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It’s not too late to book tickets for one of the great shows at Suffolk theatres in May. Whether you are mad about music, bonkers for Bollywood or perhaps prefer plays, there is something for everyone and we have highlighted just a few of the entertaining events on offer.


Housing developers should guarantee access to fibre broadband, insist authors of a report on new-build connectivity.

Christopher Hudson

Runners from all over Suffolk and Essex converged on the capital to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday, young and old, male and female, elite and novice, club runner and charity raiser.


A romantic Suffolk father took a moment to catch his breath before getting down on one knee on the final stretch of his first ever London Marathon.

Ipswich Hospital

Teams from two hair salons have made their way into the grand final of a prestigious national competition.


Do you fancy a brew? If so, Suffolk-based Adnams has just the answer after bringing together the best of two British staples – beer and tea.


Sir Elton John has spent two days in intensive care after contracting a “potentially deadly” bacterial infection, it has been revealed.

Ipswich Town Football Club

One of the most anticipated boxing fights in years happens this weekend at Wembley Stadium. MARK HEATH previews the heavyweight title clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.


A sale of clothes worn by Suffolk singing sensation Ed Sheeran has raised £7,289.87 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Ed Sheeran

Trains between London and Ipswich faced cancellation and delay this evening as attempts were made to remove a trespasser from the rail line.

Network Rail

The first runners from our region have recovered enough after finishing the London Marathon to take selfies and let their family and friends back home how they feel.


It’s national Shakespeare Day! To celebrate, we’ve created a quiz to put your Shakespeare knowledge to the test.


Suffolk’s Mac Speake will be one of only 11 runners toeing the line at Greenwich and Blackheath today who have completed all previous 36 London Marathons. See here for all the latest travel news and build-up for the mass race.


A record number of over 300 runners were treated to glorious sunshine when they took part in the 200th Bury St Edmunds parkrun in Suffolk.


Running is not only good for the body, but it is also proven to have huge benefits for the mind.

Suffolk County Council

A father-of-three from Kesgrave is running the London Marathon on Sunday in memory of a friend and colleague who died of a cardiomyopathy related heart attack.

United Kingdom

Ed Sheeran has landed himself a spot on Time magazine’s most influential people list – where he joins the likes of Pope Francis, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Donald Trump

Thirty years after her three-year-old son died, one Stowmarket mother is urging people to support a lifesaving heart charity with a marathon challenge.


One of the biggest sporting events in the English capital takes place on April 23, with thousands of runners travelling to the city to take part.

Ipswich Hospital

The University of Suffolk’s first cohort of photography students are auctioning off some of their superb snaps to raise cash for gallery space in London.

University of Suffolk

He may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Premier League

Anyone inspired by coverage of this year’s London Marathon can go along to support runners in an annual town race this May.


Twenty members of Ipswich JAFFA will be toeing the line at Blackheath and Greenwich for this Sunday’s London Marathon.

United Kingdom

Political analysts in London and in the major cities of the Midlands and the North of England are already describing the 2017 poll as the “Brexit Election” – but in this part of the world it is likely to be about many other issues, writes Paul Geater.

Therese Coffey

A teacher is pounding the streets to prepare for this Sunday’s London Marathon – pledging to raise £1,800 from the 26.2-mile run in aid of charity Ormiston Families.


Living legend Pat Church lives and breathes cinema and has done for more than 50 years. He started his professional life in a projection box in Peterborough, relishing the feel of 35mm film running through his fingers.

Andrew Clarke

Ipswich Borough Council has insisted Wolsey’s Gate is being cared for after getting complaints about rubble left near the historic structure.

Ipswich council

A Suffolk company has secured a £10,000 prize in a national competition designed to help protect UK citizens and businesses against online crime.

Ben Gummer

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive is going to be travelling through Suffolk later this year.

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