The Chancellor George Osborne was in Lowestoft in Suffolk today to set out the Conservatives plans for the East of England.Read the full story ›
The Suffolk singer known as Lil' Chris was found hanging at his home by a friend, an inquest has heard.Read the full story ›
An inquest into the death of Chris Hardman has found he died by hanging.
The Inquest into the death of Suffolk singer Lil' Chris is due to open today.
The 24 year old, who's real name was Chris Hardman, shot to fame 10 years ago in the Channel 4 programme Rock School.
His body was found in Lowestoft last month.
The Waveney constituency is as far east as you can go in the British Isles and it's also one of the most marginal seats in the country.Read the full story ›
David Cameron has outlined what a Conservative government is pledging to the East of England in new jobs and investment.Read the full story ›
The firm behind Birds Eye foods, which has a factory at Lowestoft in Suffolk, has been sold for £1.9billion.
Birds Eye is the largest frozen food business in Europe and 800 people work at the factory in Lowestoft. The new owners say they hope to expand the business.
A man has died in a house fire in Lowestoft.
Police found the body of the man at a property on Oulton Road North this morning.
Officers say they don't know yet what caused the blaze and an investigation's underway.
The road surrounding the house is still closed.
AKD Engineering Limited in Lowestoft is to close at the end of June 2015, which means 113 employees will be without work.
The decision follows 'several years of substantial losses, compounded by the current downturn in the oil and gas sector.'
“Despite a restructuring programme last year to keep the business going, market conditions mean that this is no longer realistic.
"Our thoughts are with our dedicated employees and their families and we will do whatever we can to assist them through this very difficult period”.
AKD Engineering has been in operation for 60 years, originally manufacturing Diesel engines for the local ship building industry, before becoming an engineering services provider to the Oil and Gas industry.
The Unite union called the news 'a massive body blow' to the workforce and their families, and for the local economy on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
“We will be seeking an urgent meeting with senior management to see what options may be available to save or relocate these jobs. “This closure is an indication that nationally economic recovery is still very much centred on London and parts of the south east. We can ill afford to lose such skilled engineering jobs in this predominately rural area.
“We will be working closely with our members and all interested parties in the coming days and weeks to explore all employment opportunities for these workers.”
Singer Lil' Chris - who was found dead last week - suffered with depression and mental health issues for years, his family said.Read the full story ›