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Film award shows seem to be losing favour with audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke wonders whether its because the audience for movies is changing and the Oscars and BAFTAs are reacting by rewarding the wrong films.

Andrew Clarke

A new survey calculates it takes young women an average of more than five hours to get ready for a night out. In which case, Lynne Mortimer had better start now.

Harry

The Blackpool-born veteran actor who played Frasier Crane’s father in the beloved sitcom from 1993 to 2004 has died - we remember 10 of Martin’s best lines from the show. Hope you’re resting easy in that horrible chair, Martin.

army

Suffolk AONB hosts a Defra Marine Pioneer Project.

Environment Agency

Public Health England unveiled its latest obesity tackling drive this month, and Charlotte Smith-Jarvis thinks its a step in the right direction.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Few of us can imagine what it feels like to be born in a body that you do not recognise as your own.

Tesco

In Women’s Week, the New Wolsey Theatre is celebrating the fact that chief executive Sarah Holmes has made The Stage 100 list of most influential theatre figures. Arts editor Andrew Clarke asks what the award means to her and the company

Andrew Clarke

Bersant Celina revealed just how much the adulation of the Ipswich Town fans means to him after his latest match-winning effort.

Bobby Robson

Hate crimes have soared in Suffolk in the past two years with three reports a day now coming in to police in the county.

Suffolk Police

The MP for Braintree has been given a promotion by Prime Minister Theresa May in her cabinet reshuffle.

Theresa May

The boss of the McColl’s store in the Sailmakers shopping centre, Ipswich, has scooped two awards in recognition for her efforts.

ipswich

Major international carrier Emirates is to launch a daily route from London Stansted, becoming the first Middle Eastern airline to operate from the fast-growing airport.

United Kingdom

Sequels, prequels, remakes, return of the musical and a spate of films about race, it’s been another eventful year at the cinema. Here we highlight our 10 best films of 2017 (in no particular order), and a some that nearly made the grade.

United Kingdom

The chimes will ring out again from historic St Clement’s Church, in Ipswich, during 2018.

United Kingdom

The best biscuit, George Harrison and Yoko Ono’s digestive ding-dong and a recipe for Prince William and Kate’s biscuit wedding cake

United Kingdom

Peter Kay’s first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled because of “unforeseen family circumstances”.

BBC

Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle the equivalent of more than 1m standard containers by rail in a single year.

Network Rail

Ipswich Town loanee Bersant Celina is confident he can become a Premier League star with parent club Manchester City.

Mick McCarthy

Stansted Airport owner MAG has reported strong growth in first-half turnover and earnings after a record-breaking summer.

European Union

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

Ipswich School

Retailer Toys R Us has revealed the stores to be closed as part of a restructuring programme.

United Kingdom

Hundreds of excited people turned out to greet the Coca Cola truck in Ipswich today as it stopped off in the town as part of its Christmas tour.

United Kingdom

The eagerly-awaited John Lewis Christmas advert has arrived – bringing an emotional story of a young boy and his imaginary monster to our TV screens.

Manchester

A local band is to support rock legends Status Quo when they come to the region next week.

University of East Anglia

It is the time of year when road running and cross country overlap, the former spearheaded by a number of autumn marathons, and the latter just clicking into gear ahead of the long winter months.

United Kingdom

A study has revealed Stansted Airport has the highest drop-off parking fees of any airport in the country.

United Kingdom

Three nationally-acclaimed poets will be taking to the stage at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge to inspire the next generation of Suffolk’s young writers.

Woodbridge School

One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

Suffolk Coastal council

For the past four years, Ken O’Toole has been chief executive at Manchester Airport, currently the biggest operation within the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in terms of passenger numbers.

Greater Anglia

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