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Yesterday, 16:49

A retired police officer who has written a number of books based on potential UFO sightings is appealing for information to help with his latest book- which includes a number of tales from Lowestoft.

Olympic Bronze medal winner, Anthony Ogogo, is supporting a new project. Picture: Nick Butcher

A new sports project set up to encourage more young mums and older people in Lowestoft to get active has been supported by boxing star Anthony Ogogo.

Phil Aves

A fire in a bedroom of a townhouse in Southwold was tackled by two crews last night (Monday).

Brian Wooden, David Ritchie, Tom Kittle, Stephen Ardley, Ken Rodgers, John Peek and Eric Smith at the Woodturners event. Picture: Mick Howes

A woodturners group officially opened its new training workshop thanks to funding from a Big Lottery grant.

Picture: James Bass

A man in his 30s remains in hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car in Pakefield.

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Winifred Duncan celebrates her 100th birthday with her family.

Surrounded by her friends and family, Winifred “Winnie” Duncan celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus to put out a car fire in Lowestoft.



Thursday, October 8, 2015

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after her car mounted a roundabout and collided with a sign.

Police have issued a warning to motorists. Picture: Library

Police in Lowestoft are warning motorists to lock their vehicles manually after a number of drivers reported problems with remote locking.

A tortoise

A pair of 65-year-old pet tortoises which went missing from a home in Long Road, Lowestoft have been returned.

Julian Myerscough

A former criminal law lecturer who disappeared from court before a jury convicted him of child pornography charges has been detained in Ireland.

Julian Myerscough
Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for witnesses after damage was caused to a glass panel of a property in Beresford Road, Lowestoft.



Saturday, October 10, 2015
Stephen Ardley

It was a splash of colour and some light-hearted entertainment for shoppers.

Lilac Lodge care home in Oulton Broad. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Families are being invited to bring their children along to Lilac Lodge and Lavender Cottage in Gorleston Road, Oulton Broad next week for a close encounter with wildlife not usually found in Lowestoft.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A major hospital is operating with a budget deficit for the first time in its history.

Andy Evans
Southwold Hospital.

There is ‘strong’ public support for keeping two Suffolk community hospitals open, according to the results of a consultation.

Patrick Stead
A protest rally is being held to protest at bed cuts at Carlton Court hospital.
It is being held to coincide with a public meeting at the United Reformed Church in Lowestoft Town Centre.

Picture: James Bass

Campaigners fear even more adult mental health patients will have to be sent outside of the region, after it was confirmed a unit to treat them in had been closed down.


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Friday, October 9, 2015
Sonia Barker

Hundreds of dictionaries have been delivered to 21 primary schools in the Lowestoft area – thanks to the three town-based Rotary clubs.

Youngsters from Pakefield high School dress as characters from Roald Dahl books.

Staff and students at a Lowestoft high school celebrated the works of popular children’s author Roald Dahl.

Pakefield High School
Oulton Broad Primary School has been given an Outstanding grade by Ofsted.
Headteacher Jamie White.

Less than two years ago, it had been described by government education inspectors as a school which “requires improvement”.

Lowestoft College UCS Graduation ceremony at St Margarets Church.
Reece Ritchie.

Picture: James Bass

Students from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) Lowestoft have donned mortar boards and gowns for this year’s graduation ceremony.

Lowestoft College
Lowestoft high school students  from Ormiston Denes, East Point Academy and Pakefield take part in a gifted and talented project with The Orchestra of the Age of Elightenment.

Musicians from a leading orchestra have embarked on a “major project” with a range of activities and performances in schools, care homes and venues.

East Point Academy


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

To an average person, a rugby post seems little more than a few straightforward peces of metal in the ground.

Harrod UK in Lowestoft won the contract to supply the rugby posts for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Pictures: Stephen Taber.

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, all eyes are on England as they aim for glory.

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Launch of a new boating facility for Windcat Workboats and the unveiling of a new boat at Haven Marina, Lowestoft.

A major new boating facility has been launched on Lowestoft’s quayside to help pave the way for the growth of the town’s renewable energy sector, bringing new jobs to the area.

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The new Windcat 38 vessel at Windcat Workboats' engineering facility at the Port of Lowestoft.
Photo: Stephen Waller -

Windcat Workboats has launched its latest vessel for the growing renewable energy industry at the Port of Lowestoft.

Lowestoft company Harrod UK has won the contract to supply goal posts to next year's Rugby World Cup.
Pictured is an image of Harrod's Millennium Rugby Posts standing proudly at Twickenham

All eyes may be on the pitch today as the Rugby World Cup kicks off in England.


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Friday, October 9, 2015
Motorists have ben having problems locking cars when using the key fob in Lowestoft near Whapload road.
Alan Street had problems with his key fob.

A mystery which has left drivers scratching their heads has been solved.

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Christopher Randall

A 40-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years for raping a young girl.

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Suffolk Police
Yesterday, 16:49
John Hanson and his wife Dawn pictured outside Downing Street with his Hanuted Skies book.

A retired police officer who has written a number of books based on potential UFO sightings is appealing for information to help with his latest book- which includes a number of tales from Lowestoft.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Lake Lothing Crossing Consultation at The Orbis Energy Centre, Lowestoft.
Local MP Peter Aldous.

When prime minister David Cameron visited Lowestoft during the 2015 general election campaign, he could not have been clearer.

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Peter Aldous
Yesterday, 13:02

A fire in a bedroom of a townhouse in Southwold was tackled by two crews last night (Monday).

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