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Robin Ellis with cooking students

The return of Robin

Veteran Ipswich-born actor Robin Ellis is returning to the screen in a remake of the period drama that made him a household name. Peter Robertson talked to him about it and his new career as a cookbook writer

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Artist and writer David Gentleman at his Suffolk cottage

Gentleman’s retreat

Lucy Etherington meets the artist, David Gentleman, at his Suffolk home, the subject of his most recent – and personal – work to date

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Anthony Horowitz

A twist in the tale

Suffolk resident Anthony Horowitz is known for recreating the world of Sherlock Holmes. Now he’s adding James Bond to his list of heroes. Catherine Larner went to meet him

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playwright and producer

Keeping it in the family: Calendar Girls author brings his new show to Ipswich

Playwright Tim Firth is very much an observer of our times. Andrew Clarke caught up with him as he oversees rehearsals for his first musical, which he promises is going to be a little bit different

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Walberswick resident Esther Freud is launchig her new novel based around the artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his stays in the village.

Walberswick resident Esther Freud’s link with Charles Rennie Mackintosh

A century ago, celebrated artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh made Walberswick his home for a year. Author Esther Freud has based her latest novel on Rennie’s experiences of the village. Catherine Larner talked to her about it

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steve hackett band

Making prog-ress . . . Steve Hackett comes to Ipswich

Steve Hackett is one of the leading guitarists from the golden age of prog-rock. One of the founder members of Genesis, he is bringing his new show to Suffolk this month which he hopes will breathe new life into those early classics. Andrew Clarke caught up with him in a reflective mood

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Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writer at his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. 2nd April 2014

Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures

World Rights

Welcome to the McCall Smith club

His lady detectives have made him an international success, but now author Alexander McCall Smith has turned his attention to Jane Austen. Catherine Larner talks to him as he looks forward to a visit to Suffolk

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Tony Hadley

Swing is in the air

Eighties New Romantic idol and Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley is about to embark on his first ever solo tour - complete with symphony orchestra. Wayne Savage finds out more

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Local people

Generations of Ladybird books to revive childhood memories. Photo: Bill Smith

Legendary Ladybird . . . Lorraine Johnson spots an opportunity

Lorraine Johnson grew up enjoying Ladybird books (no doubt she got one or two in her Christmas stocking). Decades later she’s written the first proper story of the company that helped teach so many children to read.

Words Jayne Lindill Pictures Bill Smith

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Rosemary Elliott with her exhibition at Wingfield Barns.

New beginnings

Artist Rosemary Elliott likes to change direction from time to time – and there’s no better place than Suffolk to inspire her. Andrew Clarke talks to her about working with the county’s creative community and a forthcoming exhibition in Woodbridge

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Peter Harriison, chef

Return of a culinary genius

Frances Hopewell-Smith persuades Peter Harrison to stop work for a quick chat

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choregrapher

PEOPLE: Liam Scarlett steps up to a new role

Liam Scarlett was described as one to watch when he was a dancer with the Royal Ballet. Now he’s turned his back on performing he’s being hailed as choreography’s next big thing. Andrew Clarke talks to him about his spectacular career so far

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Libby Purves at the stables at her home in Middleton, Suffolk. Pic Clifford Hicks.

‘Our creative county’: Andrew Clarke talks to Libby Purves

Suffolk is steadily gaining a reputation for being a hotbed of creativity. Cultural commentator Libby Purves tells Andrew Clarke how she sees recent developments in her home county

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Charity

Barbara Gale, CEO St Nicholas Hopisce , BSE

Five minutes with . . . Barbara Gale

Gina Long talks to the CEO of St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds

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