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It isn’t easy to choose a name for a new baby – names go in and out of fashion so quickly – but there are selection techniques you can try
Fee-fi-foe-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman... how we love fairy tales, even when they scare us silly
Lynne gets frazzled at the supermarket self checkout
Pink was once the preferred colour for baby boys. So how did it get so girly?
“Come on, you starlings – do a murmuration,” says my husband, looking out on the back garden.
If you are in the Valentine’s Day dog house there are a few ways to remedy the situation... but you need to act fast
Women in and around Ipswich are immersed in plans to celebrate 100 years since the vote was won.
A re-working of classic novels to introduce social media has Lynne Mortimer all a-twitter
A new survey calculates it takes young women an average of more than five hours to get ready for a night out. In which case, Lynne Mortimer had better start now.
In a unique performance, Ipswich Choral Society and DanceEast bring a newly commissioned work to Ipswich, next month.
Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, I seem to remember
The moon has been a celestial object of mystery, myth and romance since the world began. And tonight is that once in blue moon moment
Ormiston Families works with fathers who are in prison to help them maintain family life. It isn’t always easy but it can be rewarding.
You’re as old as you feel, they say. In my head I am 25... but my brain has yet to convince my body
Why have the Scots managed to celebrate their great poet with a fitting tribute while we merely consign ours to the mostly reluctant hands of GCSE students?
One hundred years of women
Former Anglia TV presenter Christine Webber, brings us her new novel It’s Who We Are, a tale of five people, long separated childhood friends, whose lives are destined to change forever.
I haven’t given up Prosecco and I haven’t gone vegan... but there is so much else to do in January
We just have to face facts. Those big, jolly family Christmases are not going to happen much from now on.
Most of the shops will be shut for one day, maybe two... so why do I have two fridges groaning under the weight of food and drink plus a cool box full of veg including a great stalk of Brussels sprouts?
Could Father Christmas be persuaded to part with any of his secrets?
It can’t be easy taking on British citizenship at the same time a becoming a member of the royal family...
Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg
Yes, it was cold, yes it got colder and yes, I had to cuddle up to my husband for warmth
In a flight of fanciful Nigella-ness, Lynne wonders if Christmas is more commercial tackiness than warm loveliness
Popular countryside TV presenter Jules Hudson is in Ipswich , this week, to talk about his enthusiasm for rural life and his schooldays.
On World Kindness Day we have the chance to make a difference to someone’s life − a stranger, a friend, a loved one. Seize the day.
Next thing you know, they’ll be administering flu jabs via a smart phone app, writes Lynne Mortimer