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Previous winners include Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi

How old do you think Olivia Newton-John will be next week? We look at her life and career: from East Anglia to Eurovision and Grease, and her fight with cancer

My Nan is my main inspiration for raising money, says Kate Filby, who’s one of hundreds of people ready for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

American swindler posing as Chief White Elk acted like Robin Hood and gave away millions of dollars that weren’t his

Shetland and Vera writer Ann Cleeves’s recent visit to East Anglia and the ‘birthday’ of late Queen of Crime Agatha Christie has got us thinking

I’ve tried to pitch it as ‘Silence of the Lambs meets The Matrix’, says Lee Francis, who’s written the book with Simon Scarrow

The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.

Booker Prize winner John Banville on alter-ego Benjamin Black, why he hates summer, the beauty of a dishwasher manual and Norwich’s one-way systems

‘I wanted to go when people wanted more, rather than starting to get a bit bored’ says East Anglian-bound author

Pony Club members tell us why they love the Netflix coming-of-age drama

Is it on-the-move Chris Evans? Or Sara Cox? Or maybe that bloke from Kiss? Do let us know who puts a spring in your step

We all know that being outside, growing fresh fruit and veg and helping nature, is better than being stuck inside, breathing re-circulated air and eating processed food. ‘Greener Growth’ is striving to change the balance − and winning

Do you get twitchy as autumn approaches and the number of gardens opening to the public drops off? Remember there’s a super garden open every day – even Christmas Day

There’s an endorsement on the village website: ‘we go to a lot of open gardens events and this is the best’. High praise. We can judge for ourselves soon

The Beano’s 80th birthday bash reminded us we’ve got an artist in our midst who’s drawn for the comic’s publisher for nigh on four decades. He explains why it’s still a success

I’ve got Peter Kay and Katherine Ryan. Who tickles your fancy?

Sometimes, when doing your research before an interview, you chance upon something fascinating. The name of Elodie Harper’s mother rang a bell. Suzy Kendall – an actress whose credits include the 1967 film To Sir, with Love that starred Sidney Poitier and Lulu. And who was married to comedian Dudley Moore (news to me) before they divorced and Suzy went on to wed Elodie’s father.

The clothes are great. Sadly, I have the body of Shrek...

When it’s sultry we need something chilled to take the edge off the heat and humidity. Steven Russell asked bars, cafes and hotels to nominate their coolest cocktails. Plus a cheeky one at the end… Ballingaddy Gold? White Lady? What would you go for?

Mind you, would we really fancy going to a place where the temperature falls regularly to -92C? Ooh!

You’re set to open your garden for charity and then find a key road will be closed. Aaarrgghh! But all is not lost

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