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Charlotte Smith-Jarvis tries out a family meal at The Dog and Duck in Campsea Ashe, which was renovated at the end of 2016.

A Stowmarket malt firm is celebrating after scooping an award from a major food firm.

A food marque promoting sustainable practices in agriculture is celebrating a further consolidation of its position across a range of sectors.

Farmers’ levy payers’ organisation AHDB Beef & Lamb has appointed a new halal sector manager to help it focus on the needs of the fast-growing sector.

Suffolk nutritionist and superfood chef Juliette Bryant shares her knowledge and recipes each week, helping us to eat and feel much healthier...

family life

Children all over Suffolk will be proudly presenting their mums with flowers, chocolates and hand-crafted cards on Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

Trains, boats, trampolines and a spy satellite are some of the more unusual ways to make mum’s day on Sunday.

A mother who needed to find a way to explain IVF to her toddler has created a charming picture book, peopled by a family of friendly blobs.

This week we celebrate the International Day of Forests... even though Germaine Greer may have proposed other plans for Thetford Forest.

walks

Gallery: Five places for a festive walk in Suffolk

Monday, December 26, 2016

After the over-indulgence of Christmas, you may fancy donning some warm clothes and boots and heading out for a refreshing walk with the family. Here are five places in Suffolk where you can enjoy a festive family walk.

The days are getting short now and some paths can be muddy so this week I am writing a shorter walk which I have been taking for a long time, writes Richard Tyson.

Richard Tyson enjoys a three-mile walk around the village of Sweffling.

Chris Barker has a glimpse of a fascinating heritage project taking shape in west Suffolk with the latest in our weekly walks.

opinion

Children all over Suffolk will be proudly presenting their mums with flowers, chocolates and hand-crafted cards on Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

Suffolk nutritionist and superfood chef Juliette Bryant shares her knowledge and recipes each week, helping us to eat and feel much healthier...

The nearly-spring sunshine has affected my supermarket online order. The great tits are investigating the bird box and I am beset by the urge to buy cleaning products, writes Lynne Mortimer.

According to a What-type-of-shopper-are-you quiz I’ve just taken on the BBC’s Eat Well for Less website, I’m a bargain hunter, writes Sheena Grant,

I go by many names. On Starbucks cups, I’m “Alan”. The baristas in Ipswich are real jokers.

homes & garden

A Victorian hospital building will be retained by developers as they convert the former Sudbury landmark into 12 news flats and houses.

Have you grown a curvy carrot, a really odd onion or a potato that looks like Wayne Rooney?

The forefather of a celebrated Suffolk business, which now employs 1,300 people at 18 garden centres throughout the country, has been honoured with a permanent memorial.

Rural business owners and farmers with diversified enterprises are being advised to check the implications of their business rate revaluation now, as some see rateable values double.

travel

Mike Pickup and his wife weren’t entirely sure where they were even going when they signed up to a trip to Kazakhstan - and even had to open the Atlas to check, as he reveals.

Roger Hermiston and Eileen Wise found more riches than they could have imagined exploring the Northern Spanish coast.

Switzerland is a land of contrasts. And this year the Swiss are celebrating the completion of one of the world’s greatest engineering projects that connects two strikingly different parts of the country, writes James Marston.

The main streets are littered with designer names including Dior, Prada and Chanel, the pavements are heated and only the best champagne is served.

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