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Congratulations to the East of England Co-op for becoming the first major supermarket to sell produce beyond its ‘best before’ date.

Black Friday 2017 passed me by completely but apparently Britain’s online retailers won the battle for sales in the US-inspired event, with overall spending up on 2016 despite a drop in the number of shoppers visiting stores, writes Sheena Grant.

Findings from a raft of studies suggest female friendship could be one of the most powerful forces for boosting women’s health. Sheena Grant looks at the evidence...

Last week I wrote about the need to start planning ahead to avoid overspending at Christmas and asked readers to send in their thrifty tips for the festive season.

Laura Folley trained as a singer but only started to write music when she became a mother. LIttle did she know her daughter would turn out to be her greatest inspiration. Sheena Grant found out more...

It’s Saturday, November 18 - less than a week to go until the annual round of stupidity that is Black Friday.

Campaigners are calling for a public awareness campaign to encourage more women to go for routine cervical screening after numbers attending appointments in England fell to their lowest level in two decades.

Medical doctors are a must when it comes to treating us for serious illness but they’re not always a bundle of laughs. And laughter is an important medicine too. As Friday’s Children in Need fundraising day approaches, there’s no better time to bring on the Clown Doctors...

Now we’re into November, Christmas seems a lot closer than it did just a few days ago. It’s time to start planning ahead.

We all know people who seem to have the unerring ability to bounce back, whatever life throws at them.

If you’re someone who enjoys the annual rituals of autumn this is surely the week for you, writes Sheena Grant.

When Marie Grueberova suffered two miscarriages after fertility treatment she was lost in her grief. But art has helped her to heal. She told Sheena Grant more.

It’s almost Halloween and if there’s one thing that’s scarier than the annual festival devoted to ghouls, ghosts and garish costumes its the food waste that goes with it, writes Sheena Grant.

I could have eaten it after all, writes Sheena Grant.

Tess Jewson often gets odd stares when she parks her car and displays her disability badge. She just doesn’t look ill a lot of the time.

Research by East Anglian-based eating disorders charity Beat has found that one in three sufferers experience stigma and discrimination at work. On World Mental Health Day the charity is calling for more understanding. Sheena Grant reports.

My month of foraging is almost at an end but I’m not quite done yet, writes Sheena Grant.

Why are teenagers so impulsive, sleepy and emotional and how can parents held them navigate these sometimes difficult years? Expert Dr Rosemary Taylor will be giving her tips to Suffolk parents next week. She told Sheena Grant more...

Back in May, inspired by a free seeds offer in my local supermarket, I started my first ever window-sill vegetable garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Back in May, inspired by a free seeds offer in my local supermarket, I started my first ever window-sill vegetable garden, writes Sheena Grant.

Seven million people across the country are throught to have potentially-fatal high blood pressure without even realising it. Sheena Grant reports.

Last week I wrote about samphire on Suffolk’s only island, Havergate. It got me thinking about the abundance of free foods that can be foraged, particularly at this time of year, writes Sheena Grant.

Drinking just one glass of wine or pint of beer is equivalent to eating half a burger when it comes to calories and is helping fuel obesity and health problems across East Anglia, say campaigners.

From lower levels of stress and depression to reduced risk of heart disease, the latest evidence suggests owning a pet is a healthy choice. Sheena Grant finds out more and talks to animal lovers about the difference pets have made to their lives.

There are many special things about East Anglia, several of which I was able to savour during a recent trip to Suffolk’s only island, writes Sheena Grant.

Online advice helped me fix my faulty dishwasher for free, writes Sheena Grant.

Keeping children safe online is one of the biggest challenges for modern parents. Sheena Grant finds out about an event this month designed to help them and talks to one of the speakers, Lorin LaFave, who set up a foundation to educate others after her son was murdered by an internet predator.

The UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world and it shows little sign of improving. Sheena Grant finds out about local intiatives to change things and hears from one mother, who breastfed her daughter until the age of two-and-a-half and believes the problem lies in society’s sexualisation of women’s bodies.

Anyone who wants to live more sustainably but isn’t sure where to start can find out all they need to know from a couple who, like Tom and Barbara in classic 1970s sitcom, The Good Life, have opted out of the ‘rat race’ for a simpler lifestyle, writes Sheena Grant.

Sixteen years ago, on a holiday to Cornwall, I visited the then-newly opened Eden Project, an extravaganza of plants from climates and habitats around the world housed in two enormous biomes built in the crater of a disused china clay pit, writes Sheena Grant.

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