East of England

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A photo of two tall towers in a churchyard in Essex under a blue sky

Devil marks, drownings and death: The story of the Witchfinder General in Essex

Ahead of Halloween, Culture24 takes a look at the story of Matthew Hopkins - the Witchfinder General who was responsible for hundreds of executions and lies buried in Essex.

A photo of archaeologists carrying out a dig for a Spitfire at a fenland site in Cambridgeshire

Search for World War Two Spitfire, crashed by pilot during routine flight in 1940, begins in Cambridgeshire

A week-long excavation to unearth a Mark 1 Spitfire which crashed on a routine training flight during the Second World War has begun on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

An overhead photo of an archaeological dig at a field as part of an investigation into Leiston Abbey

Medieval infirmary and hidden abbey buildings show monastic hygiene practices and more, say archaeologists

Archaeologists have used drones and crowdfunding to make amazing discoveries at Leiston Abbey, one of Suffolk's little-known medieval ruins. Maiya Pina-Dacier explains all.

A photo of a portrait of a Spanish queen by artist Vincente Lopez which has been bought by The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Samuel Palmer's wit and passion revealed as museum buys dozens of influential 19th century artist's letters

Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum has become the first museum in the UK to own a Royal portrait by Spanish court painter Vicente López, as well as a series of letters written during Samuel Palmer's......

a photo of someone using Lawrence Epps' Coin Machine inserting a ceramic coin with the word "again" imprinted it into a slot, the installation is appearing at Firstsite in Colchester

Ceramic artist Lawrence Epps tempts art lovers with art slot machine called AGAIN

Ceramic artist Lawrence Epps will be testing the resolve of art lovers by inviting them to gamble his latest ceramic art giveaway in a slot machine filled with yet more art goodies at Firstsite in......

a photo of a large jet Typhoon fighter f;lying in tandem with a WWII Spitfire ahead of the Battle of Britain airshow at IWM Duxford

RAF Eurofighter Typhoon to join Spitfire for Battle of Britain Anniversary flypast at IWM Duxford

The RAF Eurofighter Typhoon and the Supermarine Spitfire will fly together for the first time at IWM Duxford to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A photo of a set of bones found by police near Hertford Library and given to Hertford Museum

"Presumably someone just panicked": Hertford Museum to rebury bones retrieved by police

Assistant Curator Sarah Keeling describes the discovery of a set of bones from around 500 years ago outside Hertford's library.

A photo of a set of dresses worn by the stars of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing television show

Caroline Flack's Strictly Come Dancing dress goes on dazzling display alongside 2014 costumes

Sixteen dresses from last year’s series of the hit BBC show, including one used by Pixie Lott and the glittering number which Caroline Flack secured victory in, are going on display at Woburn......

a photograph of World two engined bomber in a hangar at Imperial War Museum Duxford

North American B-25J Mitchell bomber repainted in colours of plane flown by Catch-22 author Joseph Heller

The Imperial War Museum's newly-repainted North American B-25J Mitchell now matches an aircraft flown in by the author when he was a bombardier with the 12th Air Force during World War II.

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