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An aspiring teenage footballer is one step closer to achieving his dream - on the other side of the world.

Wetherspoon boss and keen Brexiteer Tim Martin has taken his “no deal” message on Europe to The Cricketers pub in Ipswich as part of a national tour.

It’s been a year for presenters to hang up their microphones, for iconic programmes to reach milestones and for stars to fall from grace. We look back at a year of television, starting with January to June.

Donovan Blake is one of the family of faces on ITV Anglia’s main news programme ‘ITV News Anglia Tonight’. He’s the Sports Correspondent and has been working with the broadcaster for the last eighteen years. Originally from Manchester, Donovan started his journalism career at Jarrold’s News Agency in Ipswich. He also worked for Suffolk County Council as a Press Officer and was Sports Editor for the Ipswich radio station SGR FM prior to joining ITV. He talks to Gina Long

Questions are being asked over the nature of Huawei’s operations in Ipswich. The telecoms company Huawei, which is currently embroiled in political controversy, is believed to employ around 100 people at its Martlesham base.

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

Aldeburgh had a day of special events to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War – starting with a lone piper playing “Battle’s O’er” at the War Memorial at 6am and finishing with a torchlight parade in the evening.

One Suffolk jewellery maker has had a right royal result after the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was spotted wearing a pair of her earrings in New Zealand.

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.

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.

In 1978 a small company with one truck took a job to transport Bob Marley to Ibiza. Forty years on the iconic black and gold lettered trucks of Transam Trucking can now be seen at gigs and festivals across Europe.

A memorial has been placed in the grounds of a Suffolk stately home in honour of a pilot whose fighter plane crashed there more than 75 years ago.

Victims of abuse at a private school are only getting a fraction of compensation they had been promised. Today more ex-pupils come forward to tell of their anger.

The Emmy awards, America’s TV Oscars, rewarded a lot of British talent this week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how Britain has become a major player, not only in Hollywood but in US TV as well.

The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.

Gina Long talks to East Anglian singer Laura Wright about her loves and hates in East Anglia

The University of Essex and business leaders are backing calls for a new visa to allow qualified international students to work in skilled jobs for a period after graduation.

After an eventful cross-country phase on Saturday, a solid return to the show-jumping ring saw Suffolk’s Caroline Powell finish on a high at the 2018 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, writes Andy Baber.

A 74-year-old woman has raised over £1,300 and counting after completing a charity abseil.

He left Lowestoft brimming with enthusiasm for the adventure of a lifetime and ended his days in the corner of a foreign field, his bravery in the theatre of war saving the lives of at least two others as he made the ultimate sacrifice. Recorded in France as an Australian, Claude Castleton’s story is incredible.

Justin Kett, head chef at The Swan in Lavenham took home one of the top prizes at this year’s Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards. We caught up with him…

Sudbury claimed an exciting victory off the penultimate ball of the match to beat Horsford by two wickets, and so retain their healthy lead of 40 points at the top of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Cathie Edmunds grew up with cars and learned to drive in her 1935 Morris 8, called Taffy. More than half a century later, she still wonders what became of it.

The region’s ambulance trust has floated the idea of asking volunteers to drive ambulances to help cope with winter pressures, it can be revealed.

Forty years on and it’s still fresh and fabulous, reckon three fans

Essex (170-7) tied with Hampshire (170-5)

A couple from Felixstowe will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary next month.

Top-performing farming students have received a clutch of accolades for their achievements at an awards ceremony held in Suffolk.

It is proving a bumper year for river cruses, from Ipswich Waterfront, on the Orwell Lady and the SB (sailing barge) Victor.

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