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Major plans to transform a vacant factory site in south Lowestoft with a new retail and leisure development were showcased this week.

A fire engine on the way to an emergency.

A person trapped inside a car was freed by fire-fighters following an early morning crash in north Suffolk.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

Sembmarine SLP Managing Director Paul Thomson has welcomed the Lowestoft Conference initiative. Picture: SUPPLIED

The award of a major offshore windfarm contract has secured nearly two years employment for up to 300 staff at Lowestoft-based Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP).

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are asking drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions as the clocks go back on Sunday.

A man in his 40s has died after collapsing at Lowestoft Railway Station this lunchtime (Friday).

The river Bure at Acle bridge. About 20,000 fish were found in one dyke at Acle.

The Environment Agency has issued a warning after thousands of fish died in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Crime

Yesterday, 14:52

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are asking drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions as the clocks go back on Sunday.

Police are appealing for information

Police in Lowestoft are appealing for help to trace a male driver after he approached a 16-year-old girl in Hawthorn Avenue.

The Betfred shop that was robbed

Police have arrested and charged three people in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Lowestoft.

Police are appealing for information

Police are seeking witnesses after a chemist in Pakefield was broken into.

Kate and Jon Coxon are concerned that somoene is poisoning their cats with anti-freeze.
Kate and John with house cat Myrtle.

A Lowestoft couple have been left heartbroken after losing their pet cats to anti-freeze poisoning for a second time.

Health

Thu, 12:31

The chairman of a national review into nursing care has praised the way new recruits are trained after visiting students in Norfolk.

Carlton Court Hospital in Carlton Colville.

Mental health chiefs insist they have enough beds in Waveney and Great Yarmouth, despite figures showing two hospitals were more than 90pc full before a decision was made to close inpatient beds.

James Paget University Hospitals Remarkable People Awards.David Adams and Shaun Healey (picture is of David Adams and Kevin Mace, collecting on behalf of Shawn, last year’s Employee of the Year)

Two hospital workers who took swift action to stop thousands of patient records from being destroyed by fire were honoured with a surprise award at the James Paget University Hospital staff awards.

The James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Inspectors have ruled that the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston has made significant improvements in ensuring patients were safe and informed.

The cost of

The cost of patients missing appointments at Norfolk’s three main hospitals soared to an estimated £10m last year, according to new figures.

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Education

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A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

Will King, King of Shaves , has been given an Honorary Fellowship of the UCS.

Multi-millionaire Will King, who hails from Lowestoft and whose King of Shaves business was valued at over £40m, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by University Campus Suffolk.

Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and skill

Parents and carers have until the end of the month to secure their child’s place at a Suffolk secondary school for September 2015.

The striking teachers outside Benjamin Britten High School
By Anthony Carroll

The strike action at a Lowestoft high school appeared to be over today after negotiations between governors and union representatives.

The striking teachers outside Benjamin Britten High School. By Anthony Carroll

Ofsted has defended a decision to inspect a high school despite the majority of lessons being cancelled because of industrial action.

Business

Yesterday, 15:45

The award of a major offshore windfarm contract has secured nearly two years employment for up to 300 staff at Lowestoft-based Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP).

Kessingland wind turbines near Lowestoft.

A company behind wind turbines in north Suffolk is looking to raise capital by selling shares in its energy projects.

The Lovewell Blake Holiday Parks Team - from left Kim Mann James Banham Andrew Miller John Catchpole

Norwich-based accountancy firm Lovewell Blake has created a new specialist team to support East Anglia’s holiday parks sector.

Daya Thayan and his wife Sumi with staff an anniversary party

The care industry offers even brighter career opportunities in our region than the energy sector, insists one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Official Opening of Trinity House, Lowestoft. Heidi Mottram, Chief Executive of Essex & Suffolk Water. Officially opens the new building.
Chris Starkie, Heidi Mottram,Philip Bodie and Grant Keys.

A new £4m customer centre for Essex & Suffolk has been officially opened in Lowestoft today.

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Yesterday, 11:32
A fire engine on the way to an emergency.

Fire-fighters tackled a house blaze in Lowestoft in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

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An artists impression of how the former Zephyr Cams site may look after redevelopment.

Major plans to transform a vacant factory site in south Lowestoft with a new retail and leisure development were showcased this week.

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Yesterday, 14:35

A man in his 40s has died after collapsing at Lowestoft Railway Station this lunchtime (Friday).

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Yesterday, 09:39
Benacre sluice from the air.  

Picture: MIKE PAGE

Flood defence work has started at Benacre this week following significant coastal erosion during last December’s tidal surge.

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Yesterday, 14:52

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are asking drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions as the clocks go back on Sunday.

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