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The 2016 Sotterley Country Fair has been cancelled. 

Picture: James Bass

The Sotterley Country Fair, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow (Sunday), has been cancelled due to the bad weather.

Peter Day spent the majority of his life in Lowestoft.

Tributes have been paid to a “well-loved man” who was best-known for his involvement with the successful Day’s Garage in Lowestoft.

Pakefield Church
An Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A normal service has been resumed on the Lowestoft to Ipswich line after an earlier points failure.

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Ben Gummer

All of Suffolk’s MPs had backed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union – and were left shattered by the decision to pull out.

Therese Coffey
The Great Global Greyhound Walk was held in Pakefield on Sunday, June 19. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Dogs put their best paw forward as awareness of retired greyhounds was raised at a special walk.

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Great School Run at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft.
Year 2 girls race.
June 2016.

Picture: James Bass

It was an event set up six years ago to inspire the next generation ahead of the London 2012 Olympics - and one Lowestoft primary school is continuing to maintain the Great School Run tradition.

Red Oak Primary School
Birthday Tea Party with games and community activities to celebrate Queens 90th Birthday on Fieldstile Road Green in Southwold.

Picture: James Bass

Communities were united in celebration as a sea of red, white and blue was on display across Waveney.

Melanie Tucker

Crime

Wed, 13:45
Lowestoft police are investigating.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police are seeking information after a woman in her 60s was pushed to the ground and injured in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A pensioner who was jailed for dealing heroin has been ordered to pay back £27,000.

Lowestoft
Picture: Ian Burt

A 23-year-old man has been charged with a home burglary where items totalling more than £1,200 were stolen.

Suffolk Police
Picture: James Bass

A man in his 30s suffered a head injury after trouble broke out on a Lowestoft street.

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Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Officers are appealing for information after an indecent exposure incident in Kessingland.

Suffolk Police

Health

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Ben Cronin in hospital after an allergic reaction.

As he started to brush his teeth, little did Ben Cronin know it would lead to him being rushed to A&E.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A hospital trust has been ordered to pay £1,000 to a patient who waited more than 10 months for medical treatment.

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Sophie Leggett is set to take part in a dementia trial.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A Lowestoft mum is taking part in a pioneering drug trial in a bid to find a treatment for the hereditary form of dementia that has already claimed several members of her family.

Baptist Church
Greyfriars Health Centre is set to close in September.

 Picture: James Bass

An MP has defended plans to close a multi-million-pound health centre which opened less than five years ago, amid concern from hospital bosses and patients.

Christine Allen
Magdalen Memory Club

The numbers tell the story: almost two in every 100 people between 65 and 69 have dementia. Among those just 20 years older – 85 to 89 – that figure is one in five.

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Education

Fri, 16:06
Red Oak Primary School
Great School Run at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft.
Year 2 girls race.
June 2016.

Picture: James Bass

It was an event set up six years ago to inspire the next generation ahead of the London 2012 Olympics - and one Lowestoft primary school is continuing to maintain the Great School Run tradition.

Gunton Primary academy race for life event.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Schools across Lowestoft have raised thousands of pounds completing their very own Race for Life events.

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Kellogg's cereal donation from a charity called His Church Charity. Champions, School Breakfasts For Winners’ breakfast cereal giveaway event at Ormiston Denes Academy.  Students Chloe Robertshaw and Ellie-Mae O'Sullivan with a bowl of cornflakes.  Picture: James Bass

It is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, particularly for students as they embark on a number of important exams.

Red Oak Primary School
Youngsters from Woods Loke primary school take part in a charity race for life event.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Schools across Lowestoft have raised thousands of pounds completing their very own Race for Life events.

Woods Loke Primary School
Headteacher Matthew Jordan in goal for the penalty shoot-out at the Gunton Primary Academy fete. Pictures: MICK HOWES

Royal-themed games were played, activities were enjoyed and talented youngsters showcased their skills as a popular tradition was hailed a success.

Business

Fri, 07:00
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Late summer sunshine along the coast in Lowestoft.  Sailing boats enjoying the weather on Oulton Broad.

Cheap and hassle-free travel has bolstered the popularity of whistle-stop city breaks and quick trips. Tourism correspondent LAUREN COPE looks at the move towards short breaks – and asks whether they are sounding the death knell for the traditional two-week getaway.

Business feature at the Ivy House Hotel, Oulton Broad with Adrian Parton and his cousin Keith Parton.

A luxury country hotel near Lowestoft is looking for its first five apprentices to start their careers in the restaurant and kitchen.

Lowestoft College
Argos and BHS have announced they are closing in Lowestoft town centre. Pictures: Nick Butcher.

“We have to rise to the challenge” - that is the response from community leaders after a town centre was dealt the major blow of losing two big stores.

Darren Newman
Tourists flock to Southwold to enjoy the warm weather along the Suffolk Heritage coast.

Second home owners have been encouraged to capitalise on the region’s buoyant holiday industry as letting agencies report soaring demand for breaks in the east.

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Visit Suffolk brand manager Amanda Bond

Tourism promotion body Visit Suffolk has redeveloped its website ahead of the peak summer season.

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Yesterday, 11:00
Peter Day spent the majority of his life in Lowestoft.

Tributes have been paid to a “well-loved man” who was best-known for his involvement with the successful Day’s Garage in Lowestoft.

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Pakefield Church
Yesterday, 19:00
The 2016 Sotterley Country Fair has been cancelled. 

Picture: James Bass

The Sotterley Country Fair, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow (Sunday), has been cancelled due to the bad weather.

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Yesterday, 09:00
Ben Gummer

All of Suffolk’s MPs had backed the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union – and were left shattered by the decision to pull out.

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Therese Coffey
Friday, June 4, 2010

THE funeral service took place at Gorleston Crematorium on May 19, for Lewisham Farmer (Rob) who died at James Paget University Hospital on May 10, aged 72.

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Mon, 13:00
Blundeston Prison is set to close.

For law-abiding citizens who have never had the need to visit Her Majesty’s Pleasure, the inside of a jail might be something of a curiosity.

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