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The summer solstice marking the longest day and shortest night of the year, is on June 21. Will you be heading for stonehenge for a bit of druidical observance or simply going to bed at the usual time and wondering why it’s not dark?

When Mark Lister decided take the plunge and set up his company Ribbon and Label Supplies seven years ago, he could never have anticipated the impact – good and bad – that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union would have on his business.

A Suffolk school has hosted an exciting Chinese exchange – with students from a top Shanghai school invited to socialise with ‘buddy students’ in the UK.

A nuclear plant which is acting as the forerunner to Bradwell B in Essex has passed a major milestone.

The East of England’s business and political leaders are aiming to secure direct air links with China as they target economic growth.

Young goalkeeper Michael Crowe has not been offered a new contract by Ipswich Town.

A popular Stowmarket auction firm has announced it will be hosting its very first oriental art and antiques sale next week.

The husband of a woman threatened with deportation has said he feels “ashamed of his own country” after Home Office chiefs threw out her VISA application.

Stansted airport’s chief has welcomed “a strong show of support” for controversial plans to expand it using its existing runway.

Make sure your weekend is packed with fun things to do, here is what’s happening near you on May 5 and 6.

Kathleen Turner’s sparky attitude, husky voice and sex appeal turned her into a star with a string of hit films in the 1980s and 90s. Now she is telling stories from her career and singing songs in a new one-woman show coming to the region.

Taiwan manager Gary White believes he should be considered for the Ipswich Town job. STUART WATSON spoke to the ambitious 43-year-old about his globe-trotting journey.

The total of more than 1.98m represented an increase of 5.8%, or around 109,000 passengers, compared with the same month last year and beat a previous record set in 2016, when Easter fell during March.

This Friday, April 13, is National Clear Your Clutter Day, and staff at Danaher Animal Home’s shops across the region are appealing for donations.

A dog owner is organising a march in a bid to track down her much-loved missing pet, who is believed to have been living wild for more than a year.

Suffolk’s Callum Wilkinson believes he’s ready to mix it with the world’s best after a breakthrough result at the Commonwealth Games over the weekend.

A pioneer of keyhole surgery who has shared his knowledge with clinicians across the globe has retired after spending more than 25 years at the forefront of medicine.

Jonas Knudsen was an unused substitute as Denmark beat Panama 1-0 in Copenhagen last night.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe was taken by surprise when he found out he had been called up for international duty, but is determined to learn as much as he can while away with the Wales squad.

At the Chappel Galleries, only a few minutes’ walk from the delightfully time-warped railway station, is an exhibition of paintings by Wladyslaw Mirecki – ‘Waj’ to his friends.

Business leaders and politicians from the East of England have been given an insight into the potential boost to the region’s economy if proposals for new nuclear power stations in Suffolk and Essex go ahead.

Strong interpersonal relationships will be key to building on the East of England’s growing export trade with China, a government expert says.

Whether you fancy a jaunt around an English country garden, a rummage through a book fair, pond dipping, or den building, there’s so much for you to see and do around Suffolk over the next few months.

The event is now in its 31st year and since 1987 more than 40,000 school pupils have taken to the stage at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and performed to an audience of approximately 95,000.

Celebrated Essex-made jams are turning up in far-flung regions of the world, including Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, as younger generations of overseas consumers buy into British-branded goods.

Since her husband died a year ago Elene Marsden has discovered there are many ways of handling grief. She told Sheena Grant what she has learned and how she will be marking the first anniversary of his death.

Stansted Airport has applied to increase the current cap on annual passenger numbers - from 35 million to 43 million passengers a year.

The chief executive of a Suffolk company on £170,000 a year has been banned from driving for six months with 21 penalty points for speeding after losing an ‘exceptional hardship’ plea.

Ipswich Town have not beaten rivals Norwich since a 3-2 victory in 2009, in what proved to be Jim Magilton’s final game in charge. Andy Warren looks at the side who turned out for the Blues that day.

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