Arts & Screen

A plethora of Potter

Muggles, witches and wizards are invited along to Sudbury Library for the return of the Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday, February 2. The event starts at 6pm and there will be a range of activities including a sorting hat ceremony, Platform 9¾, craft activities and games. Participants are encouraged to come dressed up in costume.

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See ‘The Nutcracker’ at Hadleigh Library

Hadleigh Library will be hosting a ‘Suffolk Libraries Presents’ screening of The Nutcracker on Wednesday, January 25.

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Harry Potter book night in Cornard

Harry Potter Book Night takes place at Great Cornard Library on Thursday, February 2. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best Potter attire.

Sudbury, Suffolk. Sudbury Advent Art Trail held in the town in the run up to Christmas which exhibited them in various venues in Sudbury finally come together in St Peter's Church. Pictured is Courtney Mitchell with her artwork. 

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Art trail ends with exhibition

An art exhibition in St Peter’s, Sudbury, at the weekend was the culmination of the Advent Art Trail staged in Sudbury and Great Cornard over Christmas.

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.

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.

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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Search for a Sudbury beauty queen

A Sudbury history group is hoping to find out the identity of a beauty queen who is probably now a pensioner. She once rode through Sudbury streets enthroned on a vintage Rolls Royce as queen of carnival and her triumph is recorded in Sudbury’s historic photo archive but not her name.

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Bag a bargain book during sale at Sudbury library

Sudbury Library is holding its very own January sale of books

Steven Binks who created the 'Seeing Jessie Home' painting of Sudbury. This has now been turned into a jigsaw which is being sold at the library.
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Impressive Sudbury painting now comes in jigsaw form

Steven Binks’ large 6ft 3ins by 4ft 9ins detailed bird’s eye view painting of Market Hill, Sudbury in 1944 entitled ‘Seeing Jessie Home’ is now being sold as a jigsaw puzzle.


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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Sudbury Town Council

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Proposal for new wood in Sudbury near historic moat

Woods Around Town is looking to create a new community woodland in Sudbury, near to a historic moat.

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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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.

Colne Valley Railways, Yeldham Rd, Castle Hedingham, Halstead steam train at the Colne Valley Railway and staff and volunteers after it was given a lottery grant to allow for the All Aboard: Developing the Colne Valley Railway project. Graham Hall right project manager with happy voluteers Malcolm Hodges, Vernon  Baker and Nigel Pendleton and the Shunting Engine WD109 Picture Mark Westley ANL-160712-140550009

Grant of £1.76million for heritage railway

The Colne Valley Railway Preservation Society has received a grant of £1,757,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its ‘All Aboard: Developing the Colne Valley Railway’ project.

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Tree felling to take place at Clare Castle Country Park

Trustees of Clare Castle Country Park are warning people that work, due to take place around the park’s moat, will involve felling trees.

Long Melford Bull Lane development.
Councillors John Watts chair of planning Long Melford PC, John Nunn parish and district councillor and Richard Kemp Parish district and county councillor
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More opposition to Melford homes

Opposition to build 71 homes in Long Melford has received criticism from heritage organisations on top of objections raised by residents and councillors.

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FEATURE: How Becky met her Mr Wright.... Years before she found him

It’s not surprising Becky Wright fell for her husband, James. He could have stepped straight from the pages of a novel she wrote years before they met.

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