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John Griffiths
Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court

Campaigners who fought to save two Suffolk magistrates courts voiced their disappointment last night as it was confirmed the centres will be closed.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has said it is not facing any immediate challenges after it emerged the government had given it a financial notice to improve, after rating its financial health as “inadequate”.

Lowestoft Sixth Form College
Therese Coffey

People with superslow broadband are being encouraged to apply for vouchers to help with the cost of having satellite broadband

Therese Coffey
Solicitors from Cole Bentley and Co, Norton Peskett, Breydons and Powleys campaigned against the closure of Lowestoft Magistrates Court. 

Picture: James Bass

There is going to be another round of court closures in East Anglia as the government today confirmed that courts at Lowestoft, King’s Lynn and Bury St Edmunds would shut.

Shailesh Vara
Can you name the 10 cars in our photo quiz?

Following the news that Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan is to join the new Top Gear team, we want to test your motoring knowledge.

Quiz
Weekly picture of the week winner. PHOTO: Jo Jeffery

CRASHING WAVE: A keen amateur photographer has won our weekly picture competition for the first time – with this intriguing black and white beach scene image.

Suffolk County Council
Norwich Prison. Photo: Steve Adams

A 26-year-old woman has been jailed for six months after she tried to smuggle heroin into Norwich Prison.

Norwich Crown Court

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Lowestoft Sport

Connor Deeks has signed for Lowestoft Town.

Ady Gallagher has urged fans to be patient with new signing Connor Deeks – but believes the youngster can have an impact in the club’s relegation battle.

Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Thurlow Nunn League
Michael Spillane's return has provided Lowestoft with a timely boost. Picture: MARK CHAPPELL/FOCUS IMAGES

The return of Michael Spillane will go a long way to compensating for the loss of Jack Ainsley, according to Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher.

Lowestoft Town
Jack Ainsley has walked away from struggling National League North Lowestoft Town. Picture: RUSSELL HART/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft have been rocked by the surprise departure of Jack Ainsley.

Jack Ainsley
Harvey Hodd of Lowestoft Town sees a shot on goal saved by Dave Carnell of FC United of Manchester during the National League North match at Broadhurst Park, Moston
Picture by Matt Wilkinson/Focus Images Ltd 07814 960751
23/01/2016

Many of Lowestoft Town’s away trips this season will be tough enough at the best of times and the journey to the fantastic Broadhurst Park was set to be no exception.

Danny Crow

Lowestoft Events

Events such as Thursday's Harry Potter Night have helped libraries become a hub for the community

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

London
The ensemble of the Kessingland Players 2016 pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods. Picture: Mick Howes

All the wonder of Sherwood Forest will be coming to a stage in Kessingland this week.

Kessingland
Dress rehearsal  of the Southwold and Reydon panto Beauty and the Beast.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

“Oh yes it is!”

Southwold
Lee Mead is coming to the Marina Theatre this year with his brand new show ‘'Some Enchanted Evening'’.

He has appeared in some of the most popular West End musicals and has built a worldwide following due to his distinctive voice.

Lowestoft
Southwold Arts Festival 2015: street festival.
Punch and Judy show.

Picture: James Bass

A popular week-long festival is launching a new scheme for fans to get even more out of the event.

Reydon

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Immersion Theatre’s Rapunzel

There is something for all - toddlers to teenagers - on the region’s stages this half-term. SIMON PARKIN highlights shows, from fairytales to puppets, that offer the perfect family treat.

SIMON PARKIN
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Sisters Chloe (left) and Paris Chandler. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two sisters are playing love rivals in a youth musical telling the story of one of the 20th century’s most influential and tragic women.

United Kingdom
Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Ireland
Blickling Hall, Holkham Beach and the view from Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

Norfolk’s beautiful landscape and heritage means it’s packed with romantic spots. We’ve picked eight of the best.

Norwich

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

FA Cup match, Norwich United v Wisbech Town. Norwich United manager Damian Hilton. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United chairman John Hilditch admitted Damian Hilton’s decision to leave the Planters and take over at Wroxham had caught him by surprise.

Stewart Larter
Damian Hilton has been named the new Wroxham boss.

Wroxham have appointed Damian Hilton as their new first team manager.

Stewart Larter
Sunday League Dynamo FC (green shirts) V Constable Crusaders at Easton College. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The three-way battle at the top of the Norwich Premier Division took another twist this weekend as champions Riverside Rovers dropped their first points of the season in a 2-2 draw at The POW.

Young Norfolk Sports Academy, Cerys Maryan.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Promising rower Cerys Maryan is one of 19 young athletes receiving coaching from the Young Norfolk Sports Academy.

University of East Anglia
England's Billy Vunipola breaks through the Scotland line during the 2016 RBS Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Easton & Otley College and Norwich RFC coach, Jonny O’Brien, looks ahead to round two of the Six Nations after an exciting start.

Ireland
Victoria Pendleton will ride at Fakenham racecourse later this month.

Victoria Pendleton looks set to make her hunter chase debut on Pacha Du Polder at Fakenham next Friday.

Norwich in action in last season's victory over Rochford Hundred.

Norwich Rugby Club has submitted a formal application for planning permission which would see it move into a new home at the University of East Anglia.

Wroxham, blue, need all the help they can get at the moment. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Wroxham will be hoping for a helping hand from their Norfolk Ryman League rivals as they look to climb immediately back out of the relegation zone.

Stewart Larter

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