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Simple Minds come to Colchester next weekend. We spoke to the band’s Charlie Burchill.

As The Beano celebrates its 80th year, Lynne Mortimer looks back at the kids’ comic which has entertained generations of children.

Food has always enjoyed a starring role on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts his eye over the menu before selecting some of Hollywood’s most memorable movie meals

The clothes are great. Sadly, I have the body of Shrek...

Hadleigh United boss, Shane Wardley, is determined to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation battle, which saw the Suffolk club escape the drop into Division One of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League by the skin of their teeth.

This walk takes you around the village of Otley, known for its moated hall, and as the birthplace of Ipswich Town’s 1978 FA Cup Final hero Roger Osborne. Walked by Bill Baldry.

Immigration is a subject I almost dare not touch with a barge pole.

In her official capacity as grandma of the winner of the obstacle race, Lynne gets to go to the school fete

A couple from Felixstowe will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary next month.

The story of Bawdsey Manor during the Cold War is the story behind a new play by Suzanne Hawkes. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about East Anglia on the front lines.

As the American president declares that a trade deal with the UK is “absolutely possible”, there’s a lot at stake for East Anglian business leaders who export their products across the pond.

Donald Trump is flying into Stansted Airport in Essex today at the start of his first presidential UK visit since entering the White House.

The Clangers was one of my favourite programmes when I was a child – melancholic, eerie, slightly dark, cryptic, plenty of strange homemade costumes, somewhat meditative… and then there was the programme itself, which was almost as weird as I was.

It was half a century ago when a monster was brought back to life to bring terror, torture and death across Norfolk and Suffolk...but those who met him said he was a jolly nice chap. Derek James reports.

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 4 is America’s Independence Day - here are ways to celebrate our Special Relationship

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

High-leg leotards, women dealing with outrageous sexism, big hair, big characters and a soundtrack that will transport you back to the decade taste forgot. GLOW is The Breakfast Club in Lycra and here are 10 reasons you should watch it.

An associate professor from the University of Suffolk has been presented with a prestigious Churchill Medallion.

One hundred and sixty years ago, an East Anglian naturalist set out on a remarkable quest: to prove that one of the famous extinct birds in history was really alive after all. Trevor Heaton tells the story of Alfred Newton and the great auk.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Dad’s Army’s arrival on our screens Arts editor Andrew Clarke revisits his extensive interview with Suffolk scriptwriter David Croft to mark the launch of his autobiography

Her stories are as familiar to parents and grandparents as they are to the generations of youngsters for whom they are required bedtime reading. As stage adaptation of some of her favourites head to the region, we discover the magic behind Julia Donaldson.

If you have an odd £2.5m or so, you could make a bid for a hall with history. John Norman tells its story.

Runner Elisa Bostock takes on three challenges for Hintlesham youngster.

A youngster from Ipswich has hit the ultimate home run by pitching his way into the UK’s under 18-baseball squad.

Miss Saigon star Ashley Gilmour - who plays American GI Chris - looks forward to playing every new venue on the musical’s mega tour - but Norfolk will be particularly special: it’s the place he calls home.

Yass Queen! The Fab Five from Queer Eye are back and they’ve descended on the rural Australian town of Yass to bring a taste of the action to a trailer promoting their new Netflix series. Welcome the transformation show that makes the viewer feel as good as the makeover recipient.

This opening concert was a good example of what the Aldeburgh Festival does so well - nothing easy or mainstream nor too recherché, but four significant and varied compositions, all originally composed within a ten year period (1939-49), making a coherent and stimulating programme.

11-year-old James Hodgkinson from Woolverstone is a boy chorister at the world famous Canterbury Cathedral in Kent.

A fitness instructor diagnosed with breast cancer at 39 has paid tribute to the outstanding Ipswich Hospital clinicians whose care and compassion gave her hope for the future.

Enjoy exploring north Essex this summer. Here’s a look at 10 attractions to discover in the Tendring area.

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