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Beccles Assault and Robbery

A woman in Beccles has been assaulted and robbed in the town centre. The attack by a man happened shortly after 9 on Monday morning on the 3rd December, as the woman was withdrawing money from the cash machine at Lloyds Bank. The thief then made off with her money after being chased by a member of the public - before escaping in a silver VW Golf… with the female […]

todayDecember 4, 2021 5

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Young Film Programmer’s Group Launched

This week, Sunrise Studios, a social enterprise supported by the regional charity Access Community Trust - has launched its very own Young Film Programmer's Group in Lowestoft. The Young Film Programmer's Group is formed of a group of 16-25 year olds who meet on a regular basis to increase their knowledge of independent film and learn how to programme', plan, market and present regular screenings, in order to share their […]

todayDecember 3, 2021 6 1

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Help Needed for Suffolk’s Foodbanks and Charities

Suffolk County Council is urgently appealing for available warehouse space near to  the Ipswich area to help provide supplies for the county’s foodbanks and local charities. Ipswich based charity FareShare East of England urgently need to find new facilities to ensure they can store and distribute vital food for Suffolk’s foodbanks. The charity is currently supported by a depot in Nottingham via trips to Cambridge, but this is not sustainable […]

todayDecember 2, 2021 5

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‘Damaged’ Footbridge Forces Road Closure in Lowestoft

A busy road in Lowestoft has been closed - as repairs to a damaged Victorian footbridge get underway. The Ravine which is one-way, runs from Yarmouth Road to Cart Score and will be shut to traffic from now until Friday the 10th December. Suffolk Highways say that diversions via Artillery Way and Whapload Road are in place, as work on the Jubilee Bridge continues. The footbridge links North Parade with […]

todayDecember 1, 2021 4

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‘Ancient Art’ Exhibition Heads to Lowestoft

The ancient art of woodturning is set to be being showcased at a special exhibition being held at Lowestoft Railway Station this weekend. Members of the forty strong Waveney Woodturners Club, have been invited to display their work and demonstrate the art and craft of turning. The event is being held in the station’s restored Parcels Office Exhibition Space from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th December. Running daily between 10am […]

todayNovember 30, 2021 6

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Suffolk Towns Winter Pandemic Plans Supported

Suffolk Growth Partnership is pleased to announce that £41,000 has been granted for towns including Beccles, Halesowrth and Southwold to support their winter plans to help prevent the spread of Covid -19.  The grants have been made available through the Covid Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) allocated by Suffolk Public Health.  The funding is supporting local facilities adaptions, equipment, communications and also supporting preventative management activities for key events this winter, in particular Christmas fayres and Christmas light 'switch-on' celebrations.  Karen Chapman, Suffolk Growth […]

todayNovember 24, 2021 4

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Teenage Boy Dies Following Collision

A teenager has died following a road traffic collision in Oulton Broad. Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 10.15am on Wednesday 17th  November to reports of a collision between a white van and a cyclist on Higher Drive, near the Woods Loke West junction. The cyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he sadly died on Thursday 18th November. Pending […]

todayNovember 21, 2021 3

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Who is Suffolk’s Road Safety Hero?

Who is your local hero on the roads? A lollipop lady or man -  or school teacher or local police officer? Well, Suffolk Police is supporting the road safety campaign this week by charity Brake - who want to praise those that set good examples for youngsters. You can nominate your Suffolk Road Safety Hero and add them to the ‘Hall of Fame’ website. Read more about the campaign here […]

todayNovember 17, 2021 2

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Beccles ‘Info Market’

People will have the chance to find out about community groups in the Beccles, as an ‘Info Market’ gets underway. The free event will provide information about local services and projects in and around the town….  and how young people can get involved with their community. The Info Market takes place today at the Blyburgate Hall from 4 until 7 this evening.  

todayNovember 17, 2021 5