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Locations in Ipswich have emerged as the latest sets to feature in the new series of BBC series Detectorists – with one even doubling for London.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

The Christmas lights in Ipswich were switched on last night, November 16 - we asked people in the town what they thought of the switch-on.

Ed Sheeran has shared a video of himself playing music as a child as part of his collaboration with charity Hope and Homes for Children charity.

The Dragons’ Den star will be visiting Suffolk next year.

Star Wars has become a welcome cash cow for the cinema industry. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that the announcement of a yet another new trilogy will undermine the quality of this culturally important film series

Essex-artist Grayson Perry opens a new exhibition at Firstsite this weekend. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a spectacular show celebrating the life of Essex every woman Julie Cope

An all-star cast will take to the stage of the Ipswich Regent to perform Jack and The Beanstalk.

Strictly Come Dancing Star, Giovanni Pernice, is set to host a show in Felixstowe.

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk and north Essex preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

TV Editor Stacia Briggs finds out who we can vote to torture in the Australian jungle this year

Felixstowe author on his debut novel, following last year’s book about son’s battle with eating disorder

An Ipswich band from the 1990s which reformed for a one off show in April after its bass player was diagnosed with cancer is reforming for a second time for charity.

If you’ve got Stranger Things 2 withdrawal symptoms (and you’ve already watched Mindhunter), try Netflix’s The Sinner

Though visually breathtaking, the previous two Thor films –Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013) - lacked the vim and vigour of other entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

DIY SOS: The Big Build will get underway in Mildenhall today to help improve the home of Simon Dobbin, who was left with permanent brain damage after an unprovoked attack in March 2015.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) is hardly a household name but he is a significant figure in the history of music, being the first to publish a book laying down the principles of tonal harmony in 1725-6. His first stage work, Hippolyte et Aricie of 1733, created a sensation by breaking with the traditions of Lully and paved the way for his other operas, including Dardanus in 1739. The original version was heavily criticised for its libretto, amongst other things, and revised versions appeared in 1744 and 1760; the edition used by ETO largely followed the version used to open the 1744 run.

A 22-year-old Ipswich rapper making waves in the hip hop world has made it to the final six of a battle of the bands, beating more than 300 other acts to reach the final six.

For this year’s Britten Weekend, Snape Maltings devised a programme exploring the composer’s work for radio. In particular, there was a focus on one of his most celebrated collaborations – with the poet Louis MacNeice in the radio drama The Dark Tower, first broadcast by the BBC in January 1946.

An amateur dramatics group from Kesgrave performed its latest blockbuster-themed show to a packed crowd at Kesgrave High School on Saturday.

Framlingham superstar Ed Sheeran scooped the best live act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in London last night – but missed out on the inaugural best artist award to Shawn Mendes.

British chart-toppers The Vamps will headline Summer Saturday Live at Newmarket Racecourses next year.

From Pat Butcher smoking pot to Twisty the Clown, Peaky Blinders to the latest from Kay Mellor, it’s a big week on the small screen

A hatred of Europe, sexual inequality, the divide between rich and poor – was Howards End really written 110 years ago?

It’s been described as “Downton Abbey for grown-ups” - TV Editor Stacia Briggs looks at Howards End. Ooer.

Milton Jones, the undisputed king of zany one-liners, the surreal sultan of comedy, was relentlessly ridiculous at the Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

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