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The Illegal Eagles are perennial favourites at the Regent, bringing country rock to Ipswich where it seems to have found a home.


A collection of letters, written from the battlefields of the First World War, inspired a Suffolk woman to research her uncle’s bright life and devastating death.


Harry Fricker of Kesgrave High School, whose handicap is scratch, won the Suffolk Schools’ Championship title at Hintlesham with a three under par round of 69, writes Tony Garnett.

Kesgrave High School

A Colchester family has reached its goal of £22,500 to take their toddler to California to have life-changing eye surgery.

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An anonymous east Suffolk couple have donated £5,000 to help a Colchester toddler receive a life-changing operation in the hope of saving his sight.

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A Suffolk war hero who was one of just six men in the county to win a Victoria Cross medal in the First World War has been permanently commemorated with a paving stone memorial on the eve of the centenary of his exploits.


A Colchester family is appealing for help in raising £22,000 for urgent treatment which could save their young son’s eyesight.


A charity bike run is being held to raise money for a Colchester toddler to have medical treatment in America.


Holywells Park in Ipswich will be transformed into an open air cinema this week.

Ipswich Borough Council

Otley Bowls Club’s Andrew Drummond lifted the Suffolk county men’s Federation 4-bowl singles title at Ixworth Bowls Club, last Sunday.


This Sunday sees international visitors at Mildenhall stadium as the Mildenhall Fen Tigers welcome the USA for a Transatlantic Four Team Tournament, start 3pm.

National League

American star Gino Manzares has not given up on once again riding for Ipswich Witches – the town he calls his ‘second home’.

Danny King

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.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Aside from your breakfast or a fancy dinner, picturesque scenery and famous buildings are probably some of the top subjects for people posting on Instagram.


One of the great conductors is spending Easter at the Snape Maltings and will be seeking to engage audiences, both young and old, with an eclectic programme that includes Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Marin Alsop about the thrill of working in Britten’s concert hall.


Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has struck a deal ending a $20million lawsuit over accusations one of his hit songs was a “note-for-note” copy of a previously released track.

UN Court

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.

Andy Russell

Sometimes the ‘holier than thou’ attitudes of golf really do my head in, writes Mike Bacon in his latest Bacon’s Bites column.

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Suffolk athletes are busy competing for the chance to prove themselves among the fittest on the planet.


Ipswich may not have had a police force in the Middle Ages but we’ve certainly had a variety of men carrying out similar duties almost ever since, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

John Norman

The stars weren’t always stars, and our region has played its part in shaping the careers of some of the most famous performers in this country and internationally. Take a look at 10 of the stars who began their road to fame in East Anglia.

Wayne Savage

John Cleese is a comedy god. A founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, creator of Basil Fawlty and an integral part of such groundbreaking comedy series as I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again and The Frost Report, you would expect him to be basking in the sun on some comedy equivalent of Mount Olympus consuming ambrosia off the belly of a woodland nymph.


Since its formation just over a decade ago Rock Choir has become something of a national phenomenon. Sheena Grant finds out how members of its groups across East Anglia are getting in tune with better health and happiness

Sheena Grant

Browsers Bookshop best-evers

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Does The Grapes of Wrath do it for you? What about Catch 22?

St Mary's Church

Screen star Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight.

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Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is in a “stable” condition after she suffered a medical emergency on a London to Los Angeles flight.

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My First Car: Dodge sedan

Friday, December 23, 2016

Barry Shackcloth bought a 1951 Dodge with fellow students and travelled across America for a spell of California Dreamin’.

Andy Russell

Father Christmas and his friends from the Ipswich Round Table are preparing for the 2016 Rudolph Run but what route will they take this year and when will they visit your street?


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