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Review: Berridges restaurant, Ipswich

Saturday, April 30, 2016
EADT food review, Berridges restaurant, Ipswich. French-style chicken.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis uncovers ‘hidden’ eatery Berridges restaurant in the centre of Ipswich

EADT review, Hardeep Kohli dinner at Stoke By Nayland Hotel. Charlie, Hardeep and Alan.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis dines out with Hardeep Kohli at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

Food and Drink Awards 2016

Best Cafe/ Tea Room - Hannah Huntley and Beth Cook from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich with sponsor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis

Members of Suffolk’s thriving food and drink community gathered at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, yesterday to celebrate the East Anglian Daily Times and EADT Suffolk Magazine Food and Drink Awards.

The 2016 Suffolk Food and Drink Awards held at Milsoms, Kesgrave

Today the greatest food producers in Suffolk have gathered at Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall for the final of the 2016 Food & Drink Awards.

12 top international restaurants in Suffolk. Cafe Kottani, Bury St Edmunds

It’s international dining week. And what better way to celebrate than by recognising some of the best eateries in the county offering flavours from all four corners of the globe?

family life

Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite. She says it's 2016 and theres absolutely no reason why panel shows cant have 50% women on all the time.  Photo: Jon Cartwright

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to Bury St Edmunds raised stand-up, writer and political activist Kate Smurthwaite about the lack of female comedians on TV and the power of laughter.

Joe and Ruth Lubbock celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this week.

Suffolk couple Joseph and Ruth Lubbock are today celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. LYNNE MORTIMER meets them as they mark three-quarters of a century as Mr and Mrs Lubbock.

Girls' Night Out walkers from previous years gather in the Abbey Gardens with one of the water boys to launch the 2016 fundraising walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care

Women are being invited to sign up for this year’s Girls’ Night out to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care


Dog walking

Weather for the weekend is looking chilly but fair so why not head out for a stroll with your canine friend and enjoy some Suffolk pub hospitality while you’re there.

A wlak through Badingham

Richard Tyson explores an area of Suffolk peppered with small hills.

The views in Mid Suffolk

Ordnance Survey use a chevron symbol (>) on maps to indicate a steep road of between one in seven (14%) and one in five (20%), writes Bill Baldry.

Finishing the 60-mile Suffolk Coastal Path challenge last year

2016 is the year of walking in Suffolk, and this spring’s Suffolk Walking Festival is already gathering momentum for its launch, organisers say.


Spring has finally arrived - photo Graeme Crissell

By the end of April most of us would expect to have turned off the central heating, wouldn’t we? asks Sheena Grant.

Having a sniff at the wine tasting event

Armed with 12 bottles of wine and newly-baked salted caramel chocolate brownies*, we headed for daughter Ruth and soon to be son-in-law Kev’s hous, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Superdad Will Lodge & Mila eat cake

Superdad Will Lodge examines where habits, and ideas, come from.

Once upon a time, shopping was my therapy, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Opinion:Will Lodge – change can sneak up on you

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Lodge family, Mitchell, Gemma, Mila, Seth, Will and Finley.

Superdad Will Lodge marvels at the changes taking place right beneath his nose.

homes & garden

Jermyn Cottage, Rushbrooke

If you’re looking for a little project - no major renovations required, perhaps the chance to operate a business from home - then this former almshouse could be just the ticket.


People who love historical homes, gorgeous gardens, or those who just want to have a look round someone else’s country pile, will get the opportunity to visit some of Suffolk’s most wonderful private properties this year, thanks to the Invitation To View initiative

Fika Range £5 - £16
Oliver Bonas

Adding plants to your home interior can help lift not only the décor, but also your mood, writes Amy Gallivan

31 Warrington Road, Ipswich

Snap-up this very nicely appointed family home, close to Christchurch Park and Ipswich School, on the market for £625,000.


Blue Crater Lake

If you love Lakes and Mountains holidays then you will adore the Azores. But why? asks Andrea Powell.

Modershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat - the 25m vitality pool

Sitting in a bubbling vitality pool with a glass of prosecco in hand, and surrounded by nothing but the picturesque rolling hills of Staffordshire, reality seemed but a distant memory.


Disembarking our cruise ship and all its comforts, we were quickly on board the “luxury” bus that was to drive us through the thick, green, overgrown forests of the Costa Rican countryside, writes Andrea Powell.

Monks at ceremonies, Bhutan

It’s called Gross Domestic Happiness, writes by Roger Hermiston and Eileen Wise

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