The National Garden Scheme's Snowdrop Festival in February is at three Essex gardens, raising money for health charities

The inexplicable return of Emperor Palpatine has stunned the surviving members of the resistance, who under the stewardship of General Leia Organa (The late Carrie Fisher) must now deal with this ominous new threat, as well as facing off against the evil First order.

With the same hilarious body swap antics that made the last film such a hoot, The Next Level doubles down on this success by adding more characters and freshens things up by switching their roles.

Braintree was the birthplace of Courtaulds. This is the story of the development

of artificial silk and the influence of a family whose members became war heroes, local politicians and suffragettes.

Will Smith and Spider-Man's Tom Holland make for an unlikely duo in eye-popping animated action-comedy Spies In Disguise.

For film fans, a new year means awards season approaches. Oscar Nominations will be announced on January 13 before the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles hosts the 92nd academy awards on February 9. PAUL STEWARD predicts the runners and riders in the six main categories and says who has the best chance of winning a golden statuette.

Saffron Walden adventurer, entrepreneur, and world record-breaker Fiona Quinn, 32, published her first-hand account of stand up paddleboarding the famous Land's End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) route.

Full of epic lightsaber battles and eye-popping cinematography, The Rise of the Skywalker is a fittingly thrilling finale to the Star Wars saga, which began 42 years ago.

West End star and classical tenor Alfie Boe will headline a concert at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.

Newmarket Nights

Without knowing the 'Cromer crab on toast, with wild garlic mayonnaise and bloody Mary sauce' is one of the menu's stars, I make my start on what turned out to be a sophisticated adventure for the taste buds.

Some people think this is the best film version of the Charles Dickens' story, especially with the voice of Michael Caine as Scrouge.

As cold weather starts settling in, more of us start thinking about Christmas - which is all about traditions and special treats.

When career con man Roy Courtney (McKellen) and his associate Vincent set their sights on recently widowed Betty McLeish and her millions, a con of jackpot proportions presents itself.

Martin Scorsese's mobster picture, The Irishman is showing at Saffron Screen on December 21 and January 7 and we have a pair of tickets for a reader to win, valid for either show.

Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry will headline Newmarket Racecourses next summer after an evening of racing.

Newmarket Nights

Martin Scorsese returns to the genre he knows so well, reuniting with Robert De Niro for this American gangster epic telling the tale of real life mob hitman Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran.

Ken Loach's blistering indictment of the gig economy is showing at Saffron Screen on December 6, 7, and 8.

The Enchanted Audley route will feature tunnels and pathways of twinkling lights.

Singing to Strangers star Jack Savoretti will play an outdoor concert at Newmarket Racecourses next summer.

Newmarket Nights

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