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A smitten Stowmarket couple who fell in love at first sight have confessed they would not change each other for the world as they prepare to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill in the early days of the war. It also features a remarkable portrayal by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. But how does it compare to the many others who have played him?

Ipswich councillor and former soldier Alasdair Ross sets out on Wednesday for one last long march to boost a cause dear to his heart.

Chris Mastricci is a social entrepreneur who salvages valuable tents and clothing discarded after top music festitvals like Reading Festival, V Festival in Essex and Latitude, Suffolk.

Former editor-in-chief of the East Anglian Daily Times, Don Simpson, who led the newspaper from 1968 to 1981, has died aged 89.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she would rather be “waiting for a phone call than not” despite the agony of what news from the landfill site means.

Alfred Munnings is revered as one of the nation’s greatest painters of horses. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a new exhibition which shows that he was also a man who loved life on the water.

An Ipswich man is among four alleged members of banned neo-nazi group National Action who have been arrested on suspicion on preparing acts of terror.

A Bury St Edmunds soldier who took up cycling after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is set to cycle from London to Paris in just four days.

The Great British Bake Off returns Tuesday night on its new home Channel 4. Sophie Faldo is one of three East Anglian hopefuls looking to rise to the top this year.

Langers snack van - outside Ridgeons at Martlesham Heath - becomes Mumma Jones under new ownership.

Elvis Presley, one of the world’s great stars, died 40 years ago next week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks back at his remarkable career and seeks to shine a spotlight on his often overlooked musical legacy.

Rhys Matthews and his brother Jordan Vincent were in Bandbox in June last year when Matthews headbutted Joseph Porter on the forehead, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Five new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed for Essex.

A Suffolk prison officer who sexually assaulted four women by groping their bottoms and who put his hand down another woman’s top and touched her breast has been jailed for 32 weeks.

Veteran and serving army engineers came together to remember the 35th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Nostalgia with a capital “N” and dancing with a capital “D”.

Hightide festival has been premiering plays in Suffolk for the last decade. Three years ago it moved to Aldeburgh and as Arts Editor Andrew Clarke discovers it has flourished on the Suffolk coast. He takes a look at this year’s line-up.

A street drinking menace has been banned from Ipswich town centre for three years.

A Syrian family who fled their war-ravaged home with their daughter smuggled in a suitcase and who have been re-homed in north Essex have spoken of the kind welcome they have received in the county.

The jury in the trial of a Felixstowe man accused of killing his wife has been sent away until Thursday to allow the judge and barristers in the case to resolve legal matters.

As the victorious team lifts the coveted trophy during this weekend’s FA Cup final it will spark a poignant memory for one of Lowestoft’s leading businessmen.

The army of supporters who make the Suffolk Show a reality were out in force last week, helping to raise funds for charity at a glittering social evening.

Election candidates often make ambitious policy claims – but South Suffolk UKIP candidate Aidan Powlesland is hoping to kick-start inter-stellar travel and mining in the asteroid belt if he is elected on June 8.

Has the UK’s changing music scene been saturated by so much free music?

The soldiers of the British Army’s rapid reaction force will be the stars of a free military show in Colchester this summer.

This is Mr Suffolk – the Wattisham based soldier who is taking the modelling world by storm.

Across the region the Conservatives were celebrating wildly on Friday after sweeping all before them and claiming decisive victories in county council elections.

A Suffolk soldier soaked up the “unreal” atmosphere generated by 80,000 fans at the home of rugby union.

A special two-day exhibition held earlier this month celebrated more than a century of Rushmere Heath’s history.

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