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Personal family experiences of living with a devastating condition will be heard as a Lowestoft fund-raiser speaks about a very rare form of Alzheimer’s disease.

Firefighters have come to the rescue of eleven ducklings who became stuck down a grate in Southwold.

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Jeffrey Drayton on Britain's Got Talent. Photo: Tom Dymond.

“It is definitely the best worst act we have had”. The sentiment of Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon who had just witnessed 73-year old Jeffrey Drayton, from Hopton-on-Sea, fire a doll named Chantel out of a cannon whilst performing a card trick with the help of presenters Ant and Dec.

Southwold Hospital’s Bake-Off winner Healthcare Assistant Sam Smith with the judging panel (from left) Geraldine Bryant, Rev Simon Pitcher, Jason Orton and Rebecca Bishop

East Coast Community Healthcare staff at Southwold Hospital held a bake-off to highlight the importance of good nutrition in health care.

Scene of a house fire in Oulton in which one man died and another was injured.

A house fire in Oulton on Sunday evening, where an elderly man died, is not being treated as suspicious.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to after a purse was stolen from a passenger on a bus in Gordon Road, Lowestoft.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to after a purse was stolen from a passenger on a bus in Gordon Road, Lowestoft.

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Peter Johnson. 



Picture: James Bass

A former lifeboatman whose passion for seafaring span from restoring boats to racing yachts has died following a suspected heart attack.

James Paget University Hospital

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Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to after a purse was stolen from a passenger on a bus in Gordon Road, Lowestoft.

Officers are keen to trace the men pictured in the CCTV images as they may be able to assist with inquiries in to the Southwold hotel burglary. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

Police are seeking witnesses, and have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to, following a burglary from The Crown Hotel in Southwold.

Paul Heiney filming for Secret Rivers in his Canadian-style canoe that has been stolen

Broadcaster Paul Heiney has made an appeal for thieves who stole one of his favourite boats from a Suffolk harbour to have a conscience and return it.

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Suffolk Special Constabulary has teamed up with the Broads Authority to patrol the Suffolk Broads over the summer months. 

Picture: James Bass

High visibility patrols will be carried out along the Suffolk Broads over the summer months, with officers and the Broads Authority joining forces.

Broads Authority
The approach to Harfreys roundabout in Gorleston. Photo: Google Streetview

A driver’s window was smashed after an object was thrown at their car on the A12 at Gorleston.

Health

Friday, April 17, 2015
James Paget University Hospital

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

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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As new figures reveal the true scale of our ageing population, DAVID POWLES and SABAH MEDDINGS examine the data, and find out what it means for the future of our region

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: Angela Sharpe

One of the few hospital trusts predicting a surplus this year has revealed it is potentially facing a massive deficit for 2015/16.

James Paget University Hospital

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Education

Friday, April 17, 2015
Peter Aldous

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.

Parts of our region have some of the worst school absence rates in England.

The level of school attendance in parts of our region is among the worst in the country, according to figures which will raise fresh concerns about efforts to improve education standards.

Great Yarmouth
Lisa Chambers

The biggest primary school academy chain in England is set to expand into our region.

Suffolk County Council
Colin Goffin, who after being a senior teacher at Benjamin Britten High School for more than 17 years will start a new role with the Inspiration Trust after Easter, becoming an executive vice principal working at schools across Norfolk.

He may be preparing for a new challenge after Easter, but Colin Goffin will be leaving a Lowestoft high school with numerous fond memories.

Norwich
Reydon Primary school. Rae Aldous and David Hilton with some of the children.

An academy trust which has taken over a primary school graded as “inadequate” has said it is confident it can help teachers to boost standards in the classroom by giving them access to greater levels of support from its ‘hub’ of nearby schools.

Business

Friday, April 17, 2015
Peter Aldous

DIY chain B&Q has announced its Lowestoft store will close at the start of next year, with reportedly 40 jobs being lost.

Bumper spring bookings on the Broads

Lowestoft-based holidays firm Hoseasons has continued its bumper start to the year with a spring surge in bookings on the Broads.

AKD Engineering, Lowestoft.

“It is a blow, but we keep going” - that is the message from community leaders today after the shock news that one of Lowestoft’s oldest engineering firms is set to close, with the loss of 113 jobs.

Waveney
Construction work on the new Dunelm store near Asda, Lowestoft.

Work is already underway to transform an “eyesore” building that has been vacant for eight years and was labelled Suffolk’s ugliest building in 2006.

Peter Aldous
Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley Healthcare based in Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass

East Anglian care provider Kingsley Healthcare has embarked on a £200m-plus expansion strategy to become a familiar national brand within five years.

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Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to after a purse was stolen from a passenger on a bus in Gordon Road, Lowestoft.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to after a purse was stolen from a passenger on a bus in Gordon Road, Lowestoft.

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Scene of a house fire in Oulton in which one man died and another was injured.

A house fire in Oulton on Sunday evening, where an elderly man died, is not being treated as suspicious.

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Officers are keen to trace the men pictured in the CCTV images as they may be able to assist with inquiries in to the Southwold hotel burglary. Pictures: SUPPLIED.

Police are seeking witnesses, and have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to, following a burglary from The Crown Hotel in Southwold.

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Yesterday, 13:59
TALENTED GOLFER: Chris Reynolds, who died on Sunday morning. The talented Rookery Park Golf Club member, from Lowestoft, is pictured in September last year after winning the club’s Warner Cup/Poppy Appeal competition.

Tributes to a 21-year-old Ipswich Town fan who died at the weekend are set to be paid in a minute’s applause at Portman Road on Saturday.

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Blues
Yesterday, 07:35
The fire service and police at the scene of a fire on Oulton Road North.

Picture: James Bass

Neighbours in a quiet north Suffolk street have expressed shock and sadness after an elderly man died and another man was injured in a fire at their home.

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James Paget University Hospital

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Jeffrey Drayton on Britain's Got Talent. Photo: Tom Dymond.

“It is definitely the best worst act we have had”. The sentiment of Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon who had just witnessed 73-year old Jeffrey Drayton, from Hopton-on-Sea, fire a doll named Chantel out of a cannon whilst performing a card trick with the help of presenters Ant and Dec.

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