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Toys and games retailer Toys’R’Us says it is “business as usual” for its UK stores - including in Ipswich - despite the chain’s North American arm filing for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Canada.

United Kingdom

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

BBC

Musicians in Suffolk have called on the region’s MPs to back a campaign to protect the rights of touring performers amid fears that Brexit will make it harder to make a living from music.

European Union

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2017 by taking our quiz and seeing how much you know about the legendary author.

Wales

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Andrew Clarke

Ipswich teenager Veron Eze has been hailed as a potential NBA basketball star in the making following his exciting move to Italy.

Nick Drane

A new show based on the Oscar winning movie An Officer and a Gentleman is one of several musicals heading to the Ipswich Regent next year.

Bryony Rudkin

TV presenter and self-confessed plant geek Michael Perry shares how the seeds of his successful career were sown in East Anglian.

ITV

A charity bike run was held over the weekend to raise money for a Colchester toddler to undergo medical treatment in America.

America

It is GCSE Results Day today. With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

Suffolk

Singer-songwriter Tony James Shevlin has just recorded a new album which details a three month tour of the back roads of the USA. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met up with the musician who has a taste for Americana

Andrew Clarke

If you live in Ipswich then you have probably noticed the growth in restaurants and eateries in the past two years. We have compiled a list of them for you to try.

Portugal

A man wanted in connection with one of Suffolk’s longest-running unsolved murder cases is no longer being sought, detectives have said.

Suffolk police

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Andrew Clarke

For 19 years Flight Sergeant Jordan Brown had bravely served Queen and country as a member of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

An active and hard-working servicemen based at RAF Honington, the father-of-two had no idea of the devastating news which was to be given to him.

West Suffolk Hospital

Amy Gallivan gets a taste of the Deep South at The American Diner in Felixstowe.

Facebook

A ride at a Suffolk themepark which shut for urgent safety checks following a fatal accident on a similar machine in America has reopened to the public.

Facebook

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Andrew Clarke

Against the perhaps nostalgic backdrop of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, captain James Mayhew led Framlingham Town FC onto the lush-green pitch and into the record books.

Framlingham

From working his way through two courses of antibiotics to finishing up with a silver medal, it was a rollercoaster of a meet for Suffolk’s Chris Walker-Hebborn at the 2017 World Swimming Championships.

America

A Suffolk man has said he would rather die than face trial in America for charges of cyber-hacking, which could see him locked up for decades.

High Court

At times it’s easy for the Snape Proms to be overshadowed by its grander, older sibling The Aldeburgh Festival, but, whereas the Festival reaches out to an international audience, the Snape Proms is more about providing the people of Suffolk with a diverse programme of music created by some of the world’s leading musicians.

BBC Radio

The ban on transgender people serving in the US military will have a direct effect on two Suffolk air bases, who have both promoted LGBT rights.

Donald Trump

A notorious drug-trafficking cartel linked with hundreds of gruesome murders is reported to have teamed up with Romanian criminals to flood the UK with cocaine through ports including those in Suffolk and Essex.

United Kingdom

Do you love Pride and Prejudice, or Emma? On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we ask why she’s often lauded as Britain’s favourite novelist

United Kingdom

With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

Suffolk

An Austin A30 not only put radio enthusiast Allan Papworth on the road to freedom but on the air as well.

Andy Russell

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well a few weeks ago in London) we visited the new Star Wars Identities exhibition at The O2. No bothans died to bring you this information.

the Star

Ipswich’s most senior police officer has said he believes the growth of social media has had a massive impact on the types of crimes teenagers are prepared to commit.

America

A photograph of Waterloo House, which was the Post Office, public house and shop at Tattingstone, appeared in Days Gone By recently, writes David Kindred.

David Kindred

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