From one of the region’s leading fashion shops, to a book shop and a craft beer store - here’s how you can buy local and support Suffolk independents

Halesworth Volunteer Centre has been carrying out food shops, providing over-the-phone catch-ups and dropping off prescriptions for vulnerable and isolated citizens during this period of lockdown.

Halesworth’s Herrco Cosmetics is set to deliver 20,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to key workers, small businesses and local residents this week

Here are just some of the shops, volunteers and community groups who can help you in the town.

Here are just some of the shops, volunteers and community groups who can help you in the town.

Applewood acres is producing vegan goodies and sustainable local produce in an all-natural approach to farming

A local community of keen sewers are volunteering their time and skills to create hundreds of extra pairs of scrubs for hospital workers

Here are just some shops offering home deliveries for local customers in these challenging times

The Open University has hundreds of free online courses to keep your mind active and engaged

Care farms are a form of ecotherapy, providing skills and opportunities to people with learning difficulties and mental health issues. Based on the outskirts of Ipswich, Poppies Care Farm helps develop social skills, with care farmers getting involved in all aspects of farm life.

If you’re after a little inspiration this World Book Day, keep on reading for our rundown of our favourite children’s books

The opening of Dial Lane Books brings a real boost to the town’s high street.

It’s been 25 years since Bridget Jones first made her way into our lives, in the form of an immensely popular newspaper column. The world might be very different now, but attitudes towards singledom haven’t really moved on in the decades since

How much do you really know about one of TV’s most-watched sitcoms? And can you beat your friends?

Tens of thousands of women have already been affected by HRT shortages, and now certain types of contraceptives are in short supply, too

Our reviewer tried out the brunch menu at this newly-opened bar and restaurant in Ipswich.

Death is inevitable, no matter how much we try to avoid thinking about it. The Death Cafe movement wants to get us all talking about dying, with tea and cake to sweeten the deal

Join the annual Hackathon in Ipswich and pit yourself against some of the country’s top tech minds.

Tomorrow marks Britain’s departure from the EU. But over 1,300 days on from the landmark referendum, we’re still in the dark as to what Brexit actually means

Chef Julian Bisbal has been named Breakfast Chef of the Year - but have you tried his food yet?

The first businesses are beginning to open their doors at the new coastal development project, with vintage shop Foofaraw now welcoming customers

A new business owner is bucking the trend of closures in the town to sell unique books and plants

Cities around the world are banning cars to tackle air pollution. But how can rural communities follow suit when public transport is so inadequate?

After years of being hounded by the tabloid press, Ms Markle has successfully negotiated a spot of Megxit. It’s a bold and courageous move – and it’s certainly the right one

With many of us aiming to move a little more and make health a priority this January, yoga is a great way to take care of mind, body and soul

From the KFC vegan burger to the meat-free Steak Bake, vegans and vegetarians are simply spoilt for choice this Veganuary. But can junk food ever be considered ‘ethical’ - even when it contains no meat?

Based in Ipswich town centre, Unicorn Studios offers a vital coworking space for Suffolk’s growing freelance community

Opinion Will politics ruin Christmas this year?

Saturday, December 21, 2019

After the most divisive election in recent history, families are steeling themselves for a politically charged Christmas. How can we avoid a festive fall out on the big day?

Millions of young people have registered to vote in the election. In marginal seats such as Ipswich, their votes could be crucial

Binge-buying gifts leaves us with mountains of debt (and single-use plastic). Our reporter asks, is it time to stop piling up boxes by the tree?

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