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Days Gone By

Pack your school bag and lunch box and take a nostalgic trip back to Cliff Lane primary school in Ipswich in 1977.

This week local history enthusiast David Kindred has gathered pictures of the changes in St Margaret's Plain and St Margaret's Street.

This week photographer David Kindred has sourced pictures of the changes in London Road and Bramford Road.

Family life

Hector the miniature dachshund might be tiny - but he's becoming a big star, after finding fame in the world of social media.

School gardener, who has died at 89, was awarded the MBE for his tireless work for the village and service to horticulture

Dr Andy Wood OBE DL, CEO of renowned Suffolk brewer Adnams, has lived locally to Southwold for over 25 years. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2013 and has always played an active part in the community. Andy enjoys bike rides around the Suffolk and Norfolk countryside, often popping into some of the local Adnams pubs on the way. More than anything, he loves spending time with his friends and family, especially his young grandson. He talks to Gina Long MBE

Travel

Our reviewer tried out this popular site near Sudbury, where technology goes out of the window in favour of getting back to nature

Soaring skyscrapers, desert dunes that lead to adventure and enchanting entertainment are all part of the dizzying heights of Dubai's success.

A melting pot of history, religion and cultures, tell anyone you're visiting Istanbul and you'll most likely be met with collective 'ooos' and 'ahhs' of those who have always wanted to go and haven't made it yet or previous visitors who long to return.

Opinion

I've known for years that building a new road across the north of Ipswich was a divisive proposal - guaranteed to set town dwellers against their country cousins. I hadn't realised how much Blue-on-Blue anger it would spark!

This week Liberal Democrats across Britain have their tails up after winning a famous victory in the by-election at Brecon and Radnorshire on the Welsh border.

Boris Johnson has now been Prime Minister for a week and it's already been a bit of a whirlwind as he travels around the country with the air of a Medieval Monarch offering gifts to all who cross his path.

Homes & garden

How would you like to live in a five-bedroom barn conversion near Woodbridge? It could be yours for £1.2 million.

An Essex high street is in the running for up to £15k in cash after being shortlisted in a national awards.

If you're looking for a unique property, a six-storey former water tower in Thorpeness could be yours for £1million.

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