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Days Gone By

The closure of Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, between the train station and Ancaster Road, started last week, writes David Kindred.

Ransomes Sims and Jefferies, Ransomes and Rapier and Reavell’s are just some of the Ipswich companies whose products were known world wide, writes David Kindred.

Alton Water is the largest man-made reservoir in Suffolk with a perimeter of more than eight miles, writes David Kindred,

Family life

Suffolk Care Awards are looking for people in the county who have experienced great care to nominate those who provided it for a special new award.

Teaching our children how to cope with the pressures of modern life is a topic that’s been focussing the mind of mum-of-two Lucy Flack, who is convinced that parents need to start with themselves.

Races, records, relays and stacks of snacks are planned for Pancake Day 2017

Travel

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.

Roger Hermiston and Eileen Wise found more riches than they could have imagined exploring the Northern Spanish coast.

Opinion

It’s time to get out all your old stuff and show it some love

There are times in your life when you have to ease up on dignity, writes Lynne Mortimer.

My husband is never referred to as a “working father”, writes Ellen Widdup.

Homes & garden

Have you grown a curvy carrot, a really odd onion or a potato that looks like Wayne Rooney?

The forefather of a celebrated Suffolk business, which now employs 1,300 people at 18 garden centres throughout the country, has been honoured with a permanent memorial.

Rural business owners and farmers with diversified enterprises are being advised to check the implications of their business rate revaluation now, as some see rateable values double.

Ipswich icons

In the latest of our Ipswich Icons series, Mark Ling looks at the history of Broomhill Pool

The first edition of the Ordnance Survey of Ipswich 1883, produced at a scale of 1.500, is a fascinating read, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

We must have been a God-fearing lot back in the middle of the 19th Century; the churches were full, people queued outside and there was standing room only, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

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