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food & drink

Archant tea tent - the tent will be returning this year

The Suffolk Show isn’t just about bowler hats and tractors.

Vintage food truck My Kitchen Your Place with owner Phoebe Cripps.

As well as the chance to buy loads of food to take home, the Suffolk Show presents plenty of opportunities to eat out.

Turners Fishmongers van in Lavenham. Adam Turner is pictured.

Turners Fishmongers was recently recognised for Outstanding Customer Service in the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards.

family life

John Barrowman, coming to the Ipswich Regent Tuesday

Stage and screen star John Barrowman talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about what’s wrong with Saturday night telly, Captain Jack Harkness’ return and why he has the best fans in the world.

Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer’s influential book Toxic Childhood explains to parents how the modern world is damaging the development of a growing number of children.

Bristol Blenheim Press Call .Vetran Blenheim Pilot S/L Ian Blair ( RAF Retired ).

After 12 years of hard and dedicated work, a restored Second World War plane will take to the skies at its first air show appearance this weekend.


Delightful Dunwich

Mon, 10:30
Dunwich walk, Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson follows a path on the beautiful Suffolk coast

Hills, vales and a vineyard

Monday, May 11, 2015
Lotte Sherman, Boxted Walk, May 9

Lotte Sherman finds plenty to interest her near Boxted

Depden walk, Chris Barker

Chris Barker follows a varied route in two west Suffolk parishes


andrea powell

Cyprus has always been a firm favourite as a summer holiday destination, writes Andrea Powell.

andrea powell

Years ago it became one of the most popular tourist destinations. But the shelling of Dubrovnik in 1991 that so horrified the world, for a while, changed all of that, writes Andrea Powell.


Can you grow your own?

It’s undoubtedly a drawback to have very little skill in cultivating vegetables if you’re attempting to live a thrifty lifestyle.

Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer’s influential book Toxic Childhood explains to parents how the modern world is damaging the development of a growing number of children.

Ellen's son

In this week’s 2.4 Children, Ellen Widdup looks at whether Middle Child Syndrome really exists.

015 James Marston column pic

I must say, wasn’t Winston Churchill a great man?

health & beauty

Joni Bendall, who was born a male and now idenitifies as a woman

Something needs to happen, something needs to change.

Kat Parnell who has taken part in the TV show Ninja Warrior UK.

An Ipswich fitness instructor has taken a break from training others to put her own ninja-like strength to the test.

Reporter Matt Stott took on the UK's fittest man aged over 60, who is Great Bealings 62-year-old Mike Watts.

My news editors have asked me to do a few unusual things for the paper over the years – dress up as a nun on a golf course, pose as an elf in the high street and get dive-bombed by an angry mob of seagulls near the office.

Angela - second from left back row - at an event with some of the women from her classes

Doctors agree that staying active benefits you and your baby.

homes & garden

Dales Farmhouse, Lawshall

Dales Farmhouse is a stunning home, Grade II listed, which is centrally set within beautiful gardens.

Ellen Widdup Interiors feature, Wallpaper

As the old adage says: “What goes around, comes around”. And this is certainly true of wallpaper.

West Hill Farm, Brandeston

Property writer David Vincent visits a farmhouse home in rolling countryside - where a Prime Minister stayed for his holidays.

Getting the message across! John Kirby and Joe Barrett by their pond - with a board advertising the open gardens day

Downsizing doesn’t mean having to accept second-best in the garden. Steven Russell discovers the hints of Italy and Cornwall behind a Suffolk village... and, by the by, hears how an ex-SAS action man-turned-author came to live in the county

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