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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

An education project that was the brainchild of a former Suffolk headteacher is helping local schools understand the lives of children almost 7,000 miles away in a remote part of Kenya. Sheena Grant reports

One day almost two years ago, Elene Marsden bought a pair of boots from a charity shop and when she got home she felt she just had to tell the world about them.

Forget most of what you thought you knew about dieting and healthy eating, says nutritionist Juliette Bryant.

Are you a novice gardener in need of a guiding hand? Catherine McMillan can ease the pressure

Anna King, from Colchester and District Archery Club, tells us why her sport is great

We ask Pat Lait, who co-founded The Lait Dance Club in Ipswich, how we can shimmy like Ore Oduba (and not Ed Balls)

Keith and Lorraine Shelton have found hidden containers in Estonia, Portugal and the Canary Islands

Fancy trying a new sport in 2017? Bury St Edmunds & District Croquet Club sends an invite

Want to try a new sport in 2017? Gail sings the praises of judo, where ‘the females always fight harder!’

Browsers Bookshop best-evers

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Does The Grapes of Wrath do it for you? What about Catch 22?

Gallery: The hottest new books of 2017?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Who doesn’t savour the anticipation when you know a book you’d like is about to come out? Try these, suggests Steven Russell

We must ‘fight the fear’ to conquer our negative mindset, she says

Handy hints to make your home look great in 2017

Who says you have to set your sights low when you have children and also want a holiday to remember?

A look back at what made the news in 2016

As merrymakers tuck into their piggys in blankets over Christmas, some families across the region have enjoyed the festive period with a different type of hog.

Gary Willis of Conservatoire East shares his ultimate playlist with Martine Silkstone and explains the significance of each track in his life.

The festive season is well and truly upon us, so if you’re thinking about where to go for a cocktail, then Suffolk has some of the finest bars around - chin, chin!

Jo Salter is no fashion victim. So how did she come to set up a clothing label that has captured the interest of Joanna Lumley and may help change the way we think about how the things we wear are made? Sheena Grant reports

Would you seek help from a former IRA gunman jailed for life for attempted murder? Felixstowe’s JM Hewitt did, for her book The Hunger Within

As the cold winter nights descend upon Suffolk, what could be better than enjoying a night of outstanding food surrounded by your nearest and dearest but in the comfort of your own home?

If you’re younger than about 23, you’ll probably fall about laughing at suggestions the UK has actually won the Eurovision Song Contest in the past. But we have

If you are still struggling for Christmas gift ideas for your children, nieces and nephews, this could help you out. Here we list the must-have toys that will be under Christmas trees in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Woodbridge this year.

Roger’s inspirational legacy

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

When they lost a much-loved son and brother four years ago the Burrows family decided to continue his love of music through a fund they set up in his name. Sheena Grant reports

Fine dining through the decades

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

What foods did our medieval, Georgian and Victorian ancestors enjoy? Young people in Stowmarket have been reviving some centuries-old recipes. Sheena Grant finds out about the delights of salmagundi and stone-ground bread that could wear your teeth away.

For a man who reckons he drifted into advertising and public relations without knowing much about it, Bob Cattell hasn’t done badly. We’d all be pretty chuffed to have altered course slightly and ended up selling more than 250,000 children’s books, wouldn’t we?

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