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Chris Mastricci is a social entrepreneur who salvages valuable tents and clothing discarded after top music festitvals like Reading Festival, V Festival in Essex and Latitude, Suffolk.

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Former editor-in-chief of the East Anglian Daily Times, Don Simpson, who led the newspaper from 1968 to 1981, has died aged 89.

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The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she would rather be “waiting for a phone call than not” despite the agony of what news from the landfill site means.

Corrie McKeague

Alfred Munnings is revered as one of the nation’s greatest painters of horses. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a new exhibition which shows that he was also a man who loved life on the water.

Andrew Clarke

An Ipswich man is among four alleged members of banned neo-nazi group National Action who have been arrested on suspicion on preparing acts of terror.

Ipswich

The Great British Bake Off returns Tuesday night on its new home Channel 4. Sophie Faldo is one of three East Anglian hopefuls looking to rise to the top this year.

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Langers snack van - outside Ridgeons at Martlesham Heath - becomes Mumma Jones under new ownership.

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Elvis Presley, one of the world’s great stars, died 40 years ago next week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks back at his remarkable career and seeks to shine a spotlight on his often overlooked musical legacy.

Andrew Clarke

Rhys Matthews and his brother Jordan Vincent were in Bandbox in June last year when Matthews headbutted Joseph Porter on the forehead, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

David Goodin

A Suffolk prison officer who sexually assaulted four women by groping their bottoms and who put his hand down another woman’s top and touched her breast has been jailed for 32 weeks.

Rupert Overbury

Veteran and serving army engineers came together to remember the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War.

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Nostalgia with a capital “N” and dancing with a capital “D”.

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Hightide festival has been premiering plays in Suffolk for the last decade. Three years ago it moved to Aldeburgh and as Arts Editor Andrew Clarke discovers it has flourished on the Suffolk coast. He takes a look at this year’s line-up.

Andrew Clarke

A street drinking menace has been banned from Ipswich town centre for three years.

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The jury in the trial of a Felixstowe man accused of killing his wife has been sent away until Thursday to allow the judge and barristers in the case to resolve legal matters.

David Goodin

The army of supporters who make the Suffolk Show a reality were out in force last week, helping to raise funds for charity at a glittering social evening.

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Election candidates often make ambitious policy claims – but South Suffolk UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland is hoping to kick-start inter-stellar travel and mining in the asteroid belt if he is elected on June 8.

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Across the region the Conservatives were celebrating wildly on Friday after sweeping all before them and claiming decisive victories in county council elections.

Colin Noble

A Suffolk soldier soaked up the “unreal” atmosphere generated by 80,000 fans at the home of rugby union.

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A special two-day exhibition held earlier this month celebrated more than a century of Rushmere Heath’s history.

Ipswich Hospital

With 60 years in the retail business, shopkeeper David Coe still has no plans for retirement.

Ipswich Building Society

The first man in space

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today the world celebrates Yuri’s Night, marking the day Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went into space and orbited Earth.

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If anyone deserves to be immortalised in the National Football Museum’s ‘walk of fame’ then it is Ipswich Town and England manager Sir Alf Ramsey.

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By strange and unhappy coincidence, I was going to write this week about terrorism, writes MP for Ipswich, Ben Gummer in the wake of the Westminster attacks.

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The tragic story of a former Sudbury headmaster who lost his life in the Battle of the Somme during the First World War is to be retold as part of a TV documentary which will be shown this weekend.

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Levison Wood heads to Ipswich Corn Exchange this month. He talks about the challenging, risky and often lonely life of a modern day explorer.

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A Suffolk sports journalist who spent many summers at an historic mansion near Saxmundham during his childhood said he is “terribly sad” to hear it has been destroyed by fire.

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An Ipswich food bank has been granted extra time to find a new home - as it goes through one of its busiest periods in years.

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Soldiers have always had a hard time coming back from war. Settling down to civilian life can be lonely and isolating, particularly if they enjoyed the camaraderie of life in a regiment, but there is also the spectre of battle fatigue and mental illness which can also make the return to ordinary life difficult.

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Tributes have been paid to ‘kind, funny and caring’ Fred Hart from Ipswich who has died at the age of 81.

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