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Travel disruption in Lowestoft as mystery hole emerges in town centre

A mystery hole developed in Lowestoft town centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been major disruption to traffic through Lowestoft after a mystery hole developed in the centre of the town.

It was discovered last night and today workmen have been repairing the damage while experts analyse whether this is the latest in a series of sinkholes around the country.

The hole was discovered last night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The town was badly flooded in December and the area around Lowestoft station is likely to be closed off for at least the next 24 hours.

"I've seen on other news reports about sinkholes developing around the country, and they're related to flooding," a local businessman said.

"I think this hole must be related to the floods too."

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Woman charged over Lowestoft stabbing

A 35-year-old woman has been charged after a man was found with stab wounds in Trafalgar Street in Lowestoft.

It happened at around 3pm on Friday February 7.

A 28-year-old man suffered wounds to his arms and leg. He was taken to the James Paget hospital for treatment but has now been discharged.

The 35-year-old woman was arrested and charged and is being detained in custody pending a court appearance before Lowestoft Magistrates on Monday.

Queen’s Baton Relay heading to Suffolk on route to Commonwealth Games

The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) will visit Suffolk as part of its international journey to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it has been announced today.

The Baton will arrive in Suffolk on Monday 9 June, midway through its two-week tour of the country aimed at drumming up support for Team England and celebrating sport as it goes.

During the Baton’s day in the region, it will be taken to a number of locations across Suffolk to celebrate the Commonwealth Games, Team England and promote participation in sport.

Man charged after Cameron protest

Protestors gather during David Cameron's visit to Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been charged with a public order offence after a disturbance during the Prime Minister's visit to Norfolk. 53 year old Andrew Peel will appear in court next month.

Protestors threw placards at David Cameron's car as he arrived at the Forum in Norwich last night.

More than sixty people had gathered to voice their anger over Government cuts.

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A look at David Cameron's visit to the region

The Prime Minister has spent the day in our region, to see for himself the work being carried out to improve our transport network.

He visited Elveden near Thetford to look at the dualling work on the A11. The government says it's planning to spend more money here on transport infrastructure, than anywhere else in the country, outside London and the South-East.

Click below to see Malcolm Robertson's report on that plus the other key issues in the region:

Prime minister David Cameron: 'Our long term economic plan is to have infrastructure that Britain needs'

The Prime Minister has spent the morning in Norfolk, to see for himself the work being carried out to improve our transport network.

He visited Elveden to look at the dualling work on the A11. The government says it's planning to spend more money here on transport infrastructure, than anywhere else in the country, outside London and the South-East.

"This is a huge priority, our long term economic plan is to have infrastructure that Britain needs, the roads, the railways to connect up our country. To drive growth and to create the jobs and the wealth we want to see in our country. It's absolutely vital and this will really help not just this part of the country but the whole of our economy."

– Prime Minister David Cameron

The Prime Minister visits the dualling work on the A11

David Cameron visits the dualling work on the A11.

The Prime Minister has spent the morning in Norfolk, to see for himself the work being carried out to improve our transport network.

He visited Elveden to look at the dualling work on the A11. The government says it's planning to spend more money here on transport infrastructure, than anywhere else in the country, outside London and the South-East.

He's also going to visit local enterprise groups, MPs and businesses.

David Cameron visits East Anglia

David Cameron speaking during Prime Minister's Questions Credit: PA Images

David Cameron will be in East Anglia today (Friday 17 January) to 'highlight major transport infrastructure projects'.

Government figures show the region receives the highest level of projected investment on transport infrastructure outside London and the south-east, more than £1.9billion in total.

During the visit the Prime Minister will see and hear about major transport infrastructure projects in the East of England and see local enterprise groups, MPs and businesses.

Speaking ahead of his visit the Prime Minister said: “I’ve got a long term plan to secure Britain’s future and modern roads and railways are a vital part of it. I’m visiting East Anglia to talk about the Government’s commitment to all of this. "

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