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Yesterday, 18:59
Chloe Smith

MPs have called for swift and decisive action to improve mental health services in our region.

A woman who was tormented by an abusive former partner has revealed how she was raped by her former husband, as a domestic violence campaign continues.

A 52-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for grooming offences against a teenage girl from north Suffolk.

Suffolk Police

A man accused of taking a marked police van from outside a station, which was later found abandoned 15 miles away, is due to stand trial next year.

A Lowestoft man will share his findings from a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip to the USA researching a global issue.

United States

A popular charity baker will be returning to Beccles this weekend to raise money for Help for Heroes charity.

David Brown

The government authority responsible for overseeing projects of national importance has started its examination into a long-awaited third crossing in Lowestoft.

Peter Aldous

Crime

Yesterday, 17:14

A woman who was tormented by an abusive former partner has revealed how she was raped by her former husband, as a domestic violence campaign continues.

A 52-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for grooming offences against a teenage girl from north Suffolk.

Suffolk Police

A man accused of taking a marked police van from outside a station, which was later found abandoned 15 miles away, is due to stand trial next year.

Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Fundamental change has been requested to curtail the “unreasonable” time taken up by police on mental health issues.

Tim Passmore

Health

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Tim Passmore

Fundamental change has been requested to curtail the “unreasonable” time taken up by police on mental health issues.

Additional maternity and paternity leave has been pledged for Suffolk County Council staff following the birth of a premature baby.

Suffolk County Council

A cash injection has been given to the region’s ambulance service as part of £1bn of funding announced by the government.

NHS

A Norfolk MP has been left “angry and upset” by a conference call with inspectors overseeing the region’s mental health trust.

A culture of learning from mistakes and hardworking staff are behind a Norfolk hospital being the only one in the county to not be rated as failing.

Christine Allen

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Education

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
United Kingdom

A team of literary whizzes from Norfolk headed to London to battle it out in the finals of the national Kids’ Lit Quiz competition.

Talented youngsters from three schools in Waveney are celebrating after impressing at national contests.

London

They are renowned for their involvement with hit films, classic television shows and inspirational work with the Comic Relief charity.

Richard Curtis

Thousands of pupils across the country attended school in non-uniform to raise money for Children in Need on Friday.

Ormiston Denes Academy

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) provision has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

Suffolk County Council

Business

Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash.

A business born out of a resourceful hobby will put a twist in the tail of Christmas decorations across Norfolk homes this December.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

The Christmas season is well underway in a small Suffolk town which drew thousands of visitors to its annual festive market.

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Yesterday, 08:53

A driver has died after a crash on a Norfolk road.

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Norwich
Yesterday, 16:01

A man accused of taking a marked police van from outside a station, which was later found abandoned 15 miles away, is due to stand trial next year.

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Yesterday, 16:53

A 52-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for grooming offences against a teenage girl from north Suffolk.

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Suffolk Police
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Beccles man has been charged with child sex offences, including involving an under-13 in prostitution.

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Ipswich Crown Court
Friday, February 28, 2014

The parents of teenage student Allister Maguire Buck, who died after a collision with a car on the A146 at Stockton, have spoken of their devastating loss.

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