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Fri, 19:09

Jarrold’s Minnie Moll loves Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Some Like It Hot and her tractor. She talks to Gina Long about East Anglia

Property developer John Howard shares his East Anglian heaven and hell with Gina Long

From giant latex balloons launched towards Europe, to the Prime Minister who played regularly at the local golf course, it’s all in a new book

The Beano’s 80th birthday bash reminded us we’ve got an artist in our midst who’s drawn for the comic’s publisher for nigh on four decades. He explains why it’s still a success

I’ve got Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Victoria Wood and Katherine Ryan. Who tickles your fancy?

He left Lowestoft brimming with enthusiasm for the adventure of a lifetime and ended his days in the corner of a foreign field, his bravery in the theatre of war saving the lives of at least two others as he made the ultimate sacrifice. Recorded in France as an Australian, Claude Castleton’s story is incredible.

Why are grandparents so different with their grandchildren than they ever were with their children?, asks Liz Nice

Improve your concentration and focus with these seven helpful tips from nutritionist Amy Morris.

Sid and Scrat, along with the Ice Queen, characters from the movie Ice Age, paid a visit to the Arc Shopping Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, this week, as part of the centre’s Awesome August campaign.

Sooty, the glove puppet has been entertaining children for 70 years. Lynne Mortimer is privileged to have met him.

Is it possible to learn to be a ‘horse whisperer’, to understand horses’ ‘language’ and achieve results through co-operation and kindness alone? Sheena Grant meets a trainer who has been honed her skills with some of the world’s best.

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

It was Jackie, then Cosmopolitan, followed, until its demise, by Punch. Teen mags, women’s issues... and then anything for a laugh

Mums recommend their favourite breastfeeding friendly cafes

Tired of the same old hacking routes - why not sample what else East Anglia has to offer? Sheena Grant looks at five of the best riding trails.

Neil Watts had four consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections whilst headteacher of Northgate High School in Ipswich. Now the founding member of the Board of both Ofqual and the Complaints Committee of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), he tells Gina Long what he loves most about East Anglia

Mind you, would we really fancy going to a place where the temperature falls regularly to -92C? Ooh!

Opinion: Why I hate Fortnite

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Children should be outside playing this summer, not stuck indoors fighting over a computer game says Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Over a third of parents say their children don’t play outside enough. Here are some ideas to coax them out of the house

The UK is facing a horse welfare crisis that has left equines suffering and welfare charities at bursting point. Sheena Grant reports.

Radio has long been the proving ground for our best-loved talent. It’s a medium that rewards innovation and imagination. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a wander across the airwaves and delves into a laugh-filled sound archive

This year’s sustained high temperatures and lack of rain brings uncomfortable echoes of another year remembered for its heat and ‘white grass’, writes Steve Russell.

With ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ riding high in the cinemas, Steven Russell thought he’d list his top five ABBA songs. Has he got it all wrong?

A seven-fold increase in applications for citizenship EU countries has panicked Lynne Mortimer into looking for lost ancestry

Follow our handy tips from local parents.

Remember all of those things you loved to do before you had a baby? Well, you still can, writes Nicola Warren

Promoting body positivity and clothing for fuller figures can help fight stigma and boost self esteem. Can it really be true that it can lead people to underestimate their weight? Sheena Grant reports.

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