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Suffolk County Council
North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau in Lowestoft looking to relocate to bigger premises.
Chief Executive Janet John.

Picture: James Bass

The Lowestoft office of the North East Suffolk Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is to open its new doors at St Margaret’s House, in Gordon Road, for the first time on Tuesday (August 30).

Abellio have been awarded the franchise for the east's rail services. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise, which will commence on the 16th October 2016.

United Kingdom
Residents campaign against possible future development on the North Denes area of Lowestoft.

“If it has to go to the High Court, then it will” – that is the defiant message from residents as they challenge a decision to lease an area of open space for a caravan park extension.

Colin Law
 Oulton Broad and LOwestoft Horticultural Society Summer Show-  Mick Howes

Displays of green-fingered goodness were enjoyed by all ages as the popular Oulton Broad and Lowestoft Horticultural Society Summer Show returned for another year.

Lowestoft
Hughes' Lowestoft branch. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

Electrical retailer Hughes has sounded a warning over the impact of Brexit on consumers’ shopping habits as it posted improved profits for the last financial year.

Archaeologists taking part in a dig at Leiston Abbey - the project is set to move to RSPB Minsmere to find the shady secrets of the priest pirates.

Archaeologists are to carry out a dig at RSPB Minsmere to discover if the priests that lived in the abbey that once stood on the site were pirates.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A maintenance worker at a Suffolk holiday park has been cleared of taking advantage of a “tipsy” woman and raping her while her partner was crashed out on a sofa and his wife was asleep in bed.

Ipswich Crown Court

Crime

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Suffolk Police
Picture: James Bass

Police are keen to trace a woman who was verbally abused by a man on London Road North in Lowestoft.

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

Police have traced the owner of a car which was caught on video swerving round queuing traffic and driving over a level crossing as the barriers came down.

Tim Passmore
Farm manager Paul Andrews with Hanif Jaffer.

A charity set up to support people with mental health and drug and alcohol issues has suffered a double blow after its fund-raising shop and its community farm were broken in to.

Suffolk Police
James Austin, 23, who has been jailed for 36 weeks. Submitted

A Lowestoft man has been jailed for more than six months, after admitting to stealing items from two homes.

Aaron Breffitt was convicted of the murder of John Vry in October 2009.

A Lowestoft man who was jailed as a teenager for the senseless murder of a terminally-ill cancer sufferer has lost a bid for an early chance of parole.

Ipswich Crown Court

Health

Friday, August 19, 2016
James Paget University Hospital
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital has warned people against going to accident and emergency (A&E) necessarily after seeing a spike in attendences.

Artist impression of how the James Paget Hospital would look after its expansion is complete. The new outpatient village can be seen in the top right corner of the main building.

A hospital trust that last month experienced a record-high number of people coming to A&E has announced plans to expand its facilities to meet future demand.

Christine Allen
Christine Allen, chief executive of James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, and board chairman David Wright.

Concerns have been raised at the James Paget University Hospital after record high A&E attendance figures.

Christine Allen
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
Barry Robinson

A doctor who took a fatal overdose of medication had changed a patient’s prescription to obtain it, an inquest heard.

Norwich

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Education

Lowestoft results day

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Saint Felix A Level Results

Today marks the end of weeks of anxious waiting for students across Waveney as their A-level results are revealed.

Sixth Form College
Joy for Tiffany Smith, 19, from Martham as she smashed her predicted grades at East Norfolk College. Picture Twitter/Geri Scot

A-level results from schools and colleges across the region as they come in.

Cambridge
The Science Boffins workshop at The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

For some people, the thought of a science lesson fills them with dread.

United Kingdom
Active Learning Trust NQT celebration event to honour newly qualified teachers who have been trained within the five Lowestoft area schools/academies.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft’s Active Learning Trust hub has held a celebratory event to mark the success of its newly qualified teachers (NQT’s).

Ipswich

Business

Tue, 06:30
Hughes' Lowestoft branch. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

Electrical retailer Hughes has sounded a warning over the impact of Brexit on consumers’ shopping habits as it posted improved profits for the last financial year.

Lowestoft town centre

As town centres try to adapt to the growth of online shopping, finding ways to boost trade and footfall is a big challenge.

Danny Steel
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
Sizewell C

Proposals to build a new £16billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will move a step closer next week.

United Kingdom
Unemployment has fallen across the region with a record number in employment across the country. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Our region has the lowest unemployment rate across the country after seeing the number without work fall to 112,000 - a rate of just 3.5%.

European Union

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Mon, 09:49
Ipswich Crown Court.

A maintenance worker at a Suffolk holiday park has been cleared of taking advantage of a “tipsy” woman and raping her while her partner was crashed out on a sofa and his wife was asleep in bed.

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Ipswich Crown Court
Monday, October 27, 2014
Hoseasons call centre, Lowestoft.
Matt Smith oust side the building with the new company logo.

A Lowestoft firm, who are one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, is searching for new recruits.

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Yesterday, 07:00
Residents campaign against possible future development on the North Denes area of Lowestoft.

“If it has to go to the High Court, then it will” – that is the defiant message from residents as they challenge a decision to lease an area of open space for a caravan park extension.

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Colin Law
Yesterday, 09:13
Abellio have been awarded the franchise for the east's rail services. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise, which will commence on the 16th October 2016.

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United Kingdom
Tue, 06:30
Hughes' Lowestoft branch. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

Electrical retailer Hughes has sounded a warning over the impact of Brexit on consumers’ shopping habits as it posted improved profits for the last financial year.

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