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15:58

Two dogs were rescued from a locked car on Great Yarmouth seafront today after being left by their owners.

Festival goers have been basking in the summer sun as a four-day music extravaganza drew the crowds to a Lowestoft pub in memory of a much-loved regular.

The return of the summer bank holiday weekend has left supermarket shoppers braced for changes in opening hours on Monday.

Heavy traffic has been reported around Great Yarmouth and Waveney this bank holiday weekend.

It may still be August - but rehearsals are already under way for a festive production believed to be Southwold's first professional pantomime.

People visiting a popular pub were given a shock this bank holiday as brave patrons took part in a charity bungee jump in the beer garden.

A clothing firm which pays homage to Suffolk's rich fishing history has opened a new pop-up shop at a historic coastal water tower.

Crime

Thu, 12:24

A careless driver, who put a motorcyclist in hospital last Christmas, later discovered the rider was a friend's father.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged after a spate of burglaries in Lowestoft.

A dinghy has been stolen from Southwold harbour.

Since my last column, there have been some major announcements from government in relation to policing but equally to the wider criminal justice picture. I thought it was important that I share with you from a Suffolk perspective what I know and what the way forward looks like.

A man has been convicted for attempted burglary after he was filmed by a doorbell camera of the home he was attempting to break into.

Health

09:00

Carers in Norfolk are being encouraged to take advantage of grants available to improve their lives in the face of the increasing financial strains and stress of looking after a loved-one.

Bespoke ambulances which have been specially designed to give patients a smoother journey while improving care have started to hit the roads.

Outbreaks of measles have been detected in the east of England in the last year, it can be revealed, as it was announced that the UK has lost its measles-free status.

More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

Middle-aged people need to stay physically active if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement, according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.

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Education

Thu, 12:02

A 16-year-old who set up his own theatre company has taken a leap towards chasing his dream on GCSE results day.

School uniform suppliers say demand for plus-size garments is continuing as childhood obesity levels rise.

After a nail-biting wait, the nervous faces of students at Lowestoft Sixth Form transformed into jubilation as they received their A-level and BTC results.

Three mental health teams are set to be created which will go into schools and offer mental health support, thanks to a £2million cash boost.

Fantastic role models and pupils who've overcome barriers to learning have been honoured during an inaugural awards ceremony.

Business

Fri, 12:55

A driver fined 20 times in one month at the same car park has hit out at the site's owners.

A local councillor has urged the community to stay vigilant after a butcher was caught operating without being registered as a food business.

The boss of East Anglian holiday firm Hoseasons was viciously bullied at school for being gay. Caroline Culot spoke to Simon Altham about the torment he's overcome to achieve success.

Bosses have applauded the bold stance taken by Hoseasons chief executive Simon Altham after he said homophobic and racist customers were not welcome on his firm's holidays.

The boss of a famous East Anglian holiday firm has boldly declared he will not accept bookings from homophobic or racist customers stating: "Book with another agent."

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Eight fire crews were called to a larger fire in a derelict building last night.

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An old ballroom at an iconic pier has been reopened as a seaside bar - boasting stunning views of one of Suffolk's best coastlines and creating four new jobs.

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Two dogs were rescued from a locked car on Great Yarmouth seafront today after being left by their owners.

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A mother was left "sickened" after finding out her young sons had been playing in the sea metres from dangerous defences from the Second World War.

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The East Coast Truckers Children's Convoy will once again be hitting the road to treat children with special needs to a day out.

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