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It could be the beginning of the end for trendy ‘super-food’ avocado breakfasts as the ingredient might soon be a lot harder to get hold of in the UK

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A woman has spoke of her heartbreak after three of her beloved cats were poisoned in Great Blakenham over the course of a week.

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It looks like there’s going to be lots of reasons to stay tethered to the sofa in 2019 as a whole host of new and returning drama hits the small screen. From Game of Thrones to Les Miserables, Line of Duty to Peaky Blinders, The Crown to Stranger Things, it’s going to be a great TV year.


It is time to shop ethical?

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ipswich businesswoman Jo Salter, won’t be caught up in the Black Friday hype - she says we should `shop ethical instead’.


A ninja, a banana, a giant crayon, a free meal and free saws were all part of a charity event in Martlesham.


Gina Long talks to East Anglian singer Laura Wright about her loves and hates in East Anglia


An Ipswich-based ethical clothing company is planning a new project enabling every item of clothing bought to be fully traceable to the person who made it in Africa.


A former Suffolk business management student who shot to fame after winning the Miss Universe beauty pageant said she had learnt valuable lessons from her studies as she prepared to launched a new record label.

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Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the standout movies of his career. It’s a diverse selection.

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He left Lowestoft brimming with enthusiasm for the adventure of a lifetime and ended his days in the corner of a foreign field, his bravery in the theatre of war saving the lives of at least two others as he made the ultimate sacrifice. Recorded in France as an Australian, Claude Castleton’s story is incredible.


A Suffolk craft coffee maker which works to grow its beans sustainably in Africa has beaten back competition from global brands to win a long-term deal with the Marriott Hotels chain to provide ‘fuelling stations’ for guests.

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It’s too hot... hurray, now I have something else to be grumpy about

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Some men are quite partial to pottering around in their shed with drills and spanners, but Kenneth Mockford has taken his shed-tinkering to another level. The 54 year-old engineer has been shutting himself away inside his garden shed “from dawn until dusk” since April 25 in order to build the world’s first F-35B Lightning jet simulator for public use.

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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

Andrew Clarke

Here’s a list of the winners at this year’s Suffolk Show.


A new football programme at Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds, is opening soon and Ipswich Town academy coach Alan Lee is the man heading it up. MIKE BACON went to meet him.

Mick McCarthy

Bury Festival opens today and once again film offers an important alternative strand in what was once purely a music event.

Andrew Clarke

Sunshine is due to break through the clouds in East Anglia today – with top temperatures peaking at an estimated 21C.


It gripped Sunday night audiences with its chilling portrait of global crime, now Misha Glenny, the journalist and author behind McMafia is coming to the region to share his story and the real stories that inspired it. Simon Parkin spoke to him.

Theresa May

Suffolk auctioneer Hayden, and his teenage son, to cycle through three countries for charity.


Legendary South African a cappella male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who found global fame on Paul Smith’s Graceland album, tells us about bringing their rich harmonies to the Norfolk and Norwich and Bury St Edmunds festivals this month.

South Africa

Innovators in the East of England meet at BT’s global research hub to explore growth opportunities


An Ipswich clothing entrepreneur is spreading the ethical clothing message by helping organise a special event in London, on Saturday as part of Fashion Revolution Week 2018.


If you’re looking for things to do in the Ipswich area, there’s lots on this weekend, including hit musicals, concerts, a tea dance, and a footballing fundraiser.


Dancing at Lughnasa is one of the great theatre experiences of recent years. David Henshall speaks to Emma Martin about the play and it’s view on family life, prior to a new regional tour by Suffolk-based Open Space Theatre Company


A quiz night with a special section devoted to questions about Ipswich is being held at St Helen’s School in the town in May.


Fans of the TV show Salvage Hunters will be treated to an episode featuring a Suffolk property.


Norfolk and Suffolk are two of the most important bird watching counties in the UK – and there’s plenty to see year-round. Here is our top 10 of places to explore a region brimming with birds.

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Africa Alive have released a video of one of their aardvark’s enjoying the snowy weather.


Rail bosses have insisted they are keen to attract small birds to nest in and around Woodbridge railway station – but they are anxious to tackle an “infestation” of feral pigeons.

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