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DIY SOS and Who Dares Wins host Nick Knowles has long had a secret yearning for music. Now the presenter-turned-singer, who has fond memories of growing up in East Anglia, has released his debut album — at the age of 55.

Anthony Ogogo insists he is still holding on to his dream of becoming world champion after undergoing his fourth eye operation.

Four men have been put behind bars today for selling drugs in north Essex.

The new series of Netflix drama The Crown features scenes filmed in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

East of England Co-op and pubs and brewing group Greene King have been named among the winners at a national awards ceremony recognising the best in learning and development.

Make a vegetarian Christmas meal to savour with Mersea Island Cookery School’s help.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals jailed in Suffolk and north Essex courts in November.

Key questions into why a murderer was allowed temporary release from prison to then disappear into Ipswich for nine hours are going unanswered by the government.

Bungled diagnoses have resulted in pay outs of £3.5 million from two of the region’s hospitals, it has been revealed.

I knew all about the Vikings and Boudicca. I knew about the Siege of Colchester and Mods and Rockers. But I’d never heard of Captain Swing.

Photography students at the University of Suffolk have showcased their incredible artwork at an exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich.

Suffolk home improvements company SEH BAC has rounded off a successful year by picking up two trophies at the glazing industry’s G Awards.

The owner of an ethical sock company who comes from Suffolk has taken part in a national showcase event for social entrepreneurs.

A trial of extended opening hours at Colchester’s Park and Ride will benefit rail users by ending the “monopoly” of railway station parking.

A blacksmith in Suffolk is establishing a national reputation with products that are now being sold on the high street and used to furnish some of the UK’s most elegant buildings.

Cockney fun Fairy Pearl promised us she would take us to “a world of pure imagination”.

An Ipswich mother has reignited the debate over how books are deemed suitable for primary school children after her 10-year-old daughter started suffering nightmares from a horror novel.

Three students from East Anglia have joined the 2017-18 cohort of the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund, as three others graduate from the 2016-17 programme.

Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg

The first Ofsted inspections of two under-performing Ipswich primary schools since being taken over by an academy trust have criticised leadership shake-ups for creating long periods of instability and slowing progress.

A rediscovered Constable landscape described as “one of the most exciting and important additions” to the Suffolk painter’s body of work to have emerged in the last 50 years could fetch up to £3 million at auction on Wednesday (December 6).

A determined Ipswich mother who has been fundraising for life-changing surgery in Spain is “completely overwhelmed” after finding a doctor willing to treat her closer to home.

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Colchester 41

Eton Manor 17

On a sunny day Colchester entertained old Essex rivals Eton Manor and, after a fairly even first half, they ran away with the game, scoring six tries to Manor’s two and claiming a terrific 41-17 victory.

A former West Suffolk College hairdressing student will style celebrity hair at next year’s Brit Awards after being chosen as part of a special artistic team.

An urgent review of prison release rules could be requested if a murderer who spent nine hours loose in Ipswich is not returned to a higher security jail.

An Ipswich taxi firm is celebrating after being recognised with a national award.

Myrtle Page, who worked as a reporter for a number of newspapers including the Dunmow Broadcast and Saffron Walden Reporter, has died aged 85.

A dementia helpline service in Suffolk which is making a “really big difference” to the lives of patients and carers affected by the illness has scooped a national accolade.

Have you heard the one about the primary school that held a joke competition?

The phrase ‘Beeching Axe’ is back in the news, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling saying some lost railways could be reopened. Steven Russell looks back to the day the planned cuts rocked East Anglia

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