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David Brown celebrates rasing over £50,000 for the Help For Heroes charity.

 PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A baker who has spent years supporting a charity for the armed forces has smashed his £50,000 fundraising target - and has dedicated the success to his late wife.

Ellingham Primary School has been visited by Ofsted.

Two federated primary schools have been visited by Ofsted, with one graded as good and the other requiring improvement.

Primary School
The former Blyburgate chip shop is being turned into a Domino's.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

International pizza chain Domino’s has confirmed rumours it intends to open a branch in Beccles in the autumn.

Waveney District Council
Children from Chernobyl visting Beccles Town Hall as part of their trip to Norfolk and Suffolk. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A group of youngsters visiting East Anglia on a trip organised by a charity supporting children of Chernobyl have spent the day in Beccles.

United Kingdom
Dr Richard Beeching holding aloft a copy of the pamphlet 'The Reshaping of British Railways'. PIC: PA Wire

This week marked 50 years since the railway line between Lowestoft and Ipswich was saved from closure as had been recommended in the infamous Beeching Report.

Abellio Greater Anglia
David Broom with illustrations by Molly Pagan who used to own the Beccles Museum building. The pictures are to be on display at the museum this weekend. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It promises to be an exciting weekend full of entertainment.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Another Norfolk council has joined Norwich, North Norfolk and Breckland in rejecting the government’s devolution proposals.

Suffolk County Council

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Beccles and Bungay Sport

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Barton Wanderers
Downham are gaining some momentum in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Downham Town appear to be finding their feet after making a wretched start to their Premier Division campaign.

North Elmham opener James White demonstrates his ability with the bat. Picture: MIKE WYATT

A somewhat wetter weekend than last saw some games succumb to the bad weather in the Norfolk League, writes Mike Ridout.

Barton Wanderers
Anglian Schools Athletics Championships at the UEA Sportspark. Aaron Loombe.

There were a number of fine individual performances from Norfolk competitors in the annual Anglian Schools Championships at UEA Sportspark in Norwich.

Cricket action from the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division match between Cromer in Bat vs Swardeston A fielding. David Turner batting for Cromer with Alex Bilham in wicket.


Damon Egan maintained his rich vein of form to help Sprowston win the Premier Division’s match of the day – and claim top spot as a result.

Barton Wanderers
Women's Tour of Britain cycle race passing through Norwich, along Cattlemarket Street. Photo : Steve Adams

The Aviva Women’s Tour came to a dramatic finish in Norwich today as hundreds lined the city’s streets.


Beccles and Bungay Events

Latitude Festival 2016

Further exciting musical and non-musical additions have been announced for this year’s Latitude festival.

One of the vintage cars to appear at Heveningham Hall's inaugural Concours d’Elegance

A Suffolk estate has announced a “spectacular” line-up of classic cars to appear at its popular country fair.

Musical tour with all-female group

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Suffolk’s highly acclaimed all-female vocal group, Seraphim, has a summer surprise in store for lovers of beautiful music in beautiful spaces.

Latitude festival founder, Melvin Benn, with local acts Oktoba and AYA who performed at the press day.

 PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A diverse selection of entertainment has been promised by the founder of the region’s biggest music and arts festival as new comedy acts are added to the bill.

The seniors from Fisher Youth Theatre Group are performing Gargantua.

There are still tickets available for Clown Noir presenting Nose Business tonight at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

A large crowd turned out for the first night of Festival Too in King's Lynn. Performing is Kym Mazell. Picture: Ian Burt

A downpour of rain didn’t stop the crowds enjoying Festival Too’s night of free music on the Tuesday Market Place in King’s Lynn.

King's Lynn
Mary Poppins production at Norwich Theatre Royal. Stars of the show, Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Matt Lee as Bert.

The magical world of Mary Poppins has flown into Norwich for five weeks to take audiences on an amazing supercalifragilisticexpialidocious journey.

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Tanya Burr with the Manuka Doctor Youtuber Award  at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016. Ian West/PA Wire

Norwich-born YouTube superstar Tanya Burr is holding a book signing in the city on Sunday at a secret location.

The Lord Mayor's Celebrations fireworks at the Norwich Castle. 2010 Photo: Denise Bradley

A weekend bonanza of art, culture and creativity will cram itself into the medieval streets of Norwich this weekend as the city again embraces the highlight of the summer – the Lord Mayor’s Celebration.

Alan Waters
Latitude Festival 2016

Further exciting musical and non-musical additions have been announced for this year’s Latitude festival.


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Adam Smith has committed to Dereham Town for next season, pictured in action during last season's Senior Cup final victory over Norwich United at Carrow Road PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Pre-season preparations have stepped up for Dereham Town with news that two key players have committed themselves to the club for the new campaign.

Paul Evans won the Chicago Marathon in 1996.

As the Run Norwich 10k city centre race draws nearer, we’ve teamed up with former Olympian Paul Evans to offer weekly advice for competitors.

Sophie Wright finished fourth in the junior womens race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. 

Horsford cyclist Sophie Wright had added to her European junior title by securing fourth place at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

David Freezer
Iwan Roberts believes the Welsh can continue to enjoy their Euro ride.

Iwan Roberts is pinching himself to make sure he is living the Welsh dream at Euro 2016.

Iwan Roberts
Playing tennis at Heigham Park.  Photo: Bill Smith

Wimbledon fortnight is when tennis fever hits the nation and people reach for their racquet and dust off their backhands. Here are some of the best places in Norwich to try your hand at the game.


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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