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Historic vessel returns to Suffolk

A sailing trawler, more than a century old, has returned to Lowestoft where she was once part of a large fishing fleet.

Deodar, which was owned by local business men John Methias Barnard and Jon Slater made the trip from Stockholm in Sweden where she has spent the last few decades with a new owner.

The family of John Barnard were in Lowestoft to welcome her home.

Click below to see a report from Liz Summers


Coastguards rescue 14-year-old from the sea near Lowestoft

The youngster was seen struggling in the water just after six yesterday evening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 14 year old boy had to be rescued from the sea at Corton near Lowestoft yesterday (July 31).

The youngster was seen struggling in the water just after 6pm yesterday evening.

Lifeboats from Lowestoft, Yarmouth and Gorleston attended and he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Pedestrian killed in Lowestoft crash named

The 35-year-old man who died following a road traffic collision in Tom Crisp Way in Lowestoft has been named as Scott Smith from Shadingfield Close in the town.

Mr Smith was a pedestrian who was crossing the road around 5pm on Thursday, 16 July, when he involved in a collision with an Audi A3.

He sustained chest injuries and, despite the efforts of paramedics to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed until 8.45pm while an investigation got underway at the scene.

Lowestoft boxer Ogogo to return to the ring after a year out

Anthony Ogogo (right) will return to the ring this weekend. Credit: PA

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo will return to the ring for the first time in a year this weekend.

The Olympic bronze medalist has spent the last 12 months recovering from Achilles surgery.

He'll make his comeback in Germany against Ukrainian fighter Ruslan Schelev on Saturday night (18 July), where he'll feature on the undercard of the Arthur Abraham v Robert Stieglitz bout.


Lit can of lighter fluid put through homeowners letterbox

Police are investigating after someone put a lit can of lighter fluid through the letterbox of a home in Raglan Street in Lowestoft at around 11pm last night.

Officers were contacted by the fire service about 11.10pm yesterday, Tuesday 12 July, to reports of a fire at the home.

Entry was gained to the premises and the small fire behind the door was extinguished. Minor damage had been caused and no one was hurt.

Police would like to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area.

Tunisia attack: Book of condolence opens in Northampton

Stuart Cullen and Philip Heathcote were both killed in the attacks.

A book of condolence for the victims of the Tunisian terrorist attack has opened in Northampton.

The Chairman of Northamptonshire County Council, Cllr Phil Larratt, has opened the book in memory of all those people who lost their lives in the terrorist attack at Sousse, Tunisia, on June 26.

Two people from the region, Stuart Cullen from Carlton Colville in Lowestoft and Philip Heathcote, from Felixstowe were among the 38 people killed.

The book will be in the Sessions House reception at County Hall, George Row, Northampton, from tomorrow where employees and members of the public will be able to write their own messages of condolence and sympathy.

Body found floating in Lowestoft marina

A member of the public reported seeing the body floating on the water at the Haven Marina earlier this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's body has been found at a marina in Lowestoft.

A member of the public reported seeing the body floating on the water at the Haven Marina earlier this morning.

Police say that they're currently treating the death as unexplained and have started an investigation.

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