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A new Jamaican restaurant is due to open in Ipswich next month, with authentic cuisine on the menu.

Watch this heart-warming video of young Mackinder’s eagle owl Kilifi practising her hunting skills, as she uses them to find items hidden in unwanted Christmas trees.

Could you be the next Olly Murs, Little Mix or Leona Lewis? The X Factor auditions are coming to Colchester in March, looking for the next big thing.

Could you offer a home to this sweet pair, Poppy and Belle the ferrets?

From hula hooping to roller skating and home workout devices like the Bullworker, fitness has certainly changed over the years. Which of these do you remember?

Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades?

Are you already struggling to keep your New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight? If so, it’s not too late to make some alternative ones!

Beautiful East Anglia offers opportunities to see wildlife all the year round, including during the winter. Here are 12 great places to get close to nature.

Should shops keep their doors shut on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day - or is it right for them to open? Have your say in our poll.

Did you celebrate the long Christmas break by letting your hair down at Yates on Saturday - and have we caught you on camera?

What are the big shows coming to the area in 2019? Here’s a look ahead to some of the top entertainment you won’t want to miss.

From a 4x4 flipping and rolling on the A11 to a moped rider on the wrong side of the road, we have been sent many shocking dashcam recordings during 2018.

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary has been overwhelmed by offers of towels for injured owls - but is now appealing for used Christmas trees for meerkats to play with.

After the big Christmas spend, many of us are looking for activities and days out which don’t cost a fortune during January. Here are some suggestions for fun things to do.

Every year, many of us make New Year’s resolutions aimed at self-improvement, which quickly get broken. But, as 2019 arrives, could you make a resolution with a difference - which will help other people?

Families from the Macaulay Road area of Ipswich got together for a community gathering and carol-singing event.

Suffolk’s only female gritter driver, Gemma Allard, took part in her first run on Christmas Eve.

Which shops will be opening their doors on Boxing Day to welcome sales shoppers? These are some of the retailers to visit.

Just discovered you’re missing a crucial Christmas dinner ingredient? Here are details of when supermarkets around the area close their doors on Christmas Eve.

Could you give a new home for the new year to any of these seven lovely animals, currently being cared for by the RSPCA in Martlesham?

Rail bosses have announced a change which will make things more convenient for passengers from East Anglia travelling into Liverpool Street station.

Former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has paid tribute to “my friend and colleague” Lord Paddy Ashdown whose death was announced on Saturday evening.

You’ve probably seen endless repeats of Christmas TV specials - but can you recognise a year just from the BBC1 schedule?

Santa met Ipswich Town mascot Bluey as the Rudolph Run arrived at Portman Road ahead of the Town match against Sheffield United.

Christmas can be tough for parents of premature babies - but staff at the neo-natal unit at Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals work hard to share the spirit of the season with families.

Ipswich town centre bosses have welcomed news that former Marks & Spencer chairman Lord Stuart Rose has reportedly praised the Cornhill’s new look.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we certainly don’t want to be Grinches! But just a few things can get annoying. Here is a selection of people’s lighthearted festive gripes.

Are you entitled to a tax rebate as a Christmas bonus from HMRC? Employees in Suffolk are being urged to check if they qualify.

Over the Christmas and New Year period we all struggle to keep a lid on our waste - the food bin groans under the weight of turkey carcasses and our blue recycling bulges with empty boxes from trikes and new games consoles so the last thing you want is to miss your rubbish collection.

The Christmas break is a popular time for going to the cinema. Find out what new releases and festive treats you can go and see at Suffolk and Essex cinemas.

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