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Suffolk Police
Picture: James Bass

A ten-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being bitten by a Rottweiler dog in Carlton Colville.

An autism awareness event was held in Lowestoft town centre. PICTURE: Joe Randlesome

A voluntary group is aiming to raise awareness about autism so more people can understand how it affects families and individuals.

Mark Bee
Peter Hemp pictured with Stephen Ardley. Picture: MICK HOWES

He was responsible for recovering and repairing vehicles from the battlefield during the Second World War.

Stephen Ardley
Message on the Ball is a new football academy that has been launched by London Road Baptist Church. Picture: Mick Howes.

A new weekly football academy is allowing young people to improve their skills and also learn about the Christian faith in Lowestoft.

Baptist Church
The coastguard officers were called to Southwold. Picture: Supplied

The HM Lowestoft and Southwold coastguard rescue teams were called out twice in quick succession yesterday (Tuesday).

England Ambulance Service
East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Bill Smith

A man in his 60s was airlifted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Oulton Broad.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
The Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Patsy Knight. Picture: Mick Howes.

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat was called to help a yacht which had suffered engine failure.


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Lowestoft Sport

Mon, 12:14
Andrew Fisk
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. 


Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Barton Wanderers
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.

Anthony Ogogo
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.

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.

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.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

There is just one weekend of events left for this year’s Holt Festival but there’s still chance to catch some of the most exciting shows in the north Norfolk town.

Several of the aircraft which will be on display and performing during the Old Buckenham Airshow in July.
Pictured is a 1943 Staggerwing with the Wildcats

This weekend Old Buckenham Airfield will be playing host to its annual airshow, which last year saw the team succeed in putting Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) back in her Goldfinger Helicopter after 50 years. This year there are lots more exciting events taking place that you just won’t want to miss.

United States
Weekend Guide: Old Buckenham Airshow, Phil Nichol at Laugh In The Park and Gorleston Cliff Top Festival. (L-R)

Looking for something to do on Saturday or Sunday? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place across the county.

18-foot lobster to visit Norwich's Castle Mall. Picture submitted.

A giant 18-foot tall red lobster is to visit Norwich’s Castle Mall as part of summer of fun at the shopping centre.

Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month

A seaside entertainment festival is raising cash for a good cause with a mix of comedy, music and old style glamour.

United Kingdom

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

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.

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
Will Smith. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Dereham’s Will Smith is vowing to bounce back from his latest slice of Paralympic heartbreak.

Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

Cyclists mark the completion of the new first section of the new £1m Hoveton to Horning Three Rivers Cycleway.

Neighbouring riverside villages have been opened up to visitors after a £1m cycle path, the first stretch in a longer route, was unveiled after years of campaigning.

Broads Authority
Niels-Kristian Iversen in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Danish skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen is “all up for winning” as his country bids to bounce back from their 2015 World Cup final last-heat heartbreak in this year’s opener at Vojens tonight.

At least the rainbow provided one bright spot on Wednesday. Picture: PAUL TIBBS

King’s Lynn Stars officials have moved to compensate spectators after the farcical postponed meeting against the Swindon Robins.

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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