Woodbridge mayor Geoff Holdcroft and councillor Charles Notcutt celebrate Elmhurst Park's latest Green Flag Award

Suffolk/Essex: Region’s parks fly the flag for high quality green spaces in Keep Britain Tidy Awards

Parks across Suffolk and Essex have been judged as being among the best in the country as part of an accreditation scheme recognising high-quality green spaces.

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Nancy Pitt, nine, is having weekly tutoring in preparation for sitting the 11+ to try and gain a place at Colchester Girls Grammar School.

Essex: Is early-morning tutoring the answer to securing a place at grammar school?

School’s out for summer. For most children that means a few weeks away from text books and the chance to relax.

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The garden of Jim and Sarah Swinley, Reydon Grove House, Reydon

Gallery: Southwold garden is product of 30 years of love, commitment and beauty

We’ll have to hurry if we want to enjoy the Swinleys’ garden near Southwold, for when the end of the season approaches – and it will probably be our very, very last chance. Steven Russell finds out why.

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Ross McEwan, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland.

The Week Ahead: Interims due from Barclays, Lloyds, RBS, Centrica IAG and Greggs

Three of Britain’s “big four” banks will continue to be haunted by past misconduct issues when they deliver interim results over the coming week while energy group Centrica will also be back in the spotlight.

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Robert and Arthur Dale

Gallery: First World War - Robert and Arthur Dale of Tattingstone were true brothers in arms

While the Great War memorials dotted around East Anglia honour many of those who died, there are thousands of others whose names are not etched in stone. They fell many miles from home. And we must not forget them. Steven Russell reports.

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