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The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

American swindler posing as Chief White Elk acted like Robin Hood and gave away millions of dollars that weren’t his

One of Suffolk’s most successful businesswomen speaks out about the pressures that career women put on themselves

Take a look at five of our most read stories this week including one on a mystery late night grunting and a beach hut which costs more than a house.

A recruitment company based in Ipswich with a £1.8m turnover is currently interviewing for positions for their new office in Manchester, and generating business in New York. But what makes the success story of Rubix Personnel so unusual is that the man behind the company, Milo Williams, is still just 25 years old.

A new food festival in Norfolk will include a one-man show from top restaurant critic Jay Rayner, a chocolate-themed high tea, visits from celebrated chefs, a parade of puddings, a food writing workshop and The School of Chocolate.

An 83-year-old former United Nations translator from Bungay left a note for the postman warning that he had taken his own life, an inquest has heard.

From Motown sounds to a musical adaptation of DreamWorks animation Madagascar, there are many theatrical treats in Suffolk and North Essex over the coming weeks.

Shakespeare’s Globe returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three of the playwright’s most popular plays – The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night from August 29 to September 1. And you get to choose which they perform. I spoke to director Brendan O’Hea.

Primera Air’s latest long-haul route from London Stansted has taken to the skies with the launch of its new five flights a week service to Washington Dulles Airport.

From zoo trips, meals out and sports activities - check out the latest deals here.

A former Suffolk business management student who shot to fame after winning the Miss Universe beauty pageant said she had learnt valuable lessons from her studies as she prepared to launched a new record label.

With The Beano celebrating it’s 80th birthday this summer, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at different forms of comics and explores the rise the graphic novel. He examines how this increasingly important form of storytelling has blossomed into an art-form of its own

From Fame the Musical to Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless, there is something for everyone this autumn at the Ipswich Regent.

Looking for a holiday home with a difference? East Anglia boasts all kinds of weird and wonderful homes from home.

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

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

Video: RIP Barry Chuckle: Here’s To You

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Chuckle Brother Barry Elliott, who has died at the age of 73, brought laughts to young and old with beloved brother Paul. Here we pay tribute to 10 of the pair’s most memorable moments, from rapping with Tinchy Stryder to headlining at Bestival.

It was half a century ago that Bury St Edmunds photographer Tom Murray was asked to drive another snapper to a Beatles photoshoot – now 50 years on he will see one of his images of the Fab Four made into a bronze statue.

Work has just commenced on a new 2,500 space multi-story car park at Stansted Airport.

A rare landscape by renowned artist Lucian Freud has been discovered hidden under a painting by a Suffolk pub sign artist - and there may be even more secrets hidden beneath the layers of paint.

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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

Sex and the City premiered on TV 20 years ago this month: part comedy, part drama, part fashion Bible, part lifestyle manifesto, part love song to the sisterhood and friendship, the show broke down barriers. Here are 20 SATC facts to celebrate 20 years: including news of a flatulence double.

Suffolk star Ed Sheeran is being sued for £76.4million for allegedly ripping off parts of a classic 70s hit.

While Heathrow’s plans for a third runway are about to take off, to the East, Stansted Airport is eyeing up its own grand own expansion plans – and many local companies are hoping to prosper from it.

An Essex-based stainless steel rigging manufacturer has celebrated 10 years in the USA with a sailing trip down the Hudson River in New York.

The number of direct flights on offer at Stansted Airport has soared, according to a report.

Who wants to be living it up in club class anyway?

An ‘outgoing’ father-of-two drowned after getting caught in a rip current while swimming on a beach near New York.

Audiences will be going wild as X Factor winner Matt Terry will be starring in Madagascar the Musical, which comes to the Ipswich Regent from October 16-20.

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