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Days Gone By

Were you a pupil at Britannia Road, Primary School, Ipswich, 40 years ago? asks David Kindred.

One of Ipswich’s largest department stores is Debenhams, which stands on a site between Westgate Street and Tower Ramparts, writes David Kindred as he takes his weekly look back at the history of Ipswich.

Cranfield Brothers first built at Ipswich Docks, close to Stoke Bridge, back in 1884, writes David Kindred as he takes his weekly look back at the history of Ipswich.

Family life

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and family leave the tech at home and enjoy a leisurely weekend boating on the Norfolk Broads.

Great British Menu veteren judge and chef patron of Benedicts Restaurant in Norwich, Richard Bainbridge, shares his love of strawberries and a recipe close to his heart.

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Travel

Features writer Karen Richards travelled to the German city of Hamburg to sample its many delights, soak up its maritime history and immerse herself in the 24-hour culture.

If a famous actor such as Jeremy Irons lives in the historic town of Watlington, you know there must be something special about the place.

Mike Pickup and his wife weren’t entirely sure where they were even going when they signed up to a trip to Kazakhstan - and even had to open the Atlas to check, as he reveals.

Opinion

Political analysts in London and in the major cities of the Midlands and the North of England are already describing the 2017 poll as the “Brexit Election” – but in this part of the world it is likely to be about many other issues, writes Paul Geater.

You know those books – How to improve your memory in a week etc? It’s going to take longer than a week in my case, writes Lynne Mortimer.

After my stunning success in predicting last year’s big polls (I put money on a remain victory in the referendum and was sure Hillary Clinton would win the presidency) I was determined to give up my crystal ball. Writes Paul Geater

Homes & garden

A Suffolk garden centre firm is inviting people to let their imagination bloom by naming a new rose variety.

Rural businesses will need to embrace change if they are to thrive post-Brexit, a land expert has warned.

A ‘Dig for Victory’ display to motivate Suffolk Show goers to grow their own fruit and vegetables and a beer garden to relax with a craft beer and live music will be among the attractions at one of the event’s most popular attractions.

Ipswich icons

The story of Ipswich Airport: from 1940 to the end, at the turn of the millennium, is the focal point for John Norman, from the Ipswich Society today.

There has been a church in The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, since Saxon time, writes John Norman, from the Ipswich Society.

Ipswich Airport never quite made it onto the world stage, writes John Norman, from the Ipswich Society.

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