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Turner Prize-winning artist’s exhibition at Firstsite expounds the fictional world of an Essex everywoman that inspired his ‘Taj Mahal on the Stour’.

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Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is storming the charts on both sides of the Atlantic – thanks to his collaboration with US star Beyoncé.

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Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.


High expectations among younger job seekers in the East of England in terms of pay and flexibility are making it hard for them to find suitable roles, according to a new survey.

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Stow returned to the top of the table after this classic game of two halves as the visitors dominated the scoring in the first half before West Norfolk fought back in the second, writes Martin Barnard.


East Anglian accountancy firm Ensors has been named a finalist in the Pensions Age Awards for the second year running.


DIY SOS and Who Dares Wins host Nick Knowles has long had a secret yearning for music. Now the presenter-turned-singer, who has fond memories of growing up in East Anglia, has released his debut album — at the age of 55.


The new series of Netflix drama The Crown features scenes filmed in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

Suffolk County Council

East of England Co-op and pubs and brewing group Greene King have been named among the winners at a national awards ceremony recognising the best in learning and development.

Greene King

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Suffolk and north Essex courts in November.

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Key questions into why a murderer was allowed temporary release from prison to then disappear into Ipswich for nine hours are going unanswered by the government.


Bungled diagnoses have resulted in pay outs of £3.5 million from two of the region’s hospitals, it has been revealed.

Ipswich Hospital

Photography students at the University of Suffolk have showcased their incredible artwork at an exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich.

University of Suffolk

Suffolk home improvements company SEH BAC has rounded off a successful year by picking up two trophies at the glazing industry’s G Awards.


The owner of an ethical sock company who comes from Suffolk has taken part in a national showcase event for social entrepreneurs.

Ipswich School

A blacksmith in Suffolk is establishing a national reputation with products that are now being sold on the high street and used to furnish some of the UK’s most elegant buildings.

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An Ipswich mother has reignited the debate over how books are deemed suitable for primary school children after her 10-year-old daughter started suffering nightmares from a horror novel.


Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg


The first Ofsted inspections of two under-performing Ipswich primary schools since being taken over by an academy trust have criticised leadership shake-ups for creating long periods of instability and slowing progress.


A rediscovered Constable landscape described as “one of the most exciting and important additions” to the Suffolk painter’s body of work to have emerged in the last 50 years could fetch up to £3 million at auction on Wednesday (December 6).


A determined Ipswich mother who has been fundraising for life-changing surgery in Spain is “completely overwhelmed” after finding a doctor willing to treat her closer to home.


An urgent review of prison release rules could be requested if a murderer who spent nine hours loose in Ipswich is not returned to a higher security jail.

Tim Passmore

An Ipswich taxi firm is celebrating after being recognised with a national award.


A dementia helpline service in Suffolk which is making a “really big difference” to the lives of patients and carers affected by the illness has scooped a national accolade.

Suffolk County Council

The phrase ‘Beeching Axe’ is back in the news, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling saying some lost railways could be reopened. Steven Russell looks back to the day the planned cuts rocked East Anglia


Dodgy-looking characters sporting bizarre hairstyles, outrageous clothes and delivering an unending stream of bad jokes can only mean one thing... that panto season is upon us. This is our guide to the professional pantomimes coming our way during this Christmas.

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The TV adaptation of The Box of Delights is hard to beat when it comes children’s drama and I should know: I’ve watched it 14 times


East Anglian artist Mary Gundry loves painting people and her painting of farmworkers working in a field has just been selected for a prestigious national exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about the timeless nature of art.

Andrew Clarke

Exotic, colourful and raucous parakeets appear to have set up home in an Ipswich park - but some naturalists have warned they could cause problems for native wildlife.


Government under-funding of schools in Suffolk is one of the key reasons that social mobility in parts of the county is below the national average.

Sandy Martin

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