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Days Gone By

Do you remember eating sugar sandwiches, toast and dripping, milk sop and suet pudding?

Sponsored bed pushes have often combined fun and fundraising around Suffolk and north Essex over the years.

Did you enjoy nights out at the Bandbox club in Felixstowe back in 2004?

Family life

After 2020 we are all in need of some Christmas sparkle to boost our spirits. Here’s our guide to a wealth of festive treats that will make Suffolk families feel that the season of goodwill is here.

Hope and Homes for Children, started by a former army officer from East Anglia, is counting on your support to help its work this Christmas.

After a breathless chase, the pack finally tracks down its quarry — and a frenzy of licking ensues.

Travel

Hannah enjoys personable service, top-notch dining and views of the Scottish capital’s iconic sights during a luxurious break at The Balmoral

Uttlesford Community Travel has resumed.

TUI is restarting its summer flights from Stansted at the beginning of August, joining Jet2 as the only companies currently offering holidays from the airport.

Opinion

We’re now halfway through the second lockdown and I’m now feeling both optimistic and pessimistic about the world we will emerge into once the current restrictions end on December 2.

I’ve never been a fan of Donald Trump and I was disappointed when he was elected President of the USA four years ago. I think the world will be a better, and safer, place with Joe Biden sitting in the White House.

So here we are, back in lockdown and facing a grim winter with little to really look forward to – because the festive season is going to feel anything but festive as it looks like we’ll have to do most of our socialising by Zoom or Microsoft Teams, writes Paul Geater.

Homes & garden

A country house set in 1.2 acres has come up for sale near the Suffolk-Essex border at a guide price of £1,650,000.

A stunning Georgian-style home originally built as a hotel has gone on the market in Ipswich.

A former pub, miller’s shop and country club with links to a group of 1950s motor car racers has come up for sale in Rickinghall, near the Norfolk Suffolk border.

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