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In the second part of his series on old pub games of East Anglia, Trevor Heaton takes a look at the likes of skittles, quoits, shove ha’penny and caves.

East Anglian Treasures: In the latest of our archive series, Ian Collins tells the story of the remarkable Wenhaston Doom.

Lin Bensley tells the story of one of East Anglia’s greatest novelists - Harold W ‘Jack’ Freeman - and why we should rediscover his work.

From Norfolk Wheel to Suffolk Caves, Trevor Heaton begins a two-part look at the lost pub games of East Anglia.

While Felixstowe port is the terminal for most Anglo-Chinese cargo traffic, the UK’s Suffolk born-and-bred ambassador to China works to strengthen ties with the Far Eastern superpower. Don Black tells her story.

Gina Long hails more Suffolk charity fundraisers.

High winds that closed the Orwell Bridge three times in January caused gridlocked roads in Ipswich. Don Black puts the situation into an ancient and modern context.

Born in Norfolk 110 years ago and growing up in Suffolk he was a small football-crazy boy turned down by the Canaries who suggested he ate more rice pudding.... so he headed off to become a movie star and national treasure instead. Derek James reports.

Don Black explores the East Anglian connections to the notorious Australian penal colony of Norfolk Island, once dubbed ‘hell on earth’.

In her latest monthly column Gina Long salutes more Suffolk fundraisers.

It’s nearly time for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Ahead of next weekend’s event, Emily Kench of the RSPB looks at East Anglia’s winners and losers over the years.

How Harry and Meghan should conduct themselves until their Big Day in May... advice from Michael Cole, the former BBC royal correspondent whose PR agency now advises famous people and leading corporations on their public image

It’s common knowledge that Norfolk offers all manner of diversity... except mountains. Don Black writes about discovering the fact late in life.

East Anglia’s history has been interwoven with mankind’s quest for flight for hundreds of years, as Trevor Heaton discovers in the latest book by a local historian.

Gallery: Fascinating history of the Pye Road inns

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Three ancient inns between Norwich and Ipswich have reopened after closing for ownership changes and refurbishment. Don Black relates their extraordinary stories.

Last year almost 80,000 people in our region took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Emily Kench of the nature charity presents a taster for this year’s event.

It’s time we ‘joined the dots’ with Nature, says Simon Barnes.

Michael Cole, the BBC’s former Royal Correspondent, explains why the State visit by President Trump will go ahead despite protests.

Wild in Anglia: Nigel Pickover continues his look at the region’s nature attractions with a visit to Thetford Forest.

Why do music stars insist on still going out on the road, long after their bank balance and common sense says ‘don’t do it’, wonders Martin Newell.

Gina Long celebrates more of Suffolk’s charity fundraisers in her latest monthly column.

East Anglian Treasures: In the latest of his archive essays, Ian Collins considers a material which has helped define and shape our region for thousands of years - flint.

So non-East Anglians chortle about our non-mountainous landscape? Let them, says Simon Barnes - we have the best skies to make up for it.

Where they survive in our scenery, workhouses have changed to serve modern needs but not lost their reputation for being harsh and feared. Don Black suggests that there’s a more positive view of them.

Robert Wright throughly enjoys Dick Whittington, this year’s panto offering at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

There’s a new foodie book out in time for Christmas – but you have to find your way to a remote Suffolk church to get it. Don Black tells why.

Amid controversy over the role of Oxbridge in education, Don Black recalls how a Suffolk widow founded a Cambridge college and why the county still makes a big contribution to the university.

November 20 is St Edmund’s Day, the feast day of the ‘last king of East Anglia’ and – some would say – England’s proper patron saint. But where do his bones lie? Trevor Heaton explores the twists and turns of a centuries-old mystery.

Historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, whose Battle of the Somme book has just been published as a paperback, highlights a vivid record of the Somme written by a young private in the Suffolk Regiment.

Martin Newell: Maybe things aren’t so bad in our green and pleasant land. And then I thought of Colchester and its concrete mania...

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