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Around 50 drivers in Lowestoft have been left scratching their heads over a mysterious problem with locking their vehicles remotely.

Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has been re-selected to stand as Conservative candidate for the post again in next year’s elections.

Tim Passmore
Harrod UK in Lowestoft won the contract to supply the rugby posts for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Pictures: Stephen Taber.

To an average person, a rugby post seems little more than a few straightforward peces of metal in the ground.

Lake Lothing Crossing Consultation at The Orbis Energy Centre, Lowestoft.
Local MP Peter Aldous.

When prime minister David Cameron visited Lowestoft during the 2015 general election campaign, he could not have been clearer.

Peter Aldous
Potential closure of Lowestoft Magistrates Court.

Picture: James Bass

Suffolk County Council has added its voice to a growing campaign against the proposed closure of two magistrates’ courts in the county, describing the move as “a cut too far”.

Mark Bee
Presentation of funds raised from Christmas Day swim on Lowestoft beach to local charities.

The organisers of the popular Lowestoft Christmas Day Swim are encouraging local charities to get in touch to be the beneficiaries of the donated sponsorships raised.

Sentinel Leisure Trust
Oulton Broad Primary School has been given an Outstanding grade by Ofsted.
Headteacher Jamie White.

Less than two years ago, it had been described by government education inspectors as a school which “requires improvement”.

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Lowestoft Sport

Yesterday, 18:42

Norwich City’s excellent start to the new season continued on Saturday when they recorded a third straight win.

Norwich Dragons' player of the match Rachel King driving at the Bromley & Beckenham defence. Picture: SUBMITTED

Norwich City Ladies came out on top in a tough derby game against Norwich Dragons II to maintain their 100pc start in Division 1N.

Premier Division
The hockey season is well under way.

Broadland scored a goal after just 20 seconds in their Premier Division match against Norwich City II and then went two up – but they eventually had to settle for a point from a 2-2 draw.

Ady Ager in the blue of Great Yarmouth Town.

Great Yarmouth Town will have to do it the hard way again if they want to prolong their dreams of reaching Wembley.

Thurlow Nunn League
It was a good weekend for St Andrews.

St Andrews recovered from their cup defeat last week to overtake Acle at the top of the Premier Division.

Premier Division

Lowestoft Events

Anthony Ogogo; PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit: BBC/PA Wire

With a global audience of millions and an East Anglian crown to retain, Strictly Come Dancing is back on the dance floor once again.

Caroline Flack
The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft: family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.
Rustie Lee (The Lilac Fairy).

Picture: James Bass

For many, those familiar calls of: “Oh no he didn’t” and: “He’s behind you” are as much a part of Christmas as carol singers and turkey dinners.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Write2screen screenwriting workshop

A workshop helping people on the road to writing for the screen is being held at Sheringham this month.

Review: Gun

Yesterday, 16:49
Gun appeared at Waterfont Studio in Norwich

The late-1980s were an exciting time for British rock. The likes of Thunder and the Almighty were flying the flag for the genre, oblivious to the destruction about to be wrought by the imminent arrival of grunge.

Autumn in Lynford Arboretum and Thetford Forest.
Photo:Sonya Duncan
For: EDP Pic Essay / Sunday
EDP pics © 2008
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The leaves are transforming our woodlands into a blaze of red, gold and orange, fungi are springing up overnight, wildlife is on the move and there are some spirited events planned to mark All Hallow’s Eve. STACIA BRIGGS finds 10 ways to make the most of Norfolk in the autumn.

United Kingdom
Dance action during the Bollywood filming on Cromer pier. Picture: Dave Roberts

Tourists tend to flock to Cromer pier to enjoy the sites of the sea, the sounds of gulls, to try some fish and chips and maybe a spot of ice-cream.

Lesley Storey, president of the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists who are holding their annual exhibition at the library.

Picture: James Bass

Surging seas, local landmarks, quirky canvases - and for the first time life drawings - are among colourful works on display at one of Norfolk’s oldest artistic society’s annual exhibition.

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Action from the Sunday League Salhouse Rovers V Sprowston Wanderers. A save by Sprowston goalkeeper John Howes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A fine sunny morning greeted players as the top three in the Premier Division all maintained their 100pc starts to the season.

Premier Division
Richard Larkin. Richmond v Harleston. EDP SPORT 0610

Harleston Magpies’ tough start to life back in the National League continued when they lost to the early pacesetters to remain at the foot of the table.

Sticks were flying at Harleston again on Saturday.

Harleston Magpies ladies’ struggle for goals continued as they were held to a draw by visitors St Albans.


Norwich City’s excellent start to the new season continued on Saturday when they recorded a third straight win.

Sophie Hansell is playing netball for England in a tournament in Australia. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A school games organiser is aiming to teach England’s rivals a serious lesson at the Indoor World Cup.


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