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There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

With the Christmas season now almost upon us, our theatres are dusting down their stock of bad jokes, readying themselves for two months of festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year

Have you ever been bullied? Does your child need help? Can you spot a bully? James Marston investigates.

With Guy Fawkes night just a fading memory, Christmas is now looming closer with lighting switch-ons, the arrival of Santa and Christmas fayres now dominating our social calendars. Miriam Spall from Where To Take Our Children/Suffolk Kids has look at the family events coming up this week

Peace at last, and the lights blaze again across Suffolk and Essex. We celebrate with bands and bunting, parades and patriotic songs, and girls dancing around a fountain

Fireworks were the theme for our iWitness photographers this week, and they rose to the challenge with some fantastic photos.

Marking armistice takes many forms from exploring local history with the U Boat surrender to cutting a rug with a top rock’n’roll band. We also say farewell to local Strictly dancer Robin Windsor and Christmas shopping starts now...

Suffolk Regiment’s George Punchard was one of the first men to be mobilised in 1914. Demobbed in ebruary 1919, he wrote a record of his War.

Political satire has a long, distinguished history in this country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and Nick Newman about their new play which shines a spotlight on a publisher who survived three libel trials in three days

With film fans reeling from the one-two punch of DVD player sales ending and the plug being pulled on a classic movie site, Arts editor Andrew Clarke worries how tomorrow’s film lovers are going to uncover Hollywood classics in the stream age

Should you let children play video games rated above their age or have a social media account and how do you talk to a teenager about how much time they spend online without causing an argument? Sheena Grant goes in search of some advice for parents with the help of an expert speaking at an event in East Anglia.

The richness of autumn is all around us - giving food for thought for our community of iwitness photographers.

There’s magic in her pencils and brushes… As the skill of Helen Oxenbury is honoured with a deserved biography, she talks about childhood in East Anglia, her enduring love of Suffolk, and getting children hooked on reading

Gina Long talks about former East Anglian Daily Times editor Terry Hunt about the things he loves - and hates - about East Anglia

Bury’s Moyes Hall museum stages a well-regarded science fiction memorabilia exhibition each year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to organiser Lance Alexander about some of his own key movie moments

The Surfers Against Sewage beach clean in Felixstowe, organised by local resident Melissa Masters, collected over 45kg of litter on Sunday, October 21.

Shaun Whiter lost both his legs in a horrific car accident. But East Anglia healed him, he tells Gina Long

Half-term is upon us once more. With the weather more unpredictable, the autumn is a good time to introduce youngsters to the joys of theatre – both on and off stage. Andrew Clarke has a few suggestions to help transport ourselves and our imaginations to another world.

You want everything to go smoothly, you want everyone to be happy, you want your wedding day to be perfect. Hannah Marks, wedding co-ordinator, at the Ivy House Country Hotel, has some tips to make sure that your big day goes smoothly

Were you out for a night on the town at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday? Check out our latest nightlife gallery now and see if you feature.

A bomb blast changed Dan Majid’s life for ever. Now he is ready to represent his country again.

Thirty years ago, Amanda Melton was the youngest member of the British team at the World Equestrian Vaulting Championships. Now aged 40, she’s still able to impress. Sheena Grant finds out more ahead of this month’s British Vaulting Championships.

Mummy blogging is very popular, but just when do mums find the time to blog? I spoke to Suffolk-based blogger Chantal Starie, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, to find out.

Holidays are getting more selfie than sexy as Millennials turn their backs on Club 18-30 - are those days of sun. sex and sangria at an end?

A mother who suffered postnatal depression after the birth of her second son has revealed how her fitness group helped her overcome crippling anxiety.

Sam Barker is a Suffolk based entrepreneur, who helped launch Sliide, a Mobile Technology start-up in 2013, with two friends Corbyn Munnik (CEO) and Frankie Kearney (COO), straight from University. Last year, Sliide won “Most Innovative App in the World” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is dubbed the ‘Oscars of Mobile’. He spoke to Gina Long, who also happens to be his mother.

There are many more super-septuagenarians, too, this year. Was there something in the air back in 1948?

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