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L to R: Tom Hill, Rosie Kinsella, Grace Collis, Rupert Hayes.

Exam results are continuing the upward trend in Lowestoft and Reydon with school reporting an increase in students achieving GCSE maths and English at grade C or above.

Benjamin Britten
Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

Members of the newly formed Kirkley Parish Council.

It is an area with its own high street and unique history - and is a tourist destination in its own right.

North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau in Lowestoft looking to relocate to bigger premises.
Chief Executive Janet John.

Picture: James Bass

The Lowestoft office of the North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is to open its new doors at St Margaret’s House, in Gordon Road, for the first time on Tuesday (August 30).

Suffolk County Council
Abellio have been awarded the franchise for the east's rail services. 

Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise, which will commence on the 16th October 2016.

Abellio Greater Anglia
Residents campaign against possible future development on the North Denes area of Lowestoft.

“If it has to go to the High Court, then it will” – that is the defiant message from residents as they challenge a decision to lease an area of open space for a caravan park extension.

Colin Law

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Lowestoft Sport

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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.

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.

Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Women's Premier League action between Lowestoft, blue, and Norwich City. Ellen Swift doubles her account. Picture: SARAH JAMES

Norwich City claimed the Women’s Premier League’s first East Anglian derby bragging rights of the season by producing a five-star display at Lowestoft Town.

Norwich, green, will lock horns with another blue-shirted rival tomorrow. Picture: SARAH JAMES

Two East Anglian rivals will lock horns tomorrow – and Ipswich Town will not be involved.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

20 August 2016. Mantra. Photo: Luke Ashley Wendland Cass

Did you go out in Norwich last weekend? We’ve gone inside some of the city’s hottest clubs and bars to see who’s been out and about, see if you can spot yourself in our gallery below.

Britain’s Got Talent stars Ashleigh & Pudsey to perform at East Anglia’s biggest outdoor dog show this weekend. Picture All About Dogs

East Anglia’s biggest outdoor dog show, All About Dogs, will return to the Norfolk Showground this Bank Holiday weekend and organisers have confirmed the show will be the biggest yet.

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From left, Penny Hubble, Nicola Maunders, Suzanne Nuri, Leah Corley and Erica Simpson from Wymondham Town Team launch the poster for the first ever Wymondham Vintage Day. Picture: ASHLEY PERKS

Wymondham is gearing up for its first ever vintage day.

The rehearsals for the Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Actors Mark Hayden as Noah, with Helen Haines as Noah's wife, centre, with the puppet Shem, and Roseanna Frascons, with the puppet Ham's wife. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Castle’s keep is this week the stage for a special revival of a medieval theatrical tradition.

The Under 1 Roof Training and Development Centre - run by Norwich-based homeless charity St Martin’s Housing Trust - is presenting the Fair Weather Project on September 1 at Norwich Arts Centre.
It will feature performances by the Under 1 Roof band The Undies (pictured). Photo: submitted.

A special fundraising gig which sees people affected by homelessness share the stage with local music acts is due to take place in Norwich next month.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Conac's Wesley Matsuka-Williams with his English Schools triple jump gold medal. Picture: Tony Payne

With athletics under the global spotlight at the Rio Olympics, clubs around the region are hoping to attract new members to the various disciplines of their sport.

Great Britain's Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker, Laura Trott and Katie Archibald celebrate following their gold medal in the Women's Team Pursuit. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

As the Rio Olympics came to an end, Team GB could look back on a host of outstanding performances, along with their best medal tally since 1908.

United Kingdom
Robert Lambert led the way with 13 points for Lynn at Belle Vue. Picture: Ian Burt

The King’s Lynn Stars made a triumphant return to Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium after emphatically defeating league leaders Belle Vue Aces 41-49.

James Spelman on his way to 158 against Lincs. Pictures: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk captain Chris Brown is already looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring for the county squad – after a season of clear progression.

Josh Files in action in Holland.	Photo: SUBMITTED

Josh Files had a comfortable lead to defend in the TCR German Championship as he headed to Holland – but atrocious weather brought a halt to the second race and to his attempts to wrap up the title.

Swardeston cricketer Joe Gatting made his debut for Dereham Town Football Club last night. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham progressed to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup with Dawid Radomski’s second-half strike settling a close game, writes Rene Kendal.

Lynn Town
Connor Ingram, left, went so close to being Gorleston's hat-trick hero last night. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston continued their impressive start to the Premier Division season by beating Walsham-le-Willows 2-0.

Danny White
Will King's Lynn Stars team boss Rob Lyon have something to smile about this evening? Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn ace Troy Batchelor says the Stars are desperate to turn their form around – starting when they head to Belle Vue tonight.

Kristian Iversen

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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