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Glam rocker Marc Bolan’s music from Get It On to Ride a White Swan continues to inspire 20th century boy Nick Richards

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A celebratory dinner is being held to mark 50 years since the founding of Sealand, a country off the Suffolk coastline – with hints of a Hollywood movie on the nation in the offing.

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Entrepreneur Qi Xin launches her new Asian Fusion restaurant in Carr Street, Ipswich.

United Kingdom

Global stars are preparing to bring a splash of colour to Alexandra Park this weekend with a series of vibrant live performances.

David Ellesmere

A Suffolk company which makes insoles used by top athlete Usain Bolt has launched a bid to crowdfund its £750,000 expansion plans.

ipswich

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Number 8 and 9 berths, which handle some of the world’s largest container ships.

Top 100

An internet trader who was fined £5,000 for selling unsafe medical equipment and children’s scooters from his Ipswich warehouse has had his fine reduced to £2,000.

Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk internet trader who was fined and ordered to pay costs of nearly £51,000 for selling unsafe medical equipment and children’s scooters from his Ipswich warehouse has told a court he had trusted his Chinese supplier.

Ipswich Crown Court

In honour of birthday girl Ms Debbie Harry – 72 today – we’ve got a simple idea: challenge your family and friends to name as many Blondie songs as they can

China

It’s a bright, sunny April day in Essex but at one family home in Clacton, the windows have been blacked out and smoke rises from the floor as a frightened young woman climbs the stairs…

United Kingdom

Container ships keep on getting bigger and bigger – and the largest yet to sail the high seas in north Europe has berthed at Felixstowe.

Ireland

The Pulse fringe theatre festival offers local audiences a first-look at brand new work before heading off to Edinburgh. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to curators Ed Collier and Paul Warwick about this year’s line-up

Andrew Clarke

In his second article on the Corn Exchange, The Ipswich Society’s John Norman, takes a look at a series of new dawns, and sunsets, for the town and its traders.

John Norman

A high-profile former politician will bring plenty of pomp to a leading role in a spectacular family pantomime in Suffolk.

BBC

A fast-growing chemistry engineering firm is set to move to new and larger premises as it gears up for growth.

India

The East of England’s burgeoning trade into China represents a “massive” opportunity, according to the new figurehead of a body which aims to promote it.

United Kingdom

It was a dress like no other... or maybe a body like no other, writes Lynne Mortimer as she describes the frock her son bought her for her birthday (in February).

China

East Anglia-based Pauls Malt is targeting more sales in the fast-growing craft brewing market after a year in which global beer sales declined for only the fourth time since 1950.

European Union

Despite a small population of around 5,000 people, Framlingham certainly punches above its weight when it comes to notable singers.

Ed Sheeran

Fresh produce specialist Norish has lifted its forecast after a strong start to the year for its temperature controlled storage and commodity trading operations.

Ireland

Training nurses from the University of Suffolk have enjoyed a trip overseas learning about how the healthcare practice works in Asia.

University of Suffolk

Higher global sugar prices will contribute to a robust increase in first-half profits at Associated British Foods, the group said today.

European Union

Suffolk and Essex have a lot to shout about when it comes to producing top quality food and drink brands which are capturing the world’s attention.

Greene King

Adult and child nursing students from the University of Suffolk have linked with students in China and South Korea as part of an outreach trip to Japan.

University of Suffolk

A programme which set out to showcase and support the brightest up-and-coming businesses across Suffolk and Norfolk has smashed its target of creating 200 new jobs in the region.

United Kingdom

Britain must get the best possible trade deal with the European Union a think tank has warned, as it published figures showing Ipswich imports more to the European Union than any other part of world.

Theresa May

The full text of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech

David Cameron

Mike Pickup and his wife weren’t entirely sure where they were even going when they signed up to a trip to Kazakhstan - and even had to open the Atlas to check, as he reveals.

China

Who says you have to set your sights low when you have children and also want a holiday to remember?

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