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Colin Law
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.

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
The Sole Bay Health Centre, in Reydon.

Patients of a health centre in east Suffolk have been asked to share their views on the potential closure of two GP clinics in the area.

Care Quality Commission
Aerial picture of Latitude festival in Henham Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Ten people were arrested at this year’s Latitude festival, police have said.

Claud Castleton, from Lowestoft, who was awarded the Victoria Cross in the first world war

The Lowestoft builder’s son with a thirst for adventure had been seeking his fortune in one of the remotest corners of the British empire when war broke out.

Ormiston Denes Academy

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Lowestoft Sport

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Lynn Town
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.

David Tooke
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

Artist Margie Britz. Picture: SAM ROBBINS

An artist who has dedicated two decades to organising exhibitions at a magnificent medieval church is stepping down from the role with a showcase of her work.

Pals Ed Farrow (left) and Harry Harrison celebrate taking third place in their Sweden-themed raft. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The Vikings ruled the waves at Sheringham carnival’s annual raft race, which was won on Sunday by marauding mates John Rumsby and Henry LePage.

John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich. Credit: Simon Buck

The new screen heritage and film education centre at Norwich’s Cinema City is to be named after actor Sir John Hurt.

Norwich
Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

BBC
UK company Southpaw will perform Carousel, “an enthralling tale of the fairground after dark”, on one of the two new Great Yarmouth seafront sites for the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts funded by an Arts Council grant secured by the Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area.

Spectacular, quirky and breathtaking international performances will take place along Great Yarmouth seafront in this year’s Out There Festival, with the help of a £70,000 grant.

United Kingdom

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.

Norfolk County Council
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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