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It’s a bright, sunny April day in Essex but at one family home in Clacton, the windows have been blacked out and smoke rises from the floor as a frightened young woman climbs the stairs…

With just a few days to go, the Suffolk Dog Day birthday poll now has two breeds battling to be named the county’s top dog.

The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.

Suffolk Dog Day is celebrating its tenth birthday this year and organisers hope that the anniversary event could also see them celebrating a fundraising milestone.

People all over East Anglia will be honouring their dads this Sunday as the country celebrates Father’s Day. Martine Silkstone asked people from across the region what makes their father special.

With just three weeks left to go, Greyhound is still topping Suffolk Dog Day’s birthday poll which has seen thousands of people vote online for their favourite breed.

It was a really funny night. Funny ‘ha ha’ yes but also, just a little bit, funny weird.

East Anglia has some great lakes and rivers where you can set up, sit back and enjoy a spot of fishing, so with the season underway we have put together a selection of top locations to try across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

Suffolk Dog Day will welcome back a celebrity guest presenter next month as it marks its tenth year of charity canine capers.

When you fancy something sweet, elegant and indulgent, what could be better than afternoon tea at one of the many great tearooms and hotels in East Anglia. But where to go for the ultimate decadent treat? From country houses to chilled-out coffee shops, we list some of the best places across the region to enjoy this delightful repast.

Following its launch last week, Suffolk Dog Day’s birthday poll has already seen hundreds of people vote online for their favourite breed, with the leader board currently showing Greyhound as the region’s top dog.

In a survey conducted by The Grocer Magazine in 2016, English wines came an impressive fourth for quality, after those from France, Italy and Australia. The warm, dry climate and mix of sandy and clay soil makes East Anglia one of the premier vine growing regions of the UK, so to mark English Wine Week - May 27 to June 4 - we have been discovering some of the vineyards and wineries in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

The countdown to the 10th annual Suffolk Dog Day begins today with the launch of an online poll to find the county’s favourite canine breeds.

A variety of top comedians are playing Suffolk and Essex theatres in 2017 so book your tickets today and get ready to chortle, chuckle, titter and guffaw at some great stand-up shows.

The Eurovision Song Contest’s official theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Diversity’ - rather apt as over the years a wide variety of culturally and muscially diverse acts have performed in the annual sequinned spectacular. Martine Silkstone asked friends and colleagues for their most memorable Eurovision moments from years gone by and, with smiles, sentiment and occasionally a sense of shame, each surprisingly suggested a different song.

The sequin-fuelled Eurovision Song Contest has taken place each year since 1956 and the UK has won just five times. But which of its top scoring songs is the greatest?

When you fancy something sweet, elegant and indulgent, what could be better than afternoon tea at one of the many great tearooms and hotels in Suffolk. But where to go for that sweet, indulgent treat? From country house hotels to chilled out coffee shops, we pick 16 places in Suffolk worth a visit.

It’s not too late to book tickets for one of the great shows at Suffolk theatres in May. Whether you are mad about music, bonkers for Bollywood or perhaps prefer plays, there is something for everyone and we have highlighted just a few of the entertaining events on offer.

From tudor celebrations and country shows to classic vehicles and live music, there’s lots to enjoy in Suffolk over the May Day weekend.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

Most of us cannot imagine life without our brothers and sisters, no matter how annoying they can be.

But today is the perfect chance to let them know how much they mean to you.

It’s not too late to book tickets and take in a great show in April.

East Anglia is home to a wide variety of theatres and playhouses, and performers from across the region, the UK and indeed the world, have graced their stages.

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and if you have left your shopping a little late, don’t worry - independent shops across Suffolk have got it covered. Check out these gift ideas and feel inspired.

International Women’s Day this week was a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

With its quaint villages, bustling towns, colourful fields and miles of dramatic coastline, East Anglia provides the perfect backdrop for stories of all genres; from romance to crime, chilling thrillers to childhood adventures.

Many of us only read the likes of Dickens and Chaucer at school, but for those who are fans of the classics - and those who can just about remember their GCSE English lessons - we have put together a quiz to test Suffolk’s literary knowledge.

Suffolk’s Bangladeshi community laid flowers at a memorial in Alexandra park, in Ipswich, last week to mark International Mother Language Day.

It’s pancake day today and as people across Suffolk dig out the frying pan and stock up on eggs, flour and milk, you might be wondering why we make these flipped treats on Shrove Tuesday at all and indeed why the day is significant. Well, it’s funny you should ask...

It’s not too late to book tickets and take in a great show this March. Suffolk’s theatres offer a wide range of performances to choose from with something for everyone including music, comedy, plays and wrestling.

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