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Care Quality Commission

Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

An action-packed weekend of polo, Pimm’s and ponies raised over £130,000 for three charities.

A healthcare trust is appealing for readers’ support in securing a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons.

A joinery business is set to close unless a buyer can be found.

Scores of aspiring sleuths descended on Suffolk Police headquarters to investigate what it takes to become a detective.

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

At 17, Jordan Catchpole already holds several swimming records and now has his sights set on competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Beccles and Bungay Sport

Alex Wright

Beccles and Bungay both suffered setbacks to their promotion ambitions in the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday.

A sparkling century from captain Jordan Barber powered Gillingham to a huge win over Sprowston B on Saturday in a fixture critical to consolidating a position in Division 2 East.


A mixture of cloud and sunshine greeted 16 teams at Bungay Bowls Club for the Chairman’s Shield, once again sponsored by Chris Payne’s property maintenance company.

Andy Baker weighed in with a gritty half-century as Hales and Loddon A suffered a five-wicket Norfolk League Division Four South East defeat against Colney at Eaton CNS School.

Chelmsford City Football Club hosted an over-65s walking football tournament and Beccles Town sent down a team to join eight others in the competition.

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Beccles and Bungay Events

Winner of the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Deelee Dubé will be performing at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay next Saturday, July 29.

Back by popular demand, super cool soul DJs Garry Emms, Steve Kay and guest DJ Kev Coulston will be returning to Beccles Public Hall for a high energy night dancing to northern soul and Motown music.

It grows bigger and better each year and in 2017 Latitude Festival outshone itself.

Suffolk Police

A Norfolk-born author and broadcaster will bring over 50 years of writing experience to Beccles.

Choirs from neighbouring towns will join forces for a rare public appearance together.

Stephen Amer

Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Former Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Barmby has created something truly magical for The Assembly House in Norwich.


With summer underway, and the weather looking promising (at least for another week) it is prime time to pitch up at a pub, find a table outside and spend hours enjoying a drink (or three), good food and the company of family and friends. Here’s a list to make finding the perfect spot in Norfolk that little bit easier.


From music to theatre, cabaret to comedy to talk, the Holt Festival begins this weekend with another diverse programme of events. There is still time to grab tickets for some highlights.

United Kingdom

A colourful kaleidoscope of art inspired by America’s City of Angels takes centre stage in a new exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre.


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Swardeston lifted the NW Brown Norfolk Twenty20 trophy at Manor Park after a 72-run win over Great Witchingham.

Sam Arthurton

There is a new name on Links Country Park’s Scratch Trophy – for the first time in seven years.

On the back of my column last week with regards to defining the difference between running and walking pace, I received a number of messages with mixed thoughts about this.


Aegon Summer County Cup action returns to Cromer Tennis Club next week.


Clubs around the region will be taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekend initiative on Saturday and Sunday.


Stars of Waveney

Friday, April 21, 2017

It was set up to celebrate real heroes from the community, and the annual Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards are back for 2017.

Coastal Summer 2017


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Later in Life


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Kids Talk


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Great Days Out


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