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Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year's tempting bill of fare

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An Army veteran who served across two continents is heading up a project to restore a priceless piece of British history in an effort to help ex-servicemen cope with PTSD.

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Suffolk's Museum of East Anglian Life is appealing for volunteers to help an ambitious project documenting and photographing 40,000 artefacts to create one of the largest online museums in the country.

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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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Helen Davies was not only the first female, but also first overall, as she produced a personal best performance at the Snetterton Race Track 10K on an ice-cold Sunday morning in Norfolk.

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Well-known ex-RAF character from family business E.R. & R.T. Rackham Ltd dies at 94. Loved Ipswich Town, Frank Sinatra songs and a flutter on the horses

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Twenty-five years ago, boat restorers Sean McMillan and his friend Mick Newman set out to build the most beautiful wooden boat that they possibly could. The resulting company, Spirit Yachts, has been doing that ever since.

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A growing number of breweries are launching low alcohol beers, and Suffolk's own are leading the market

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

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We look back over the year and finds that despite the High Street woes, there was plenty for local companies to celebrate in 2018.

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Low-cost airline WOW air is moving its London Gatwick service across to London Stansted on March 31 - two days after Brexit d-day.

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Pet accessories are all the rage this festive season.

And a couple from Chelmsford, have come up with a range of circus-themed accessories for guinea pigs through their company Haypigs! that tap into the trend for the movie the Greatest Showman too.

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MIKE BACON takes a look at a sporting week that has seen England enjoy success.

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Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

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We look back over past John Lewis's previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?

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Newmarket-based Spark, which produces software for electric vehicles, has won a place on a development programme - in Canada.

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A cull of pigeons is to be carried out on Ipswich Waterfront for public safety reasons.

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Helen Davies produced her most satisfying run, over the marathon distance, at the recent Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to burst into the top three of the quickest female marathon runners in the UK for this year.

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From apprentices to entrepreneurs, the raft of changes in this year's budget are bound to affect people involved in all levels of business in East Anglia. Our experts in Suffolk give their reaction to Chancellor Hammond's big announcements.

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Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted's doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

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The scale of alcohol-related liver disease in Suffolk and Essex has been revealed in new figures - showing hundreds of people are admitted to hospital every year.

Scotland

New long-haul routes from Stansted Airport have made some of the most popular global holiday destinations that bit more accessible for East Anglian passengers.

China

Television phenomenon The X Files this month celebrates its 25th anniversary. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the enduring appeal of a show that continues to inspire its legions of fans

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Two of Suffolk's leading lights, on the road running circuit, both enjoyed strong runs over the half-marathon distance at Sunday's bumper Simplyhealth Great East Run.

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American swindler posing as Chief White Elk acted like Robin Hood and gave away millions of dollars that weren't his

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Beers and ales brewed in East Anglia will be filling up supermarket shelves in China, thanks to a deal between a Suffolk brewery and a Chinese importer.

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In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses a chance meeting with a big personality who could soon be helping Suffolk's athletes hit the next level in their sporting endeavours.

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With the increasing liberalisation of cannabis laws gathering pace around the world, a company in Essex is keen to take advantage of the opportunities.

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An army veteran from Colchester who lost both legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan has become an ambassador for an independent road safety charity.

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