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Ellen Widdup

Over the past five years, Ellen Widdup’s 2.4 Children column – later 3.4 children – has been described as a “wonderfully accurate portrait of family life” and “a breath of fresh air.” While her critics have labelled it “thoroughly irritating.” And one went as far as saying “this woman is both crass and nauseating”.

This week, to mark Mother’s Day, Ellen Widdup writes an open letter to her own beloved mother.

I go by many names. On Starbucks cups, I’m “Alan”. The baristas in Ipswich are real jokers.

I sometimes wonder if my son thinks he has two mothers, writes Ellen Widdup.

My daughter has never been into dolls, writes Ellen Widdup.

Thrifty Living

If you’re someone who enjoys the annual rituals of autumn this is surely the week for you, writes Sheena Grant.

Opinion: More ways to eat those nutritious, free carrot tops

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carrot tops are not just for the compost heap or feeding to rabbits. Nor are they just for using instead of basil to create an earthier, fuller-flavoured home-made pesto sauce, writes Sheena Grant.

I could have eaten it after all, writes Sheena Grant.

My month of foraging is almost at an end but I’m not quite done yet, writes Sheena Grant.

Back in May, inspired by a free seeds offer in my local supermarket, I started my first ever window-sill vegetable garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Paul Geater

In case you’ve missed my columns of the last few weeks, I’m in favour of the changes that are currently under way at the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I feel many of the critics are misinformed and should have raised their objections years ago.

I make no apology for the fact that I am delighted to see work has finally started on refurbishing the Cornhill in Ipswich – and I reckon the market looks great in its new home at the top of Princes Street.

This is the season of council tax-setting – and this year it is starting to look very different across the country.

I always try to be as reasonable as possible when dealing with officialdom and those who make decisions that affect our lives.

Just a'Ipswich girl

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

#let me in at your window

Monday, February 12, 2018

A re-working of classic novels to introduce social media has Lynne Mortimer all a-twitter

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