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Saturday, August 17, 2019

In 1989 a farmer sought permission to build a new Ipswich Airport on fields near Henley. The day after that news broke, villagers also faced clamours for an Ipswich northern bypass

Automation is taking over our lives and stealing jobs from everyone from shop workers to call centre operatives - but is this really progress?

From fine art to fingerless gloves, Barbara Streisand to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' knees, polar bears and community art to Lowestoft and beach rubbish - it's been quite a journey for artist Clare Johnson.

Will the writers of this new show give us a satisfying conclusion, or leave us hanging?

As the cheery music started at the Regent Theatre Ipswich, there were plenty of little heads bobbing along to the first song in the Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, which was making a special visit to the town.

A brand new yoga studio is set to open its doors at Base Business Park in Rendlesham, providing a range of different classes for local residents

Trudy and Rupert Avis have built their dream property from scratch, incorporating energy-saving measures, modern design and creature comforts. Trudy reveals more

The hectic lives of a large family living in Aldeburgh are set to be in the TV spotlight after being captured by a Channel 5 film crew.

The chatter over the garden fences of Ipswich half a century ago was about the discovery of stunning artefacts more than 2,000 years old

Confessions of a former post-lady. PLUS: Hear a clip from the Suffolk comedy series she's written

Zookeepers have shared adorable pictures of two rare red panda cubs which are currently safely hidden away from visitors.

The entrepreneur behind Norfolk and Suffolk's most prominent animal attractions is set to part with a large portion of his heritage horse collection as he approaches his 70th birthday.

Ad Feature Would you get married in a castle?

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

There are many wedding venues available. You're spoilt for choice, but that doesn't mean it's an easy decision. There are a lot of factors to consider and it can be tricky to decide which venue is the right one. Some get booked up years in advance, avoid disappointment and start booking viewings as soon as you can.

David Drane is one half of Dreamwave Events. With his best friend and cofounder, Paul Pollard, their East Anglian company specialises in providing sound, lighting and production rentals for the most glamourous of weddings, private parties and charity events. His natural creative mindset provides the company with designs and concepts that keep them ahead of the game. Family life is on the coast with his wife, Hayley and two young daughters, Emily and Charlotte. He talks to Gina Long MBE

Later this month children in Ipswich can enjoy a very special story telling event at the Stella the Storyteller Elmer outside Crown House.

If clubbing and driving around in a limo's not your about some of these local suggestions?

This weekend petrol-heads young and old will head to Trinity Park for Festival of Wheels 2019, the weekend's highlights will include monster trucks and massive motor displays.

Ad Feature Nine of Suffolk's best fish and chip shops

Friday, August 2, 2019

The British summertime and a traditional portion of fish and chips are a match made in heaven. Here, we take a look at nine of the county's best fish and chip spots

Ad Feature Five Summer Days Out

Friday, August 2, 2019

Here's our rundown of five places to visit in Suffolk over the summer months

Research hasn't come to an end. 'There are many new non-destructive techniques for looking under the soil which could be used on the site'

Edith Pretty inherited a fortune when her father died, and later bought a Suffolk estate near Woodbridge

It's the 80th anniversary of the Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial ship discovery. So we thought we'd take a quick look at some other East Anglian treasure hoards

Self-taught Basil found remains of Anglo-Saxon ship but had to give way to archaeology 'experts'

Unearthed Suffolk treasures swept away misconceptions and myths and changed our view of history

Eighty years ago, Britain learned of 'one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of all time'. This is what it was, and how it happened

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