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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

When I saw that leaders of Suffolk County Council were proposing to launch a new bid for city status for Ipswich, I had two slightly conflicting emotions.

Last week’s budget was as big a non-event as I can remember from a Chancellor of the Exchequer. But he still got a lot of column inches for what he said and did to try to help the housing crisis.

The Christmas lights are up, and on, all over Ipswich. The Bury Christmas Fayre starts today. So the festive season has well and truly started.

No one who lived through the firestorm prompted by the 18% council tax rise imposed by Suffolk County Council in 2003 will be in any doubt about how toxic the issue can be.

Just a'Ipswich girl

Video: Meghan Markle has the sparkle

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It can’t be easy taking on British citizenship at the same time a becoming a member of the royal family...

Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg

Yes, it was cold, yes it got colder and yes, I had to cuddle up to my husband for warmth

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