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More than £4 Million for Lowestoft seafront

East Suffolk District Council is celebrating a funding boost for Lowestoft. The council has been granted £4.3m to help regenerate Jubilee Parade on the seafront, next to the Eastern Edge beach huts. The funding will enable the council to realise its vision for rejuvenating this part of the seafront, to drive the visitor economy and improve the quality of life for local people. The Jubilee Parade development will include a new […]

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Warning After Leiston Fire

Two people had to be taken to hospital - after a house fire in Leiston started when a mobile phone was being charged. The incident happened on Waterloo Road - with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service warningpeople about the dangers of charging phones at home. Fire Service area manager Andy Smith shared these images of the damage caused by the fire on Friday evening (3rd March).

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Rare Bird Spotted on Suffolk Coast

A rare wildlife sighting has been spotted in Lowestoft - with twitchers capturing a view of an Eider Duck in the town. At this time of the year, the bird is usually seen in places such as the Faroe Islands, Scotland and Iceland. The Eider Duck was seen at Hamilton Dock this week - where East Suffolk One were able to snap some images of the rare visitor to Suffolk. […]

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Warren School – New Playground Opens

After launching their appeal, a dedicated group of parents and staff who are celebrating the opening of a brand new playground at the Warren School in Carlton Colville. Now - their dream of building “a special playground for special school”  has become a reality. The Warren Association successfully raised nearly two hundred thousand pounds to build a new purpose built, all inclusive, multi-sensory play area at the school on Clarke’s […]

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Ukrainian Flag Flies Across East Suffolk

East Suffolk marked the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine today - as a number of gatherings took place. Here at East Suffolk One - we joined the nation with a minutes silence at 11 o'clock. In Lowestoft, the Town Council raised the Ukrainian flag at noon above the Town Hall - and in Beccles the flag flies high on the town’s bell tower. Halesworth and Leiston are among other […]

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Local Appeals for Earthquake Victims

Waveney Gymnastics Club is one of a number locally asking for donations to help the victims of the earthquake that has devasted parts of Turkey and Syria. They say friends and family in Turkey have been left with nothing. The Beccles Pizza Kebab shop in Hungate Lane was closed this week to mourn the victims of the quake. A national Disasters Emergency Committee appeal has now also been launched - […]

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East Suffolk’s Pothole Plight

Two and a half thousand people have responded to an East Suffolk One survey, which asked 'where have you driven over a pothole recenly' - and if so, where? Lowestoft and Beccles topped the list of towns with most potholes, followed by Leiston, Halesworth and Southwold.  Some of the other 'pothole hotspots' - included Bungay and Framlingham. Lisa Harding told us that she had reported pavements near the school in […]

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East Coast Floods – 70 Years Ago

The 31st January marks the 70th anniversary of  unprecedented flooding from the North Sea, which caused havoc and upheaval along the Suffolk coast. Unlike its counterpart in Great Yarmouth, no-one died on land in Lowestoft on January 31st 1953 - where the sea surged over 2.3m higher - but sadly in Southwold a life was lost. Meanwhile, 11 people died on the Lowestoft trawler Guava out to sea - and […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day Remembered in Suffolk

The 27th January marks Holocaust Memorial Day - and this has been remembered here in Suffolk. Services and events of remembrance took place in east Suffolk, remembering the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust in World War 2 - as well as other acts of genocide, such as in Rwanda and Cambodia.  Lowestoft's Railway Station was the venue for a memorial service, which included speeches from Town Mayor Councillor […]

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