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A rare jewelled lapel pin belonging to one of only three men to escape from a German prisoner of war camp, a story which inspired the film The Great Escape, is going under the hammer in Suffolk.


These days, Charlie Jardine is the chief executive of EO Charging, a company that’s leading the charge when it comes to powering electric vehicles. But according to the 27 year-old, he was “the thickest guy” in his class at Old Buckenham Hall School in Brettenham.

United Kingdom

Toyota’s cute, characterful Aygo city car can still hold its own against newer rivals. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out why with the latest updated range.

Andy Russell

Suffolk council chiefs have been accused of playing “backdoor politics” to push through proposals for a massive substation in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Therese Coffey

Peace at last – and ‘all the brag and bluster of 30 years shown to be folly and impotence’. What the EADT was reporting 100 years ago

Daily Times

It’s the Stars of Suffolk awards on Thursday – one of the highlights of the year in the county. Take a look at the finalists here.

Terry Hunt

Triumphs and tears on the slow path to peace: How the EADT reported the last week of The Great War

House of Commons

Eddie the Eagle flies in

Monday, November 5, 2018

Olympian Eddie the Eagle will be a guest speaker at the Essex Institute of Directors Christmas breakfast on December 14.

United Kingdom

Ahead of Paul Lambert’s first game as Ipswich Town boss, ANDY WARREN looks at how recent Blues managers fared in their opening matches in charge

George Burley

Striking new images of the Ipswich Winerack from above reveal the sheer scale of its rejuvenation eight months into a major re-development project.

David Ellesmere

Paul Milsom, the managing director of one of Suffolk’s most well known hotel and restaurant brands, Milsom Hotels, has lashed out at the way how business rates are charged to hospitality businesses, claiming the system is now “at breaking point.” He says it is “massively damaging” his business as he prepares to fight the rate assessment for one of his hotels, the Pier in Harwich, at a tribunal hearing.

European Union

UK onion sizes are smaller this year, with the crop falling by 40% in the face of extreme weather conditions, growers say.

United Kingdom

Our list of demands from a ski holiday is getting longer – value for money, short transfer times, school holiday availability, challenging terrain, plenty of fresh snow and British-standard childcare, writes snowboarder Natalie Sadler.

United Kingdom

The music industry and Hollywood have always enjoyed a very close relationship. The movies have always provided the launch pad for a star’s quest for the big time. Here, Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at some of the more successful collaborations between the music charts and the movie box office

Andrew Clarke

The Gallery Players have long had a reputation for unearthing unusual or rarely performed shows. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Jon Tavener about their latest little gem

Andrew Clarke

A man from Suffolk died while attempting to climb the tallest mountain in Europe, an inquest heard.


Plastic bags and plastic food film will no longer be accepted in blue rubbish bins - with a council instead urging people to put them in black bins so the waste can be incinerated.

Suffolk County Council

A Suffolk brewery and pubs group boss has joined calls for chancellor Philip Hammond to cut beer tax in his forthcoming budget.


NHS staff from EU countries account for up to a sixth of the workforce in some of the region’s key hospital roles, figures show.

Theresa May

People have been urged to “keep calm and carry on” by Suffolk’s Conservatives amid fears the impact a no-deal Brexit could have on the county’s business and economy.

Matthew Hicks

Ad Feature How to save for a long period of travel

Friday, October 19, 2018

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

European Union

A climber from Ipswich has helped the first British blind man to reach the summit of Europe’s highest mountain.


Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest development opportunities are being presented to global investors at an international event this week.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

A baggage handler that was criticised over delays this summer has been replaced at Stansted Airport.

United Kingdom

Plans for one of Europe’s largest flooring distributors to develop disused land in Ipswich has been given the go-ahead – with the firm confirming 80 new jobs.

Ipswich Borough Council

Stansted Airport has denied that the recent collapse of Primera Air was because the flights it was operating from there were loss-making.


It was an exciting day on Ipswich quay as over 21 Dutch tall ships were spotted coming into the port as part of Europe’s largest student sailing event.


Ashtons Legal has appointed Chris Cumberbatch to join its Lifetime Planning team in Suffolk as a senior associate.


Long-running Suffolk companies are exiting their town centre bases and building up their online trade from out-of-town sites.

Greene King

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.

Sheena Grant

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