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Spring equinox falls on Thursday, with a full supermoon making an appearance...our columnist reveals more about the phenomenon.

Do little children really need their grandma to offer them advice for a lifetime - or would they rather she gave them an ice-cream?

There are nearly 350 people working as volunteers at the hospital. Our reporter found out more about what they do there...and why.

Tomorrow night Connie Lamb has the chance to progress to the semi-final stages of ITV’s The Voice. Here she talks about her commitment to a career in music... despite the kitten heels her mum once made her wear.

Black&White Productions present Harry’s Bar #10: Portrait of the Artist, by Suzanne Hawkes, at the Conservative Club, High Road West, Felixstowe until Friday, March 15

The door that Larry Grayson was referring to when he first said: “Shut that door,” has been found and will be kept as a monument to that immortal line. Here, we celebrate the catchphrase.

They say two heads are better than one but what do you do when even two heads are no good? Google, of course.

More than 2.5 million people have given up their jobs to care for loved ones and it is estimated that one in seven people in work are juggling the demands of their job with caring. Here, four people from the region talk about how their lives have been impacted.

Ipswich Choral Society’s spring concert will feature Mozart’s Requiem and a brand new work by the acclaimed tenor and composer Tom Randle.

If you buy the Disney Mary Poppins outfit from the supermarket it will cost around £15 but, wait a minute, World Book Day is surely all about reading, isn’t it?

Opinion Has spring sprung a trap?

Monday, March 4, 2019

What should we do? Put away the winter clothes and dig out the flip flops or ignore the weather and stick with the thermals?

In the 1960s it was only the well-off families who went abroad for their holidays. Our columnist and her mum, dad and sister used to head for the East Anglian coast and the joys of the seaside caravan.

The royal’s New York party has been much reported and speculated upon. Our columnist reveals more about the tradition.

Ipswich couple Allie and Paul reveal how a Suffolk County Council initiative has improved their health and set them on the path to weight loss.

The British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition opened a window on our first century past.

Opinion When I’m 64...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

NOW I’m 64, that is. Yes, I have reached the age the Beatles pegged as being in need of knitting and Sunday drives.

Our columnists shares 10 typical ‘dad’ moves that have children cringing.

Our columnist is finding herself strangely drawn to adverts for unisex portable urinals and stove top ‘gap covers’. How about you?

Our columnist reveals some of the strangest relationships of all time - can you compete with any of these?

Ballet and opera lovers will be digging out their beloved recordings this week as they celebrate World Ballet Day and Opera Day.

Opinion What does ‘love’ mean in 2019?

Monday, February 4, 2019

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon this might be a good time to take a look at love - is it the sweetest thing or does it hurt?

Ipswich charity Let’s Talk Reading is targeting disadvantaged areas of Ipswich after it was estimated that 8,000 adults in the town lack basic reading skills.

A light-hearted debate about letter boxes in front doors has jogged our columnist’s memory about delivering mail in her youth.

Ten years ago, in April 2009, Lynne Mortimer visited the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where humanity towards those who were enslaved or killed stopped at the gate.

As an etiquette expert comes up with guidelines for MPs to get through Brexit...with good manners!

Opinion The joy of six at McDonald’s

Monday, January 28, 2019

When the small incredibles, George, Wil and Herbie, came for the weekend, grandpa employed the survival technique known as “getting in wine” and we all had a happy meal.

Opinion What’s so special about today?

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Nearly every day of the year is designated for some celebration or another. Some days offer as many as eight options. In the event you have nothing whatever to do in the coming months, here are some of the weirder ideas.

Carers can often be invisible - they look after members of their family and we know little about it. Among their numbers are 1.3 million people still caring for children while also looking after older family members. We found out more and hear one East Anglian woman’s story.

In light of the recent accident involving HRH Prince Philip, our columnist finds out exactly what the laws are relating to older people driving and says we shouldn’t write them off.

I have risen to the challenge of cooking without gluten and cow’s milk. I am now a better person.

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