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The world isn’t always safe, especially not for women, but that doesn’t mean we should fear exploring it, says Emily Cotton - plus the 11 destinations voted best for female solo travel

The Department for Education has been urged to add the Highway Code to the post-16 curriculum, to improve knowledge among new drivers and reduce road casualty rates.

Does a little more junk in the trunk do anything to affect the new Ford Focus?

Though it seems like we only just had the 68-plate arrive, it’s time for another new one. But what are the best cars to get with the shiny new ‘19’ number plate?

Emily Cotton meets Sarah Blanchard, owner of Pom Pom Studio in Ipswich who turned her creative hobby into a booming business.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, we’ve created a short quiz of questions about some of the most important women in history. How many correct answers can you get?

There’s so much to celebrate on International Women’s Day this year, but we’ve still got a way to go, says Emily Cotton.

Emily Cotton on why it matters that menstrual health will soon be taught in schools.

Lucy Shepherd is only 26, but has conquered feats that so many others could only ever dream of, exploring the Arctic, Andes and Amazon. She’s survived the jungle, scaled unimaginable peaks, adventured solo and led team expeditions. Emily Cotton speaks with the ‘unlikely adventurer’.

Fast fashion needs a long term ‘fix’ to minimise the affect it’s having on our planet, says Emily Cotton.

Feeling lonely or want to expand your friendship circle but, as an adult, you don’t know where to begin? The newly launched Make Friends Club is the ideal solution, working to beat the loneliness epidemic and help women make friendships that fit.

Eleanor doesn’t live, she merely exists. As she emerges from her hermetic shell, confronts her painful past and tries to change her orderly ways, will she be able to open up and let the outside world in? Emily Cotton isn’t sure.

Emily Cotton dines at the elegant French brasserie moored at Ipswich marina.

Following in the footsteps of gin, which was massively popular in 2017, rum is set to take centre stage next year. Experts at Arcade Tavern share their knowledge of the spirit...

The Fludyers is a cosy stop for a hearty Sunday roast on a cold winter’s day, says Emily Cotton

Coaches from CrossFit Orwell in Ipswich debunk myths around the sport and share exactly why it’s suitable for all ages and abilities.

It could be the beginning of the end for trendy ‘super-food’ avocado breakfasts as the ingredient might soon be a lot harder to get hold of in the UK

Less than three quarters of eligible women in Suffolk have had a cervical screening in the last three and a half to five and a half years – have you had yours?

If you’re into keeping fit and working out, take a look at these fitness trend, all forecasted to make it big in 2019!

Emily Cotton speaks to Sue Adams, managing director of GLOW Clinic in Ipswich to find out everything you need to know about microblading

Emily Cotton heads to Spoons World Buffet in Ipswich to indulge on cuisines from across the globe.

The Surfers Against Sewage beach clean in Felixstowe, organised by local resident Melissa Masters, collected over 45kg of litter on Sunday, October 21.

From manicures and pedicures to hair and skin conditioning treatments, these places are well worth a visit in the run up to your Christmas party!

Training company Four Seasons Physique is changing the lives of many people across Suffolk thanks to its holistic approach to health and fitness

With the festive season soon approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where to hold your annual Christmas party.

Field Fit bootcamps have recently launched at Suffolk Food Hall. Emily Cotton trials one of the gruelling sessions.

Stand-up paddleboarding is possibly the fastest growing watersport in the UK and with a centre recently opening in Felixstowe, Emily Cotton finds out just how beneficial the activity can be and where you can try the sport out in the county.

Improve your concentration and focus with these seven helpful tips from nutritionist Amy Morris.

Seven things you didn’t know but probably should about your skin in the sun

Solo travel represents freedom and independence, and is an experience everyone should encounter at least once says Emily Cotton

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