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Lowestoft police were called out.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A bomb disposal team have carried out a controlled explosion on a north Lowestoft beach.

An elderly woman had to be cut free from her vehicle after a crash in Lowestoft.

NHS
Mayor of Lowestoft Nick Webb at the unveiling of a commemorative Victoria Cross stone in Lowestoft in memory of Claude Castleton. Picture: James Bass

A Labour mayor has stunned his party by resigning the whip in protest at the way the party operates both nationally and in Waveney.

Malcolm Cherry
An Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Rail passengers are experiencing disruption on the Norwich to Lowestoft and Norwich to London lines today

Norwich
Coastguard officers helping with the tow of the stricken boat. PICTURE: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat coxswain has said “the outcome could have been a lot different” after four men were rescued from a capsized boat.

John Fox
John Craven filming with Waveney Rush Limited for the BBC Countryfile programme. Picture: Supplied

They hand weave carpets and baskets from bulrushes, using traditional methods that date back to medieval times.

Broads Authority
The Waiting Room Dance Group perform.

A musical competition showcased some of the area’s emerging talents when it was held during the Lowestoft Summer Festival.

Nick Webb

Crime

18:30
Lowestoft police were called out.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A bomb disposal team have carried out a controlled explosion on a north Lowestoft beach.

Aaron Breffitt was convicted of the murder of John Vry in October 2009.

A Lowestoft man who was jailed as a teenager for the senseless murder of a terminally-ill cancer sufferer has lost a bid for an early chance of parole.

Ipswich Crown Court
Lowestoft police arrested two teenagers.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with burglaries in Lowestoft.

Pet chickens Edna, Gertrude and Betty were stolen from a home in Carlton Colville.

A family has spoken of its heartbreak as three beloved pet chickens were stolen from their home.

Carlton Colville
Stephen Waters has been jailed for 12 years. Picture: Suffolk Police.

A woman has spoken out as a Lowestoft man was jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of three counts of raping her.

Suffolk Police

Health

Mon, 14:09
Care Quality Commission
The Sole Bay Health Centre, in Reydon.

Patients of a health centre in east Suffolk have been asked to share their views on the potential closure of two GP clinics in the area.

Barry Robinson

A doctor who took a fatal overdose of medication had changed a patient’s prescription to obtain it, an inquest heard.

Norwich
East Coast Community Healthcare held an event in honour of the breastfeeding support team on Mother's Day.
Sharon Jarvis and Michele Price

A team which has been helping Great Yarmouth and Waveney mums to breastfeed their babies for the past five years has launched a new Suffolk-wide service.

Suffolk County Council
Baby life saving classes were organised by East Coast Community Healthcare
Donna Tuttle (centre) and other mums practice vital infant life-saving techniques

Parents learned vital skills that could save the lives of their children during free first aid classes organised by East Coast Community Healthcare (ECCH)

Michael Scott CEO of the Norfolk and Suffolk FoundationTrust. Photo : Steve Adams

The region’s mental health trust is “confident” it has improved on the serious failings that landed it in special measures two years ago – despite reporting a number of “red” warnings at its latest board meeting.

Care Quality Commission

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Education

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Ipswich
Active Learning Trust NQT celebration event to honour newly qualified teachers who have been trained within the five Lowestoft area schools/academies.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft’s Active Learning Trust hub has held a celebratory event to mark the success of its newly qualified teachers (NQT’s).

Students from BBMA prepare for Beauty and the Beast

A Lowestoft high school is set to take audiences on a magical Disney journey next week.

Benjamin Britten
Lowestoft Turtle Trail 2016 winners - Lacy May Bell.

Schoolchildren have shown their creative skills by coming up with winning designs set to rival Norwich’s popular GoGo animals trail.

Phil Aves
Concerns over numbers of unqualified teachers

The number of unqualified teachers in Suffolk has more than doubled to more than 300 in just five years, sparking concerns education standards are being driven down.

US Federal Reserve
Sam May Award Southwold 2016

The winner of an essay competition held among Southwold Primary School pupils has been announced.

Business

Thu, 08:00
Danny Steel
Lowestoft town centre

As town centres try to adapt to the growth of online shopping, finding ways to boost trade and footfall is a big challenge.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, together with Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers of Commerce, host a business engagement events at UCS, to give businesses in the East the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of devolution. 
Panel of speakers Chris Starkie Chris Bally Dr Peter Funnell Andy Wood OBE Mark Pendlington answer relevant questions

Business leaders from across east Suffolk have come together to back proposals for the region to get more devolved powers from the government.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
Sizewell C

Proposals to build a new £16billion nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast will move a step closer next week.

United Kingdom
Unemployment has fallen across the region with a record number in employment across the country. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Our region has the lowest unemployment rate across the country after seeing the number without work fall to 112,000 - a rate of just 3.5%.

European Union
Peter Aldous MP was the speaker at the Lowestoft & Waveney Business Networking Event.

“It is very much business as usual”.

David Cameron

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Mayor of Lowestoft Nick Webb at the unveiling of a commemorative Victoria Cross stone in Lowestoft in memory of Claude Castleton. Picture: James Bass

A Labour mayor has stunned his party by resigning the whip in protest at the way the party operates both nationally and in Waveney.

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Malcolm Cherry
Yesterday, 12:21
Coastguard officers helping with the tow of the stricken boat. PICTURE: HM Coastguard Lowestoft and Southwold

The Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat coxswain has said “the outcome could have been a lot different” after four men were rescued from a capsized boat.

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John Fox

An elderly woman had to be cut free from her vehicle after a crash in Lowestoft.

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NHS
Yesterday, 08:56
Scene of the Oulton house fire in which Leonard Parnell died.

Neighbours in a quiet village street desperately tried to rescue a father and son as a fire tore through their home, an inquest has heard.

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Yesterday, 08:42
Aaron Breffitt was convicted of the murder of John Vry in October 2009.

A Lowestoft man who was jailed as a teenager for the senseless murder of a terminally-ill cancer sufferer has lost a bid for an early chance of parole.

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Ipswich Crown Court

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Mayor of Lowestoft Nick Webb at the unveiling of a commemorative Victoria Cross stone in Lowestoft in memory of Claude Castleton. Picture: James Bass

A Labour mayor has stunned his party by resigning the whip in protest at the way the party operates both nationally and in Waveney.

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Malcolm Cherry
Thu, 08:00
Lowestoft town centre

As town centres try to adapt to the growth of online shopping, finding ways to boost trade and footfall is a big challenge.

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Danny Steel

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