Beach hut owners in Felixstowe are distressed by Suffolk Coastal District Council’s plans to put up rental and administration fees on the huts which, they say, will make the cost prohibitive and force them to sell the huts they have loved, looked after and made their own – over many decades in some cases.
Charles Dickens was born in February 1812 and, in his lifetime as a journalist and author he visited East Anglia on many occasions – he reported an election in Ipswich and (apocryphally) a hanging at Norwich Castle.
For every child who has longed to spend summer romping around the countryside with friends, solving mysteries and eating a picnic of sandwiches and cake lovingly prepared by mother, served with lashings of ginger beer, 2017 marks a significant anniversary.
On January 30, 1649, King Charles I was taken to a scaffold specially erected outside the banqueting hall at Whitehall and executed. His death sentence for treason was passed by an angry parliament after a bloody civil war that set friends against friends, brothers against brothers and crown against state.
Former Anglia TV presenter Christine Webber has a second novel out - nearly thirty years after her first! She talks to LYNNE MORTIMER about Who’d Have Thought It? an entertaining story of sex, love, life, more sex, and the older woman.
The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is a glorious tribute to the garden, featuring a number of Suffolk and north Essex designers, growers and suppliers, as Lynne Mortimer and photographer Sarah Lucy Brown discovered today.
Since Sandie Shaw sang barefoot and won the competition for the UK with Puppet on a String, Lynne Mortimer has been unable to ignore Eurovision... even if nobody votes for us nowadays. Brace yourself for a night of high camp