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Tim Passmore
Tim Passmore has vowed to tackle FGM

Police in Suffolk have said tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and sexual abuse is a key priority, and have vowed to take a “zero tolerance” approach to the issue.

Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Ireland
Jake Aldridge is releasing a new single alongside his girlfriend Kelly Brooks. Picture: Haleana Knights Photography

Many couples have a special song which was the background to their first kiss or their first dance as a married couple.

Carlton Colville
Where are these famous faces from Norfolk and Waveney now?

A host of people from Norfolk have had their fifteen minutes of fame (and sometimes more) after appearing on TV shows ranging from Popstars to MasterChef. We take a look back at where some of those personalities are now:

Lowestoft
The Horning Water Carnival return to the Broads after a 10 year break with decorated boats taking to the River Bure for a day of family fun. Money raised through the event will go to building a new school hall at Horning primary school and raise awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

East Anglian tourism has finally “got its act together” and is now reaping the rewards, according to an industry leader.

Hoseasons
Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has said it is not facing any immediate challenges after it emerged the government had given it a financial notice to improve, after rating its financial health as “inadequate”.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College
Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court

Campaigners who fought to save two Suffolk magistrates courts voiced their disappointment last night as it was confirmed the centres will be closed.

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Lowestoft Sport

07:45
Damian Hilton
John Edridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Connor Deeks has signed for Lowestoft Town.

Ady Gallagher has urged fans to be patient with new signing Connor Deeks – but believes the youngster can have an impact in the club’s relegation battle.

Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Damian Hilton
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.

Andrew Fisk
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.

Jack Ainsley

Lowestoft Events

Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Ireland
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.

London
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.

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

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

“Oh yes it is!”

Southwold
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.

Lowestoft

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Ireland
Sheringham Scira Viking Festival.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.

BBC
RavenEye

Reigning Days give us a blistering set. It means that RavenEye have to pull out all the stops to match their support band.

Norwich
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Paul Coltas.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Norwich
The Urban Soul Orchestra will provide the soundtrack to the summer with their Classic Ibiza set at Blickling.

It is known as the party capital of the world.

Norfolk

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

John Edridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Damian Hilton
Lynn's Ryan Fryatt and Liam Hurst, right, will hope to look like this again at the final whistle. Picture: Ian Burt

Gary Setchell is urging his players on as King’s Lynn Town threaten to exceed their manager’s expectations.

Gary Setchell
Damian Hilton. Picture: DANIEL HAMBURY/FOCUS IMAGES

Damian Hilton’s first task upon his Wroxham return will be trying to end a fourth-month wait for a league win, writes Adrian Gowling.

Ryan Crisp, left, scored in Dereham's midweek loss in Waltham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham Town head to Kent looking to exact revenge on one of the world’s oldest football clubs.

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

England have promoted Courtney Lawes, Mako Vunipola and Ben Youngs to their starting XV for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.

United Kingdom
FA Cup match, Norwich United v Wisbech Town. Norwich United manager Damian Hilton. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United chairman John Hilditch admitted Damian Hilton’s decision to leave the Planters and take over at Wroxham had caught him by surprise.

Damian Hilton
Damian Hilton has been named the new Wroxham boss.

Wroxham have appointed Damian Hilton as their new first team manager.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Sunday League Dynamo FC (green shirts) V Constable Crusaders at Easton College. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The three-way battle at the top of the Norwich Premier Division took another twist this weekend as champions Riverside Rovers dropped their first points of the season in a 2-2 draw at The POW.

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