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Norwich

If you spotted a masked menace or a transformer then there is no need for alarm.

Looking towards Hoveton Great Broad in 1903. Photo by: Donald Shields and Broadland Memories.

Calls are being made to stop lottery money being used to restore a private stretch of the Broads.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Southwold Lions Fete.

Hundreds of people enjoyed traditional donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and even a coconut shy at the Southwold and Sole Bay Lions fete on the Common today.

Southwold Town Council.
Melanie Tucker.

Southwold’s new mayor has appealed for the community to work together for the good of the town, saying residents are crucial to the town’s future success.

Southwold
Lowestoft Players Aspects of Love

When the curtain goes up on the Lowestoft Players production of Legally Blonde, it will be the first time the musical has graced the amateur stage in East Anglia.

London
Police are concerned about the welfare of Jeff Spicer, who has not been seen since last night

Police appealing for help tracing a missing 53-year-old man have found him in Leiston

Suffolk Police
Jamie King from King Petroleum talking to students at Lowestoft College about his background and the careers available in the oil and gas industry.

Picture: James Bass

A former Lowestoft College student who went onto build a global oil consultancy and become one of the world’s leading oil experts has urged young people to pursue degree-level qualifications – because of the increasingly higher level of skills needed in today’s workplace.

London

Crime

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Suffolk Police

Police appealing for help tracing a missing 53-year-old man have found him in Leiston

Alan Aylward, also known as Alan Ward, of Asilo Eglwyswrn, Crymych, Dyfdd, Wales, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to be sentenced for the rape of two young girls, both aged under 14, and a number of indecent assaults against two other young girls.

A 59-year-old man who previously lived in Lowestoft has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of 10 sexual offences against four victims, police have said.

Ipswich Crown Court
Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A heavy police presence dealt with a man who had locked himself, and two children, inside a house this morning (Friday).

Suffolk Police
Sarah Hutchings was stabbed on Wilson Road, Pakefield after asking for directions.

A care worker has described how she was attacked by a man she had innocently asked for directions.

Suffolk Police
Kevin Holmes has gone missing from his home in Lowestoft.

A 50-year-old man, who went missing from his home in Corton Road, Lowestoft, has been found “safe and well.”

Lowestoft police

Health

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Norfolk surgeon who hails from Nepal is returning to the country of his birth to help badly injured earthquake survivors.

Oulton Medical Centre. Picture: Nick Butcher

A GP has vowed to make “rapid improvements” at Oulton Medical Centre, near Lowestoft after inspectors put the practice into special measures- stating it was not adequately providing safe, well-led and effective services.

NHS
Fencing was installed at Lowestoft Hospital last month. Picture: Nick Butcher

Repair works to an external wall at Lowestoft Hospital, in Tennyson Road, will take place until Friday, May 1.

James Paget University Hospital
Corrine Bryant after her skydive for East Coast Hospice

Fundraising for an independent hospice for Great Yarmouth and Waveney is going so well that plans are ahead of schedule.

Great Yarmouth
Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units in hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney each month

Around 80 toddlers are admitted to accident and emergency units at hospitals in Norfolk and Waveney with injuries each month, new figures have revealed.

Norfolk County Council

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Education

Yesterday, 23:13
Heritage Lottery Fund

Calls are being made to stop lottery money being used to restore a private stretch of the Broads.

Jamie King from King Petroleum talking to students at Lowestoft College about his background and the careers available in the oil and gas industry.

Picture: James Bass

A former Lowestoft College student who went onto build a global oil consultancy and become one of the world’s leading oil experts has urged young people to pursue degree-level qualifications – because of the increasingly higher level of skills needed in today’s workplace.

London
Elm Tree Primary School head teacher Hilary Day with pupils

The head teacher of a Lowestoft primary school put into special measures by Ofsted said work was already being done to improve standards

Mr Wayne Buisst, Head of RE at Ormiston Denes, holding the RE Quality Mark certificate

Staff and students at a Lowestoft high school are celebrating after securing two “exceptional” awards.

Ormiston Denes Academy
Tristram Hunt with Bob Blizzard.

A director of school standards should be appointed for the Lowestoft and Waveney areas to help tackle what a parliamentary candidate for the district has described as a “deeper-rooted problem of under-achievement” in the town and surrounding areas.

Peter Aldous

Business

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Stephen Ardley

Shoppers queued from 5.30am to be the very first through the doors of a Lowestoft store.

The Cefas marine science site in Pakefield.

Picture: James Bass

A former Navy commander who has led British forces across the world has been named as the new chief executive of the Lowestoft-based Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

David Cameron
The new Dunelm furniture store in Lowestoft.

A furniture store will officially open to the public this week after 65 new job positions were filled.

Lowestoft
Spring weather on the Norfolk Broads.
A boat on the River Bure at Upton.
April 2015.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft-based holidays firm Hoseasons recorded bumper bookings across its portfolio for the first bank holiday in May.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond visits Adande on Lowestoft South industrial estate.

A Lowestoft business success story has said that Britain leaving the European Union would “send us back to the Stone Age” after a high-profile visit from Conservative foreign secretary Philip Hammond.

Peter Aldous

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01:42
Heroes  and princesses on Lowestoft's London Road North.

If you spotted a masked menace or a transformer then there is no need for alarm.

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Norwich
Yesterday, 23:13
Looking towards Hoveton Great Broad in 1903. Photo by: Donald Shields and Broadland Memories.

Calls are being made to stop lottery money being used to restore a private stretch of the Broads.

Read more
Heritage Lottery Fund
Friday, May 22, 2015
A river taxi is set to be launched from the International boat building college, Oulton Broad.
Kyle Townsend painting the boat.

It’s a busy Monday morning, you’re already running late for work and traffic is clogged up on both the Bascule bridge and the Oulton Broad North level crossing.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Jamie King from King Petroleum talking to students at Lowestoft College about his background and the careers available in the oil and gas industry.

Picture: James Bass

A former Lowestoft College student who went onto build a global oil consultancy and become one of the world’s leading oil experts has urged young people to pursue degree-level qualifications – because of the increasingly higher level of skills needed in today’s workplace.

Read more
London
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A new Dunelm store opens in Lowestoft.

Shoppers queued from 5.30am to be the very first through the doors of a Lowestoft store.

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Stephen Ardley

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