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The first statue of a woman will soon be unveiled in Parliament Square. A woman who helped win the vote. A woman from Suffolk. Steven Russell looks at her life and legacy.

It was a moment that changed history: when it became clear women (not all, but perhaps more than eight million) would be allowed to vote for the first time

East Anglia went crazy for colour 50 years ago, though manufacturers couldn’t keep pace with demand

Suffolk woke to a shock 50 years ago – a vision to flood almost 600 acres near Ipswich and create a 3,000million-gallon reservoir. Not great for those whose homes and farms were in the way

Back in 1914, they’d said the fighting would be over by December 25. It wasn’t. By the winter of 1917, peace remained elusive. But life carried on while the guns boomed across Europe

Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was buried in Aldeburgh on December 21, 1917. She was the first woman in Britain to qualify as a doctor, the first female dean of a medical school, the first female member of a school board and the first woman to be elected an English mayor.

It’s the 100th anniversary of the death of Suffolk’s most famous daughter. First woman in Britain to qualify as a doctor. First woman to be elected an English mayor

Are you a guy who, while Christmas shopping for your beloved, defaults to ‘A selection of body wash, lotion, soap etc in a basket. Women love that stuff’? Or is this a stereotype we should resist?

I knew all about the Vikings and Boudicca. I knew about the Siege of Colchester and Mods and Rockers. But I’d never heard of Captain Swing.

Equestrian artist Frances Sullivan is celebrating her 25th anniversary as a professional painter

The phrase ‘Beeching Axe’ is back in the news, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling saying some lost railways could be reopened. Steven Russell looks back to the day the planned cuts rocked East Anglia

Prof Jules Pretty reckons we can. But he also has a warning for us about what we’re doing to the world

Paul Da Vinci, who’s coming to Suffolk, is the voice of a 1970s chart-topper. But which one?

Steven Russell asks staff at Redwings Horse Sanctuary how they keep going when some cases are such tear-jerkers

Felixstowe author on his debut novel, following last year’s book about son’s battle with eating disorder

His ancestor wrote the words for Peru’s national anthem, would you believe? (Though that’s nothing to do with Sergio’s cottage industry in the countryside near Stowmarket...)

Woodbridge pairing in Search for a Star final at Horse of the Year Show

Mildred lived and loved in the fast lane... and always wore pearls. A book from The History Press

Martyn Taylor’s book Bury St Edmunds At Work: People and Industries Through the Years is from Amberley Publishing

‘Why I say no to I’m a Celebrity…’ The best-selling author on reality TV, the flooding of her dream home, terrible rheumatoid arthritis… and wild aardvarks in Norwich

Shortlist is dominated by six female writers

Sudbury’s famous son ‘would be dynamite in polite society today’. James Hamilton’s new biography is a colourful read

Do you love Pride and Prejudice, or Emma? On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we ask why she’s often lauded as Britain’s favourite novelist

Giles − who gave us tetchy Grandma, grim-faced teacher Chalkie and other characters − was a complex man, according to a new book. Steven Russell reports

In honour of birthday girl Ms Debbie Harry – 72 today – we’ve got a simple idea: challenge your family and friends to name as many Blondie songs as they can

Aren’t many men reluctant to look after their health! Steven Russell press-ganged a friend to try a How Are You? quiz. Is he fighting fit or in trouble?

Legend has it that an angel protected British soldiers at a battle in the First World War. Steven Russell hears from a man whose granddad swore it was true

‘I loved her then, I love her now and I know I will love her just as much in the future. That will NEVER change’

Suffolk Young Farmers on why they love the Suffolk Show and selfies with Prince Harry - and meet the farmer’s daughter born on Suffolk Show day

Ex-Hartismere High School pupil Rebecca Pizzey says there should be more to literature than middle-class Cotswold romances and hungover, angry white men

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