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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.

BBC

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

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.

Manchester

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?

United Kingdom

London Stansted has maintained its position as the UK’s leading airport for public transport use, delegates at its annual transport forum heard.

Greater Anglia

Ed Sheeran has delighted Ipswich Town fans by wearing the club’s shirt in Australia where he is currently on tour.

Ed Sheeran

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds nature reserve at Minsmere, is part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths area of outstanding natural beauty and the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

David Kindred

Ipswich is in the top 10 towns and cities most at risk from illegal gas work, the Gas Safe Register has warned.

United Kingdom

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

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