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Ellen Widdup

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

There are many vocations that require people to work closely with their natural opponents, writes Suffolk mum Ellen Widdup as she confesses she never follows through with her wild threats.

Opinion: Wherever you look, Suffolk parents are under attack

Monday, February 13, 2017

The criticism of our parenting skils comes from all sides. We are over-involved or overly permissive. We are over-protective, over-sensitive, over-zealous. We over-diagnose, over-medicate and over-accommodate our kids, who are hideously overindulged, writes Ellen Widdup.

This week working mum-of-three Ellen Widdup, from Suffolk, looks at how our attitudes to parenting change as our families grow.

Last week an American girl came to work in our office, writes working mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Thrifty Living

My half term week could best be described as a tale of two cinemas, writes Sheena Grant.

Suffolk mum Sheena Grant is single-handedly tackling food waste by using up her leftover Christmas veg - in February.

The natural world is the friend of the thrifty, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her endeavour to life a less costly existence.

I like to think I’ve had some success since I’ve been trying to live more thriftily, writes Sheena Grant.

In life, there are shades of grey in many areas. Not everything is black and white, writes Sheena Grant, who has vowed to live a thriftier existence.

Paul Geater

For as long as I’ve been covering developments in Suffolk – and that extends to decades rather than years – there has been a perceived conflict between out of town retail parks and traditional town centres.

Have you ever stopped to think what the long-term future holds for Ipswich and Suffolk? writes Paul Geater.

For many of the councillors who gather in Endeavour House for today’s budget discussions this is THE meeting that they believe will set the tone for the next four years at Suffolk County Council, writes Paul Geater.

For most of my life I’ve been a supporter of nuclear power as a reliable green alternative to shoving carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, writes Paul Geater.

Liz Nice

Liz Nice remembers her Suffolk New College colleague Steve Ransom, of Trimley, who died suddenly last week, aged 45.

Just a'Ipswich girl

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.

In search of a new freedom, Lynne Mortimer has decided to let it all hang out... or rather, down, as she ditches the D-cups.

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