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Work on a major flood defence scheme in Lowestoft should start next year, Peter Aldous told environment secretary Liz Truss today.

The iconic Stay Puft inflatable from blockbuster film Ghostbusters made a visit to Lowestoft High Street.

There was something strange in Lowestoft town centre this week as a giant character from the hit film Ghostbusters made an appearance.

norovirus

People showing symptoms of the highly contagious winter vomiting bug have been urged to stay away from hospital to prevent the illness from spreading.

Way With Words Festival - Melvyn Bragg.

The line-up for a popular literary festival in a coastal resort has been announced.

GV - Ipswich Crown Court

A fraudster who tricked a man out of £25,000 by persuading him to invest in a computer application he claimed he was developing has been jailed for three years.

Reason and Southwold Firefighters are getting ready to do a charity skydive.
Pictured are Carl Bedford-Cuffe, Ryan Woodcraft, Daniel Ripken, Jem Hunt, Hayley Cuffe and Ollie Kent.

A group of firefighters took the plunge to raise money for charity.

Waveney MP Peter Aldous.
February 2014.

Picture: James Bass

Waveney MP Peter Aldous has welcomed figures showing that the government is delivering new affordable homes for families in Waveney.

Crime

Tue, 17:58

A fraudster who tricked a man out of £25,000 by persuading him to invest in a computer application he claimed he was developing has been jailed for three years.

Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

Police in Norfolk and Suffolk are asking drivers to be prepared for the change in conditions as the clocks go back on Sunday.

Police are appealing for information

Police in Lowestoft are appealing for help to trace a male driver after he approached a 16-year-old girl in Hawthorn Avenue.

The Betfred shop that was robbed

Police have arrested and charged three people in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Lowestoft.

Health

Yesterday, 15:46

People showing symptoms of the highly contagious winter vomiting bug have been urged to stay away from hospital to prevent the illness from spreading.

Steve Loades, who has won a health and safety award. Picture: Ulrich Schepp.

A health and safety advisor from Lowestoft has been recognised for “outstanding performance and exceptional commitment“ at a global awards ceremony.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital car park from the air. Photo: Mike Page

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

Lord Willis with UEA students (left to right): Leonie Robbins, Lauren Sturman, Nikita Leite-Pereira and Louise Killingback.

The chairman of a national review into nursing care has praised the way new recruits are trained after visiting students in Norfolk.

Carlton Court Hospital in Carlton Colville.

Mental health chiefs insist they have enough beds in Waveney and Great Yarmouth, despite figures showing two hospitals were more than 90pc full before a decision was made to close inpatient beds.

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Education

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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.

Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and skill

Parents and carers have until the end of the month to secure their child’s place at a Suffolk secondary school for September 2015.

The striking teachers outside Benjamin Britten High School
By Anthony Carroll

The strike action at a Lowestoft high school appeared to be over today after negotiations between governors and union representatives.

The striking teachers outside Benjamin Britten High School. By Anthony Carroll

Ofsted has defended a decision to inspect a high school despite the majority of lessons being cancelled because of industrial action.

Business

Tue, 07:56

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

Hoseasons call centre, Lowestoft.
Matt Smith oust side the building with the new company logo.

A Lowestoft firm, who are one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, is searching for new recruits.

Sembmarine SLP Managing Director Paul Thomson has welcomed the Lowestoft Conference initiative. Picture: SUPPLIED

The award of a major offshore windfarm contract has secured nearly two years employment for up to 300 staff at Lowestoft-based Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP).

Kessingland wind turbines near Lowestoft.

A company behind wind turbines in north Suffolk is looking to raise capital by selling shares in its energy projects.

The Lovewell Blake Holiday Parks Team - from left Kim Mann James Banham Andrew Miller John Catchpole

Norwich-based accountancy firm Lovewell Blake has created a new specialist team to support East Anglia’s holiday parks sector.

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Tue, 17:58
GV - Ipswich Crown Court

A fraudster who tricked a man out of £25,000 by persuading him to invest in a computer application he claimed he was developing has been jailed for three years.

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Yesterday, 15:46
norovirus

People showing symptoms of the highly contagious winter vomiting bug have been urged to stay away from hospital to prevent the illness from spreading.

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Friday, March 4, 2011
Matthew Martin's body was found behind the Village Inn pub in East Kilbride.

Tributes have been paid to a 20-year-old man from Beccles who was killed outside a pub in Scotland.

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The iconic Stay Puft inflatable from blockbuster film Ghostbusters made a visit to Lowestoft High Street.

There was something strange in Lowestoft town centre this week as a giant character from the hit film Ghostbusters made an appearance.

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Tue, 07:56
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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Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Liz Truss meeting with Lowestoft MP Peter Aldous and Waveney District Council leader Colin Law on a

Work on a major flood defence scheme in Lowestoft should start next year, Peter Aldous told environment secretary Liz Truss today.

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