Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town’s players must accept they will be a prized scalp for teams in the Ryman Premier this season, manager Ady Gallagher has warned.

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

The World Crabbing Championships and Beach Hut Auction take place on Cromer Pier.
World Champions David Porter with his daughters Daisy and Holly and Rachael Kirkham. Photo: Sonya Duncan

Despite choppy conditions on Cromer beach, the annual World Pier Crabbing Championships had a record turnout this year as dozens tried their hand at catching the town’s famous delicacy.


Stopgap Dance Company taking Norfolk and Norwich Festival goers on whistle-stop tour of a bygone era in their playful production Bill & Bobby. Dancers
 Lucy Bennet and David Toole pay tribute to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Photo : Steve Adams

Two arts organisations are celebrating receiving a total of more than £400,000 in funding for projects in Norfolk.

Breckland Council
The Grand Norwich Duck Race 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

There was quacking good fun on the River Wensum as several thousand people turned out to watch this year’s Grand Norwich Duck Race.

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The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. Pictured is conductor Steven Bell.

From Jurassic Park to ET, the magical music of film composer John Williams enchanted film fans at a special open air concert.

Emma Knights
Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,
Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin.

From stepping out on the stage to taking a look at the dressing rooms, people of all ages had fun exploring Norwich Theatre Royal during the venue’s annual open day.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Swardeston face the camera after clinching yet another EAPL title. Back row, left to right,  Matthew Taylor, Michael Eccles, Tom Oxley, Peter Lambert, Freddie Ruffell, Lewis Denmark. Front, Joe Gatting, Jason Reynolds, Stephen Gray, George Walker and Jordan Taylor. Regular captain Mark Thomas was not playing on Saturday. Picture: KEVIN DENMARK

Swardeston sealed a fifth successive East Anglian Premier League title as Freddie Ruffell picked the perfect day to score his first century in the competition.

Thetford look a different side under manager Danny White.

Thetford and Great Yarmouth Town enjoyed excellent away wins as they begin to make their mark on the new Premier Division campaign.

Rhys Logan was on target for Dereham) at Tilbury. 

Ten-man Dereham went down to a late winner in Essex.

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Rory Schlein says farewell to Stars fans tonight. Picture: Ian Burt

Rory Schlein will make his final appearance of the season for King’s Lynn tonight when the Stars head to Wolverhampton.

Lynn's Toby Hilliard was on target at Frome. Picture: Ian Burt

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Action from the Anglian Combination Division One clash between Bungay Town (blue) and Sheringham.

 Photo: Nick Butcher

Harleston Town lead the Almary Green Anglian Combination Premier on goal difference after beating Stalham Town 4-0.

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Wisbech Town striker, Jack Friend, who scored a hat-trick at the weekend.

Wisbech Town progressed in the United Counties League Knock Out Cup with a comfortable win over Division One side Potton United thanks to a goal drought-ending hat-trick from Jack Friend.

Wisbech Town

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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