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UK farmers may well look to new crops to grow in future - but will need to hedge their bets, an Essex crop expert says.

Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year's tempting bill of fare

A forensic scientist from Bury St Edmunds has been awarded a prestigious fellowship which will see her travel the world to research the recovery of fingerprints in cold cases.

East Anglian farmers face an era of 'survival of the fittest', they were told this week.

Find out about Joe's many achievements, from working on the Spitfire to hand-printing books.

An Army veteran who served across two continents is heading up a project to restore a priceless piece of British history in an effort to help ex-servicemen cope with PTSD.

UK farmers bracing themselves for Brexit are facing similar turmoil to the American agricultural sector under Trump, a US farming leader says.

Suffolk's Museum of East Anglian Life is appealing for volunteers to help an ambitious project documenting and photographing 40,000 artefacts to create one of the largest online museums in the country.

One of Suffolk's best-loved old fashioned sweet shops, which is packed full of more than 1,000 different types of sugary treats from a bygone era, is now up for sale.

Helen Davies was not only the first female, but also first overall, as she produced a personal best performance at the Snetterton Race Track 10K on an ice-cold Sunday morning in Norfolk.

Well-known ex-RAF character from family business E.R. & R.T. Rackham Ltd dies at 94. Loved Ipswich Town, Frank Sinatra songs and a flutter on the horses

Twenty-five years ago, boat restorers Sean McMillan and his friend Mick Newman set out to build the most beautiful wooden boat that they possibly could. The resulting company, Spirit Yachts, has been doing that ever since.

A growing number of breweries are launching low alcohol beers, and Suffolk's own are leading the market

Leading acoustic musicians from across the UK will be hitting the east coast for a special event - and you could join them on stage.

Don't call the Foreign Office unless you've got a real emergency- which does not include asking what the plot of Braveheart is!

Many war video games glory in violence - but the game created by 25-year-old Henry Driver is based on a relative's real-life wartime tragedy

We look back over the year and finds that despite the High Street woes, there was plenty for local companies to celebrate in 2018.

Low-cost airline WOW air is moving its London Gatwick service across to London Stansted on March 31 - two days after Brexit d-day.

Pet accessories are all the rage this festive season.

And a couple from Chelmsford, have come up with a range of circus-themed accessories for guinea pigs through their company Haypigs! that tap into the trend for the movie the Greatest Showman too.

MIKE BACON takes a look at a sporting week that has seen England enjoy success.

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

We look back over past John Lewis's previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?

Newmarket-based Spark, which produces software for electric vehicles, has won a place on a development programme - in Canada.

A cull of pigeons is to be carried out on Ipswich Waterfront for public safety reasons.

Students from three schools around the world have come together to mark the sacrifice of two brothers, and countless others, who gave their lives for war.

A trailblazing Suffolk village has produced a memorable handcrafted poppy display for the second year running following the success of the project in 2017.

A special proclamation to commemorate the end of the First World War and written by Newmarket Town Crier Brenda Willison is set to be performed across the world on Armistice Day.

Helen Davies produced her most satisfying run, over the marathon distance, at the recent Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to burst into the top three of the quickest female marathon runners in the UK for this year.

From apprentices to entrepreneurs, the raft of changes in this year's budget are bound to affect people involved in all levels of business in East Anglia. Our experts in Suffolk give their reaction to Chancellor Hammond's big announcements.

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted's doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

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