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Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Andrew Clarke

There is a “constant risk” that bird flu may arrive in the UK from continental Europe, although it currently remains free of the disease, experts have warned.

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Valencia could well be one of the best family city break destinations in Europe, says Charlotte Smith-Jarvis.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Popular countryside TV presenter Jules Hudson is in Ipswich , this week, to talk about his enthusiasm for rural life and his schooldays.

Lynne Mortimer

Mike Bacon discusses Suffolk FA’s decision to scrap extra-time in their cup competitions and Italy’s World Cup demise in his weekly column.


A hatred of Europe, sexual inequality, the divide between rich and poor – was Howards End really written 110 years ago?


PAUL GEATER told viewers that if he and his daughter won Pointless he’d take his wife to Berlin. Three days after the programme was screened they were on the plane from Stansted. But what’s the German capital like for a Pointless break?


Grant Whillance’s first car was shared with a shipmate and kept in a garage near the docks so it was available when home on leave.

Andy Russell

Chris Mastricci is a social entrepreneur who salvages valuable tents and clothing discarded after top music festitvals like Reading Festival, V Festival in Essex and Latitude, Suffolk.


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.


An 18-year-old cellist will perform the piece that saw him crowned Musician of the Year during a concert in Ipswich this month.


John Mayall, the Godfather of British Blues, visits the Ipswich Regent next week. He spoke to Martin Hutchinson.

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A trailblazing Suffolk Wildlife Trust project appears to be on the right track when it comes to the urgently needed conservation of one of Britain’s rarest and most secretive mammals.

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Jools Holland raised the roof at the Ipswich Regent at the weekend.

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A win at Burton is a win and we should be happy.

Mick McCarthy

Two Suffolk towns are among the best UK and European destinations to escape for a “mindful break”, according to a new holiday guide.

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Do you think you know all there is to know about our town’s oldest buildings? Test you knowledge with our quiz.


The autumn half term is approaching as quick as the leaves are falling, so make sure you’re one step ahead and get your days planned with our guide.


Suffolk legends and folklore always make great theatre. Wonderful Beast are staging a new production of Return of the Wildman and taking it out on tour. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Alys Kihl and writer Thea Smiley about this innovative play.

Andrew Clarke

Norwich City will ‘never, ever be a bigger club than Ipswich Town’, says Blues legend Ray Crawford.

Bobby Robson

Hundreds got the chance to meet Cardinal Wolsey in the flesh at Christchurch Park in Ipswich at the weekend.


Our town is home to a range of magnificent buildings from varying periods, and the Ipswich Society has provided us with some of the oldest landmarks to keep an eye out for.

Heritage Lottery Fund

The world banger car champion crowned at Foxhall Stadium at the weekend has been sensationally stripped of his title after an investigation found the runner-up actually won.


GPs in training could be offered a so-called ‘golden hello’ of £20,000 to begin their careers in rural or coastal areas in a bid to boost doctor numbers in places with recruitment issues.


A pair of Suffolk athletes are set to test themselves against the best on earth at the legendary World’s Strongest Man and Woman competitions in America.

Suffolk New College

Archaeologists are unearthing the secrets of our past, before a modern engineering feat arrives to change the future.

Suffolk County Council

The outstanding bravery of a 96-year-old Ipswich man selected to join a secret unit formed by Winston Churchill during the Second World War has been honoured by the Norwegian government.


The British beet sugar industry could grow by up to 50% after a longstanding national quota regime came to an end on October 1, the industry believes.

European Union

It’s time to pause, breath, recover, assess and analyse for Ipswich Town.

Mick McCarthy

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