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'Lovin' it': Lowestoft McDonald's workers crowned as World Champions

Now as you may or may not know we're down to the last four in football's World Cup.

Tonight, the hosts Brazil take on Germany. Tomorrow, the Netherlands play Argentina - a match you can see live on ITV.

Sadly, England were knocked out more than a fortnight ago -but ecliped by a team from our region which has done rather well.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Read more: Fast food footy team compete in Brazil

Ladies fast food footy team compete in Brazil

Fast food footy champions Credit: McDonald's

Now if you thought England had come away from the World Cup with nothing then think again.

A team of ladies who work at fast food restaurants around Lowestoft in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, won the chance to go to Brazil.

They won the McDonald's European football challenge. They topped that by beating a team from Brazil in Rio to return home as World Champions.

The team in action Credit: McDonald's
World Champions Credit: McDonald's

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BAFTA thank you to Lowestoft teacher.

A retired teacher from Suffolk was shocked by an extra special thank you from a former pupil.

Sean Harris, who grew up in Lowestoft, won the leading actor award at Sunday's BAFTA ceremony. In his acceptance speech he credited Lesley Halley with inspiring him to pursue his dream.

Click below to watch our report from Laura Jones

Businesses in the East to benefit from extra funding after clinching Assisted Area status

Lowestoft beach in Suffolk.
Lowestoft beach in Suffolk. Credit: Graham Cannell

Local businesses in Lowestoft are to benefit from extra government help, after the town was awarded Assisted Area status.

It means companies can now apply for additional funding and tax breaks to create jobs and expand their business.

Great Yarmouth, Harwich and Clacton are among other places in the East which will also benefit from the scheme.

See if your area has been awarded Assisted Area status by clicking here

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Council agrees to spend £1.5 million on repairing Lowestoft sea defences

Lowestoft seafront.

Waveney District Council has agreed to spend £1.5 million pounds repairing sea defences in Lowestoft.

The south beach has been closed since last year after severe storms and the tidal surge weakened the sea wall and lowered the sand levels.

Work will start in the Autumn but engineers warn that another five million will need to be spent creating more permanent defences.

Decision time on coastal repairs

The thousands of people who visited Lowestoft in Suffolk this weekend would have struggled to get to the beach, even if the weather had been perfect.

Since late last year the section of beach between the harbour south pier and Parade Road South has been closed because of coastal erosion. The council now has to decide if it will pay millions to have it made safe.

£1.5M storm damage repairs proposed

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The Suffolk coast taking a battering back in December Credit: ITV

Proposals to repair part of the Lowestoft seafront in Suffolk are being discussed at a meeting today.

Waveney District Council's cabinet is looking at plans to spend around £1.5 million repairing coastal erosion and damage from last years tidal surge.

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The area set to benefit from the funding Credit: ITV

Councillors will be asked to give the go-ahead tomorrow (Weds) for the works, which have been described as a priority.

Suffolk boxer Ogogo to carry Commwealth Games baton through county

Anthony Ogogo. Credit: PA images.

Suffolk boxer Anthony Ogogo has been announced as one of the county's baton bearers for the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Six people from Suffolk will carry the Queen's Baton when it visits the area on June ninth.

t will travel through Lowestoft, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

Anthony won an Olympic bronze medal during the London 2012 Games.

Among the other baton bearers are Commonwealth gold medallist Ron Wallwork, England under-19 cricketer Elizabeth Reynolds, and 80-year-old keep fit enthusiast Ken Webb.

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