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The Home Office has announced hundreds of thousands of pounds for Essex and Suffolk crime prevention schemes to keep young people from being exploited by ‘county lines’ gangs.

Tim Passmore

Acting legend Sir Ian McKellen is touring the region next celebrating his 80th birthday and raising money for regional theatre. Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out more about this ‘must-see’ event

Andrew Clarke

The Coca Cola truck, which is known for it’s festive tune ‘the holidays are coming’, will not be spreading its Christmas cheer in Ipswich this year.


It’s true, folks, four-fifths of the Spice girls are reunited for a six-date stadium tour. But can they recreate the excitement of their first incarnation?

United States

Hate crime in Suffolk has increased by 31% this year with more than 1,000 people reporting crimes to the police.

European Union

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

Andy Russell

Brooks Macdonald, which manages funds of more than £12bn, is opening an office in Bury St Edmunds.

United Kingdom

Financial columnist Peter Sharkey says a building disaster in Bulgaria and HS2 are good metaphors for avoiding bad financial plans

European Union

Prepare for boardroom battles as The Apprentice returns for a 14th series. Meet Lord Sugar’s new apprentices, including the man who claims “Google is my middle name”. It’s not, though, is it?


It was once Ipswich’s gateway to the world, with a remarkable war-fighting history to boot.


Your patience has paid off as Take That are set to return to Carrow Road in 2019.


A traditional pub in Suffolk has become the first in Britain to go cashless, its landlord has said.

United Kingdom

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

United Kingdom

Here are the five business stories that you don’t want to miss this weekend


A recruitment company based in Ipswich with a £1.8m turnover is currently interviewing for positions for their new office in Manchester, and generating business in New York. But what makes the success story of Rubix Personnel so unusual is that the man behind the company, Milo Williams, is still just 25 years old.

New York

Suffolk’s three cycle speedway clubs each gained a British Individual Champion at the Individual Finals weekend in the north over the Bank Holiday weekend, writes Phil Clarke.

United Kingdom

An absconder from an ‘open prison’ in Suffolk has appeared at a Manchester court charged with burglary.


Fifty years ago – on August 11 1968 – the very last British Railways steam service ran, an excursion around the north west of England, but East Anglia featured large in the postscript to this big event.

Network Rail

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed three more business leaders to the panel of its flagship business support programme.


Industry is turning away from major economic hubs and towards towns such as Ipswich, where they can find lower overheads and “enormous” potential for growth, an alternative finance provider says.

University of Suffolk

With news circulating that Buffy The Vampire Slayer is returning, Charlotte Smith-Jarvis looks back on this, and the other summer TV hits of her youth.


Fabio Wardley will learn from misfortune after finding himself a victim of his own success, writes Chris Lakey.


Jack Fayers was the star of the day with a superb silver medal as Suffolk’s juniors particularly impressed at the annual English Schools Track & Field Championships, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham last weekend.

Ipswich School

Work to convert a former town centre nightclub into a new ‘easyHotel’ should be complete by this September.


Stansted Airport has defended its treatment of disabled passengers, after being highlighted in a critical Civil Aviation Authority report.

United Kingdom

Ben Knight has revealed he has completed his move from Ipswich Town to Premier League champions Manchester City.

Marcus Evans

Five Waitrose stores which are to close are revealed as John Lewis Partnership warns over profits.


UK retailer John Lewis is about to close a number of its Waitrose food stores and warns over profits.

United Kingdom

The third Battle of Britain Supertrax clash of the season saw the East & South East head to Sheffield to race North & Scotland.

United Kingdom

An operatic premiere is always something of an event and the Aldeburgh Festival commissioned a new work from the Manchester based composer Emily Howard.


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