In pictures: What made The Journal headlines in 2020?
- Credit: Suffolk County Council
2020 was dominated by the coronavirus crisis, with lockdowns, restrictions, working from home, some shops closing down and many events cancelled.
However, there was lots happening away from Covid-19 in our part of the world.
Here is the final part of our two part-review reflecting on the past 12 months, featuring stories that hit the headlines between July and December 2020.
Homes and businesses in Lowestoft are set to receive protection from flooding for 100 years as a major tidal floodwall defence scheme was awarded funding of £43m.
The 117-year-old Claremont Pier re-opened with new owners after being sold to Eddie and Charmaine Mayne and their families.
- 1 'This is very welcome': Go-ahead for HMO close to town centre
- 2 Junction closed for third crossing preparations
- 3 Groundworks start at site of new McDonald’s restaurant
- 4 Londoners fined for travelling to stay at second home in Norfolk
- 5 Takeaway deli set to open in coastal town
- 6 Suffolk braced for up to 10cm of snow as warnings upgraded
- 7 Name unveiled for new Bungay SEND school
- 8 Nine still under investigation after man knifed in village brawl
- 9 Tributes to man, 31, who died on Christmas Day
- 10 Snow falls in Suffolk and north Essex
The name of Lowestoft’s long awaited third crossing was announced as ‘Gull Wing’ - suggested by pupils at Somerleyton Primary School.
The regeneration of the East Point Pavilion on the seafront took two steps forward. After being awarded a £720,000 grant, a team of internationally renowned designers were appointed.
Work on the £1m Ness Park to turn it into a landmark destination was completed.
Giant one tonne sandbags were placed at the base of Pakefield cliffs in a temporary emergency measure to protect homes and the coastline from risks of erosion.