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More than £42m will be spent on new buildings and vehicles for the region’s ambulance service, after bosses voted to press ahead with two new schemes.

A young gambling addict cleaned out his 82-year-old grandmother’s bank account when taking £11,000 to feed his habit.

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More than 70 pupils from across the region have participated in an inter-school boat building challenge.

Pakefield High School

Members of the community, who are passionate about their area, are being asked to make a difference and stand for election to the new Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Parish Councils.

Colin Law

Youngsters at Saint Felix Nursery have brought the Spring Term to a close in spectacular style with an Easter Bonnet Parade.

Simon Ward

A 20-year-old man from Great Yarmouth has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the rape of a girl under 16 in a Lowestoft park, sexual grooming her and breaching a sexual harm prevention order. Christopher Neill, of Marsh Road, was arrested by Suffolk police officers on Monday after the girl reported that she had been raped in Fen Park on Sunday after meeting a man she had contact with on Facebook.

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Families are invited to take part in an Easter egg hunt at Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage care home next month.

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Lowestoft and Yarmouth had a day to forget at the weekend as they slumped to a painful 151-0 defeat at Harlow.

The Eastern Counties Mountain Bike cross-country series, organised by Mud Sweat & Gears, held round two of its series at the Phoenix Bike Park in Kentford, near Bury St Edmunds, at the weekend.

Lowestoft Railway Ladies travelled to Norwich Dragons for a top-of-the-table clash at the weekend and after an excellent, closely-fought struggle, ended up with a 2-2 draw and a point which earned them promotion to the Premier Division.

Gorleston FC Hurricanes put behind them last season’s cup defeat and grabbed some Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League

An excellent day for football on Saturday saw an eventful afternoon at Walmer Road when Kirkley & Pakefield welcomed leaders and champions-elect Mildenhall who pulled off a crucial 2-1 victory.

Lowestoft Events

Aspiring young thespians are being sought to audition for an upcoming youth musical to be performed at The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.

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There is the chance to dust off those Blue Suede Shoes at the Marina Theatre this April, as the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet arrives in town.

Simon Ward

Lowestoft band The Darkness have announced they will perform at the University of East Anglia later this year.

University of East Anglia

Comedian and panel-show regular Ó Briain is among the latest acts to be announced for this year’s Latitude Festival.

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There will be entertainment to suit the tastes of all at The Seagull Theatre, in Pakefield, during the coming weeks.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Painting, textiles and photography will be used in a new exhibition planned for Norwich.

Norwich

Shakin’ Stevens knew very little about his large family’s history. A serious heart attack in 2010 inspired the singer, heading to the Ipswich Regent and Norwich Theatre Royal, to change that.

Salvation Army

Comedian, writer, broadcaster and former UEA student Arthur Smith was one the first alternative comedians before becoming one of the Grumpy Old Men. Now he is heading back to Norwich.

University of East Anglia

Craig David and Pendulum will headline Sundown at the Norfolk Showground in Costessey this September, rounding off the festival season in style.

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Fans of Mozart are in for a treat next month with a concert dedicated to the composer at St Nicholas Church in Dereham.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Members of a small fishing club in north Norfolk have been called up to the England team.

More than 40 clubs in Norfolk have signed up to a new initiative to encourage youngsters to take up cricket this summer.

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A 75th minute strike from Phoenix striker Michael Power saw the visitors move into the Ryman North play-off positions while severely denting the Planters’ own hopes.

Old Buckenham Ladies complete a clean sweep as a new name appeared on the Shell Women’s Indoor League trophy after its third successful season.

Horning Sailing Club’s 2017 season began on Sunday in brilliant sunshine and a pleasant breeze.

Downham Town’s cricketers missed out on glory at the finals of ECB Indoor National Club Championships, which took place at the MCC Academy at Lord’s on Sunday.

The top two clashed in Norwich and District League’s Premier B with Wensum needing a point to guarantee runners-up spot – but finding champions Ceyms in no mood to ease up.

Norwich

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