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Greater Anglia has started testing its new Stadler trains for regional trains during the day as well as at night – and the first trips to Suffolk might not be far away.

A new defibrillator has been installed in a rural village, thanks to help from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise.

A repeat sexual offender who discussed fantasies involving five-year-olds with his former cellmate has been spared jail.

Commuters travelling to and from Lowestoft this afternoon have been hit by disruption after a signal failure.

If Greater Anglia’s promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region’s rail passengers – the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

From high winds controversially shutting the Orwell Bridge, to the Beast From the East causing chaos, 2018 certainly wasn’t a quiet year weather-wise.

We look back over the year and finds that despite the High Street woes, there was plenty for local companies to celebrate in 2018.

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

Livi John is Sorting Out Suffolk, as she launches her new business to help us reclaim our own space. Lynne Mortimer meets the ace de-clutterer

As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler “bi-mode” train for the region’s rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations.

A man indecently exposed himself to a teenager and her friend after making a “loud noise” to attract their attention.

Blogger Faith Archer reveals why she’s ditched the traditional Christmas calendar if favour of something much more charitable.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region – but it won’t be travelling under its own steam just yet.

Intrepid staff from a Lowestoft-based social enterprise have scaled new heights to raise money for charity.

The family of a hit-and-run victim have slammed his ‘diabolical’ treatment at the hands of investigating police officers.

Two towns which have been stripped of a police presence in the latest restructuring of the force are calling for more to be done in rural communities.

Two new partners have been appointed at regional accountants Lovewell Blake.

Rail users will be faced with nine days of disruption from this weekend as signalling system upgrades are carried out.

Keen gardeners, stunning school displays and colourful businesses were just some of those praised for being the blooming best at a presentation evening.

Councillors unanimously rejected plans for an open gypsy and traveller site in Mutford and said they were being treated like ‘frogs in slowly boiling water’.

Rail services on the East Suffolk line will run only as far as Beccles for the next two weekends as Network Rail upgrades lines in the Lowestoft area.

The coastguard helicopter had been scrambled after a crew member of a boat off the coast at Lowestoft was struck down with appendicitis.

More than five acres of railway sidings are up for grabs with Network Rail looking for new leaseholders for a site in Lowestoft.

The former mayor of Lowestoft has apologised after accidentally sharing an abusive far-right post from the pro-Tommy Robinson Facebook page ‘SAVE Our Country’.

A new support group for families of premature babies has been successfully launched in Lowestoft.

The family of a man who reportedly froze to death outside the home he had been evicted from may finally get some answers nine months on.

Investment and improved accommodation quality has helped a self-catering holiday specialist bump up summer revenue from its East Anglian sites by almost a fifth.

All lines between Norwich and Lowestoft are blocked following a swing bridge failure.

In a wide-ranging interview, 1950s, 60s and 70s tennis star Christine Truman Janes – who today lives in Aldeburgh – talks about life in Suffolk, her husband’s dementia fight and the secret to success.

Nostalgia Spirit of lost fishing ‘village’ rises again

Saturday, September 15, 2018

It was once home to more than 2,000 people, all connected to Lowestoft’s booming fishing industry. But today, little remains that even hints at proof of The Grit’s existence. Sheena Grant finds out about a new show that aims to put that right.

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