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Andrew Papworth
Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.
Mick Parker and mayor, Stephen Ardley with Woody Bear.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Dozens of hard-working and deserving people have been nominated for this year’s Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards - but there is still time to get your entries in.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, together with Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, host a business engagement events at UCS, to give businesses in the East the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of devolution. 
Panel of speakers Chris Starkie Chris Bally Dr Peter Funnell Andy Wood OBE Mark Pendlington answer relevant questions

Business leaders from across east Suffolk have come together to back proposals for the region to get more devolved powers from the government.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust ambulance on the way to an emergency. Photograph Simon Parker

A man had to be cut free from his vehicle after it careered off the road and into a ditch.

James Paget University Hospital
Ivan Humble  is urging people to report intolerance in the wake of the Brexit vote.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

“We need to make sure intolerance isn’t brought into our community” – that is the message from community leaders across Waveney today after fears a rise in hate crime is taking place under the radar.

Colin Law
Kemps Morris dancers along with German folk dancers from Winningen perform in Southwold.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The jingling of bells could be heard on the green of a popular coastal town as members of a traditional folk dance troupe celebrated its 60th birthday with a special celebration.

United Kingdom
Youngsters from poplars primary school have been awarded medals for taking part in a sports activity programme. Phil Aves from lowestoft Rising presents the medals.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

With the Rio Olympic Games only a few weeks away young sporting stars of the future have been getting into the sporting spirit.

Phil Aves
Pet chickens Edna, Gertrude and Betty were stolen from a home in Carlton Colville.

A family has spoken of its heartbreak as three beloved pet chickens were stolen from their home.

Carlton Colville

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Lowestoft Sport

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Andrew Fisk
Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Winner Jan Frodeno of Germany, second place Joe Skipper (left) of Great Britain and third place Nils Frommhold of Germany celebrate after the Challenge Triathlon Roth on July 17, 2016 in Roth, Germany. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

The celebratory Champagne tasted all the sweeter for Norwich triathlon star Joe Skipper in Germany – as he became the first Briton to complete an Ironman in under eight hours.

Joe Skipper
Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Barton Wanderers
Anthony Ogogo was in action at the weekend. Picture: PA

Anthony Ogogo will enjoy a well earned rest after dispatching Bronislav Kubin with ease for this third victory in seven weeks in Berlin.

Anthony Ogogo
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)

Joe Skipper has become the fastest British Ironman of all time after the performance of his life at Challenge Roth in Germany.

Joe Skipper

Lowestoft Events

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk.

Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people descended on Henham Park over the weekend for the Latitude festival for three full days of music, comedy and the arts.

BBC
New Order closing Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

With a raft of hits spanning the decades New Order were never going to struggle to fill the Obelisk Arena.

Laura Mvula brought the sunshine to Obelisk stage. Sunday at Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

Laura Mvula graced the main stage this afternoon, opening her set with Overcome, to the delight of the audience waiting for her.

Birmingham
Bill Bailey brought huge crowds to th comedy tent at Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

With his distinctive hair, or lack of in some places, and his appearances on panel shows Bill Bailey has become a familiar figure.

European Union
The Rhythm of the Dance show was performed at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

It was a two-hour music extravaganza that contained a wealth of talent.

Ireland

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Ollie George, right, and Jon Carnall from Outside Live are organising outdoor shows at Taverham Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Fans of hit musicals are being given the chance to enjoy West End spectacle in a special open air setting this weekend.

Norwich
Norwich-based theatre company The Sun Apparatus, including(l to r) Sarah Kenney, Dana Etgar, Katherine Vince and Justina KaminskaitÄ— rehearse a new show called The Me at The Garage.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A group of performers who developed their latest show in Norwich are preparing to take it to Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Photo: Manuel Harlan.
L-R Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter).

The new Harry Potter stage show has enchanted critics as new production pictures reveal scenes from the magical spectacle.

Norwich
Cool treats in Norwich: Cocktails at The Ten Bells, ice cream from Lakenham Creamery and cool desserts at Figbar. (L-R)

Need something to cool you down as the weather warms up? Here’s a look at some of the places in Norwich serving up cold delights - from iced coffee to alcoholic ice lollies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Norwich
Ema Scott Rowlands and Claudia Martinez of Breakers Cafe in Cromer with their decorated beach hut. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

More than 100 imaginatively-decorated beach huts will be gathered for all to admire on Cromer seafront next month.

Paris

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Norwich
Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

Cyclists mark the completion of the new first section of the new £1m Hoveton to Horning Three Rivers Cycleway.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Neighbouring riverside villages have been opened up to visitors after a £1m cycle path, the first stretch in a longer route, was unveiled after years of campaigning.

Broads Authority
Niels-Kristian Iversen in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Danish skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen is “all up for winning” as his country bids to bounce back from their 2015 World Cup final last-heat heartbreak in this year’s opener at Vojens tonight.

Germany
At least the rainbow provided one bright spot on Wednesday. Picture: PAUL TIBBS

King’s Lynn Stars officials have moved to compensate spectators after the farcical postponed meeting against the Swindon Robins.

The Union Jack flags will be waving at Belle Vue. Picture: IAN BURT

After a month’s break our speedway podcast is back.

Eastern Daily Press
James Spelman preparing to drive on his way to a century against Buckinghamshire. Picture: Tim Ferley

Scoring a first century of the season for Norfolk has raised the spirits and ambitions of long-serving opening batsman James Spelman.

France
Remedial work takes place on the track. Picture: PAUL TIBBS

Buster Chapman issued a public apology after his beloved club produced a terrible advert for the sport he controls.

US Federal Reserve

Stars of Waveney

Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It’s time to enter your heroes for our Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards

It was an amazing event in which those who go above and beyond to help their communities were given the recognition they truly deserve.

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