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Norwich
An Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Rail passengers are experiencing disruption on the Norwich to Lowestoft and Norwich to London lines today

Coastguard officers helping with the tow of the stricken boat. PICTURE: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat coxswain has said “the outcome could have been a lot different” after four men were rescued from a capsized boat.

John Fox
John Craven filming with Waveney Rush Limited for the BBC Countryfile programme. Picture: Supplied

They hand weave carpets and baskets from bulrushes, using traditional methods that date back to medieval times.

Broads Authority
The Waiting Room Dance Group perform.

A musical competition showcased some of the area’s emerging talents when it was held during the Lowestoft Summer Festival.

Nick Webb
Scene of the Oulton house fire in which Leonard Parnell died.

Neighbours in a quiet village street desperately tried to rescue a father and son as a fire tore through their home, an inquest has heard.

Aaron Breffitt was convicted of the murder of John Vry in October 2009.

A Lowestoft man who was jailed as a teenager for the senseless murder of a terminally-ill cancer sufferer has lost a bid for an early chance of parole.

Ipswich Crown Court
Blogger Jacqueline Boulton with her father David. Picture: Supplied

A mental health trust is to give extra consideration to its patient confidentiality procedures following the death of a 26-year-old woman.

NHS

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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.

Duncan Hewitt
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.

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

Blue Joanna restaurant. General manager Ninnie Lear, left, and head chef Tom Thornber.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Inspired by the night markets of Asia and food trucks of America, the demand for street food here at home has rocketed in recent years.

America
Friday night guide: Matt Damon star of Jason Bourne which is in cinemas this weekend, jazz singer Tina May who is performing at the Cathedral and comedian Umran Yusuf who will be at Laugh In The Park.

Looking for something to do tonight? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the city.

Germany
Sheringham Carnival Queen Jade Roberts and Attendant Emma Louise Glover are pictured with the Carnival Prince and Princess, Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, following the selection disco. Photo: ALLY McGILVRAY

Ten-year-old Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, aged 11, were chosen at a selection disco in the community centre.

Tony Nelson
The Duck Inn, Stanhoe. Picture: Ian Burt

The Duck Inn, in Stanhoe has been named as the East of England’s Best Restaurant in The Good Food Guide’s Local Restaurant of the Year competition.

United Kingdom
Photographs from the 'David and I...' exhibition. Picture Denis O’Regan.

A UK exhibition tour of many ‘never before seen’ photographs of David Bowie is set to kick-off in Norwich tonight.

United Kingdom

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Winner Michael Eccles, centre, is pictured with second and third placed, Richard Bateson, left, and Callum Stanforth. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY

More than 400 runners took part in a traditional race to get a Norfolk village’s annual festivities under 
way.

Norwich
Lynn Ladies will be hoping for more happy moments under the Town umbrella. Picture: SUBMITTED

Linnets fans are being urged to back the club’s newest side after they landed a glamour pre-season friendly.

Premier League
George Walker in action for his beloved Swardeston. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Swardeston will aim to use an East Anglian Premier League springboard to propel them towards national glory.

Sudbury
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.

Robert Lambert
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.

Paul Lambert
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.

Chris Brown
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

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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