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Grounding historical events in personal stories makes them more relatable. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to film-maker Tim Curtis about his latest film which tells the story of two local men and their experiences during The Great War

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Obituary: He headed Ford dealership Potters of Framlingham, but there was so much more to ‘Mr John’ than cars, trucks and tractors

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Peace at last, and the lights blaze again across Suffolk and Essex. We celebrate with bands and bunting, parades and patriotic songs, and girls dancing around a fountain

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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

The extraordinary story of one Suffolk soldier’s journey through the First World War is revealed in five historic telegrams.

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John Powell RVM was in the army for more than 20 years, his daughter tells us his story ahead of Armistice Day.

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Ipswich residents braved sub zero temperatures in a sleep out that aimed to raise awareness for the homeless.

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Londoner Susie adored her adopted Suffolk, and Ipswich Town. During a full life she corresponded with a prisoner on Death Row, and took up parkrunning at Kesgrave at 68

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An Ipswich pensioner discovered a 100-year-old letter written to one of her relatives during the First World War.

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Next week a free festival will be held to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ipswich.

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A drunken king. A ‘tax’ on pregnant daughters with illegitimate children. Ferocious football… Book ‘The Little History of Suffolk’ has facts aplenty – many weird and funny

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Terry Hunt, an Ipswich Town fan for more than 50 years, pays tribute to Kevin Beattie, the club’s greatest-ever player

Terry Hunt

Tom Gregory is still the youngest swimmer to conquer the English Channel and probably always will be

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Like thousands of young men from across the region, William Harvey signed up to join the army at the start of the Great War in 1914 – and fought for more than four years before he was killed just weeks before the armistice.

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It was said to transform youngsters into well-rounded adults and open their eyes to the real world.

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Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

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There’s nothing more cringeworthy than watching your own profession portrayed in a drama on TV. Spare a thought for us journalists when Press begins on BBC1 - before then, we look at eight other shows which have featured reporters.

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The Carry On films celebrate their 60th anniversary this summer. They remain the longest, most profitable comedy series in British film history. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes an affectionate look at these classic movies

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The Devil is a cunning handyman – why dig a ditch yourself when you can employ the little people or giants to do your work for you?

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There was some good news for the family of missing airman Corrie McKeague today when his brother announced on national TV that he was going to marry a woman he met while searching for the serviceman.

Corrie McKeague

A forklift truck operator has been allowed to keep his licence after driving a Vauxhall Astra at almost 120mph along the A12.

Tim Passmore

Tributes have been flooding in following the death of Ray Marshall the oldest playing member at Rushmere Golf Club and a long standing diver who helped establish the first dedicated diving club in Ipswich.

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Throwback Thursday is back with another edition as we look back to a particularly famous time in Ipswich’s history: May 1978.

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Against a backdrop of blue skies and scorching sunshine, spectators flocked in their droves into the Greene King IPA Haberden, home of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, to enjoy a day of exhilarating fast-paced rugby sevens, writes Becky Haywood.

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The New Wolsey Theatre has always been part of the community. For artistic director Peter Rowe, the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town’s FA Cup win was a perfect opportunity to create an ambitious musical celebration. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him.

Andrew Clarke

Many questions have been raised about the disappearance of Corrie McKeague following a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016. Read Suffolk police’s response to 14 key questions about the investigation here.

Corrie McKeague

Photographs by British Armed Forces veterans go on show at Ipswich Town Hall from today.

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A British Army captain who was allowed to keep his licence after being caught driving at speeds up to 130mph on the A12 could face internal disciplinary action.

Tim Passmore

Two former soldiers from Suffolk are set to embark on a gruelling 286 mile walk to the Pegasus Bridge in Normandy – to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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Woodbridge Town manager Jamie Scales said he would prefer to play opponents Achilles now than possibly not at all in this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup.

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