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Richard Bainbridge waxes lyrical about an East Anglian brand that’s gaining European acclaim.

It’s official. old rockers never die – they continue to perform. And four legends of the rock and roll era are back and touring the UK.

The Crucible, by playwright Arthur Miller, is one of the great masterworks on modern theatre. As David Henshall discovers, The Crucible is more than a historical drama it’s a perceptive examination of how communities function and how petty jealousies can tear them apart.

The New Wolsey Theatre has a reputation for putting lots of great music in their shows. But, as Arts editor Andrew Clarke, discovers with Oxy and the Morons they are looking at whether the punk spirit can survive into middle age.

On October 2, Tom Petty, one of America’s most famous rock stars, died of a heart attack, writes Martin Newell.

Our town is home to a range of magnificent buildings from varying periods, and the Ipswich Society has provided us with some of the oldest landmarks to keep an eye out for.

Thousands descended on Harwich seafront for the town’s 12th annual Sea Shanty festival today.

How well have you been keeping up with the news of East Anglia this week? Find out with our Suffolk news round-up quiz.

A rare Rolex watch smashed an all-time British record when it went under the hammer at a Suffolk auction – selling for an incredible quarter of a million pounds.

A pair of Suffolk athletes are set to test themselves against the best on earth at the legendary World’s Strongest Man and Woman competitions in America.

An Essex village pub, which was saved after the community raised more than £300,000 to buy and restore it, has opened its doors to excited customers.

The periods of painful reflection are becoming less frequent for Sue and Dave Mallion.

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Ipswich’s Jack Somers has just returned from competing at the WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships, in Treviso, Italy.

Looking for a show to fill you with joy and an irrepressible urge to dance and sing along? Grease is the word.

A Colchester family has reached its goal of £22,500 to take their toddler to California to have life-changing eye surgery.

‘Why I say no to I’m a Celebrity…’ The best-selling author on reality TV, the flooding of her dream home, terrible rheumatoid arthritis… and wild aardvarks in Norwich

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Celebrating the musical links between England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland and America, the evening was a colourful concert of light music, provided by the accomplished musicians of Trianon and their conductor Professor Chris Green.

Toys and games retailer Toys’R’Us says it is “business as usual” for its UK stores - including in Ipswich - despite the chain’s North American arm filing for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Canada.

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

Musicians in Suffolk have called on the region’s MPs to back a campaign to protect the rights of touring performers amid fears that Brexit will make it harder to make a living from music.

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2017 by taking our quiz and seeing how much you know about the legendary author.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Ipswich teenager Veron Eze has been hailed as a potential NBA basketball star in the making following his exciting move to Italy.

A new show based on the Oscar winning movie An Officer and a Gentleman is one of several musicals heading to the Ipswich Regent next year.

TV presenter and self-confessed plant geek Michael Perry shares how the seeds of his successful career were sown in East Anglian.

A charity bike run was held over the weekend to raise money for a Colchester toddler to undergo medical treatment in America.

It is GCSE Results Day today. With numbers replacing letters in some GCSE results this year, reflecting a new tougher curriculum, here is a guide to the new system for parents in Suffolk and Essex.

Singer-songwriter Tony James Shevlin has just recorded a new album which details a three month tour of the back roads of the USA. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met up with the musician who has a taste for Americana

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