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Local historian John Holmes with his new book about sailor Victor Crisp 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

For nearly 30 years the documenting of Lowestoft’s history has been a labour of love for John Holmes.

Grab of video posted on Facebook on by Paul Whitlow on Victoria Road in Lowestoft. Picture Facebook/Paul Whitlow

The driver of a car which was caught on video driving over a level crossing as the barriers came down has received a £200 fine and three points on their licence,

Tim Passmore
Lord Somerleyton outside Somerleyton Hall.  Picture: Nick Butcher

Proposals to reform the House of Lords by scrapping the controversial hereditary peer by-election system have faltered.

Liberal Democrat
Westwood surgery, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A respected GP has thanked patients for their years of support after his surgery closed.

James Paget University Hospital
Stars of Norfolk and Waveney awards 2016 at Sprowston manor.
Special recognition award to Norfolk and Waveney's onshore and off shore lifeboats and volunteers.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lifeboat men and women stationed across Norfolk and Waveney, who regularly risk their lives to save others, both in and offshore, were honoured for their work at an awards ceremony last night.

Eastern Daily Press
Lowestoft car parks. Battery Green Road Car Park.

The planned closure of a town centre car park will affect the high street say local business owners.

Britten Centre
Jack Paul winner of the boys aged 18 months to five years category

It is the moment proud mums, dads and grandparents have been waiting for and today we can announce the top tots in this year’s Bonny Baby competition.


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Lowestoft Sport

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Rory McAuley
Ady Gallagher, manager of Lowestoft Town. 
Picture by Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher insists fans shouldn’t expect an influx of senior players, despite the exits of two senior players recently.

Lowestoft Town winger Chris Henderson.

A brilliant second-half strike from Chris Henderson turned out to be the winning goal for Lowestoft as they claimed their third home league win on the bounce.

Chris Henderson
Michael Spillanes time with Lowestoft Town came to an end this week.	Picture: JAMES BASS

Bouncing back from a poor display is the focus for Lowestoft Town when they return to the comforts of home this afternoon.

Danny Crow
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

He’s become a star of Norfolk sport in recent years but Cringleford triathlete Joe Skipper says he has learned more from his failures than his successes in 2016.

Joe Skipper
Michael Spillane has left Lowestoft Town.

Former Norwich City defender Michael Spillane has left Lowestoft Town and signed for Chelmsford City.

Michael Spillane

Lowestoft Events

The cast of Beauty and the Beast panto at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft. Back from 2nd left, Mary Rees Howe (Fairy Rosebud); Jeremy Edwards (Gaston), Rosie Hale (Belle); Matthew Wellman (Prince Francois/Beast); Helen Jeckells (witch); and Terry Gleed (Freddy). Front, Graeme Henderson (Professor Crackpot) and Fenton Gray (Dame Cherie Trifle). Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

There was glitter and greasepaint in the air as Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre launched it’s annual Christmas pantomime.

United Kingdom
Giovanni Pernice attending the Inside Soap Awards 2016. Picture  Ian West/PA Wire

Strictly Come Dancing’s Giovanni Pernice has announced his first ever tour of the UK and he will be visiting two theatres in Norfolk and Waveney.

Milestones Jazz - Horn Factory

One of the region’s finest big bands is set to return to Milestones Jazz Club this December.

Southwold Advent Concert 2016

The Southwold Concert Series and Southwold Music Trust have teamed up with Aldeburgh’s Jubilee Opera to present an exciting festive concert.

Seagull Theatre, Pakefield   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Another exciting programme of performances is set to thrill audiences at The Seagull Theatre.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Merry Xmas Everybody as Slade come to Norwich on their It's Christmas Tour. Picture: Submitted

Merry Xmas Everybody is sure to feature as the 1970s glam-rockers deliver an early Christmas present for Norfolk and Suffolk music and festive nostalgia lovers.

United Kingdom
Joseph Gordon Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's film. Picture: Vertigo

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rhys Ifans give convincing portrayals in Oliver Stone’s provocative and confusing drama.

United States
The Fruits of Enlightenment being staged at the UEA. Picture: Ella Joy Green

An Oscar Wilde inspired comedy, Russian drama and The Twelve Days of Christmas also amongst theatre presents.

Pun Man, the award-winning punning superhero, returns to Great Yarmouth. Picture: Leo Kearse

Where to unwrap some Christmas laughter with a series of special festive comedy nights in Norfolk and Suffolk this week.

United Kingdom

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Kings Lynn Town defender Sam Gaughran has recently take on the role of first team coach at The Walks. Picture: MATTHEW USHER/FOCUS IMAGES

King’s Lynn Town are yet to taste defeat since manager Gary Setchell refreshed his coaching team and they will be hoping that continues ahead of their “massive” FA Trophy tie at Gateshead this afternoon.

Gary Setchell
Ross King has been in great goal-scoring  form for Kirkley & Pakefield this season. Photo: NICK BUTCHER

Kirkley & Pakefield return to action after being left without a league game for a fortnight, looking to extend their nine-match unbeaten run.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Matt Henmans Dereham entertain Brentwood. Picture: Simon Finlay

Norwich United entertain Thurrock this afternoon looking to bounce back from last Saturday’s defeat, when a goal just four minutes from time brought the Planters’ five-match unbeaten run to an end at Waltham Abbey, writes Norman Byrgrave.

Jason Radcliffe, left, and Wilfred Edmund face-off after weighing in earlier today.

Hostilities threatened to commence early when the protagonists for the main event of Contenders Norwich 17 came face-to-face earlier today.

Victoria Williamson is closing on a return to full training.

Norfolk track cyclist Victoria Williamson has been given the all-clear to begin full training again in the new year.

Olivia Nicholls, third from right, celebrates winning bronze at the Master U BNP Paribas event in Lille, France, with the British Universities team. Picture: Submitted

Norfolk women’s number one Olivia Nicholls helped the Great Britain universities squad to win a bronze medal at the Master U BNP Paribas event in Lillie, France.

England's Ben Youngs scores his side's third try during the Autumn International match at Twickenham Stadium, London. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Ben Youngs’ remarkable year of success has been capped off with his announcement as England’s winner of the Old Mutual Health Player of the Series award.

United Kingdom
Jamie Powell fights at Contenders 17 on Saturday night

Jamie Powell is a man on a mission - and he sees Saturday’s fight at Contenders Norwich 17 as another step on the road to stardom.

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