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Stephen Dunn

If you could only listen to one playlist for the rest of your life, which ten songs would you choose? Professor Dr Stephen Dunn shares his ultimate playlist with Martine Silkstone, and explains the significance of each track in his life.

Dick Kirby

Ex-detective Dick Kirby’s new book, Laid Bare, on the unsolved murders of eight women

Elizabeth Jane Howard with first husband Sir Peter Scott.
 'I think they really were in love, but not at the same time...' says her biographer

She modelled for Vogue, endured painful times during marriages to well-known men, wrote novels that were turned into a TV series and finally found a kind of peace in Suffolk

Brenda Grunwell and her dog, Cola

Brenda Grunwell is determined to raise awareness about the rare condition that almost killed her, so that others too might live. Sheena Grant reports on a Saturday morning of near-tragedy

Philip Roberts as Thomas Seymour, at Sudeley Castle this month, with Katherine Parr, played by Rachel McNeil

This palace was more ‘bling’ than Versailles. So why don’t we all know about it?

Exclusive: Gary Numan interviewed

Friday, September 23, 2016
Gary Numan, playing Norwich tonight

Gary Numan, the Godfather of electronic music, plays at the LCR in Norwich tonight. Here he talks about the highs and lows of his life and career with our entertainment reporter Wayne Savage.

Andrew Brogan is dwarfed by his plants! Photo: Belinda Roll -

Alan Titchmarsh called it “like Belize come to Beccles”. Just two more chances to visit in 2016. Grab them!


Summer may be drawing to a close but it is still warm enough for a trip to the Suffolk coast - and you can’t visit the seaside without indulging in an ice cream treat.

Nineteenth-century arsenic bottles. Photo: Verity Holloway

Helen Barrell’s university dissertation was on Agatha Christie, so it was inevitable she’d be drawn to real-life allegations about poisoning for love or money

A mindfulness and well-being confernce was held at Framlingham earlier in the year.

Growing up has never been easy but are the pressures on modern children particularly acute and if so, what can we do about it? Sheena Grant reports on a movement to help children cope better with the pressures of modern life and how Suffolk parents can find out more.

Jilly Cooper holds her OBE, after being presented with it by the Prince of Wales, at Buckingham Palace this afternoon, Thursday November 4, 2004. The Riders, Polo and The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous author, 67, stuck up for her friend Camilla Parker Bowles. See PA Story ROYAL Investiture. PA Photo:John Stillwell.

The irrepressible Jilly Cooper is back in her beloved Newmarket today.

Antiques Roadshow expert Geoffrey Munn

If you think jewellery is just about decoration and adornment, think again, says Antiques Roadshow expert Geoffrey Munn. And just why did both Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I think that ‘unicorn horn’ would save them from being poisoned? Sheena Grant reports.

The ruins of the ancient chapel are all that remains of the original Leiston Abbey.

It’s well documented that abbeys and monasteries were often raided by pirates, but did religious communities ever turn to piracy themselves? Sheena Grant reports on archaeological dig that aims to uncover the truth

Royal Ballet first soloist Helen Crawford in a  scene from Ashton Mixed Bill. Photo: Tristram Kenton

As a little girl in Ipswich, all Helen Crawford ever wanted to do was dance. The Royal Ballet soloist talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about making that dream a reality and returning to town with acclaimed dancer Gary Avis.

A study by Healthwatch Essex shows why making healthy food choices an be difficult for some families

As campaigners complain about junk food marketing by sponsors of the Rio Olympics, a new study reveals what influences the food-buying habits of mothers from a deprived area of our region. Sheena Grant looks at the powerful forces that affect our choices to find out why we can find it hard to eat more healthily

Andy Kershaw who has had to cancel his appearance at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Photo: Niki Cornish

Broadcaster and more Andy Kershaw talks jam and Bob Dylan, failed blind dates and almost dying (twice) with entertainment writer Wayne Savage

Superdad Will Lodge

Superdad Will Lodge asks how protective is over-protective?

Opinion: Will Lodge – When bed comes a-calling

Monday, August 29, 2016
The Lodge family, Mitchell, Gemma, Mila, Seth, Will and Finley.

Superdad Will Lodge looks at being apart and bedding down.

In the Middle Ages Ipswich was not without schools, there is firm evidence of a grammar school as early as 1477 and probably as far back as 1399. This school received its Charter from Queen Elizabeth I in 1566 and went through a number of guises before it became, what is now, Ipswich School. The school buildings are on Henley Road but have previously been in Foundation Street and Blackfriars Monastery.

John Elwes lived a frugal life at Stoke College, eating stale bread and mouldy meat

John Elwes went to bed when it grew dark so he didn’t have to pay for candles, and ate little more than stale bread and mouldy meat

Nigel Havers

Star of stage and screen Nigel Havers thas spoken of his love for Suffolk as he prepared for his latest show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

July 1976 and children keep cool in the sea off Minsmere in north Suffolk

We headed for the seaside and dreamed of ice-cream on tap. But it all got a bit serious, too, with panic-buying and warnings of drought

Late July, 1976. 'Only months earlier, I would have been wading through the mere on one of our regular school runs. In this photo, it looks more like a desert.' Photo: Brian Smith

Cooling off in the North Sea after a long, hot day at work, a ‘desert’ in Framlingham - and a witticism from a Radio One DJ. Those are Terry Hunt’s random memories from the summer of ’76.

Commando: full of tales of derring-do from the dark days of World War II

Dad used to bring home lots of out-of-date comics, like Beano, Topper and Hotspur.

Paul Geater in 1976. 'I remember learning to sail on a lake in Germany. Ive never sailed since. Ive always regretted that a bit'

For a couple of hours, early and late, I picked fruit. I earned enough over the summer to buy a cassette recorder!

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