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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

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.

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.

Last week I wrote about samphire on Suffolk’s only island, Havergate. It got me thinking about the abundance of free foods that can be foraged, particularly at this time of year, writes Sheena Grant.

Paul Geater

One of the real problems with democracy comes when our legislators have to decide on issues that directly affect them personally.

It was great to see the positive news on East Anglian tourism that was published the other day – showing that the region is attracting increasing numbers of holidaymakers from both other parts of the UK and abroad.

The first of the RMT guards’ one day strikes on the Greater Anglia rail network on Tuesday proved to be something of an anti-climax with little effect on services and little disruption for passengers.

I missed last week’s full meeting of Ipswich Council as I was soaking in the sights and sounds of the great city of Berlin, but my colleague Emily Townsend did a great job reporting on the row that blew up over the new borough local plan.

Just a'Ipswich girl

Now Lynne knows the awful truth it’s time to eat humble pie... low calorie humble pie, that is.

The question of gender

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Will the 2021 UK census make gender definition an optional question? East Anglian academics argue it is the future

Do not play Junior Cluedo with my grandson.

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