July 31 2014 Latest news:
It was a ship that helped found the United States of America. And it came from Harwich. James Marston goes behind the scenes at the Harwich Mayflower Project.
A gambling-addicted engineer has admitted stealing more than £140,000 from the Suffolk company he worked for.
Reading is one of life’s great pleasures. And for some of Suffolk’s rural communities the mobile library service is a lifeline that allows them to enjoy this simple pleasure.
Easton and Otley College hosted a competition to find a champion ‘apprentice’ farmer this week.
During this hot summmer weather, eagle-eared readers may recall that last week I mentioned rushing home to finish my recording of a Christmas song which I was late delivering. I’d just like to clarify that at the time, the song was late for next Christmas and not last Christmas. Christmas songs are very often written and recorded during high summer.
No sooner had I finished my performance in Panama hat and linen jacket as Sir John Betjeman on Felixstowe seafront than I heard someone mutter under their breath: “He looks like a lardier version of the Del Monte man. Do you think he’s got some pineapple juice?” I struggled not to take umbrage, though I was so thirsty in the oppressive heat – despite the sea breezes of Felixstowe, where I enjoy the benefit of a small flat with sea views (distant) – that a pineapple juice would have been welcome.
Children in East Anglia receive the lowest rate of pocket money in the country, according to an annual survey.
A heart attack victim who took up cycling a year ago to strengthen his heart muscles is preparing for a 100-mile charity cycle ride.
A plucky pooch whose battle with canine epilepsy touched the hearts of dog lovers across the country has set off on a 50-day UK adventure with his owners to raise awareness of the condition.
Young carers at an Ipswich primary school were treated to a spot of afternoon tea this week in recognition of the work they do for their parents every day.