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Inquest into deaths of Suffolk mother and three children resumes

Inquests into the deaths of a mother from Suffolk and her three young children are due to resume today.

Fiona Anderson Credit: Family photo

The bodies of Levina, Addy and Kyden were found at a house in Lowestoft in April last year.

They were discovered after 23-year-old Fiona Anderson, who was pregnant, fell from a multi-storey car park nearby.

The inquests are expected to take two days.

Urgent call for flood defence work in Suffolk seaside town

Flooding in the town centre of Lowestoft during the storm surge of December 2013. Credit: Paul Nichols

The Waveney MP has called on the government to start work on protecting Lowestoft from the kind of storm surge that hit the town in December 2013.

Conservative MP Peter Aldous urged the Environment Secretary, Norfolk MP Liz Truss, to ensure that a flood alleviation scheme starts in 2015.

He said it would protect businesses from flooding and bring new investment and jobs to the town.

“This work is very important to the future of Lowestoft. It will provide long term protection to those residents and businesses who were so badly affected by last December’s Storm Surge and will also give proper protection to the area surrounding the port, thereby enabling vital investment to take place which will help bring jobs to the town."

– Peter Aldous MP

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Police appeal for information after women accosted in Lowestoft

Police are appealing for information after a man accosted a teenage girl in Lowestoft last Thursday afternoon.

The man, who was driving a silver or blue vehicle approached the girl, 16, to ask for directions. He then made inappropriate remarks and grabbed her hand.

He is thought to be in his 40s, white and of large build, of average height with short cropped brown hair. A woman in a wheelchair aged about 20 with long brown hair is thought to have been in the back of the vehicle.

This follows an incident on the afternoon of the 2nd of October in which a woman was approached by a man in a silver people carrier who asked for directions and then made inappropriate remarks. The man was thought to be in his mid 20s-30s, white, of stocky build with brown eyes and dark hair.

A woman aged about 20 with long brown hair was thought to be seated in the back of the people carrier.

If you have any information about either incident, please call PC Rachel Presnail at Lowestoft Police Station on 101 quoting reference LO/14/5375, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Lowestoft: Major new homes plan given the green light

Protestors gathered outside the meeting this evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Waveney District Council has given the go ahead to controversial plans to build a major development in Lowestoft. .

Protestors gathered outside the meeting this evening to voice their opposition to the building of more than 800 homes, a primary school, marina and retail outlets on a County Wildlife Site and playing fields.

They say it will cause traffic problems and see the loss of a green area.

However, the council says the development will create more jobs and help regenerate the town.

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FA boss in Suffolk to talk sport

The chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke has been touring sports facilities in Lowestoft which he hopes will ultimately help protect the future of the game.

He was looking around the new pavilion at Dip Farm and the all weather pitch at Kirkley and Pakefield Community sports and social club.

The FA says it is committed to investing in grassroots football and that these two projects are examples of the work that is going on to improve standards.

Click below to watch a clip with Greg Dyke.

Man assaulted and drugs stolen

Three masked men burst into a house on Blyford Road in Lowestoft shortly before 5pm yesterday (Saturday) and assaulted the homeowner before stealing a quantity of prescription drugs and running off.

From the information we have, it appears these men spoke with foreign accents. We’re looking to hear from those people who saw these men running off from the property which is near the Premier Inn. Although this was clearly a nasty experience for the homeowner, this was a targeted attack and so these three men do not pose a risk to the wider community.

– Det Sgt Matt Adams, Suffolk Police

Officers are now examining CCTV to see if the assailants have been captured on camera. The homeowner, a man in his 40s, suffered a minor injury to his leg.

FA chairman opens new pavillion

FA chairman opens new facilities

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke was in Lowestoft today to open new FA funded football facilities. The new pavilion at Dip Farm will improve the matchday experience for local league sides and improve accessibility for disabled fans and women.
Mr Dyke also watched an FA Skills session taking place. The FA is funding two other facilities in the town including the construction of an all weather, floodlit, pitch which has enabled the launch of a 9 aside Monday night league.

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