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UN Court
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A man has been evicted from a hospital after refusing to leave his bed for two years despite being fit for discharge.

Cathy Ryan will be running 3 marathons in 3 countries to raise money. She trains alongside her dog Bess.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

For many people, running a marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

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Marina Theatre and Cinema in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Picture by Mick Howes

There are sure to be plenty of thrills and spills at the Marina Theatre this week as The Lowestoft Players begin their production of Snow White.

Theatre
Rob Houchen

There will be entertainment aplenty for all to enjoy at The Seagull Theatre this month.

Lowestoft
North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk and Suffolk seaside communities to benefit from government grant which could unlock treasure trove

Tom FitzPatrick
The A12 has been closed at Wangford following a serious collision.

The A12 near Wangford has reopened following a serious collision this morning.

Suffolk Police
Durrants Auction Rooms are set to auction off five uinique longcase clocks.
Bev Baker from Durrants with the clocks.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

On the face of it, a clock is just something that tells the time. But these ones are special - and time is running out if you want to buy one.

David Ritchie

Crime

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Ady Gallagher
Balloons and flowers in tribute to murdered Kerri McAuley at Southalls Way. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The most awesome mummy - that is how a Norwich woman who was killed at the weekend has today been described by her sons.

Police appeal to trace wanted man

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dean Ely. Photo: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a wanted man.

Norfolk Police
Police stock image.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The 999 service is under pressure in Suffolk, police have claimed, as they revealed some of the inappropriate calls they received over Christmas and New Year.

Tim Passmore
Plans have been submitted to allow more people entry to Latitude. Picture of festival-goers at Latitude. Picture: Victor Frankowski.

Organisers of Suffolk’s largest annual music event are hoping to make it even bigger.

Suffolk Coastal District Council
Suffolk Constabulary.   PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police have arrested two men as part of proactive work to tackle the supply of drugs in the Lowestoft area.

Health

8 minutes ago
UN Court
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A man has been evicted from a hospital after refusing to leave his bed for two years despite being fit for discharge.

Tamsyn Ambrose before her weight loss (Picture: Supplied by Tamsyn Ambrose)

Tamsyn Ambrose, 22, from Carlton Colville, launched a brand new Slimming World group at Bloodmoor Community Centre, Carlton Colville on New Year’s Eve.

It will now run each Saturday morning at 8.30am.

Carlton Colville
The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston is reporting it continues to “face sustained pressure in supporting our patients with the care that they need.”

Christine Allen

All beds full at major hospital

Thursday, December 29, 2016
The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

All the beds at a major hospital are full and people are being asked not to attend unless their condition is “life or limb threatening”.

Nicholls Meats butchers shop, Great Yarmouth.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The owner of a local chain of butchers has disputed a report from the government’s Food Standards Agency, which stated it had to recall stuffing and cocktail sausages this week.

European Union

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Education

Yesterday, 09:30
Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Youth theatre practitioners  Abbie Moore, Will Isgrove and John Hales.

A new youth theatre group will cover everything from Shakespeare to musical productions when it launches in Lowestoft.

Marina Theatre Trust
Dean Pierpoint with his wife Lorraine and children, Lola, Riley and Preston. 
Dean and his wife Loraine were fined for taking their children out of school for their wedding in Florida. They refused to pay the fine and were taken to court by Suffolk County Council and they won.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A family fined for taking their children on holiday during term time has 
won their case against Suffolk County Council in the second victory in just a few weeks.

Lowestoft cubs 100 anniversary event. Pictures: MICK HOWES

In common with Cubs from across the UK, it has been a time of celebration.

Waterlane Leisure Centre
Lowestoft Sixth Form Awards 2016: All Winners. Photo: Danielle Willgress

More than 200 students, staff, families and sponsors gathered for an annual awards evening

Nick Webb

Business

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Tesco
Jim Godfrey at buyaparcel.com in Lowestoft. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The dramatic effects of the dotcom boom over the past decade are said to have changed the face of our town centre forever.

SSI Energy managing director Duncan Higham.

A lifesaving scheme which would see paramedics double as offshore technicians to help lower response times in emergencies will be coming to wind farms off the East Anglian coast.

Ireland
The first monopile is put in place for the £1.5bn Galloper Wind Farm.

The foundations for the first of fifty-six wind turbines for a wind farm off the north Suffolk coast has been laid as the £1.5bn project gets under way.

Southern North Sea Rejuvenation Special Interest Group meeting at the EEEGR head office. Pictured is chairman Fraser Weir of Centrica. Picture: TMS Media Ltd.

Companies tapping gas from the Southern North Sea off Norfolk and Suffolk could use wind farm infrastructure to make use of low-pressure wells which were previously deemed unviable.

Simon Gray

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Yesterday, 09:30
Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

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North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk and Suffolk seaside communities to benefit from government grant which could unlock treasure trove

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Tom FitzPatrick
Yesterday, 15:29
The A12 has been closed at Wangford following a serious collision.

The A12 near Wangford has reopened following a serious collision this morning.

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Suffolk Police
Wed, 07:00
Sarah Wright and her family, husband Stuart, and children, from left, front, Connor, three; Lucas, six;  Logan, one; and Lacey, eight; and back, Rhianna, nine.. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A loving mother-of-five, who embarked on a fund-raising campaign to support her family’s future, has died.

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Yesterday, 07:00
Bascule Bridge, Lowestoft.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Motorists are being warned of potential delays in Lowestoft.

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North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend at Sheringham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk and Suffolk seaside communities to benefit from government grant which could unlock treasure trove

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Tom FitzPatrick
Yesterday, 09:30
Students at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy collect their GCSE results. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

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