Were you a pupil at Northgate School in Ipswich in the 1970s and 1980s?

Taking the stage at Snape Maltings is something to remember for a lifetime - and many hundreds of youngsters from across Suffolk have done just that.

Nature’s beauty is a great comfort in these uncertain times, and, as always, autumn will bring a blaze of colour to East Anglia. Here are 23 places to see the season at its most glorious.

Roller-skating fun in the 1970s and 80s is the theme for our latest nostalgia gallery.

Were you one of the regulars at the Great White Horse’s club nights back in the early 2000s?

Did you see the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Ipswich Waterfront in 2002?

What are your memories of Woolworths? Were you a fan of the famous pick’n’mix sweets?

Where can you pick your own pumpkins for Halloween? The good news is that several pumpkin patches will be opening up in 2020.

Were you among the crowds at Aero-Proms in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, in 2002?

Another firework display has been cancelled because of coronavirus - the event in Colchester’s Castle Park.

A headteachers’ spokesman has told of pressure on schools as parents call in with a “daily deluge” of suspected coronavirus cases.

Solo rower Lia Ditton overcame sharks, capsizes and a shortage of food to set a new world record by rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii in 86 days, 10 hours, five minutes and 56 seconds.

Schools in Suffolk are being hit by a coronavirus testing “shambles” - with both staff and pupils being forced to take time off.

There was dancing in the parks in Ipswich this weekend, as DanceEast led two pop-up dance parties.

Woodbridge School is installing a new all-weather astro pitch, to be completed in October.

Artist Kelly Will has created amazing images of bygone Ipswich pubs like the Sun Inn, the Alexandra Beer House and The Eclipse.

Have you enjoyed stays at Butlin’s and Pontins over the years - or did you entertain holidaymakers as a Redcoat or Bluecoat?

Ipswich councillors have been out litter-picking in the town to help launch the Great British September Clean campaign.

A stray deaf-blind cat who was found wandering the streets of Ipswich now has a loving new home - after more than 100 days in the care of pet charity the Blue Cross.

If your child has a cough or cold, when should you keep them home from school - and how can you tell if it might be coronavirus?

Do you remember the Ipswich Arms - one of the many pubs we have loved and lost over the years?

When Hadleigh Community First Responders’ vehicle was falling apart, determined fundraisers Steve Laing and Kieron Ruddy stepped in.

A new initiative, the Lipswich Project, is using music to break down barriers and raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.

A B&M store in Ipswich has undergone “enhanced cleaning” after a second staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

Runner Stuart Service is preparing for a “virtual London marathon” through Hadleigh, for the love of his three-and-a-half-year-old great-niece.

There are only a few weeks to go to Halloween - but should trick or treating go ahead?

Almost 3,000 home buyers in Suffolk have so far used the government’s Help to Buy scheme to buy a brand new home, new figures reveal.

A 16-year-old girl who had been growing her hair for five years has finally had it cut, for two good causes.

Green-fingered Suffolk care home residents were determined to take part in their annual festival, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of runners across Suffolk are celebrating the news that parkrun is set to return - but how different will it be?

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