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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bury St Edmunds will be honouring the original patron saint of England St Edmund with four days of celebrations.

A look at our transatlantic links as America celebrates Thanksgiving

Tonight I had the pleasure of watching Rob Brydon at the Ipswich Regent and I can promise you this, he does not disappoint.

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...)

Would you take part in a Get Me Out of Here challenge, based on the TV show, even if it were for a good cause? A dozen chief executives did. Gina Long pays tribute to their efforts, and a host of folk who have worked hard to help others

On World Kindness Day we have the chance to make a difference to someone’s life − a stranger, a friend, a loved one. Seize the day.

Comedian John Bishop has extended his Winging it tour, including three nights at the Ipswich Regent.

A collection of letters, written from the battlefields of the First World War, inspired a Suffolk woman to research her uncle’s bright life and devastating death.

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

James and Ola Jordan have nothing but respect for Strictly Come Dancing’s pro dancers, but the show needs to get back to basics says the plain-speaking couple.

East Anglia is changing says local food writer Tessa Allingham, but it shouldn’t change too much she tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

This week we asked our Suffolk iWitness members to send in bright and bold pictures that define autumn in colour.

Synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are back with their 13th studio album, The Punishment of Luxury. We caught up with Andy McCluskey ahead of their Southend, Ipswich and Cambridge gigs.

Success has never smelled so sweet for Suffolk’s Sophie Faldo, whose ode to the honey bee showstopper saw her crowned winner of this year’s The Great British Bake Off.

Proud to be a Mamil

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Why are so many middle-aged men donning lycra and taking up cycling? Diss Cycling Club member Neil Collins admits to being one of them and says while they might look a little daft, the benefits of their sport certainly aren’t.

Body-shamed by a national paper, Blue’s Antony Costa was determined to turn it into a positive experience; and recently got help from a clinic in Bury St Edmunds.

When Ed Hughes’ mum sent him to speech classes to help the shy six-year-old with his confidence, little did she know she it would be the start of a successful stage and screen career.

Club La Santa, Lanzarote is an on-the-go volcanic-isle fitness oasis for those who are after a holiday that’s not all about lying on a beach and soaking up the sun.

‘If someone says “Can you do me a pink leather bag with sequins on it?” I have to say that’s not really what my strengths are‘ − Mark Papworth of White Buffalo Crafts

Pascal Canevet, chef patron of award-winning restaurant Maison Bleue, sings the praises of East Anglia’s produce and the two women who inspire him every day

From being a stylist in the fashion world, he became famous for making all shapes and sizes look great naked. Now he is bringing his debut live show to the region, full of stories, advice and lots of gossip.

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

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