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Lowestoft has been named as one of the best town centres in Britain after a national competition found it was a “rising star” of UK high streets.

Ben Poole who had organised a Boxing tribute night to Scott Smith who died in a road crash earlier this year.
Pictured with his son Ben junior.

Picture: James Bass

A boxer is staging a fight night this weekend in tribute to popular Lowestoft man Scott Smith, who died in a road accident earlier this year.

Scott Smith
Ryan Jarvis (l) and Ross Jarvis (c)(r) of Lowestoft Town during the FA Cup Qualifying second round match. Now you could have your business emblazoned on the Lowestoft home kit. Picture by Mark Chappell/Focus Images Ltd.

Throughout the 2015/16 season, Lowestoft Town will come face to face with a number of established teams including Stockport County, Boston United and FC United of Manchester.

David Coe receives his Lifetime Achievement award from Eric Musgrave, editor in chief of Drapers.

Suffolk businessman David Coe has received a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his career at Coes, the family-owned retail business based in Ipswich.

Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley Healthcare based in Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass

The chief executive of Lowestoft-based Kingsley Healthcare says a third crossing will boost his jobs and growth vision for the area.

Suffolk County Council

A crash in Gillingham blocked the A146 southbound this morning.

The scene outside the Hatfield Hotel in Lowestoft after the reported fight.

A man has been taken to hospital with a head injury after reports of a fight outside a popular seafront hotel in a coastal town.

James Paget University Hospital

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Lowestoft Sport

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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.

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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

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

London musicians the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing at the medieval church in Trunch on Saturday at 7.30pm.

He Had Hairy Hands

A horror comedy which won a top award at the Edinburgh Festival fringe is being staged at Sheringham.

He Had Hairy Hands by Kill The Beast

Carry on screaming with 1970s detective werewolf mystery He Had Hairy Hands, plus Lesley Garrett, an improvised musical and a celebration of Mozart wind pieces. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

United Kingdom
Leftfield. Picture: Supplied

“People began to ask why I didn’t make a new record. I decided there was more to be said, it was as simple as that.”

Jesus Christ Superstar - Dereham Theatre Company

If you have preconceived ideas of amateur theatre then throw them straight out of the window and go and watch Dereham Theatre Company perform the global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Nathan Wells with his collection of medals and trophies.

In the latest of our updates from Young Norfolk Sports Academy athletes, swimmer Nathan Wells provides an update on his progress – including three national gold medals

United Kingdom
Anthony Ogogo is appearing in the 13th series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Anthony Ogogo insists boxing will always be his number one priority despite starring in hit BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Anthony Ogogo
The Eastern Shotokan Karate Association squad heading to Serbia for the 23rd SKDUN World Shotokan Karate Championships. Pictured, back row from left, are squad coach Jason Hitchings, Matthew Potter (15), Elliot Dronfield (15), Patrick Matthews (15), Joshua Spruce (16), Bailey Green (13), Nathan Bond (29); (middle) Max Clay (13), Alex Loombe (13), Molly Lambert (12), Blake Spencer (11), Teigan Forster (12), Shannon Marment (11), Max Threadwell (12); (front) Jadzia Molloy (11), Udon Leathersich (8), Arwen Stewart (10), Luca Occhionero (9) and Reegan Green (11).

Eighteen members of Sprowston-based martial arts club Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) are travelling to Serbia this weekend.

United Kingdom
Josh Elliott celebrates his championship title, with rival Alastair Seeley trailing home behind. Picture: Barry Clay

Two podiums, one championship and a promising return to action – it was a weekend to remember for the region’s two-wheeled contingent.

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.

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