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It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

Improvements must be made to a vital rail crossing on the Suffolk/Essex border if the area is to be able to grow as needed, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is to be told.

Suffolk veteran athletes relished the chance to run for their country at last weekend’s Chester Marathon.

DanceEast, on Ipswich Waterfront, is playing host to one of the world’s leading dance companies next week. Jasmin Vardimon is marking her 20th anniversary with an exploration of the Medusa legend. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her

Julian Harries and Pat Whymark have enjoyed a strong following with local theatre audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with Pat Whymark as her latest play looks at the story behind Coleridge and his epic poem Rime of The Ancient Mariner.

Mummy blogging is very popular, but just when do mums find the time to blog? I spoke to Suffolk-based blogger Chantal Starie, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, to find out.

Ipswich Basketball star Harriet Welham and Rougham Table Tennis Club stalwart Maurice Fearn were just two of the recipients of a series of accolades handed out at the West Suffolk Sports Awards.

AFC Sudbury manager, Mark Morsley, insists that his side have “nothing to lose” when they take on Haringey Borough away in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup in North London this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

There are many more super-septuagenarians, too, this year. Was there something in the air back in 1948?

Switching to electric cars is a ‘chicken and egg’ situation in this area for, despite a good uptake, many drivers are put off by a lack of public charging infrastructure. Motoring editor Andy Russell visited an experience day to help motorists find out more.

An East Anglian farmer has hit out at his MP for ‘failing’ to hold a meeting to discuss the implications of Brexit with his constituents.

Anne Paterson Wallace came to Suffolk and built a reputation as a painter of romantic landscapes, but her earlier life had its moments too: hush-hush work during the war and evading Hitler’s bombs

The easy living of summer is almost gone. It’s time for horse owners to batten down the hatches and prepare for winter. Sheena Grant has some time and labour-saving tips to see you through the coming months.

Suffolk-based Bauder has become the first to achieve the Investors in People - Platinum standard, the most sought after status in the national scheme, within the Construction of Buildings category.

A major new initiative, to help Suffolk companies bid for, and win, contracts from the public sector, has been launched.

East Anglian landscape photographer Brian Beaney has been offered a major retrospective by theRoyal Photographic Society. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went to meet him and was bowled over by the fact that the world is no longer as it seems

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive John Dugmore has raised his concerns about the latest government notices around a no-deal Brexit.

A “forward-thinking” Bury St Edmunds brewery has been praised for its apprenticeships by an MP chairing Parliament’s education select committee.

Find quality care recruitment services for employers and individuals at Care Careers East in Needham Market.

Ipswich Conservatives are to select a candidate on Thursday to take on Sandy Martin in the marginal seat at the next general election.

About one in every 50 reports of fraud resulted in police charging a suspect in Suffolk last year, according to new figures.

Suffolk is still a very safe place to live - this is the reassurance that was offered as the latest crime rates for the town were revealed.

A development company owned by local authorities has been accused of “seeking to undermine” the efforts of housing associations, a councillor has said.

A sold-out gala dinner in memory of a ‘larger than life’ Suffolk rugby player who fell ill and died during a match last year has hugely exceeded fundraisers’ expectations.

A charity auction featuring 300 personal items belonging to Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran will be held in his home county – and it’s open to everybody.

Suffolk has always played an important part in the life of Ed Sheeran.

This summer, a Suffolk pub became the first in the UK to go cashless. But the Boot in Freston, isn’t the first company in the county to do away with cash - several other local business people are finding that more and more, its card - not cash - that’s king.

Increased demand for superyacht deck equipment has led an Ipswich-based superyachts specialist to launch a new company specialising in just that.

Sudbury have achieved the ambitious goal that they set themselves at the start of this summer, by successfully retaining their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title.

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