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Yesterday, 19:40

Bed blocking is causing further delays at a Norfolk hospital that is already struggling with Accident and Emergency admissions.

Tim Rowan-Robinson, chairman of the Suffolk Coast Destination Management Organisation.

A new circular walk from Southwold Pier up to Covehithe and a food tourism trail are among exciting initiatives that will be discussed at a conference next month.

Former Police Officer ChisnSadler has retired from his beat in Southwold.

A long-serving Southwold neighbourhood police officer who has just retired has called on his old force not cut back on policing in the town, warning: “The only thing you get from less, is less.”

Tara Rowan-Lock and her daughter Ruby would like to thank the public for helping raise funds for an operation to their pet dog Frank.

“Thank you to the people of Lowestoft and Norfolk – I really am so grateful!” - that was the reaction of a gracious Gunton family this week, as their beloved pet dog Frank prepares for an essential operation today.

The Cefas marine science site in Pakefield.

Picture: James Bass

Fears for the future of one of Lowestoft’s biggest employers have been allayed with the “fantastic news” that marine research organisation Cefas will be remaining in the town, safeguarding more than 400 jobs.

Road closed sign. Picture: Bill Darnell.

Work to upgrade a brick sewer in Lowestoft will mean that Park Road will be closed throughout March.

Mat Kirkby (right) and James Lucas (left) with the award for best live action short film for 'The Phone Call'. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Independent filmmakers from across the region are being asked to take part in the first ever collaborative digital feature film to be made in Suffolk.

Crime

Yesterday, 11:14

A long-serving Southwold neighbourhood police officer who has just retired has called on his old force not cut back on policing in the town, warning: “The only thing you get from less, is less.”

Detectives are seeking information after a burglary and an attempted burglary in south Lowestoft in the early hours of yesterday (Tuesday).

Chief Constable Douglas Paxton

Suffolk’s Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Wilson is to temporarily step up to head the operational side of the county’s police force due to the long-term sickness of Chief Constable Douglas Paxton.

Police are warning motorists not to leave any valuable items in unattended vehicles after a handbag was stolen from the boot of a car parked in Blythburgh.

Suffolk's police helicopter. Picture: Gary Stedman.

Suffolk’s police helicopter base is closing, casting the future of the force’s aerial operation into doubt.

Health

Yesterday, 19:40

Bed blocking is causing further delays at a Norfolk hospital that is already struggling with Accident and Emergency admissions.

Dr Julian Harrison, director of Pharmacy2U

More convenient repeat prescriptions are now within easy reach of thousands of patients registered with Lowestoft GP practices - making it quicker and easier for residents to get their regular medication.

Chloe Cullen, who had an eating disorder.

Chloe Cullen, 19, said her unhealthy relationship with food started when she was bullied for being a little chubby at the age of seven.

A generic photo of someone walking in a park in winter. Picture: PA.

A number of healthy walks have been organised for this week by East Coast Community Healthcare.

Christine Allen, chief executive of the James Paget University Hospital.

A hospital faced “extreme pressures” as a result of increased demand for accident and emergency services over the Christmas and New Year period combined with an outbreak of the norovirus, its chief executive has revealed.

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Education

Tue, 15:00

Four groups of students from Lowestoft College on taking on a national challenge.

Year 7 Road Safety Workshop at East Point Academy in Lowestoft.

STAY SAFE: Road safety dangers were highlighted to year seven students during a workshop at one Lowestoft academy.

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy in reheasals for school production Seussical the Musical.

It is a musical production that took Broadway by storm, sparking US and UK tours before becoming a favourite for school, community and regional theatres.

YOUNG AND OLD: Neighbours become good friends at new Lowestoft care home. Pupils from Roman Hill Primary School in Lowestoft have been getting acquainted with their new neighbours at Britten Court care home  in Lowestoft. Picture: SUPPLIED.

NEIGHBOURLY ADVICE: Pupils from Roman Hill Primary School in Lowestoft have been getting acquainted with their new neighbours at the nearby Britten Court care home.

70's themed Arts LEAP day at Pakefield High School. Students and staff in 70;s costume.

American football, cheerleading displays, dance and sounds of the 1970s have created a “real buzz” around one Lowestoft high school.

Business

Thu, 07:40
United Kingdom

A major wind farm planned off the coast of East Anglia has been given the go-ahead by the Government.

All 88 turbines at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm have now been installed. Picture: Ian Burt

Businesses looking to build giant wind farms off the East Anglian coast may have a better chance of securing funding after the government boosted its spending pot.

Lord Somerleyton, Hugh Crossley, sampling a dish from Hot Chip menu

The entrepreneurs behind a very British fast food restaurant launched in Norwich have unveiled ambitious plans to turn their concept into a national brand.

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.

Simon Altham

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

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Yesterday, 19:40
The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

Bed blocking is causing further delays at a Norfolk hospital that is already struggling with Accident and Emergency admissions.

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Thu, 11:07
Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police officers have helped a woman who was reportedly found in distress at the Britten Centre car park in Lowestoft last night (Wednesday).

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Yesterday, 11:01
The Cefas marine science site in Pakefield.

Picture: James Bass

Fears for the future of one of Lowestoft’s biggest employers have been allayed with the “fantastic news” that marine research organisation Cefas will be remaining in the town, safeguarding more than 400 jobs.

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Yesterday, 11:14
Former Police Officer ChisnSadler has retired from his beat in Southwold.

A long-serving Southwold neighbourhood police officer who has just retired has called on his old force not cut back on policing in the town, warning: “The only thing you get from less, is less.”

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Yesterday, 11:05
Tara Rowan-Lock and her daughter Ruby would like to thank the public for helping raise funds for an operation to their pet dog Frank.

“Thank you to the people of Lowestoft and Norfolk – I really am so grateful!” - that was the reaction of a gracious Gunton family this week, as their beloved pet dog Frank prepares for an essential operation today.

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