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Anna Toulson and Countryfile presenter John Craven on the BBC filming of Waveney Rush Ltd at Homersfield

They hand weave carpets and baskets from bulrushes, using traditional methods that date back to medieval times.

Councillor Chris Punt and mayor Graham Catchpole with one of the signs on Coney Hill. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Two vehicle activated speed signs have been installed to deter drivers from speeding in Beccles.

Chris Punt
'Thirty-three steps' by Colin Blake.

The annual exhibition by the Beccles Society of Artists will be launching in the town tomorrow.

St Michael's Church
Douglas Huke who is celebrating his 100th birthday.

Picture: James Bass

During his lifetime he has visited countries all across the globe and survived two world wars, but nowadays Douglas Huke likes nothing more than to watch an episode of The Two Ronnies or Morecambe and Wise.

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Leader of Waveney District Council 
Colin Law.

Claims that combining two coastal authorities in a new “super-council” would cause a democratic deficit have been rejected by a leader supporting the plans.

Colin Law
An autism awareness event was held in Lowestoft town centre. PICTURE: Joe Randlesome

A voluntary group is aiming to raise awareness about autism so more people can understand how it affects families and individuals.

Mark Bee
Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.
Mick Parker and mayor, Stephen Ardley with Woody Bear.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Dozens of hard-working and deserving people have been nominated for this year’s Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards - but there is still time to get your entries in.

Stephen Ardley

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Beccles and Bungay Sport

Monday, July 18, 2016
Chad Bowes
Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 


Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Norfolk Alliance: Lowestoft (batting) v Thetford Town (bowling/ fielding) at the Denes Oval.
Lowestoft batsman caught out.

Picture: James Bass

Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.

Premier Division

Beccles and Bungay Events

Mista Beat, who will be performing at Halesworth's Big Gig

Halesworth is gearing up for one of the town’s musical highlights - the annual Big Gig.

Bungay Fisher Theatre. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Purple Dreams Productions presents The Empty Stage at Bungay’s Fisher Theatre tonight.

John Ward and his band will be performing at Beccles Public Hall

John Ward will be bringing his band to Beccles Public Hall later this year.

Ian Sainsbury
Blondie tribute band One way or Another will be at the Fisher Theatre.

Bungay’s Fisher Theatre will be hosting a Blondie tribute show tomorrow night.

Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk.

Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people descended on Henham Park over the weekend for the Latitude festival for three full days of music, comedy and the arts.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

The Duck Inn, Stanhoe. Picture: Ian Burt

The Duck Inn, in Stanhoe has been named as the East of England’s Best Restaurant in The Good Food Guide’s Local Restaurant of the Year competition.

United Kingdom
Photographs from the 'David and I...' exhibition. Picture Denis O’Regan.

A UK exhibition tour of many ‘never before seen’ photographs of David Bowie is set to kick-off in Norwich tonight.

United Kingdom
Holt Festival volunteer David Hurlbut, front of house at Theatre in the Woods.

It has been described as a cross between a Roman amphitheatre and a fairy dell.

United Kingdom
22-23 July 2016. Flaunt, Norwich. Photo: Andy Hart

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.

Doug Macleod will be performing at Diss Fest'. Picture: Submitted.

A community arts festival will be taking over Diss for three days and will bring music, comedy and theatre to the town.

St Mary's Church

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Lynn Ladies will be hoping for more happy moments under the Town umbrella. Picture: SUBMITTED

Linnets fans are being urged to back the club’s newest side after they landed a glamour pre-season friendly.

Thurlow Nunn League
George Walker in action for his beloved Swardeston. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Swardeston will aim to use an East Anglian Premier League springboard to propel them towards national glory.

Regardless of what happens in the Race Off, Niels-Kristian Iversen will always be number one in most Lynn fans' eyes. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn still harbour hopes of having two finalists in Saturday’s World Cup showpiece.

Action from Horning Sailing Clubs downriver race to Thurne. Photo: Holly Hancock

Two dozen BODs warmed up for Wroxham Week at the club’s Open event for the Tidcombe Salver over the weekend.

Alex Brundle celebrates pole position with his team-mates but it all unravelled on race day.  Picture:

It was a bitter sweet return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for Alex Brundle who dropped out of the lead in the LMP2 category with transmission troubles.


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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