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A previous Artist's Boulevard in Oulton Broad.

Talented artists are being invited to join in with the grand relaunch of a popular event.

Melanie Tucker by Stephen Wolfenden

Attracting a greater range of businesses will help a coastal resort to become less reliant on tourism and flourish as a result, the town’s mayor has said after being re-elected to a second term in the role.

Melanie Tucker
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
Ian Robb outside the empty Town Hall in Lowestoft. Rotten window frame.  Picture: James Bass

The owner of Lowestoft’s town hall has said it is committed to ensuring it is retained for community use after heritage campaigners criticised how the majority of the building had been left vacant for nearly a year.

Colin Law
Residents campaign against possible future development on the North Denes area of Lowestoft.

Residents have vowed to fight future building on iconic open space overlooking the sea after a mobile home company fenced off land intended for development.

Stephen Ardley
Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games will be broadcasting Springwatch  live from RSPB Minsmere again this year

Suffolk’s thriving tourism sector is gearing up for a summer of spectacular success as hordes of holidaymakers are expected to be lured to the county’s coast by the “phenomenal” Springwatch effect.

Southwold Civic Parade

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A traditional civic service and parade was held through Southwold to welcome town mayor Melanie Tucker to her second year in the role.

Melanie Tucker

Crime

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Suffolk Police
Police have released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a money changing scam in Lowestoft.

Police are attempting to trace a man after he carried out a money changing scam in a Lowestoft shop.

Picture: Ian Burt

A 27-year-old Lowestoft man has been charged with aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

James Paget University Hospital
Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

An 18-year-old Lowestoft man has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply – after being detained by officers.

Suffolk Police
Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Two men have been charged with drugs offences after police raided homes in Lowestoft.

Ipswich Crown Court
Lowestoft police are investigating.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police are seeking information after a woman was sexually assaulted in the early hours.

Health

Christine Allen
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.

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.

NHS
An East of England Ambulance. Photo: Steve Adams

Possible strike action by front-line ambulance staff over working conditions moved a step closer today after a union announced a formal ballot on industrial action.

Lowestoft Hospital

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A range of outpatient services that currently run from the Lowestoft Hospital site are set to move to “more modern and suitable accommodation” in the town later this month.

NHS
Liz Libiszewski. retiring from the James Paget University Hospital

The James Paget University Hospital’s most senior nurse is retiring after more than 30 years of caring for patients.

Christine Allen

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Education

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Benjamin Britten High School
Benjamin Britten High School students were successful in a national dance competition. Pictures; SUPPLIED

Devotion shown by these perfectly poised pupils at one Lowestoft high school has led to success in a national dance contest. Last month almost 40 students from Benjamin Britten High School, in Blyford Road, headed to Rotherham to take part in Rock Challenge.

The UCS James Hehir Building in Ipswich.

University Campus Suffolk has won its independence – and is set to be a stand-alone university from August 1.

University of East Anglia
Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A Lowestoft high school is continuing to take “effective action” towards coming out of special measures.

Benjamin Britten High School
Blundeston Primary School has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted in the latest report.
Headteacher Kate Schonhut with some of the pupils.

Picture: James Bass

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

Lowestoft College building

Two vocational colleges have said they will press ahead with creating an East Coast Colleges group despite Lowestoft Sixth Form College’s decision to pull out.

Sixth Form College

Business

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Visit Suffolk brand manager Amanda Bond

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

Palmer & Harvey is a wholesale supplier to convenience stores across the country.

Convenience stores in the East of England see the introduction of the National Living Wage as their biggest challenge in the year ahead – with jobs potentially at risk – according to new research.

United Kingdom
Staff at Hughes Trade celebrate its rebranding.

Trade Electricals Direct (TED). the fast-growing trade arm of East Anglian retail group Hughes Electrical, has been rebranded.

Frank Brumby, eastern region chairman of R3.

The East of England’s struggling companies should be given some breathing space to help them come up with a recovery plan, an insolvency body argues.

United Kingdom
Official opening of the newly refurbished Hoseasons reception area by local MP Peter Aldous.Martin Murkett, Simon Altham, Rebecca Harris and Peter Aldous.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Many fast-growing, successful firms with booming digital operations might have been forgiven for leaving their old offices behind for premises in bigger cities.

Peter Aldous

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Yesterday, 09:51
Ian Robb outside the empty Town Hall in Lowestoft. Rotten window frame.  Picture: James Bass

The owner of Lowestoft’s town hall has said it is committed to ensuring it is retained for community use after heritage campaigners criticised how the majority of the building had been left vacant for nearly a year.

Read more
Colin Law
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.

Read more
Christine Allen
Yesterday, 08:00
Residents campaign against possible future development on the North Denes area of Lowestoft.

Residents have vowed to fight future building on iconic open space overlooking the sea after a mobile home company fenced off land intended for development.

Read more
Stephen Ardley
Melanie Tucker by Stephen Wolfenden

Attracting a greater range of businesses will help a coastal resort to become less reliant on tourism and flourish as a result, the town’s mayor has said after being re-elected to a second term in the role.

Read more
Melanie Tucker
Sunday, May 22, 2016
A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Huge opportunities lie ahead for firms along the east coast from the building a new nuclear power station, a leading figure behind the project has said.

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Aberdeen

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