The top stories which made The Journal headlines in 2017
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Welcome to That Was The Year That Was, a three-part review of an eventful 2017 as compiled by MICK HOWES and MARK BOGGIS. In the first part, we look back at the period between January and April.
? Relieved Lowestoft businesses and residents narrowly escaped flooding after flood barriers were deployed as tide levels rose.
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- 1 New shops could be unveiled at prominent former family-run business
- 2 New lease of life with go-ahead for apartments above former McDonalds
- 3 Man jailed after police seize cannabis worth £15,000 from car
- 4 Air ambulance responds to woman in 20s after emergency in Lowestoft
- 5 Norfolk pizza company announces residencies at two more pubs
- 6 Jewellery stolen after burglars raid home in Lowestoft
- 7 Mum's relief at Cawston Park closure after 'hideous' restraint on son
- 8 Sniffer dogs find thousands of illegal cigarettes under manhole cover
- 9 Further overnight works scheduled for A47 with north Lowestoft closure
- 10 'Suspicious' sighting in the sea sparks late night response in Lowestoft
? Waveney District and Suffolk Coastal councils formally agreed to merge to create a 'super district.'
? A compromise was reached over proposals to extend the ban on dogs at Southwold beach with community leaders agreeing a shorter exclusion time period.
? Plans were submitted for a new enterprise park at the site of the former Wessex Foods factory, which was destroyed by fire in 2010.
? A major project to transform the arches at Lowestoft railway station was hailed a success as new artwork was unveiled.
? A one way system was temporarily introduced on a main road in Oulton Broad for gas main works.
? Questionnaires were sent out to addresses within a 300m radius of the Lowestoft Third Crossing project.
? Three-year-old Megan the rottweiler was hailed a hero after letting paramedics into the house to save her owner Gary Gregory.
? International designer Wayne Hemingway called on Lowestoft's businesses and the community to unite to usher in the dawning of a new era.
? A scheme to transform Ness Point in Lowestoft into a true visitor attraction was welcomed by community leaders after a successful £1m grant was awarded.
? Hundreds of families enjoyed an annual Easter egg trail organised by the Lowestoft Lions.
? Oulton Broad youngster Oliver Whittington amazed all with his progress a year after a life-changing operation helped him to walk unaided.