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The story of the Black Dog of Bungay is part of East Anglian folklore. But could the dog of legend have been unfairly maligned? Sheena Grant talks to author Terry Reeve about a new telling of the tale, inspired by his grandchildren.

It’s a bumper year for blackberries, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Fundraisers will be wearing jeans to work and school on September 21 to raise money and awareness of genetic disorders affecting children. Sheena Grant hears one family’s story.

Opinion: How to save money on winter heating bills

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Autumn’s gathering pace and it won’t be long before we’re thinking about firing up the central heating again, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Nostalgia: Spirit of lost fishing ‘village’ rises again

Saturday, September 15, 2018

It was once home to more than 2,000 people, all connected to Lowestoft’s booming fishing industry. But today, little remains that even hints at proof of The Grit’s existence. Sheena Grant finds out about a new show that aims to put that right.

We all know good nutrition is important for health but how many of us realise just what can happen if our children don’t get the vitamins and minerals their bodies need? Sheena Grant learns more from Lucinda Miller, who will be sharing her expertise with parents at an event in Ipswich on September 18.

The 2018 St Leger, the last of the five classic races of the season, is run this week. But which ever horse wins, they have no chance of matching the achievements of the 1970 winner, Nijinsky. Sheena Grant looks back at his historic victory.

Injured Jockeys Fund chief executive Lisa Hancock knows all about the highs and lows of racing, having been a point-to-point rider herself for 12 years herself. She told Sheena Grant more.

From Red Rum to Frankel, there’s no shortage of contenders when it comes to the title of greatest race horse of all time. Sheena Grant looks at the line-up...

Opinion: More courgettes for dinner to-marrow

Thursday, September 6, 2018

In fields not far from my home, the onion harvest is under way. And, from previous experience, I know what that means - lots of perfectly good produce often left to rot in the fields once the harvest is complete.

September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Awareness Month. Singer Cheryl Tweedy helped spread the word about this little-known genetic disorder last year but campaigners say more work is needed. Sheena Grant reports.

Make do and mend used to be what you did if you couldn’t afford something new. But repairing seems to be acquiring a new cachet, as Sheena Grant reports.

If your horse puts back his ears, opens his mouth or bucks while being ridden he’s definitely trying to tell you something. But it may not be what you think. Sheena Grant reports on a pioneering study being carried out in this region.

We’ve enjoyed stunning weather this summer but if it’s a sign of things to come as the climate warms there could be unexpected, and deadly - consequences. Sheena Grant reports on why horse owners are being advised to learn about African Horse Sickness.

Most of our homes are littered with things we never use. We may keep them for sentimental reasons, because they might ‘come in handy’ one day or because we just haven’t got round to off-loading them, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Opinion: Thrifty ways to indulge a love of books

Saturday, August 25, 2018

If, like me, you love a good book you’ll know that a voracious appetite for reading comes with enormous pleasure but one or two problems as well, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Cars are something of a mystery to me and largely, I’m happy for it to stay that way, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Is it possible to learn to be a ‘horse whisperer’, to understand horses’ ‘language’ and achieve results through co-operation and kindness alone? Sheena Grant meets a trainer who has been honed her skills with some of the world’s best.

Opinion: Frugal ways with a freezer

Saturday, August 11, 2018

There are lots of things you can do without when you’re attempting to live life a little more thriftily but a freezer probably shouldn’t be one of them, write thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.

Increasing numbers of pregnant women are overweight and figures suggest this region could be worse affected than many other parts of the country.

Tired of the same old hacking routes - why not sample what else East Anglia has to offer? Sheena Grant looks at five of the best riding trails.

UK workers are among the most stressed in the world, according to a new survey. Sheena Grant finds out about an initiative to try and redress the balance.

School summer holidays can be one of the most expensive times of the year for parents, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Iona Hodgson is curating a series of art exhibitions drawing on the beauty of the natural world in a new project kicking off in Suffolk this month. She told Sheena Grant more

Weather forecaster Jim Bacon tells Sheena Grant why heatwaves like this year’s could become typical in the future.

The more I look into the issue of how modern washing machines are built, the more confused the picture becomes, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

TV weather forecaster Jim Bacon recalls the long hot summer of 1976 and tells Sheena Grant why heatwaves like this year’s could become typical in the future.

Family safety charity RoSPA has issued advice to help parents ensure their children stay safe on garden trampolines this summer after a study revealed the true scale of injuries. But does anyone ever follow the guidelines when it comes to home trampolines? Sheena Grant reports.

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