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Yesterday, 19:20
England Ambulance Service

A person has died after being hit by a train on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line.

A former lifeboat crew member who was jailed after he was caught trying to take a photo up a schoolgirl’s skirt today walked free after his sentence was quashed.

Ipswich Crown Court
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
The new look EACH van

Eye-catching van power has been enlisted to help boost an appeal to build a £10m hospice in Norfolk.

Eastern Daily Press
Mark Bee, leader of Suffolk County Council, who is to step down.

Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee is to step down after four years in the role.

Suffolk County Council
Police appeal for witnesses.

Police are seeking witnesses after three vans were targeted by thieves across Lowestoft.

Lowestoft
Latitude Festival. Picture: James Bass

The line-up of Latitude Festival’s Lake Stage at the events 10th birthday edition is announced today.

Crime

Tue, 16:42
Lowestoft

Police are seeking witnesses after three vans were targeted by thieves across Lowestoft.

Police at the scene of the acid attack investigation on London Road South, Pakefield last year.

A fourth person appeared in court yesterday (Thursday) in connection with an acid attack in Lowestoft last year.

Ipswich Crown Court
Police vehicle emergency light.

A 50-year old taxi driver suffered a cut to his head and hand after he was threatened with a knife in Southwold.

Southwold
Road rage incidents rise

Road rage reports to police in Suffolk rose by nearly 50 per cent between last year and 2013, according to constabulary figures.

A Beccles woman has been arrested.

A North Suffolk woman has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences following a fatal crash in Braintree, Essex which led to the deaths of three men.

crash

Health

Mon, 10:48

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
Mark and Denise Davies.

The inquest into the death of a mental health patient who was “profoundly dehydrated” when she died in a Norfolk hospital has found there was no neglect from medical staff.

James Paget University Hospital
Denise Davies.

Health care trusts in Norfolk have been accused of “systemic failures” after the death of a mental health patient who was “profoundly dehydrated” when transferred to hospital.

Lowestoft
Denise Davies.

An inquest opened in Norwich this morning into the death of a mother-of-two from Lowestoft.

James Paget University Hospital

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Education

Yesterday, 14:24
Norwich

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

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.

Denes High School new head teacher,Peter Marshall.  Picture: Nick Butcher

Community leaders have said they believe Lowestoft schools have “gone through the the worst of the spiral downwards” after one the town’s three high schools to be marked as ‘inadequate’ was brought out of special measures.

Peter Aldous
Lowestoft Town Football managers Micky Chapman and Ady Gallagher meet the students at Ormiston Denes Academy.

When its third high school went into special measures, there was said to be a “really serious problem of low educational standards” in Lowestoft.

Lowestoft College building

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

Business

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Peter Aldous

“There is a place, a job and a role for everybody of every talent in this region and we need to make sure that there are opportunities for these people.”

Godfrey's department store has undergone many changes after being part of a TV show with Mary Portas.
Laura Willimot and her brother David Spooner inside the new look store.

One of Lowestoft’s best-known department stores has put its premises up for sale just months after being given a revamp by retail guru Mary Portas - but has insisted it is staying in the town.

Mary Portas Secret Shopper: Series 2 Episode 2 - Godfreys

With a reputation as one of the toughest people in business, many stores would shudder at the thought of getting the Mary Portas treatment.

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

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

United Kingdom
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.

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Yesterday, 19:20

A person has died after being hit by a train on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line.

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England Ambulance Service
Yesterday, 14:24
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.

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Norwich
Yesterday, 17:15

A former lifeboat crew member who was jailed after he was caught trying to take a photo up a schoolgirl’s skirt today walked free after his sentence was quashed.

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Ipswich Crown Court
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Dino Hoy.

A man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle crash.

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Lowestoft
Friday, December 3, 2010
On December 3 Come With Me will feature four people from Suffolk

pictured l to r Janet Gershlick, Jo Jo Smith, Jim Godfrey and Paul Emery


filmed in Jim's house  he is dressed as David Essex as held a 70s night

IT has become infamous for its scenes of petty squabbling at the dinner table and snobbish snoops around people’s homes.

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