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Monday, July 27, 2020

Talented comedy magician Robbie James is celebrating after beating more than 5,000 contenders to be named as East of England Best Entertainer of the Year.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Museums, heritage attractions and theme parks have reopened to the public following the pandemic - but many require you to book in advance. See our guide to what’s open in Suffolk and Essex, what restrictions are in place and how you book your place.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

What are your memories of London 2012? Amazingly, it’s now eight years since the Games which caught the nation’s heart.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Temperatures are set to rise again in coming days, just as children in Suffolk break up from school - or close the books on home learning - and embark on a six-week break.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Children splashed about in the water play areas at two Ipswich parks this weekend as they reopened for the first time this year,

Saturday, July 18, 2020

School summer holidays are here for some while others break up next week - but what are the options for family days out to allow youngsters, who have already been stuck at home for months now, to let off steam?

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A farm attraction is expecting to take a 50% hit to its turnover as it gradually reopens following lockdown.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Two East Anglian arts and heritage centres have been thrown a lifeline by the Arts Council to see them through the current Covid-19 crisis.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A popular farm attraction business saw its turnover plummet by two thirds overnight after lockdown was imposed.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A major Suffolk farm attraction estimates it will take the business at least a year or two to recover from the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

People have been urged to have their say on the planned £8million refurbishment of Ipswich Museum.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

An exclusive exhibition about Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has helped Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion enjoy a record-breaking year.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Popular Suffolk farm attraction Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park is set to re-open from June 25 – with a range of new measures in place to guard against the spread of coronavirus.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

People in the area have been paying heartfelt tributes to their dads and saying what they mean to them.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Lockdown may be easing, but many of Suffolk’s top family attractions are still closed - so where can you go?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Father’s Day is nearly here - so what can you do to treat Dad? With the easing of coronavirus restrictions, there are more options for ways to celebrate.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The world’s largest climbing centre of its kind has been given a £27k boost to help it find its feet when the coronavirus lockdown ends.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The world-famous Suffolk landmark Framlingham Castle is set to reopen to visitors on July 4 as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Zoos, wildlife parks and farm parks around East Anglia are preparing to welcome visitors again, after the government announced that they can reopen from June 15 onwards.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Pick-your-own strawberries ran out temporarily at Goslings Farm Shop in Suffolk yesterday, as families rushed to pick fruit in the sunshine.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

As lockdown restrictions are relaxed further, many people will be hoping to spend a day out - but will you be able to find a public toilet if you need one?

Saturday, June 13, 2020

More private gardens in Suffolk are opening to the public this weekend, as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS).

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Suffolk’s next generation of livestock handlers – some aged as young as three – face a long wait before they will be able to show off their considerable skills in the ring.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Organisers of the Suffolk Show are now scratching their heads about future planning for next year’s much-anticipated event.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Suffolk children’s entertainer Robbie James will be among the first in the country to launch socially distanced children’s parties.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

If this had been any normal May, farmer Bruce Kerr would have been making daily visits to the bustling home of the Suffolk Show on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

It’s not every day you get to meet the most famous woman of her era.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Find out how you can book a session at the outdoor pool for you and your pet.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Have you taken up any unusual new pastimes during lockdown? Our readers and staff have thought up some amazing ideas, from creating a home golf course and beach to Nerf Gun battles.

Monday, April 20, 2020

A cheetah at Colchester Zoo has given birth to five healthy cubs while the attraction has been shut to visitors during the coronavirus crisis.

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