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Which contender is she talking about here? ‘If you happen to be walking past a bookshop, find a copy and read the opening lines. I guarantee you will have to buy the book and take it home with you’

How old do you think Olivia Newton-John will be next week? We look at her life and career: from East Anglia to Eurovision and Grease, and her fight with cancer

My Nan is my main inspiration for raising money, says Kate Filby, who’s one of hundreds of people ready for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

American swindler posing as Chief White Elk acted like Robin Hood and gave away millions of dollars that weren’t his

Debenhams, The Apex, Cafe Rouge, Boots, West Suffolk Hospital, The Fox, The Nutshell – they’re all in a new book by Martyn Taylor. But has he forgotten anything?

Shetland and Vera writer Ann Cleeves’s recent visit to East Anglia and the ‘birthday’ of late Queen of Crime Agatha Christie has got us thinking

I’ve tried to pitch it as ‘Silence of the Lambs meets The Matrix’, says Lee Francis, who’s written the book with Simon Scarrow

The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.

Booker Prize winner John Banville on alter-ego Benjamin Black, why he hates summer, the beauty of a dishwasher manual and Norwich’s one-way systems

Feeling the years are flying by and that ‘later life’ is approaching too fast? Our handy ‘MoT’ should quell some of your fears

‘I was quite nervous talking to customers. They’d ask me questions about boilies and pop-ups... What?!’

‘I wanted to go when people wanted more, rather than starting to get a bit bored’ says East Anglian-bound author

Pony Club members tell us why they love the Netflix coming-of-age drama

Is it on-the-move Chris Evans? Or Sara Cox? Or maybe that bloke from Kiss? Do let us know who puts a spring in your step

From Lancia to Lexus, Mini to Mercedes, do you notice what’s out on the roads?

Tom Gregory is still the youngest swimmer to conquer the English Channel and probably always will be

‘Her passion for doing the right thing inspired and touched so many facing adversity, not just in America but across the world’

We all know that being outside, growing fresh fruit and veg and helping nature, is better than being stuck inside, breathing re-circulated air and eating processed food. ‘Greener Growth’ is striving to change the balance − and winning

From giant latex balloons launched towards Europe, to the Prime Minister who played regularly at the local golf course, it’s all in a new book

The Beano’s 80th birthday bash reminded us we’ve got an artist in our midst who’s drawn for the comic’s publisher for nigh on four decades. He explains why it’s still a success

I’ve got Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Victoria Wood and Katherine Ryan. Who tickles your fancy?

Sometimes, when doing your research before an interview, you chance upon something fascinating. The name of Elodie Harper’s mother rang a bell. Suzy Kendall – an actress whose credits include the 1967 film To Sir, with Love that starred Sidney Poitier and Lulu. And who was married to comedian Dudley Moore (news to me) before they divorced and Suzy went on to wed Elodie’s father.

The clothes are great. Sadly, I have the body of Shrek...

The Blues Band, Georgie Fame, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and more… It’s got the lot

You’ll never guess who I am. Can I demand a recount?

This year’s sustained high temperatures and lack of rain brings uncomfortable echoes of another year remembered for its heat and ‘white grass’, writes Steve Russell.

With ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ riding high in the cinemas, Steven Russell thought he’d list his top five ABBA songs. Has he got it all wrong?

Forty years on and it’s still fresh and fabulous, reckon three fans

Musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is out, a decade after the first film. Steven Russell explains why he likes the concept, and a long-suffering work colleague insists he’s wrong

Grayling Marsh, a fresh-out-of-college vet, will write a regular column for us about creatures great and small... and adventures with her Labrador Lachlan

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