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There is sure to be plenty of clowning around in Lowestoft this week as performers from across Europe assemble for the UK Clown Gathering Convention.

New Anglia LEP Enterprise Zones. Mobbs Way, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Growing confidence in the economy has prompted developers to make multi-million pound investments in new buildings at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, the government says.

CREDIT UNION LEADS FIGHT BACK AGAINST PAYDAY LENDERS IN LOWESTOFT
Richard Howitt MEP with staff and volunteers holding a leaflets promoting Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit.
Back or left to right. Rita Namoradi, Mel Allaway and Terry Hart. (Front left to right) Miki Berry, Richard Howitt and Patsy Bleasdale.

East of England Member of the European Parliament Richard Howitt urged borrowers not to turn to payday lenders for short-term credit.

Youngsters from Red Oak Primary school, Lowestoft have recieved many letters from celebrities after a letter writing project.

In an age of email, text messages and social media, a traditional handwritten letter has been somewhat cast aside by more modern forms of communication.

Ali and Nicky Stainsby-Soanes  and Caleb (15months) are delighted to have Zillah the cat back home after being missing for two years.

A cat has been reunited with its owner – almost two years after she went missing in south Lowestoft.

Peter Colby.
Picture: James Bass

A public meeting is to be held to give Lowestoft residents a chance to air their views about a range of issues affecting the town.

Steve Beckingham with the Ukelele band he founded

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a long-serving popular and inspirational media studies teacher who helped and supported many young students across the town after he died following a cardiac arrest.

Crime

Yesterday, 12:27

A policing commander has vowed to continue working on the falling figures of recorded crime.

Police were called to reports of a man with a handgun in Lowestoft town centre last night.

Police are trying to establish what led to a man being found leaning against a lamp-post with a head injury in Lowestoft late yesterday evening.

A purse, £150 cash, a Kindle and a HP laptop were stolen from a Lowestoft house in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Darren Sweeby was jailed for two years for conspiracy to steal. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Three parking wardens are today starting jail sentences after scamming the public out of an estimated £34,000.

Health

Monday, December 29, 2014

Ambulances were forced to divert away from one of the region’s biggest hospitals, as huge A&E demand pushed services to the limit again.

Heart attack victims talk to the camera during a project by John Hales to produce a film about heart attack patients.

The crew

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.

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Education

In an age of email, text messages and social media, a traditional handwritten letter has been somewhat cast aside by more modern forms of communication.

Lowestoft College building

Lowestoft College is making good progress towards improving standards despite an inspection report which said too much teaching and learning requires improvement, its principal has said.

Lowestoft College building

Lowestoft College is making good progress towards improving standards despite an inspection report which said too much teaching and learning requires improvement, its principal has said.

Some of the children take part in redesign Lowestoft project as part of the Lowestoft Local Links project. Picture: SUPPLIED

Schools across the Lowestoft area have been rewarded for their work as part of an ongoing project.

Lowestoft Town Football managers Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher meet the students at Ormiston Denes Academy.

There was a treat in store for gifted and talented PE students at one Lowestoft high school – as joint Lowestoft Town FC managers Mick Chapman and Ady Gallagher visited.

Business

Growing confidence in the economy has prompted developers to make multi-million pound investments in new buildings at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, the government says.

Simon Altham

EDP Top100 firm Hoseasons is celebrating a record-breaking start to the year in terms of online and call centre holiday bookings.

Banham Zoo are one of the three tourist attractions around the region which have launched a recruitment drive for seasonal posts. Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Three top family regional attractions have launched a recruitment drive for hundreds of seasonal posts.

An oil rig in the North Sea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Industry chiefs are calling on the chancellor to hand a radical tax cut to the oil and gas sector in the wake of plunging oil prices.

Great Yarmouth firm Prior Diesel has been bought by Irish firm Suretank. Photo from left to right: Chris Conroy (managing director of Prior Diesel), Archie MacLean (founder and Chairman of Prior Diesel) and Gordon MacLean (managing director of Prior Diesel)

One of Great Yarmouth’s leading oil and gas firms is embarking on a new era following a buyout deal.

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Steve Beckingham with the Ukelele band he founded

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a long-serving popular and inspirational media studies teacher who helped and supported many young students across the town after he died following a cardiac arrest.

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Yesterday, 09:38

Police are trying to establish what led to a man being found leaning against a lamp-post with a head injury in Lowestoft late yesterday evening.

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Daniel Casteleiro who died in a crash in Oulton.

Improvements to a busy stretch of road near Lowestoft, where two people have died in the past five years, have been discussed, an inquest has heard.

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Yesterday, 21:11
The beach hut Victoria (centre), which is on the market for £75,000

A beach hut fit for a royal has gone on the market for a princely sum.

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Yesterday, 10:04

Police were called to reports of a man with a handgun in Lowestoft town centre last night.

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Daniel Casteleiro who died in a crash in Oulton.

Improvements to a busy stretch of road near Lowestoft, where two people have died in the past five years, have been discussed, an inquest has heard.

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