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In this week's column, Mike Bacon takes a look England's latest impressive performances and the return of cricket

Mick McCarthy

Teacher inspired many of his pupils, including Steve Coogan, who gave credit to the former priest in his autobiography

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The magnificent replica of the ship Godspeed sailed from Ipswich docks in 1985.

America

A Suffolk woman who won Miss Galaxy 2019 wants to use her new platform to promote positive attitudes towards body image.

United Kingdom

Ipswich Choral Society's spring concert will feature Mozart's Requiem and a brand new work by the acclaimed tenor and composer Tom Randle.

Japan

Ipswich Town look destined for the drop with 11 games to go. STUART WATSON looks at seven fringe players Paul Lambert may want to get up to speed for League One.

Paul Hurst

Fifty years ago today, on March 2 1969, Concorde made its maiden flight in Toulouse, France. Nick Richards and Judy Rimmer salute the fantastic white plane.

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The royal's New York party has been much reported and speculated upon. Our columnist reveals more about the tradition.

Harry

Norfolk's Olivia Colman provided the Oscars with one of the biggest surprises of the night but by and large this year's Oscar ceremony was about making amends, spreading the love and sticking up for cinema. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the wins & disappointments

Andrew Clarke

Will Lady Gaga be recognised for her performance in A Star is Born or will Glenn Close win her first ever award? Our arts editor gives his views on this year's Oscars.

Andrew Clarke

This month it's 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.

army

Alleged hacker Lauri Love has begun a legal battle for the return of computers and storage devices seized in 2013.

High Court

Tributes to Ezra Leverett, the 'face of Halesworth'

St Mary's Church

The debut film from a Norfolk director, created to mark the Armistice centenary, was shot entirely in East Anglia.

Instagram

A store that has built up a geek following and is also popular with those on the autistic spectrum has announced that it is set to close.

ipswich

Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley 'Josh Lyman' Whitford

Amazon

One of Suffolk's best-loved old fashioned sweet shops, which is packed full of more than 1,000 different types of sugary treats from a bygone era, is now up for sale.

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Simon Dawkins says he's ready to try and help Ipswich Town in their fight against relegation.

Paul Lambert

An award-winning journalist from Suffolk is calling for an investigation into a vaccine which he claims caused his "meltdown" into insanity.

Theresa May

Paddy Bishopp is a highly accomplished entrepreneur who has co-founded a string of businesses in Suffolk, including the multinational coffee chain Paddy & Scott's. But at school? He "couldn't be put in a classroom".

Tesco

Sex, scandal and sensational headlines have always proved a potent combination to storytellers both in print and on film. We take a look at Hugh Jackman's new film The Front Runner and find unexpected links with the John Profumo movie Scandal

Andrew Clarke

Laurel and Hardy remain one of the standard bearers of timeless comedy. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at what makes them so great.

Andrew Clarke

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?

Facebook

Marlene Lever worked at Sudbury's North Street Woolies for 27 years. Then the company collapsed. When Marlene went, she took her locker with her...

Sudbury

One minute you're curled up, savouring the latest Agatha Christie mystery. The next, 50 years have passed in a flash. Still, looking back at books of yesteryear does raise happy memories

Spain

Don't call the Foreign Office unless you've got a real emergency- which does not include asking what the plot of Braveheart is!

Poland

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.

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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.

BBC

As the year draws to a close and the awards season revs up, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a surprisingly diverse and entertaining year at the cinema and suggests these films should be on your home viewing list. How many have you seen?

Andrew Clarke

From Ed Sheeran coming to Chantry Park in Ipswich to former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher headlining Sunday Sessions in Earlham Park in Norwich, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the new year.

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