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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

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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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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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Book on extraordinary Lavenham character who started turn to tourism

A biography depicting the “extraordinary life” of one of Lavenham’s most famous sons has detailed the role he played almost 90 years ago in promoting tourism in the picture postcard village.

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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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First children’s literary festival hailed a success

Organisers behind Lavenham’s first ever children’s literary festival have spoken of their delight after around 500 people attended the two-day event.

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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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Enter Sudbury’s annual arts festival

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts and the syllabus is now available for the 95th edition of the event.

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Jairo brings passion of flamenco to The Apex

Explosive flamenco dancer Jairo Barrull presents his new show ‘Gitano’, with special guest Gema Moneo, at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds at 7.30pm on October 2.

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Work to bring Bury St Edmunds Guildhall back to life to start in December

Work on an ambitious project to bring Bury St Edmunds’ Guildhall back to life is due to start by December.

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Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

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Competition launched as part of #SuffolkBeauty campaign

A competition has been launched by the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS) as part of the #SuffolkBeauty campaign.

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Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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A photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George to mark his third birthday (Matt Porteous/PA)

Prince George’s third birthday shots taken at Anmer Hall

Prince George is celebrating his third birthday today and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace have released some charming pictures of him taken at the family home in West Norfolk.

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Melford Hall is set for a special Beatrix Potter exhibition after unique drawings by the children's author were found in the house. Picture supplied by The National Trust  ANL-160407-170417001

Rare Beatrix Potter drawings found hidden in bookcase at Melford Hall

Hidden inside books and discovered during conservation work, a series of secret drawings by Beatrix Potter are set to go on display for the first time after they were discovered at Melford Hall.

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The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich Wednesday June 29th 2016
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PICTURE SPECIAL: Charles and Camilla bring the Royal to Norfolk Show

Royalty lifted spirits on a rather damp and dismal opening day of the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend next week's Royal Norfolk Show

Norfolk Show truly will be a Royal occasion

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will make it a genuinely Royal Norfolk Show next week.

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Northwold goes red for 40th Carnival

“Paint the town red” might be a popular saying, but residents of one West Norfolk village decided to take that advice rather closer to home at the weekend.

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