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Days Gone By

David Kindred takes a look at past building sites around Ipswich before the introduction of health and safety including St Margaret’s church and Fore Street.

Days Gone By looks at past local activities in Ipswich including the Boys Brigade band and events at the ABC cinema, St Matthews Baths Hall and more.

Names of our oldest pubs can often tell a story about the town or village in which they stand and that is the case with the Wildman in Sproughton.

Family life

There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

With the Christmas season now almost upon us, our theatres are dusting down their stock of bad jokes, readying themselves for two months of festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year

Have you ever been bullied? Does your child need help? Can you spot a bully? James Marston investigates.

Travel

Fresh off the back of a five bubble rating from the Good Spa Guide, Geraldine Scott paid a visit to Aqua Sana at Center Parcs Elveden to see what all the fuss was about.

Fancy a bit of late Summer sun in France – but don’t want to face a long and arduous trip with the children in tow? Then this family site in Normandy could be just the answer, as David Powles found out.

One of our recurring holiday games is pondering on our favourite hotel and favourite destination. Like most lists through life, it changes over time. The one constant is that no hotel has ever ticked all of the boxes.

Opinion

It’s off with the HRT... and the duvet and the pyjamas as menopause takes hold

As Joanna Lumley fronts a campaign to provide more ladies’ loos at The Old Vic, Lynne Mortimer hopes all theatres will follow suit

I’m a lover of nature – and of the animals that share this planet with us.

Homes & garden

Have you always dreamed of running your own business from home? This property is perfect for that with its 46ft renovated barn/office space. Take a look inside here.

Ad Feature Guide to buying farmland - why a farm is a good investment

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Anyone looking to buy farmland and rural property will know it’s not always straightforward.

Watch our video tour of a four bedroom detached home close to Purdis Heath Golf Club which is currently for sale.

Ipswich icons

Even before the Munich Crisis of 1938 preparations were being made for the possibility of another war, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society, as he looks at the history of the town’s air raid shelters.

I was given a postcard the other day with the suggestion that I researched the history of the building featured, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Granting a charter to Ipswich was a win-win situation for us and two kings, as John Norman, of The Ipswich Society, explains.

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