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Gary Avis chats to the cast of the Co-op Juniors' production of Starlight Express. Photo: James Fletcher

Once a Co-op Junior always a Co-op Junior. Renowned Royal Ballet Star Gary Avis talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about how the group took a bullied young boy and helped turn him into the man he is today.

Kelly Dorward with her book. Photo: Nick Butcher

This is unexpected. I’ve made the writer of an erotic novel blush. Just a little, writes Steven Russell/

Surviving the show with children in tow. Don't let pester power ruin your day.

The Suffolk Show is undoubtedly a great place for children. The opportunity to get within a metre of a champion Hereford heifer, or climb on an actual tractor, or watch cars race round the Grand Ring – it’s a perfect day for little people.

Rosa Hoskins

Suffolk-born actor Bob Hoskins died in 2014. Now his daughter, Rosa, has written a book about what it was like to grow up with him. She spoke to Sheena Grant

Brightlingsea Museum's First World War exhibition commemorating the arrival of thousands of Australian and New Zealand soldiers to the town.
Marriage of Sapper Gordon Henderson to Kitty Fieldgate on 1st August 1917.

During the First World War, the Anzacs arrived in Britain, to live, work, prepare for war, and, in some cases, marry. Sheena Grant finds out how Brightlingsea took the Anzacs to its heart

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmys Farm sprung to life. I spoke to farmer and TV star Jimmy Doherty about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Some 14 years have passed since Jimmy’s Farm sprung to life. Wayne Savage talks to the farmer and TV star about the highs, the lows and the importance of educating future generations about the food they eat.

Nicholas Pandolfi, returning to Town 102 on Monday

Nicholas Pandolfi returns to the airwaves from Monday. He tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage why, sheds light on his BBC Radio Suffolk exit and why “local” matters.

Zach Giles with residents

Students in Bury St Edmunds have had their eyes opened as an ambitious project in the town seeks to bring its young people together with those living with dementia.

Review: Sea Spice, Aldeburgh

Friday, May 20, 2016
EADT food review, Sea Spice, Aldeburgh. Chicken biryani.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits Suffolk’s newest Indian restaurant Sea Spice in Aldeburgh

Spanton Jarman Collection - The Buttermarket and Moyses Hall in the 1890s.

A newly digitised collection of black and white photographs serves as a nostalgic glimpse into Bury’s rich past, writes Martine Silkstone

One of the most famous names in jam will be expanding its factory in Essex a year after dropping plans to build an entirely new base.

Visitors got to take part in a range of activities in the sports village at the Suffolk Show 2015.

From tennis and badminton to archery and rock climbing, you can try out 35 different sports at the Suffolk Show this year.

Ending the scourge of junk mail

Monday, May 16, 2016
Junk mail can cause huge anguish, distress and guilt

For most of us, junk mail is an annoyance that goes straight into the recyling bin but for elderly and vulnerable people it can be an overwhelming worry as well as a safety hazard. Sheena Grant reports on a new campaign to tackle the problem

Nick, Mandy, Harry and Daniel Dellar at the EACH Ipswich colour dash

For the family of Daniel Dellar, The Treehouse has become a support system for them all.

016 Treehouse Construction pics 33-a-b

Working on such an important project like The Treehouse and bringing it to fruition presented a unique set of challenges for the team behind the blueprints.

Daniel Lee-Barrett in the hydrotherapy pool at the Each Treehouse with Lauren Wright as mum Stephanie and baby Austin watch

The family of a little boy who has been helped immensely through hydrotherapy affectionately refer to Ipswich’s children’s hospice as “The Treehouse spa”

Norman and Kerry Ball pictured with their son Finley, right, before he died when he was just 15 days old in November 2012

A family who only got to share just 15 precious days with their newborn son, brother and grandson were able to make the most of the short time he was with them thanks to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and The Treehouse.

Sudbury High School for Girls

No running. No shouting. No overtaking on the stairs. Strict but caring – that was Sudbury Girls’ High School, ‘born’ 80 years ago.

Margaret Peddar,

When a university study heaped praise on a rehabilitation course for people with multiple sclerosis it came as no surpirse to Margaret Peddar. She told Sheena Grant how the 5Rs programme changed her life for the better.

Why every village needs an eccentric

Alex Spencer celebrates the village eccentric but says we have nothing on her home county of Yorkshire

My name is punched out on one of those hi-tech-in-the-seventies plastic label machines. None of this first-name faux informality.

It’s only because of BHS that klutz Steven Russell can wire a plug. So he laments the transfer of the High Street chain to intensive care

Pub quiz.

British author and mathematician Bertrand Russell said: “There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”

Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite. She says it's 2016 and theres absolutely no reason why panel shows cant have 50% women on all the time.  Photo: Jon Cartwright

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to Bury St Edmunds raised stand-up, writer and political activist Kate Smurthwaite about the lack of female comedians on TV and the power of laughter.

Joe and Ruth Lubbock celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this week.

Suffolk couple Joseph and Ruth Lubbock are today celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. LYNNE MORTIMER meets them as they mark three-quarters of a century as Mr and Mrs Lubbock.

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