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How the Ipswich serial killings influenced author and ex-BT worker Caroline, who's up for an award

A Suffolk farming family has scooped a top national accolade at a rural awards event.

Lucy Shepherd is only 26, but has conquered feats that so many others could only ever dream of, exploring the Arctic, Andes and Amazon. She's survived the jungle, scaled unimaginable peaks, adventured solo and led team expeditions. Emily Cotton speaks with the 'unlikely adventurer'.

Consumers are being warned about a parcel delivery scam known as 'brushing'.

Consumers are being warned about a parcel delivery scam known as 'brushing'.

Iris Button's first novel was published in 2003. After marrying her husband David in 1959, they needed bigger premises for their business, so they moved from Surrey to Bury St Edmunds, which they called home for 50 years. After having two daughters and a son, they are now great grandparents, retired in Barbados. Iris has written 17 books. She talks to Gina Long MBE

A mum-of-four has published her debut novel with a major publisher in a Suffolk pub.

Celebrity crushes and a lunch date with Bradley 'Josh Lyman' Whitford

Rates and rents are often blamed for killing the high street, but Iain Dale argues we need to make shopping on them more of an experience if they have any hope of surviving

Many celebrities have favoured The Aldeburgh Bookshop. The 'trend' was started by Benjamin Britten. Records show the last thing he bought was probably a diary. Sadly, he probably never used it: the composer died weeks before New Year.

Exit Day is the edgy new tale from Lavenham writer David Laws, who says 'if you have a theory on Brexit, I bet you won't have thought of this one'

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

HMV stores - including the branch at Sailmakers in Ipswich - are continuing to trade as normal despite administrators KPMG being appointed on Friday.

They were bootmakers, farmers, railway clerks... Then war came − and teacher Alfred made sure they weren't forgotten

The latest tenant of Ipswich council's property arm has been showing off its new premises a few weeks after moving into the new warehouse.

The Oscar season starts here. This week a number of US critics awards feted Alfonso Cuaròn's Netflix movie Roma and The Golden Globes gave a hint at what films are likely to be this year's front-runners. But, Arts editor Andrew Clarke feels that there is change in the air

In October, Doctor Who returned to our screens full of groundbreaking optimism. Jodie Whittaker was the first female Doctor and Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall had become the new showrunner. As the final episode of the year transmits this weekend, Steve Russell and Andrew Clarke have different feelings about the show they love

After coming off the HRT tablets, Lynne is looking for new ways to tackle the effects of menopause. She's not sure this latest gizmo works.

Chris Reeve's writing is powered by the passion of his mum, whose love of words pulled her through sleepless nights and the tedium of housework

Dreams CAN come true. Suffolk mum-of-four Jenni Keer clinched a two-book deal with a major publisher. She tells us how it happened

A Suffolk schoolgirl took the trip of a lifetime to meet her favourite Disney idols, thanks to a charity for young victims of crime.

Black Friday might not be quite here yet, but many retailers with stores in Suffolk and north Essex have already unveiled offers, with some expanding the day into a week or even more.

Opinion A beginner's guide to Black Friday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Black Friday is one of the newest arrivals on our shores. Where did it come from and why... and is it the best time to shop?

PTE David Parr was only 19 when he was killed during the final push to reclaim Port Stanley from Argentine invaders on June 14, 1982.

Ipswich soul singer Ashton Jones hit all the right notes when recording the soundtrack for this year's festive commercial by internet giant Amazon.

John Lewis is to stop selling DVD players. The "must have" technology of the first years of the 21st century is now officially redundant - here Paul Geater looks at but what might be next to bite the dust.

The out-of-town retail park at Martlesham Heath continues to grow - how are local high streets responding?

The likes of Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Siri answer questions, dig out playlists and help organise lives using voice recognition but they can't quite get to grips with our local accents, a study has revealed.

People need to stop and think when buying products made from animals.

A third of people in East Anglia struggle to be understood by smart home devices such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Home, a new study has revealed.

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