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Getting your foot on the housing ladder in the East of England could cost an eye-watering £1.9m by the middle of this century, making it the most expensive region in the country to find your first home outside London, figures suggest.

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A Suffolk author has launched her latest novel at the Tate Modern gallery in London.


Ed Sheeran has yet again beaten the best of the rest to win another BRIT award, adding to his increasing collection of gongs.

Ed Sheeran

The author of the Kevin Beattie biography is offering a discount on the book to anyone who shows they have donated to the Ipswich legend’s statue appeal.

Kevin Beattie

Having conquered her own mental health demons, one singing star from Suffolk has penned a debut single about her recovery.

Ipswich Hospital

A top artist whose work has adorned sculptures in major UK cities is set to create the design for a shopping centre’s Elmer the Elephant.

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More companies were formed in Suffolk in 2018 than in any previous year, figures show.

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The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, until February 23

Andrew Clarke

NOW I’m 64, that is. Yes, I have reached the age the Beatles pegged as being in need of knitting and Sunday drives.


Ben Whitehead is trying to make a difference by producing snacks from fruit and veg which would otherwise be thrown away.

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It warms the cockles in more ways than one - and now a network of meet-up groups across Suffolk has celebrated a year of tasty beverages and helping to combat loneliness.


Labour activists in Suffolk and Essex have reacted with sadness to the departure of seven moderate MPs who have left their party – but insist there should not be widespread defections among the grassroots.

Sandy Martin

Move over Ed Sheeran Suffolk’s got a new burgeoning superstar: Bob Kidby.


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.


A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the murder and attempted murder of two men in Colchester.


A talk paying homage to East Anglia’s boat building heritage is to be given by Suffolk born Arts Society lecturer Magdalen Evans.


Rail company Greater Anglia has restated its cycling policy as more and more travellers want to bring their two wheels on to the region’s trains.

Greater Anglia

Sam Boone, a junior building services engineer at property and construction consultancy Ingleton Wood, met Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth following his involvement in a programme to create and inspire the next generation of Built Environment professionals.


Nothing has changed in the six years since my son was stabbed to death.

Those are the words of Ellie Ingram whose 26-year-old musician son, Thomas Brittain, was murdered in Colchester in March 2013.

Essex Police

The new Beatles-inspired, Danny Boyle-directed, Richard Curtis-written, Ed Sheeran-starring and East Anglian-filmed movie ‘Yesterday’ has its first trailer.


Commuters with some Greater Anglia season tickets are facing fare rises of almost 8% next month as the rail company tries to “rationalise” its ticket prices.


A 16-year-old boy who was missing after saying he was visiting friends in a nearby Suffolk town has been found.

Suffolk Police

Fans heading to Ipswich for Ed Sheeran’s four concerts in Chantry Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend should find many extra trains laid on to take them home

Ipswich council

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

High Court

In the latest round-up of the local rugby action, Colchester and Sudbury enjoy wins in London One North, while Stowmarket and Southwold both triumph in the league below.


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A third-quarter scoring drought ended Ipswich’s chances of upsetting the odds to win the Patrons Cup, as they went down to promotion contenders Westminster Warriors on Sunday.


Like a considerably less ostenatious phoenix rising from the ashes of a burnt-out career, the Partridge is set to fly again as Alan scores a brand new series with the channel he vowed to never work for again (until they offered him a job).

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“Anglia Square not Leicester Square.” It was a catchy slogan - but campaigners Rob Wilkes and Raf Turnbull hardly dared to hope it would come true.


A mental health charity’s dream donation became an “embarrassing nightmare” after a van they were given on live TV turned out to be a “knackered old rust bucket”.


Colchester-based ROL Cruise, the independent cruise retailer, has celebrated the arrival of 2019 with an array of honours in industry awards.


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