Family life

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Suffolk resident Joe Edwards-Gill and has been metal detecting for two years – and has uncovered a number of treasures from years gone by.

We meet fundraiser Michelle Anastasiadis, founder and owner of Elle & Tyne Events, whose charity dinners and tournaments attract a host of stars from the world of sport.

The experts at Attwells solicitors have introduced a new conveyancing service to speed up the moving process.

An eco-friendly superyacht has been unveiled in Ipswich.

Oliver Miller, managing director of Suffolk’s Bishop and Miller Auctions, explains all you need to know about taking your antiques to auction and what steps you can take to ensure you get the best price for your items.

Gina Long MBE meets Andy King, chairman of Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue.

Alison Chilvers, the owner of Bright and Beautiful Ipswich, explains how their premium cleaning service can help you organise your home, keep up with your busy schedule and give you more free time to spend with your family.

If you found yourself reaching for your knitting needles over lockdown you’re not alone, as Debby Cloud from Felixstowe-based business The Wool Baa explains.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

For the past few months, Joanne Raymond has been working harder than ever to deliver gas to East Anglian locals, many of whom rely on it as a vital supply. East Anglia Gas has become one of the biggest suppliers of bottled gas in the area, selling a greater volume of Flo Gas than any other business in the region.

Social isolation has grown in recent years into an alarming problem, particularly in rural locations. Although the effects on the retired population are well understood, lockdown has highlighted that young parents are also suffering from its malignant effects

We spoke with Emma Denny, owner of Emma’s Home Care who explains the difference between home care and residential care and how care at home can benefit your loved one.

Craft-making has really taken off during lockdown, building on an increasing popularity in recent years. Hobbyists can gain inspiration from visiting Suffolk Craft Society’s 50th anniversary show online or by talking to makers at a series of pop-up events in Aldeburgh during August

‘Tackling climate change is something that we must all take responsibility for’ says Councillor Richard Rout

Gina Long talks to the region’s BID (Business Improvement Districts) about their post-COVID-19 recovery programmes, hoping to attract more investment and more visitors

Gina Long chats with the charity fundraisers and co-founders of Wild Play

The expert team at Black Stag Styling will completely revamp your ride.

On Wednesday, July 8 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new stamp duty break that will greatly benefit those looking to purchase a new house within the next year.

Some people collect stamps. Viktor Wynd, who lives in north Suffolk collects skulls, carvings, erotica, folk magic and other things that scare his children.

Choosing someone to take care of your dependent loved one is difficult at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic. Amanda Thomson, Registered Care Manager at My Care at Home, shares the five things you can do to help you make your decision.

Submissions for the 2020 East Anglian Book Awards, which celebrate the outstanding literary culture of our region, are now open.

Gina Long meets Craig and Julie Jarvis, owners of Ravenwood Hall Hotel in Suffolk.

Are staycations the new normal? As the hospitality and holiday industry re-opens from today, Gina Long talks to Hannah and Jeff Hibbs, from Forest Lodge Holidays.

Ipswich is hosting a new summer festival – BetweenSpaces – which looks to forge stronger community links and tackle problems with isolation which grew during lockdown

Organisers of Needham Market Raft Race are inviting people to take part in a fun but different event this year.

Two Suffolk wedding experts explain why more intimate nuptials may be the way forward – and how these are being made as safe as possible

Andrea Thompson has held for title of Britain’s Strongest Woman four times and battled to win the world title in 2018 – now during lockdown she’s going to attempt to break a world record.

Actor and theatre producer Matthew Townshend tells Gina Long about how technology is playing its part in enabling Southwold Summer Theatre’s rep season to go ahead.

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