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The top stories which made The Journal headlines in 2018

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:05 01 January 2019

Stephanie Harrod with Chelsea Pensioners at the Chelsea Flower Show. Picture: Harrod Horticultural

Stephanie Harrod with Chelsea Pensioners at the Chelsea Flower Show. Picture: Harrod Horticultural

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Welcome to That Was The Year That Was, a three-part review of an eventful 2018 as compiled by MICK HOWES and MARK BOGGIS.

Artist's impression of the overnight beach huts which are to be built along the seafront. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney District CouncilArtist's impression of the overnight beach huts which are to be built along the seafront. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney District Council

In the second part, we look back at the period between May and August.

MAY

The voice of the shipping forecast, Zeb Soanes, and illustrator James Mayhew returned to Blundeston Primary School to talk about their book Gaspard the Fox.

Graphics representative of the proposals for phase 1 of the Brooke Peninsula and Jeld Wen site in Lowestoft Pictures: Courtesy of Sprunt LtdGraphics representative of the proposals for phase 1 of the Brooke Peninsula and Jeld Wen site in Lowestoft Pictures: Courtesy of Sprunt Ltd

Lowestoft’s Harrod Horticultural gained their first five star trade stand award at the Chelsea Flower Show.

World famous designer Wayne Hemingway reveals the designs of new beach huts as part of a major regeneration.

JUNE

Lowestoft Vision is looking to renew its Business Improvement District (BID). Picture: Charlie KetchenLowestoft Vision is looking to renew its Business Improvement District (BID). Picture: Charlie Ketchen

Fresh plans were revealed for the site previously occupied by Brooke Marine shipyard.

Lowestoft Vision had its contract renewed for another five years following a vote of confidence from a number of businesses.

The first in a series of artworks as part of the Watertight Words Project was installed over the windows of Lowestoft Town Hall.

The completed installation of artworks on 50 panels at Lowestoft town hall. Picture: Mick HowesThe completed installation of artworks on 50 panels at Lowestoft town hall. Picture: Mick Howes

JULY

A £30,000 study of the future of the East Point Pavilion was approved which could see the building ripped down.

The land train which runs along Lowestoft Seafront was stolen.

A James Bond Concert Spectacular attracted thousands to the fourth Lowestoft Summer Festival.

East Point Pavilion. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney District CouncilEast Point Pavilion. Picture: Courtesy of Waveney District Council

AUGUST

A Japanese film company travelled to Lowestoft to record a 10,300 calorie breakfast challenge at Jesters in Normanston Park.✖

Fine Bank Holiday weather attracted hundreds of people to the Lowestoft Lions Charity Gala Day at Oulton Broad.

The land train which ran along Lowestoft seafront was stolen. Picture: Mick Howes.The land train which ran along Lowestoft seafront was stolen. Picture: Mick Howes.

Olympic gold medallist Etienne Stott officially unveiled the Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre after it was taken over by Sentinel Leisure Trust.

Entertainment aplenty at the Lowestoft Summer Festival 2018. James Bond Concert. Pictures: Mick HowesEntertainment aplenty at the Lowestoft Summer Festival 2018. James Bond Concert. Pictures: Mick Howes

The Kidz Breakfast Challenge at Jesters Diner. Photo: Victoria Pertusa.The Kidz Breakfast Challenge at Jesters Diner. Photo: Victoria Pertusa.

Action from the Maiden in Distress boat race. Picture: Mick HowesAction from the Maiden in Distress boat race. Picture: Mick Howes

Etienne Stott at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre. Picture: Victoria PertusaEtienne Stott at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew speak to Blundeston Primary School pupils. Picture: Mick HowesZeb Soanes and James Mayhew speak to Blundeston Primary School pupils. Picture: Mick Howes

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