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East Anglia is as attractive to readers as it is to writers, with a busy calendar of literary events, many drawing in big name authors and guest speakers. Here’s our pick of this year’s events.

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will appear live at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds next month sharing his experiences and stories from 45 years in the business.

Some Latitude Festival favourites are returning to Henham Park this year. We spoke to Gus Unger-Hamilton of alt-J and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.

The father of alleged Suffolk computer hacker Lauri Love has said his son should not face extradition to the United States.

As Easton and Otley College prepares to host an event promoting farming’s ‘human capital’, its apprenticeship ambassador, Nicole Currie, argues that it pays for farmers to invest in staff as well as their ‘big kit’. However, too many are neglecting this vital part of their business which will be crucial for its future viability, she says

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

Poll: Are you hitting the Boxing Day sales?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Bargain-hunters are hitting the nation’s high streets today for the traditional Boxing Day sales amid predictions more will be shopping this year to beat rising prices. But are you heading into town or shopping online? Answer our poll.

Suffolk singer-songwriter Bessie Turner will round off a great 2017 with an appearance on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show tomorrow.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is storming the charts on both sides of the Atlantic – thanks to his collaboration with US star Beyoncé.

Suffolk gardening expert, writer and broadcaster Ric Staines has died – prompting tributes from people who knew and worked with him.

We speak to the voice of Strictly Come Dancing, Lance Ellington, who brings Broadway glamour to Colchester tonight.

A strange coincidence is on the horizon for a group of Ipswich musicians.

Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.

Three nationally-acclaimed poets will be taking to the stage at the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge to inspire the next generation of Suffolk’s young writers.

Energy regulator Ofgem is to extend its prepayment price cap to one million more vulnerable households this winter, saving them £120 a year.

A new series being broadcast (streamed) on Netflix (whatever that might be) follows comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, as they holiday in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

A Suffolk home-grown beans firm has scooped a prestigious national award.

East Anglia’s biggest Halloween music festival, Zombie Fest 3, is returning for its third year.

In his weekly cricket column, Don Topley discusses the enjoyment of radio commentary

Hylands Park in Chelmsford will be full of festival goers this weekend but when will your favourites acts take to the stage.

It is only one week until V Festival 2017 kicks off, so get yourself ready by testing your knowledge of the songs from some of this year’s artists.

The 72-year-old told how he was sitting at the helm of Radio Caroline, aboard the MV Mi Amigo on August 13 1967, seconds before the official criminalisation of pirate stations became official.

Ed Sheeran has showcased his love for Ghana in a summery “feel good” music video filmed in the country to accompany a song sung in one of its dialects.

At times it’s easy for the Snape Proms to be overshadowed by its grander, older sibling The Aldeburgh Festival, but, whereas the Festival reaches out to an international audience, the Snape Proms is more about providing the people of Suffolk with a diverse programme of music created by some of the world’s leading musicians.

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, environment secretary Michael Gove has announced.

Having never knowingly passed up the chance to name drop, I feel I must mention that when I was school librarian, supervising private study periods, the author and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science, Adam Rutherford, was one of my sixth-formers.

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has bagged himself another appearance on the front page of a glossy music magazine.

Four Suffolk Constabulary officers have been sent to London to assist the Metropolitan Police help families who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower disaster.

A cult folk band from Slovenia are among the latest “surprise” additions to Suffolk’s up and coming folk festival.

A picture of Luke Durbin, who disappeared in Ipswich in 2006, appeared on the big screen behind the Missing People Choir as it wowed judges in the Britain’s Got Talent semi-final tonight.

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