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A sex offender who was convicted of carrying out a “catalogue of abuse” on a vulnerable victim, including filming himself raping her, has been jailed for 13 years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life.

Additional police will be on duty in towns across Suffolk this weekend.

Additional police will be on duty in towns across Suffolk this weekend, on what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year for pubs and clubs.

Kessingland Parish council are set to hold a consultation over the village plan.

A consultation has on a village plan has been extended to give more people a chance to have their say about the future of the area.

John Trent, 26, from Norwich, who has been aided by the Moving Forward programme run by Norwich charity Equal Lives.

Projects which aim to help the most disadvantaged people in Norfolk and Suffolk get into work are to share a slice of £160,000.

Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband pays a visit to Lowestoft to see the Towns Bascule bridge.
Ed Miliband with Bob Blizzard

Ed Miliband acknowledged a third crossing was “a big issue” for Lowestoft, and said Labour prospective parliamentary candidate Bob Blizzard was the key to seeing it brought to life.

Gertrude Patten, far right, celebrating her 106th birthday. She is pictured, from left to right, with her sister Marjorie Stamp, 96, and great, great nieces Rheanna Starr, 9, and Ellecia Starr, 16.

Most of us would today think nothing of using Skype or FaceTime to communicate with friends and relatives across the world.

Christians Together group wrapping people's presents for free in Lowestoft Town Centre.

Picture: James Bass

Armed with Christmas paper, bows and labels, members of Lowestoft’s churches braved the cold to spread some festive cheer to shoppers today.

Crime

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two gold rings were stolen after a home was burgled in Essex Road, Lowestoft.

A burnt out garage in Almond Road on the Shrublands estate in Gorleston.

Vandals have been on the rampage in Gorleston, reportedly damaging at least 28 cars and setting garages on fire.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was bitten by a dog

A woman was bitten by a brown and black Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog on Katwijk Way in Lowestoft.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was bitten by a dog

Police are seeking witnesses after two young boys were approached by a man in Lowestoft yesterday.

Police appealed for witnesses after a burglary in Wrentham.

Several items were stolen from a house on Church Corner in Wrentham, including a large freestanding grandfather clock, two televisions, a table lamp, a pine coffee table, full length beige curtains with a red and green floral pattern and a number of DVDs.

Health

Friday, December 12, 2014

Having a heart attack made John Hales realise he was not invincible - and making a documentary about his experience is helping him realise he is not alone either.

Former Seagull theatre manager John Hales is making a documentary about heart attacks.

Surviving two heart attacks proved to be a turning point for John Hales, causing him to reassess his life, leave his stressful job as the manager of Pakefield’s Seagull Theatre, near Lowestoft, and launch his own production company.

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

Hospital leaders are monitoring emergency admissions after seeing an increase in patients arriving from ambulances from outside of its catchment area - including one from 117 miles away.

Dan Poulter MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

Hospitals Minister Dan Poulter has cancelled his visit to Norwich and Lowestoft today following a car accident.

ALL READY: The newly-completed thermal spa area at Waterlane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft.

Lowestoft’s main sports centre is set to host a free open weekend to celebrate the completion of £1.1million investment works.

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Education

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fears have been raised about a “really serious problem of low educational standards in Lowestoft” as a third secondary school out of four in the town is today put into special measures.

Frank Nicholls along with other residents hands over a petition to Suffolk Cllr Sonia Barker to improve the traffic problems outside Carlton Colville Primary School.

Campaigners calling for a solution to traffic problems outside Carlton Colville Primary School have said they are frustrated by a lack of progress.

Lowestoft College.

Teaching posts are to be cut at Lowestoft College in the wake of funding cuts and a £1.3 million overspend on the staffing budget during the last financial year.

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.

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.

Business

Friday, December 12, 2014

Anglian Water spends £7m a year ridding the region’s sewage systems of blockages caused by rogue items – from lost toys and nappies, to false teeth and golf balls.

Simon Altham from Hoseasons.

EDP Top100 firm Hoseasons reported a year of “staggering” growth in Norfolk Broads holidays at its annual conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

An apprentice at work in the milling and boring department at AKD Engineering in Lowestoft. 
 Picture: James Bass

The East of England is well positioned to become a centre of excellence in the £36bn programme to decommission North Sea oil and gas platforms, companies were told by a leading industry figure.

Timothy Hay, the Beeston Group

The two owners of a prominent holiday park group in East Anglia have secured the £12m buyout of a third shareholder in a move that prepares a multi-million-pound investment into their latest site near Lowestoft.

Lowestoft. Picture Nick Butcher

More than 60 businesses have signed a petition opposing the Lowestoft Vision scheme, which was set up in 2013 to improve town centre trade.

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Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A sex offender who was convicted of carrying out a “catalogue of abuse” on a vulnerable victim, including filming himself raping her, has been jailed for 13 years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life.

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Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband pays a visit to Lowestoft to see the Towns Bascule bridge.
Ed Miliband with Bob Blizzard

Ed Miliband acknowledged a third crossing was “a big issue” for Lowestoft, and said Labour prospective parliamentary candidate Bob Blizzard was the key to seeing it brought to life.

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Friday, January 10, 2014
AFTER: The plans for the Lake Lothing area in the architect's view of the development. Picture: ASSAEL ARCHITECTURE

An ambitious vision for south Lowestoft has been unveiled.

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Additional police will be on duty in towns across Suffolk this weekend.

Additional police will be on duty in towns across Suffolk this weekend, on what is expected to be one of the busiest weekends of the year for pubs and clubs.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Shannley Leaver, who died in a crash on the A12 at Frostenden

A teenager who has admitted causing the deaths of a 15-year-old girl and a 55-year-old man in a crash on the A12 has been warned he could receive a custodial term when he is sentenced in January

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