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Fifty years ago – on August 11 1968 – the very last British Railways steam service ran, an excursion around the north west of England, but East Anglia featured large in the postscript to this big event.

Network Rail

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed three more business leaders to the panel of its flagship business support programme.


Industry is turning away from major economic hubs and towards towns such as Ipswich, where they can find lower overheads and “enormous” potential for growth, an alternative finance provider says.

University of Suffolk

With news circulating that Buffy The Vampire Slayer is returning, Charlotte Smith-Jarvis looks back on this, and the other summer TV hits of her youth.


Fabio Wardley will learn from misfortune after finding himself a victim of his own success, writes Chris Lakey.


Jack Fayers was the star of the day with a superb silver medal as Suffolk’s juniors particularly impressed at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham last weekend.

Ipswich School

Work to convert a former town centre nightclub into a new ‘easyHotel’ should be complete by this September.


Stansted Airport has defended its treatment of disabled passengers, after being highlighted in a critical Civil Aviation Authority report.

United Kingdom

Ben Knight has revealed he has completed his move from Ipswich Town to Premier League champions Manchester City.

Marcus Evans

Five Waitrose stores which are to close are revealed as John Lewis Partnership warns over profits.


UK retailer John Lewis is about to close a number of its Waitrose food stores and warns over profits.

United Kingdom

The third Battle of Britain Supertrax clash of the season saw the East & South East head to Sheffield to race North & Scotland.

United Kingdom

An operatic premiere is always something of an event and the Aldeburgh Festival commissioned a new work from the Manchester based composer Emily Howard.


King’s Lynn ace Robert Lambert was crowned British Champion at Belle Vue’s Manchester track tonight.

Danny King

Staff at Ipswich firm Ansaback, on The Havens, are in training for an important match – Soccer Aid 2018.

United Kingdom

Martyn Waghorn is loving his time at Ipswich Town. STUART WATSON spoke to the popular street footballer who plays with a smile on his face.

Tristan Nydam

Suffolk Star Ed Sheeran has had his fair share of hit songs but did you know he had written tracks for the likes of Justin Bieber, Rita Ora and Jessie Ware?


Over 30 places applied for the scheme – and yet nowhere in the East of England was shortlisted.

David Ellesmere

Ed Sheeran has insisted that the only people who will lose out in his war against secondary ticket-selling sites are touts - not his fans.

BBC Radio

The East of England’s business and political leaders are aiming to secure direct air links with China as they target economic growth.

Essex County Council

Drew Kemp is taking a break from his GCSE revising to try and grab himself a British speedway title tonight, at Foxhall Stadium.

National League

A Kegrave school is celebrating major sporting success as it prepares to send five teams to county finals – just days after a sixth won the national championships.

Kesgrave High School

Over 100 Ipswich locals are set to come together this weekend to “finish” the London Marathon in memory of 29-year-old Matt Campbell, who collapsed on Sunday with 3.7 miles left to run.


A painting that threatens to wreck the friendship of three men is the subject of smash hit comedy Art. Stephen Tompkinson tells us how he is having a ball being reunited with Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson for its 20th anniversary tour.

United Kingdom

PhotoEast made a huge impression when its inaugural event took over Ipswich in 2016. Two years on, it’s back with an even more ambitious programme. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to organisers Adrian Evans and Jo Bexley about this year’s event based on the Ipswich Waterfront


Suffolk has been chosen to take part in a £1.8 million Government pilot scheme aimed at preserving the future of historic places of worship for future generations.

United Kingdom

Two Ipswich artists are busy creating giant hares, giraffes, owls and bees, ready for sculpture trails around the country.


Ipswich-based QDOS Communications, a leading supplier of telecoms and IT solutions to the hospitality industry, is to become part of a £10m turnover business following a merger deal with another major player in the sector.

United Kingdom

The prospect of a single council running all services in Suffolk is today back on the political agenda with county leader Colin Noble commissioning a new report.

David Ellesmere

If you can’t wait for Elmer the elephant’s trail to be launched in Ipswich in 2019, why not go on a sculpture trail around the UK this year?

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