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Bungay High School students collect GCSE results.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

After months of studying the wait was finally over for GCSE pupils across Norfolk and Suffolk today.

GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as her exam results with Alice Trett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have gone up, as schools across the counties reported improvements on last year’s figures.

Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

Police have released a CCTV image of one of the men involved in the burglary.

Police are appealing for witnesses after around £5,000 worth of tools were stolen from a business in Linstead Parva near Halesworth.

East Anglian Ambulance Trust ambulance answering emergency call in Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

A cyclist was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston yesterday with an arm injury after being involved in a collision at Barnby.

James Paget University Hospital
The air ambulance landing at Beccles Lido. Picture: Joe Brady.

Lifeguards at Beccles Lido have been praised after a man went into cardiac arrest at the pool yesterday.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Abellio have been awarded the franchise for the east's rail services. 

Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise, which will commence on the 16th October 2016.

Abellio Greater Anglia

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Beccles and Bungay Sport

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Mike Ridout
Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Thetford (batting) v Topcroft cricket.
Liam Conroy batting with M Kulkarmi bowling.

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

Damon Egan
Horsford gave their EAPL survival hopes a huge shot in the arm by beating Norwich.

Middle-order resistance gave Norfolk something to build on going into the second day of their final match of the season.

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division: Sprowston v Diss (batting ). Photo: Steve Adams

It was a topsy turvy day in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance with the top three all losing – and the clubs occupying the bottom two positions both claiming impressive wins.

Damon Egan
Will Evans in action for Leicester Tigers on his debut, in an Aviva Premiership clash with Gloucester at Welford Road. Picture: Tigers Images

Four months ago Will Evans had only just made an unexpected Premiership debut for Leicester Tigers – now the Norfolk teenager is on the verge of stardom.

Wymondham College

Beccles and Bungay Events

Paul Anthony will perform an amazing Bowie tribute act on Friday, September 30 at Beccles Public Hall

A man that was voted the UK’s number one David Bowie tribute act is heading to Beccles next month.

Neil Dunnell
Tina Bradshaw’s Proverbial Cabaret Show will be on stage at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay.

Tina Bradshaw’s Proverbial Cabaret Show will be on stage at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay tomorrow.

Keith Sadler and Friends will be performing at Bungay's Fisher Theatre.

Entertainment at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay will kick off next week with a screening of The Revenant (15) starring Oscar winning Leonardo DiCaprio.

Beccles Public Hall.

The popular Northern Soul and Motown Nights at the Beccles Public Hall are being relaunched with a different format from September.

Neil Dunnell
Béatrice et Bénédict will be screened at the Fisher Theatre.

From the author of Rosemary’s Baby and Deathtrap, Bungay’s Fisher Theatre presents Baroque Theatre company’s ‘Veronica’s Room’, a thriller by Ira Levin.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

20 August 2016. Mantra. Photo: Luke Ashley Wendland Cass

Did you go out in Norwich last weekend? We’ve gone inside some of the city’s hottest clubs and bars to see who’s been out and about, see if you can spot yourself in our gallery below.

Britain’s Got Talent stars Ashleigh & Pudsey to perform at East Anglia’s biggest outdoor dog show this weekend. Picture All About Dogs

East Anglia’s biggest outdoor dog show, All About Dogs, will return to the Norfolk Showground this Bank Holiday weekend and organisers have confirmed the show will be the biggest yet.

United Kingdom
From left, Penny Hubble, Nicola Maunders, Suzanne Nuri, Leah Corley and Erica Simpson from Wymondham Town Team launch the poster for the first ever Wymondham Vintage Day. Picture: ASHLEY PERKS

Wymondham is gearing up for its first ever vintage day.

The rehearsals for the Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Actors Mark Hayden as Noah, with Helen Haines as Noah's wife, centre, with the puppet Shem, and Roseanna Frascons, with the puppet Ham's wife. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Castle’s keep is this week the stage for a special revival of a medieval theatrical tradition.

The Under 1 Roof Training and Development Centre - run by Norwich-based homeless charity St Martin’s Housing Trust - is presenting the Fair Weather Project on September 1 at Norwich Arts Centre.
It will feature performances by the Under 1 Roof band The Undies (pictured). Photo: submitted.

A special fundraising gig which sees people affected by homelessness share the stage with local music acts is due to take place in Norwich next month.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Conac's Wesley Matsuka-Williams with his English Schools triple jump gold medal. Picture: Tony Payne

With athletics under the global spotlight at the Rio Olympics, clubs around the region are hoping to attract new members to the various disciplines of their sport.

Great Britain's Joanna Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker, Laura Trott and Katie Archibald celebrate following their gold medal in the Women's Team Pursuit. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

As the Rio Olympics came to an end, Team GB could look back on a host of outstanding performances, along with their best medal tally since 1908.

United Kingdom
Robert Lambert led the way with 13 points for Lynn at Belle Vue. Picture: Ian Burt

The King’s Lynn Stars made a triumphant return to Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium after emphatically defeating league leaders Belle Vue Aces 41-49.

James Spelman on his way to 158 against Lincs. Pictures: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk captain Chris Brown is already looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring for the county squad – after a season of clear progression.

James Spelman
Josh Files in action in Holland.	Photo: SUBMITTED

Josh Files had a comfortable lead to defend in the TCR German Championship as he headed to Holland – but atrocious weather brought a halt to the second race and to his attempts to wrap up the title.


Stars of Waveney

Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It’s time to enter your heroes for our Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards

It was an amazing event in which those who go above and beyond to help their communities were given the recognition they truly deserve.

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