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The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

Andrew Clarke

The American love affair with British TV and its stars shows no sign of abating after another batch of gongs were handed out to homegrown talent at the Emmys. But why do our friends across the pond love our drama so much?


A former Suffolk schoolgirl has become the talk of Tinseltown after winning several awards for a film she wrote, produced and starred in.


A hit television show filmed in Suffolk has won a prestigious international award


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

United Kingdom

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

University of East Anglia

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


The former chairman of one of Suffolk’s best known brands, Aspall Cyder, revealed the reason why he decided to sell the company that had been in his family since 1728.


Time can be cruel. Some of our biggest stars can disappear from our memories in what apears to be little more than a blink of an eye. But, for some, their appeal is timeless. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what turns a star into an icon

Andrew Clarke

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

David Cameron

The campaign, known as #9PMRoutine encourages members of the public to carry out checks in their home and on their vehicles at a certain time every day.

Tim Passmore

The first volume of Little Women was published 150 years ago. Lynne Mortimer looks back at the family tale that has captivated generations of young women with a quick re-cap and a fun quiz


Can we live without olive oil and sprouts at Christmas? Of course we can.

European Union

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


The idea of riding in a James Bond-style superyacht equipped with toys to indulge every whim might seem like an unattainable dream. But for one Suffolk businessman, it’s all in a day’s work.


Watch An Officer and a Gentleman the musical at the Ipswich Regent this week.

United Kingdom

He’s been in five different Miss Saigon productions across the world and is celebrating his 10th year anniversary in the Cameron Mackintosh blockbuster by playing the role of The Engineer. Currently appearing in Norwich, Christian Rey Marbella tells us about winning the role of a lifetime.

United Kingdom

Simple Minds come to Colchester next weekend. We spoke to the band’s Charlie Burchill.


As The Beano celebrates its 80th year, Lynne Mortimer looks back at the kids’ comic which has entertained generations of children.


Food has always enjoyed a starring role on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts his eye over the menu before selecting some of Hollywood’s most memorable movie meals

Andrew Clarke

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


In her official capacity as grandma of the winner of the obstacle race, Lynne gets to go to the school fete


A couple from Felixstowe will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary next month.


The story of Bawdsey Manor during the Cold War is the story behind a new play by Suzanne Hawkes. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about East Anglia on the front lines.

Andrew Clarke

Donald Trump is flying into Stansted Airport in Essex today at the start of his first presidential UK visit since entering the White House.

Donald Trump

The Clangers was one of my favourite programmes when I was a child – melancholic, eerie, slightly dark, cryptic, plenty of strange homemade costumes, somewhat meditative… and then there was the programme itself, which was almost as weird as I was.


It was half a century ago when a monster was brought back to life to bring terror, torture and death across Norfolk and Suffolk...but those who met him said he was a jolly nice chap. Derek James reports.

Daily Times

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 4 is America’s Independence Day - here are ways to celebrate our Special Relationship

National Trust

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

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