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Norwich

Maisebrooke Farm has launched a brand new sausage to celebrate a fellow Waveney business’ success.

Waveney District Council has voted to increase its share of the council tax bill by just over 3pc.

Clinicians at the region’s mental health trust are too busy to complete mandatory basic life support training, it has been revealed.

NHS

A public consultation will be held over the future of Lowestoft’s record office after a campaign against the closure attracted more than 5,000 signatures of support.

It is a popular festival which sees the community come together to celebrate the change in seasons.

“I’m not mad!” were Jane Allen’s parting words as she left Lowestoft this morning to continue on her 5,500 mile walk around the coast of Britain.

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Work is under way at Bungay Castle to remove ivy and vegetation that has hidden away the detail of the castle for the past decade.

Crime

Yesterday, 13:46
Lowestoft police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old boy was punched in the face in Carlton Colville

The number of reported sex offences against children has risen in Suffolk, new figures have revealed.

Police have warned motorists to lock their cars and remove all valuables - no matter whether their vehicles are parked on or off the road.

Oxford

A Lowestoft drug dealer has been jailed for more than three years after being caught with heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

Ipswich Crown Court

More than 20,000 blades have been handed over to Suffolk Police since 2010 as part of an ongoing of a knife amnesty initiative.

Health

NHS

Clinicians at the region’s mental health trust are too busy to complete mandatory basic life support training, it has been revealed.

MPs from across the region have met with ambulance bosses amid ongoing concerns over the crisis that hit the service during the festive period.

More than 2,000 hours when ambulance crews could have been responding to other calls in Norfolk were lost due to delays in handing patients over at A&E last month.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The James Paget University Hospital has been shortlisted for an award for supporting students into nursing placements.

Nearly 700 adults and young people with learning disabilities could be missing out on essential annual health checks because they have not registered their disability with their GP.

Norfolk County Council

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Education

Yesterday, 09:06

Challenging new targets have been set for schools by Suffolk County Council as part of the renewal of the Raising The Bar project for another two years.

A proud primary school headteacher has praised staff and pupils after a recent Ofsted report found the school “is improving towards being outstanding”.

Children in Suffolk who grow up in areas that have the greatest literacy challenges are also likely to live much shorter lives than their peers, the first study of its kind has shown.

Suffolk schools could be hit with an £11.5m funding decrease over the next two years, according to latest estimates from education unions.

More than 200 people came together to sign and sing a special song as part of a national fundraising event.

Business

Tue, 14:47
United Kingdom

Essential maintenance work on a town centre bridge has been completed nearly a fortnight ahead of schedule.

An East Anglian estate agency franchise has collapsed into insolvency with the immediate closure of eight branches.

Norwich

A rural estate agent has named a care farm as its charity of the year for 2018.

A plan to close Bungay’s Lloyds bank has led to concerns being raised by the mayor of the town and also an MP in Parliament.

Peter Aldous

Free parking in Halesworth could be secured for another year as the town council looks to raise the £23,000 needed to fund it.

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Waveney District Council has voted to increase its share of the council tax bill by just over 3pc.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Work is under way at Bungay Castle to remove ivy and vegetation that has hidden away the detail of the castle for the past decade.

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Tue, 17:34

A proud primary school headteacher has praised staff and pupils after a recent Ofsted report found the school “is improving towards being outstanding”.

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“I’m not mad!” were Jane Allen’s parting words as she left Lowestoft this morning to continue on her 5,500 mile walk around the coast of Britain.

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United Kingdom
Yesterday, 12:34

Firefighters were sent back to their stations after an apparent roof fire turned out to be steam from an immersion heater.

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