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One hundred and sixty years ago, an East Anglian naturalist set out on a remarkable quest: to prove that one of the famous extinct birds in history was really alive after all. Trevor Heaton tells the story of Alfred Newton and the great auk.

Under the Hammer: our monthly look at what’s hot in the salerooms, with Chris Elmy of Lockdales Auctioneers, Martlesham Heath.

The East Anglian Book Awards are back for an 11th year, celebrating the region’s writing talent. Trevor Heaton reports.

There might now be a Duke and Duchess of East Anglia, rather than Sussex, if Meghan’s aristocratic ancestry had been known earlier (we already have a Duke of Norfolk and an Earl of Suffolk). Don Black reveals details.

Under the Hammer: Our latest pick of the sale room, with Chris Elmy of Lockdales Auctioneers, Martlesham Heath.

Don Black recalls how National Service brought him an unexpected encounter with islands with ancient East Anglian links.

In his latest Wild in Anglia foray Nigel Pickover celebrates the joys of our Suffolk and Norfolk woodland.

In the reigns of Victoria and Edward VII more East Anglian civilians may have died making means of war than the local soldiers who used them. Don Black delves into some near-forgotten facts.

Story of a true Suffolk icon

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Representing England as much as St George and the Dragon, but far more true to life, is Willy Lott’s House at Flatford. Don Black discusses how this English icon has survived.

In his latest Wild in Anglia trip, Nigel Pickover enjoys the special magic of Suffolk’s only island.

Under the Hammer: in the second of our new monthly feature, Chris Elmy of Lockdales Auctioneers, Martlesham Heath, reports lively interest in a range of fascinating collectables.

Frank Cliff hears the world premiere of a new Easter oratorio.

Humphry Repton, who transformed great East Anglian landscapes, died 200 years ago today. Don Black explores a unique heritage.

A wide-ranging programme from Suffolk choir Seraphim delights our reviewer Frank Cliff.

Suffolk auction house Lockdales has a fascinating two-day sale coming up on March 17-18, as Chris Elmy reports.

In his latest Wild in Anglia adventure Nigel Pickover tells how a wildlife conservation project and a booming commercial operation have triumphed alongside one another.

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.

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