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Labour Party
Mayor of Lowestoft Nick Webb at the unveiling of a commemorative Victoria Cross stone in Lowestoft in memory of Claude Castleton. Picture: James Bass

A Labour mayor has stunned his party by resigning the whip in protest at the way the party operates both nationally and in Waveney.

Hajnal Simon, Harriet Wallace and Laura Myatt with their children. . 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The joys of the Suffolk countryside are being made more accessible to parents with young children following the launch of a new rambling group.

The Owlbert (Albert) Pye and Ravensmere Sculpture Trail in Beccles.
Ruby and Violet Aldred with Niamh McKenzie and the Captain Hoot owl at Kulture Shock on Blyburgate.

Picture: James Bass

Norwich had its dragons, then Bungay had its chickens.

Therese Coffey

A Suffolk MP has vowed to do all she can to prevent a railway platform crossing being closed.

Lewis Wright (19) is travelling to Zambia for six weeks to coach sport and teach life skills to children in a number of communities.

Picture: James Bass

A student from Bungay is preparing to spend his summer working with underprivileged children in Zambia.

Rotary Club
Boarderhoppa bus

A community travel service which provides a vital lifeline to people in rural locations in a large swathe of Norfolk is appealing for volunteer drivers.

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.

Broads Authority

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Beccles and Bungay Sport

Monday, July 18, 2016
Barton Wanderers
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

Blue Joanna restaurant. General manager Ninnie Lear, left, and head chef Tom Thornber.

Inspired by the night markets of Asia and food trucks of America, the demand for street food here at home has rocketed in recent years.

University of East Anglia
Friday night guide: Matt Damon star of Jason Bourne which is in cinemas this weekend, jazz singer Tina May who is performing at the Cathedral and comedian Umran Yusuf who will be at Laugh In The Park.

Looking for something to do tonight? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the city.

Sheringham Carnival Queen Jade Roberts and Attendant Emma Louise Glover are pictured with the Carnival Prince and Princess, Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, following the selection disco. Photo: ALLY McGILVRAY

Ten-year-old Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, aged 11, were chosen at a selection disco in the community centre.

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

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Dylan Edge, front right, found the net at The Walks this afternoon. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

The Linnets rounded off their pre-season programme with a morale-boosting victory against same-level Lowestoft.

Chris Henderson
The Hannover fans in Norwich.

Dozens of German football fans caused a stir in Norwich as they marched through the city’s streets ahead of today’s friendly.

Geoff Hurst cracking a shot past goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski to score the final goal of the World Cup Final against West Germany.

Sir Geoff Hurst has heard countless times just where everyone else was when his hat-trick helped England win the 1966 World Cup – and his own memories of those 120 minutes on the pitch at Wembley remain as crisp now as half a century ago.

United Kingdom
Dean Miller makes a vital challenge during his time at Swaffham - skills Wisbech St Mary will be keen for him to replicate this season. Picture: EDDIE DEANE

Wisbech St Mary will kickstart a new era this afternoon when they officially begin life at their highest-ever level.

Premier Division
Winner Michael Eccles, centre, is pictured with second and third placed, Richard Bateson, left, and Callum Stanforth. Picture: ALLY McGILVRAY

More than 400 runners took part in a traditional race to get a Norfolk village’s annual festivities under 


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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