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Portraits by royal painter go to auction

Two portraits by the renowned 17th century artist Sir Peter Lely that once hung in Horseheath Hall near Haverhill will this week go to auction.

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Shane Griffin with actress Mena Suvari on the set of American Ninja Warrior

Haverhill freerunner’s career comes on in leaps and bounds

For Haverhill freerunner Shane Griffin, life has certainly changed in the last two years since he got a breakthrough job on the hit film Doctor Strange.

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Chair of Suffolk Libraries Board Tony Brown signing the contract extension with Abdul Razal, Suffolk County Councils Director of Public Health and Protection.From left: Sylvia Knights, Vice Chair of Suffolk Libraries; Colin Rockall, Suffolk Libraries Board member; Tony Brown, Chair of Suffolk Libraries; Abdul Razaq, Suffolk County Councils Director of Public Health and Protection and Suffolk County Councillor Tony Goldson, Cabinet Member for Health.

Suffolk Libraries extends contract to provide county’s library service for another five years

Suffolk Libraries has extended its contract with Suffolk County Council to run the county’s library service for another five years.

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BP Portrait Awards 2017 first prize winner Benjamin Sullivan, wife Ginny and their daughter Edith during the BP Portrait Awards 2017 Ceremony at the National Portrait Galler. Picture by Jorge Herrera.

Intimate painting wins Haverhill artist the BP Portrait award

A desire to celebrate on canvass the ‘incredible’ bond between mother and baby has resulted in a Haverhill artist winning the most prestigious prize available to a portraitist.

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Author Roy Brazier has written a new book 'The USAAF in Suffolk'


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Haverhill author’s new book is his ‘biggest yet’

Moving out of his comfort zone has led to Haverhill historian Roy Brazier producing his most ambitious book yet.

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Roger Chinery has three of his classic Ford cars appearing in Prime Suspect 1973

Great Yeldham firm plays its part in new ITV crime drama

A prequel to the hit TV drama Prime Suspect gets underway on ITV One tonight (Thursday) and will feature three cars owned by one man well known to many in Haverhill.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert

Pictured: Kacey Spearman, Classical Ballet Solo

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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Marimba Chocolate shop has opened a new hot chocolate museum (first in the counry|) 

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Country’s first hot chocolate museum opens in Sudbury

Sudbury’s newest museum to entice residents and tourists alike brings something a bit different to the town as it charts the history of hot chocolate.

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Suffolk couples wanted for 2017 series of Don’t Tell the Bride

Suffolk couples wanted for 2017 series of Don’t Tell the Bride

Suffolk couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

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VIDEO: Crowds flock to Hunstanton Christmas Day swim

It may have been an exceptionally mild Christmas Day, but the sea was as chilly as ever for Hunstanton’s festive swim this morning.

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The Top TV of 2016

Top 40 highest rated TV shows of 2016

As Gogglebox would say, we’ve watched some great TV over the course of 2016.

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Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins film (Photo: YouTube)

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

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Everyone’s a winner as Gainsborough’s House museum and gallery says thank you for Lottery grant

Missed out on the Lottery jackpot again this week? Don’t bin your ticket just yet, because it’s your passport into the world of one of Britain’s most famous artists.

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"Oh Margaret, youre such a Polecat and as for you Susan, you Ninnycock, Ill see you later"

REVEALED: Academic uncovers the best long-lost British swear words

A language historian has revealed the best long-lost swear words from Britain - including nippy, tarse and wittol.

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Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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Children’s Christmas writing competition carries a £1,500 prize for the winner

Children from Suffolk can make their school’s Christmas wishes come true - by taking part in a national writing competition.

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The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

This week, as we celebrate 80 years of television, we take a look at the oldest programmes still on the air.

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More entries wanted for #SuffolkBeauty campaign

More entries wanted for #SuffolkBeauty campaign

The #SuffolkBeauty campaign and competition, launched by the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) in August has had a good first round of entries – but more would be welcome say the organisers.

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£4.73 million grant for Gainsborough’s House

Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, birthplace and home of the renowned artist Thomas Gainsborough, has received Heritage Lottery Fund support of £4.73 million.

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