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Samantha Brook has great advice to help everyone self-isolating find moments of joy in their day.

We’ve all had a lot to come to terms with recently but we’ll get through it together.

Your week’s entertainment is sorted, with live gigs, virtual quizzes, and art gallery tours.

Jo Reeder, head of fundraising and marketing at Age UK Suffolk is a true Suffolk girl, having had a career predominately in local media, before entering the charity sector. As we experience another week of COVID-19 lockdown, Age UK Suffolk has had to quickly adapt its core services. This very special charity is represented throughout our region and is committed to improving the lives of older people – something that is nevermore important. Jo and the Age UK Suffolk charity are continuing to give vital help, including emergency shopping during this desperate time of need. She has seen a 40% increase in the charity’s befriending scheme and the same increase in their information and advice service. Here she talks to Gina Long MBE

Meet the inspirational sisters behind the elegant country clothing global fashion brands, based here in East Anglia, whose designs are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. As entrepreneurs they have seen the power of working together and sharing the same passion and goals to help them achieve success.

Here they talk to Gina Long.

Don’t miss out on the choc-fest this spring. These local retailers are ready to deliver everything you need.

Stuck inside because of coronavirus? Make sure your home is the nicest – and healthiest – place to be with a proper deep clean.

Spend your evening reflecting on the work of one of England’s best-loved painters.

If you want a night off cooking, these businesses can help.

Some of the nation’s leading artists join forces with Colchester gallery Firstsite to battle stay at home boredom and keep Britain creative during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.

Suffolk National Farmers’ Union (NFU) members are toasting a new ale to mark their centenary year.

Osteopath James Harvey is owner of Woolpit Osteopaths, Suffolk, as well as co-owner of Earlham House Clinic in Norwich with his sister, Liz Connors. To adapt to our new ‘COVID-19 lives’, they have had to stop face-to-face appointments. However, the clinic has found new ways to reach people through online osteopathic and clinical pilates consultations, advice and bespoke exercise plans as well as online workspace assessments to help the growing number of people working from home. Here, he talks to Gina Long.

Budding young quizzers - try your hand at our trivia quiz

Let the food fights commence. The eccentric Goodman family – and even more eccentric neighbour Jim – are back on our screens for the sixth series of Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner on Friday, March 27. Here’s all you need to know.

Animal lover Abby Jelley has rescued a huge brood of dogs, along with pigs, chickens and alpacas, looking after them all at her farm in Suffolk

Celebrities like Norfolk-born pianist Myleene Klass are helping keep families fit, healthy and entertained as we grabble with home schooling during Coronavirus lockdown. Here are some of the best celebrity webcasts to keep boredom at bay

The past seven days have seen huge changes to the way we live our lives, as the government responds to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, Norwich-based psychotherapist Shane Lutkin has some advice.

The Open University has hundreds of free online courses to keep your mind active and engaged

Charlotte is one of the many people forced to work from home during the Coronavirus outbreak - she is documenting the ups and downs of living with ‘social distancing’.

Order the perfect Mother’s Day present without leaving your home thanks to these local businesses.

The ultimate in comfort viewing, The Repair Shop returns to BBC1 this evening in a new prime time slot. Here’s why you should tune in.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis, like many others, is working from home currently on government advice - what’s it really like ‘out of office’. Today - gym visits and furry friends.

Put Scrabble to one side and give yourself a break from reading – it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy some great TV.

This week thousands of us will be adjusting to swapping the office for working from home. What are the best ways to be efficent and keep your spirits up when you’re missing your colleagues? We asked some homeworkers to share their advice.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis is one of the many people working at home at the moment as Coronavirus fever grips the country and following advice from the government - what’s it like one day in?

Belgravia, the lavish new period drama from Julian Fellowes, arrives on ITV on Sunday. Could this epic 19th century tale of secrets and scandals be the series that finally fills that Downton Abbey shaped hole in our lives? Here’s what we know so far...

With Easter on the horizon, and hopefully sunnier weather on the way, it will soon be time to invite friends over for the long bank holiday weekends. Here’s a a list of the very best that Suffolk has to offer. By Andrew Clarke

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