As thousands of tonnes of Norwegian rock arrives at Lowestoft to build sea defences we ask the experts is it the best way to combat erosion?Read the full story ›
Granite from a quarry in Norway is being used to build sea defences in SuffolkRead the full story ›
A coroner has recorded a verdict of three unlawful killings and one suicide in the case of Lowestoft mother Fiona Anderson.Read the full story ›
A heavily pregnant woman drowned her three children in the bath before writing "I love you" on their bodies, an inquest has heard.Read the full story ›
Inquests into the deaths of a mother from Suffolk and her three young children are due to resume today.
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.
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."
As extreme weather continues to batter the region's coastline, a new development in Lowestoft could be the solution.Read the full story ›
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.
There's been a warning of a broken housing market in the East of England with house prices out of reach for ordinary families.Read the full story ›
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.