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Weighing in at more than 60 dates between October and this June, The Sensational 60s Experience is just about the biggest show dedicated to the music of that decade. This time, the line-up is colossal, with six artists – three groups and three solo acts.

America

The Proclaimers are coming to the Ipswich Regent later this year.

United Kingdom

A tribute to disco pop icons The Bee Gees has been announced as the headline act for this year’s ‘Gig in the Garden’.

United Kingdom

Since announcing himself with seminal vampire horror Cronos (1993) and garnering further acclaim with Pan’s Labyrinth (2005), Guillermo del Toro has established himself as one of the finest living directors of fantasy cinema.

America

Some Latitude Festival favourites are returning to Henham Park this year. We spoke to Gus Unger-Hamilton of alt-J and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.

BBC Radio

We’ll soon find out if Netflix’s Everything Sucks! can become the latest in a line of cracking TV shows to nail the teenage experience and muscle its way onto a ‘best of’ list. In the meantime, here’s a list of our 10 favourite teen dramas that got it right

BBC

Tommy Smith has trained with his new Colorado Rapids team-mates after landing in America following his move from Ipswich Town.

Tommy Smith

The Blackpool-born veteran actor who played Frasier Crane’s father in the beloved sitcom from 1993 to 2004 has died - we remember 10 of Martin’s best lines from the show. Hope you’re resting easy in that horrible chair, Martin.

army

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love will not be sent to the United States to face trial, the High Court has ruled.

High Court

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

Featuring characters with mental health issues in dramas and soaps can have a positive impact on people recognising illness or seeking help. But TV can also get it badly wrong. On Time to Talk day, we open up the issue of mental health as seen on the small screen.

America

It’s a railroad journey which is strangely bereft of trains (in the first episode, at any rate). Michael Portillo gives us a guided tour of Boston and goes searching for an absolutely massive organ. Ooer.

United Kingdom

It’s An Interview with Four Vampires: the hilarious What We Do in the Shadows has just been picked up by TV channel FX for a pilot episode. Find all about the original, the film sequel and the TV series - one to read during your next coffin break.

New Zealand

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

United Kingdom

The Aldeburgh Festival has announced its line-up for this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the programme, celebrates the breadth of work and nominates some highlights

Andrew Clarke

Black Mirror is a razor-sharp examination of modern society which may well make you wish you could live without your technology and social media accounts (for an hour or two, at least). We discover the reasons why we should be watching.

BBC

A show celebrating the career of the most successful folk rock duos of all time is coming to the Ipswich Regent.

United Kingdom

A smitten Stowmarket couple who fell in love at first sight have confessed they would not change each other for the world as they prepare to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

army

The award-winning writer and star of TV comedy Detectorists has spoken of his love for the “beautiful” Suffolk town where it was filmed and his “mixed emotions” over fans’ reaction to its ending.

BBC

East Anglia went crazy for colour 50 years ago, though manufacturers couldn’t keep pace with demand

BBC

There was a time when Oscar-winners were also crowd-pleasers. As the Golden Globe nominees are announced Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how the box office no longer mirrors the trophy cabinet

Andrew Clarke

As the BBC’s adaptation of Little Women begins, we discover what we can learn from Marmee and the Marchs (and not just that giving your Christmas presents to the poor means they’ll give you Scarlet Fever in return).

BBC

Workers at the Ipswich-branch of Toys R Us were able to breathe a sigh of relief yesterday after the troubled retail chain agreed a deal with its creditors.

United Kingdom

Retail chain Toys R Us looks set to be saved from collapse after reaching a deal with the pensions lifeboat.

United Kingdom

Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was buried in Aldeburgh on December 21, 1917. She was the first woman in Britain to qualify as a doctor, the first female dean of a medical school, the first female member of a school board and the first woman to be elected an English mayor.

United Kingdom

Sequels, prequels, remakes, return of the musical and a spate of films about race, it’s been another eventful year at the cinema. Here we highlight our 10 best films of 2017 (in no particular order), and a some that nearly made the grade.

United Kingdom

The best biscuit, George Harrison and Yoko Ono’s digestive ding-dong and a recipe for Prince William and Kate’s biscuit wedding cake

United Kingdom

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is storming the charts on both sides of the Atlantic – thanks to his collaboration with US star Beyoncé.

Jeremy Corbyn

The Crown 2: All you need to know about the Netflix drama - minxy behaviour, scandal and a brilliant Royal joke (according to me)

United Kingdom

A young Suffolk artist has designed the Google Doodle today honouring the legendary British horticulturist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll.

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