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Vanity Fair is one of the greatest novels about Waterloo: and this week the ITV series reached 1815 and the battle where Napoleon met his final defeat. But how much do you know about East Anglia’s link to the day that decided Europe’s fate?

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An East Anglian pig farmer has called for a cull of wild pigs to help defend the UK herd against a devastating disease which has broken out in continental Europe.

European Union

UK pig farmers are being warned to be on the alert following an “extremely concerning” outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in wild boar in Belgium.

European Union

One of Suffolk’s most successful businesswomen speaks out about the pressures that career women put on themselves

France

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

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An audio file outlining a row between former Ipswich manager Roy Keane, Blues striker Jon Walters and Ireland team-mate Harry Arter has been leaked online.

Roy Keane

The Essex-based firm ‘Borrow a Boat’ is the brainchild of Matt Ovenden, a Brit who’s keen to dispel the myth that boating is for the privileged elite only. He’s rounded-up a fleet of more than 17,000 sumptuous yachts, available to hire in 60 countries around the world. These ‘Airbnb’ style boats will have you holidaying like an A-lister…for just £125-a-week.

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British machinery manufactured by Ipswich company SCH is helping to maintain the historical De Haar Castle, which is the second most visited castle in the Netherlands. The gothic fairy-tale castle, which was rebuilt from ruins in 1892 until 1912, is surrounded by a 135 acre park containing 7,000 40-year-old trees.

France

This month, women’s football columnist Katy takes on the task of being the photographer for a league game for Ipswich Town Women.

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Lily and Teddy Fletcher, from Woodbridge, have become the youngest husband and wife channel swimmers.

France

Like thousands of young men from across the region, William Harvey signed up to join the army at the start of the Great War in 1914 – and fought for more than four years before he was killed just weeks before the armistice.

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Restaurants across East Anglia are gearing up for price hikes and menu shake-ups, as the poor yields resulting from extreme weather conditions start to bite an already fragile industry.

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Guest reviewing for us throughout The Great British Bake Off is chef Richard Hughes who enjoys a surreal week in which contestants made Mount Fuji, Bristol, the London Marathon, Kilimanjaro and Las Vegas out of...biscuit.

United Kingdom

Are you ready, get set, BAKE! Or rather, “WATCH PEOPLE BAKE!” The Great British Bake Off is back for 2018 with a host of new bakers and a (buttery) biscuit based beginning. Before you settle down to watch the tent-based action, meet this year’s bakers.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

An all-party festival aimed at politicians and those with an interest in the way society is run is expected to attract visitors from across the region next month.

Jeremy Corbyn

The grass at this year’s Ryder Cup golf tournament will be kept trim and tidy using equipment that was engineered and made in Ipswich.

France

Photographer Owen Clarke enjoys painting with light as he creates colourful images which capture the majesty of the East Anglian landscape. Arts editor Andrew Clarke meets him on a field trip to Felixstowe Ferry

Andrew Clarke

A married couple from Suffolk will attempt to break the record for the fastest husband and wife crossing of the English channel to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution.

France

He left Lowestoft brimming with enthusiasm for the adventure of a lifetime and ended his days in the corner of a foreign field, his bravery in the theatre of war saving the lives of at least two others as he made the ultimate sacrifice. Recorded in France as an Australian, Claude Castleton’s story is incredible.

Germany

A Suffolk biotech start-up has secured £400,000 as it launches a range of products to help combat the spread of TB in cattle.

European Union

Reg was awarded France’s highest military honour in 2016 and was a top marksman as a tank gunner.

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Haulage firm Cargologic, which specialises in deliveries from East Anglia to the rest of the UK, has underlined the importance of the haulage sector after the UK’s exit from the European Union.

European Union

Copdock & Old Ipswichian secured a draw at home to Vauxhall Mallards, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, after a spell of losing six wickets for the addition of just 58 runs in a match delayed by early-morning rain on Saturday.

France

Ipswich Town may be short of centre-backs, but manager Paul Hurst insists that summer signing Trevoh Chalobah has not been signed for that role.

Luke Chambers

Setting off on a journey of more than 8,000km with just your bike to carry everything you need may seem an ambitious idea but that’s what the team at Broke.Bike.Mountain intend to do this weekend - and in a heatwave.

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A seven-fold increase in applications for citizenship EU countries has panicked Lynne Mortimer into looking for lost ancestry

European Union

A Rolex watch was sold for £15,000 at a specialist sale held by a leading Stowmarket auctioneer.

Australia

Suffolk finished in a strong position at the end of day one of their Minor Counties Championship match against rivals Norfolk, at Copdock today.

France

Ipswich Town duo Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Morris have officially been named in the England squad that has travelled to Finland for the European Under-19 Championships.

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