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After 2020 we are all in need of some Christmas sparkle to boost our spirits. Here’s our guide to a wealth of festive treats that will make Suffolk families feel that the season of goodwill is here.

The Little Makers will be bringing some sparkle into December with twice weekly indoor Christmas markets taking place post lockdown.

Pop superstar Jess Glynne has announced she’ll be playing Thetford Forest as part of Forest Live next summer.

Two former Love Island stars took part in online events for a mental health awareness week in Suffolk.

Comfort viewing, listening and reading have never been more important. With so much stress around during the second Covid-19 lockdown, here are reader’s feelgood suggestions.

Suffolk’s West End star Ruthie Henshall is one of the stars of this year’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. But how much do you know about her?

Suffolk “brass/rock” band Hurricane Wolves are set to release a new EP recorded at the same studios as Ed Sheeran.

Festive lights fan Frankie Nixon is getting in the Christmas spirit, by creating a map people can use to follow lit-up homes around Kesgrave during December.

A documentary movie going behind the scenes of Suffolk’s First World War trenches has been created for release in local cinemas.

Hollywood has come to Suffolk as work begins on a new thriller movie by a local production company.

A spectacular light show, a heritage trail and a concert will come to Bury St Edmunds next year as Suffolk marks the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund.

Somerleyton Hall, near Oulton Broad, is doubling as Sandringham, the Royal Family’s rural Norfolk hideaway, in the current series of The Crown. We talk to events manager Peter Thompson about turning the Hall into a royal residence

The organisation which runs Snape Maltings is staging popular virtual tea dances to help bring some normality back to people’s lives during the coronavirus crisis - and tackle social isolation.

Fancy a night in with some friendly and witty companions? Then the Ipswich Regent has just the ticket as a new batch of virtual events have gone on sale.

The Crown, Netflix’s ratings topping drama about the Queen’s reign, returned this weekend and there was something familiar about one of its locations. Sandringham, the Queen’s beloved Norfolk royal estate, was recreated by Suffolk’s own Somerleyton Hall, near Lowestoft.

As culture secretary Oliver Dowden launches a review into public service broadcasting, we take a look at the value of the BBC and Channel 4

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra have been confirmed as the latest in an all-star line-up at Newmarket Racecourse for 2021.

Going for a nature walk with children is one of the things you can still do despite lockdown. But what should you look out for while getting your daily exercise?

Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion is planning a major development, in the wake of a £746,000 grant from the Arts Council administed Culture Recovery Fund, which will boost facilties for the public and may add a residential area and extra car parking.

New York is a city full of hustle and bustle, making it Hollywood’s favourite location for both contemporary comedy or hard-hitting drama. Here are some of the city’s finest moments on screen

A war film shot in Norfolk and Suffolk, which has won 15 awards across the world, has now been released on Amazon Prime to coincide with Remembrance Day.

Are you looking for different ideas for things to do during the second Covid-19 lockdown in Suffolk? Here are nine ideas, ranging from virtual karaoke to Christmas crafts.

Suffolk will remain open for TV and movie productions to film safely during the second coronavirus lockdown, the county’s official film office has confirmed – and a number of firms have already been shooting locally despite the virus.

The new building at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre may still not be open - but Cinderella will still go to the ball, thanks to magical modern technology.

The Suffolk-based Shake Festival has announced a star-studded reading of The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which will be performed on Zoom on November 19 at 7.30pm.

Families are being urged to try safe fun alternatives to fireworks this Bonfire Night - from sparkling crafts to toasting marshmallows.

The annual Theatre Royal panto may be cancelled this year but there is still going to be some Christmas magic in Bury St Edmunds as a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, gets an outdoor production.

For several months it appeared that this Christmas would be without the thunder of drums and guitars playing power chords as the New Wolsey Theatre was forced to abandon its annual rock’n’roll panto but now all that has changed.

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