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Grounding historical events in personal stories makes them more relatable. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to film-maker Tim Curtis about his latest film which tells the story of two local men and their experiences during The Great War

Obituary: He headed Ford dealership Potters of Framlingham, but there was so much more to ‘Mr John’ than cars, trucks and tractors

Peace at last, and the lights blaze again across Suffolk and Essex. We celebrate with bands and bunting, parades and patriotic songs, and girls dancing around a fountain

It’s the Stars of Suffolk awards on Thursday – one of the highlights of the year in the county. Take a look at the finalists here.

As this newspaper’s campaign with the East of England Co-op to celebrate our community heroes continues, Michelle Frost talks to us about the Jam Community Pot in Stowmarket.

The extraordinary story of one Suffolk soldier’s journey through the First World War is revealed in five historic telegrams.

John Powell RVM was in the army for more than 20 years, his daughter tells us his story ahead of Armistice Day.

A Colchester man has set up a community interest company to help veterans suffering with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ipswich residents braved sub zero temperatures in a sleep out that aimed to raise awareness for the homeless.

Londoner Susie adored her adopted Suffolk, and Ipswich Town. During a full life she corresponded with a prisoner on Death Row, and took up parkrunning at Kesgrave at 68

A former soldier from Bury St Edmunds has described the “incredible” atmosphere at the Invictus Games in Sydney after winning a gold and bronze medal.

The army of volunteers responsible for Bury St Edmunds’ floral success at this year’s Britain in Bloom competition have been praised for their hard work and dedication.

Fears over littering, speeding and drug dealing prompted soldiers, councillors and police to join forces in an anti-social behaviour crackdown.

An Ipswich pensioner discovered a 100-year-old letter written to one of her relatives during the First World War.

Next week a free festival will be held to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ipswich.

How Buffalo Bill brought us the reality show, a century before The Only Way is Essex

A drunken king. A ‘tax’ on pregnant daughters with illegitimate children. Ferocious football… Book ‘The Little History of Suffolk’ has facts aplenty – many weird and funny

Terry Hunt, an Ipswich Town fan for more than 50 years, pays tribute to Kevin Beattie, the club’s greatest-ever player

Tom Gregory is still the youngest swimmer to conquer the English Channel and probably always will be

Like thousands of young men from across the region, William Harvey signed up to join the army at the start of the Great War in 1914 – and fought for more than four years before he was killed just weeks before the armistice.

It was said to transform youngsters into well-rounded adults and open their eyes to the real world.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

There’s nothing more cringeworthy than watching your own profession portrayed in a drama on TV. Spare a thought for us journalists when Press begins on BBC1 - before then, we look at eight other shows which have featured reporters.

The Carry On films celebrate their 60th anniversary this summer. They remain the longest, most profitable comedy series in British film history. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes an affectionate look at these classic movies

Fifty-five jobs are at risk in Colchester after defence giant Babcock deemed its site there was “not viable” to continue.

The Devil is a cunning handyman – why dig a ditch yourself when you can employ the little people or giants to do your work for you?

There was some good news for the family of missing airman Corrie McKeague today when his brother announced on national TV that he was going to marry a woman he met while searching for the serviceman.

A forklift truck operator has been allowed to keep his licence after driving a Vauxhall Astra at almost 120mph along the A12.

Tributes have been flooding in following the death of Ray Marshall the oldest playing member at Rushmere Golf Club and a long standing diver who helped establish the first dedicated diving club in Ipswich.

Throwback Thursday is back with another edition as we look back to a particularly famous time in Ipswich’s history: May 1978.

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