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Saint Felix Open Morning May 2016

A creativity themed open morning is to be held at St Felix School in Reydon.

John Charlton (left) and Tony Rand (right) have each been jailed for six years and nine months. Pictures: Suffolk Police.

Two men have each been jailed for six years and nine months after they were involved in a terrifying burglary in which a heavily pregnant woman was punched in the stomach at her Lowestoft home.

Southwold Lions Fete.
Max Hirs-Robson with his mother Terezija Hirs.

Organisers of the annual Southwold Lions Fete are appealing for more stall holders to sign up for the event.

The Waveney River Centre.
Incident at the swimming pool involving a young girl.

Picture: James Bass

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a seven-year-old girl at a swimming pool.

Local residents are campaigning to save Southwold hospital from being developed into flats. Laurence Vulliamy outside the hospital.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Campaigners trying to keep a much-loved former hospital for public use have vowed to fight an appeal to stop them having the first “right to bid” on the site.

Melanie Tucker
Picture: James Bass

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and money laundering in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police
Therese Coffey is declared the MP for Suffolk Coastal In the parliamentary elections at Martlesham.

Speaker John Bercow lost his temper with Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey and health secretary Jeremy Hunt today for using their mobile phones on the front bench.

Therese Coffey

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Lowestoft Sport

Yesterday, 06:30
David Freezer
Boxer Emma Dolan who has just become British under-56kg youth champion.

Norfolk teenager Emma Dolan is celebrating the biggest win of her career after becoming the British women’s under-54kg youth champion.

Lowestoft with the trophy after beating Leiston 3-1 in the Suffolk Premier Cup Final match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 04 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller

Holders Lowestoft Town lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup for the 13th time last night and went some way to softening the blow of relegation from National League North, writes Chris Brammer.

Ben Killip
The Norfolk Cricket League is under way for 2016.

The new Norfolk Cricket League season began with lots of excitement as this year sees the league fully regionalised and covering the whole county, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Action from Norwich second team playing Acle at Postwick. Acle congratulate their bowler, 2nd left, Peter Nobbs, for bowling out Norwich batsman Alex Mhandu. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was a day to forget for Fakenham as the Norfolk Alliance programme got under way in earnest at the weekend, writes Chris Wise.

Barton Wanderers
National League North - 
Lowestoft Town v Gloucester City at Crown Meadow.
 Michael Spillane leaving the pitch at the end of the game. 

Picture: James Bass

As Lowestoft’s players sunk to the turf, the Blues looked a tired football club in more ways than one.

Danny Crow

Lowestoft Events

New material from Distant Sun

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Distant Sun Band in Tune

In the latest of our In Tune features in The Guide, profiling the music scene, reporter SIMON WARD speaks to Distant Sun.

Latitude Comedy 2016

Additional music, dance and theatre acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Latitude Festival.

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Latitude Festival 2016

A spectacular dance line up has been announced to perform at Latitude Festival this summer.


Band has big plans

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Strictly Commercial Band In Tune

In the latest of our In Tune features in The Guide, profiling the music scene, reporter SIMON WARD speaks to Strictly Commercial.

Dirty Lookz performing live.

In the latest of our In Tune features in The Guide, profiling the music scene, reporter SIMON WARD speaks to Dirty Lookz.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Lavender Hill Mob in rehearsals of 'Searching for Santa'. Picture: Ian Burt

A west Norfolk theatre company is calling for members of the public to get involved on stage.

NNF16. WildLife. Photo: JMA Photography.

With just one week to go until the curtain goes up on this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival, artistic director William Galinsky talks to arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS about his top 10 cultural highlights that await audiences and how Norfolk was the inspiration for much of this year’s line-up.

Norwich Arts Centre
Downham Market Methodist Church are celebrating 50 years in the town - From left, Dougie Argent, Mary Bent, Janet Hunt, Mary Rose Meg Cooper and Joyce Dent. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The church congregation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is organising a range of events to mark the occasion.

Downham Market
Norfolk dominated primetime TV last night with Normal for Norfolk (left) and Her Majesty's Prison: Norwich (right)

If you were flicking through the channels on television last night, you might have noticed that Norfolk was in the spotlight for two hours of primetime viewing, but for two very different reasons.

The Dereham Blues Festival takes place in July. Picture: Ian Burt

Do you like a bit of jam with your breakfast in the mornings?


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Sports editor Mark Heath getting some wrestling and grappling lessons from wrestling and MMA coach Graham Yates.


I’m not sure if it’s called a ‘calf-slicer’ or a ‘calf-crusher’, writes Mark Heath. But I know this – it bloody hurts.

Kimberley Morrison in action at Ironman70.3 Pays d'Aix 2016 in France. Picture: Submitted

Kimberley Morrison crossed the finishing line at Ironman70.3 Pays d’Aix with a beaming smile as her professional career continued to progress steadily.

England and British Lions rugby stars Ben and Tom Youngs open the newly completed extension to Holt Rugby Club. 


Forcing his way back into the England squad will be a major focus for Tom Youngs when he steps up his recovery from back surgery this summer.

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Gemma Sanders and Laura Wiseman seen in their England tops

Two Norfolk footballers are seeking sponsorship to help with their dream of playing for Team GB in the Deaf World Cup next month.

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Vauxhall Mallard's Mitchell Todd. 

Mitchell Todd played key roles with both bat and ball as Vauxhall Mallards maintained their promising start to the new Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season.

Norwich United (yellow) against Mildenhall in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup final at Diss. A dejected Norwich United after losing to Mildenhall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The bewildered expressions of the Norwich United players at the final whistle of this cup final summed up just how dramatic the closing stages of the match had been.

Premier Division
Ex-Norwich City FC boss Nigel Worthington presents the winners Runton with the cup. 


The goals rained in during the climax of the Cromer Lifeboat Cup competition.

Action from Norfolk against Lincolnshire, Unicorns Trophy cricket. Lincolnshire batsman Dan Freeman ducks under the ball from Norfolk bowler Adam Todd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk’s promising start to the new season continued yesterday when they made light of the absence of skipper Chris Brown to make it two wins out of two in the Unicorns Minor Counties Knockout Trophy.


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