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‘It proves people still enjoy it’: Call for town to have its own cinema

‘It proves people still enjoy it’: Call for town to have its own cinema

‘It proves people still enjoy it’: Call for town to have its own cinema

08 March 2024

A town centre business leader has reignited calls for a Suffolk town to have its own permanent cinema.


The strange mystery surrounding this Suffolk murderer’s skull

The strange mystery surrounding this Suffolk murderer’s skull

The strange mystery surrounding this Suffolk murderer’s skull

27 February 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor retells the intriguing sting-in-the tail story of an infamous Suffolk murderer.


Can you give town’s forgotten statues in abandoned shopping centre a new home?

Can you give town’s forgotten statues in abandoned shopping centre a new home?

Can you give town’s forgotten statues in abandoned shopping centre a new home?

26 February 2024

Two forgotten statues are in need of rescuing from an abandoned shopping centre which could be demolished and redeveloped.

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The country house that has gone from ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ to retirement home

The country house that has gone from ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ to retirement home

The country house that has gone from ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ to retirement home

20 February 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor traces the history of a well-known country house which is now a retirement home.


First look: Take a tour of town’s ‘secret’ bar which recreates 1920s illegal speakeasy

First look: Take a tour of town’s ‘secret’ bar which recreates 1920s illegal speakeasy

First look: Take a tour of town’s ‘secret’ bar which recreates 1920s illegal speakeasy

13 February 2024

A new ‘secret’ bar has launched recreating the atmosphere of a 1920s speakeasy from the Prohibition era.


No buffoonery here: The real Dad’s Army in this Suffolk town

No buffoonery here: The real Dad’s Army in this Suffolk town

No buffoonery here: The real Dad’s Army in this Suffolk town

13 February 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor explores the history of a town’s Home Guard, a ‘well-organised fighting unit’.


Suffolk’s explosive tragedy remembered more than 150 years later

Suffolk’s explosive tragedy remembered more than 150 years later

Suffolk’s explosive tragedy remembered more than 150 years later

04 February 2024

With 28 lives lost and more than 70 injured, it was one of Suffolk's darkest days.


The cemetery where just one small plaque marks 463 of the saddest graves

The cemetery where just one small plaque marks 463 of the saddest graves

The cemetery where just one small plaque marks 463 of the saddest graves

30 January 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor explores a town cemetery, where 463 stillborn babies were laid to rest.


Take a look back at former chain store, which has now disappeared from our High Streets

Take a look back at former chain store, which has now disappeared from our High Streets

Take a look back at former chain store, which has now disappeared from our High Streets

26 January 2024

Once loved for their pick ‘n’ mix sweets, Woolworths stores could make a return to the UK.


Why the ‘closed’ signs went up at a once successful brewery

Why the ‘closed’ signs went up at a once successful brewery

Why the ‘closed’ signs went up at a once successful brewery

23 January 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor explains how a once thriving brewery made way for a housing development.


How war took its toll on this town

How war took its toll on this town

How war took its toll on this town

16 January 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor looks at the impact of World War One on this Suffolk town.


‘I share your disappointment and anger’: Council leader backs campaign to keep historic archives in town

‘I share your disappointment and anger’: Council leader backs campaign to keep historic archives in town

‘I share your disappointment and anger’: Council leader backs campaign to keep historic archives in town

12 January 2024

The leader of West Suffolk Council, Cliff Waterman, has backed the campaigns to keep archives in historic market town.


Meet the characters from this busy street’s past

Meet the characters from this busy street’s past

Meet the characters from this busy street’s past

09 January 2024

We take trip back in time with historian Martyn Taylor.


How Canon’s musical turn helped many

How Canon’s musical turn helped many

How Canon’s musical turn helped many

06 January 2024

Historian Martyn Taylor reveals the unusual life-long hobby of a canon.


‘It’s just not on:’ Town historian slams ‘bombshell’ plan to axe archive branch

‘It’s just not on:’ Town historian slams ‘bombshell’ plan to axe archive branch

‘It’s just not on:’ Town historian slams ‘bombshell’ plan to axe archive branch

03 January 2024

A town historian has blasted plans to close the West Suffolk branch of the county archives facility.

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Meet the Suffolk mastermind behind 1,000 collectable tea cards

Meet the Suffolk mastermind behind 1,000 collectable tea cards

Meet the Suffolk mastermind behind 1,000 collectable tea cards

03 January 2024

A Suffolk tea and coffee firm may have sold its last packet of tea containing a collectable card, but the tradition is set to continue.


Five of a Suffolk prison’s most famous and infamous past inmates

Five of a Suffolk prison’s most famous and infamous past inmates

Five of a Suffolk prison’s most famous and infamous past inmates

01 January 2024

With a Suffolk prison increasing its capacity by more than half, we take a look at some of the people that have spent time there.


See Thetford’s changing landscape since 2009

See Thetford’s changing landscape since 2009

See Thetford’s changing landscape since 2009

30 December 2023

Using Google Street View we take a look at just how much this town has changed.


See these Newmarket businesses from more than a decade ago

See these Newmarket businesses from more than a decade ago

See these Newmarket businesses from more than a decade ago

28 December 2023

Transport back to over 10 years ago and see which businesses occupied some well-known streets in Newmarket.


‘Disappointment’ as bid to protect long-closed village pub rejected

‘Disappointment’ as bid to protect long-closed village pub rejected

‘Disappointment’ as bid to protect long-closed village pub rejected

24 December 2023

A bid to protect a historic 17th Century village pub as a community asset has been rejected due to ‘lack of evidence’.


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