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London Stansted Airport has confirmed it busiest ever calendar year, despite a dip in numbers during December following the cancellation of hundreds of flights by its biggest operator, Ryanair.

Online wine seller Naked Wines has toasted rising sales over Christmas, the retailer’s most critical trading period.

If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to kickstart an exercise regime, but the thought of soullessly plodding away the miles on a treadmill next to someone doing the same fills you with dread, Mark Edwards has some ideas that put the fun back into fitness in 2018

He was a quiet hero, a man who spoke little of his experiences of war in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. But Peter Hemp’s service for his country was quite extraordinary and saw him play a vital role in the Normandy Campaign of 1944

This week’s 3.4% rise in rail fares has prompted an understandable outcry from passengers – especially from commuters who have to use the train to get to work.

Video: Seven TV shows to look forward to in 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas is so 2017. Let’s look forward to 2018 and see what the small screen has in store for us. TV Editor Stacia Briggs looks ahead to a new year on the box with a host of delights from Vanity Fair to A Very English Scandal.

Back in 1914, they’d said the fighting would be over by December 25. It wasn’t. By the winter of 1917, peace remained elusive. But life carried on while the guns boomed across Europe

Kevin Bru is set to make his 100th Ipswich Town appearance at Wolves tomorrow - but the midfielder is unsure just how much longer he will be at Portman Road.

An online wine merchant has brewed up plans to bolster its growth by jumping on the craft beer bandwagon.

Frenchman, Mikael Mandron, is bang in form and ready to help make it a very happy Christmas at ambitious Colchester United.

Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was buried in Aldeburgh on December 21, 1917. She was the first woman in Britain to qualify as a doctor, the first female dean of a medical school, the first female member of a school board and the first woman to be elected an English mayor.

The tradition of telling ghost stories in the depths of winter is a tale as old as time. Tonight, BBC4 harks back to a time when the night before Christmas was when you’d count your lucky stars that it was a mouse and not a ghost that you heard in the house

There’s good news today for a home and gift shop, in Bury St Edmunds, which had to close for several weeks during the autumn because of flooding, after it was crowned the best Christmas window in the town.

The chimes will ring out again from historic St Clement’s Church, in Ipswich, during 2018.

The best biscuit, George Harrison and Yoko Ono’s digestive ding-dong and a recipe for Prince William and Kate’s biscuit wedding cake

Michael Cole, the BBC’s former Royal Correspondent, explains why the State visit by President Trump will go ahead despite protests.

It’s the 100th anniversary of the death of Suffolk’s most famous daughter. First woman in Britain to qualify as a doctor. First woman to be elected an English mayor

A suspected illegal immigrant found under a school bus at a Suffolk primary school following a trip to France was a Sudanese minor, the Home Office has confirmed.

Three Suffolk artists have collaborated on an exhibition inspired by the human form – including a series dedicated to a missing man from the county.

Woodbridge Deli owner David Gitsham shares his expertise on the deli’s world famous pies, charcuterie, cheese and fine wine.

One of the advantages of Colchester United FC regularly exiting the FA Cup at the first round, is that I usually have a few free days when second round fixtures are played during the first weekend of December.

Make our utterly indulgent salted caramel fudge for friends and family this Christmas.

The Crown 2: All you need to know about the Netflix drama - minxy behaviour, scandal and a brilliant Royal joke (according to me)

An extensive collection of smoking pipes belonging to an Essex expert is going under the hammer later this month.

A Suffolk businessman who survived a heart attack 30 years ago is set to complete a lifetime ambition – a classic car road trip to raise money for two charities.

Suffolk women’s choir The Orwell Singers have raised £700 for Ipswich charity Families in Need (FIND) though a special charity concert.

A group of students travelled to an event billed as ‘the largest agricultural machinery show in the world’ in November.

New rules to allow free range egg producers hit by bird flu restrictions to market them for longer as a free range product have been welcomed by East Anglian farmers.

Fundraising cyclists have helped to boost the funds of a Bury St Edmunds hospice with their latest ride which covered over 200 miles in three days.

The Chancellor announced some very large figures for the NHS in the budget – but health professionals and politicians in East Anglia were still trying to work out what it would mean for services on the ground.

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