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Last week was National Seafood Week, designed to get more of us eating fish, more often. Here in East Anglia we propose that every week should be seafood week, after all we have more than our fair share of coastal delights. All aboard then as we check out some of the best seafood restaurants on offer.

Don’t order in on Saturday night - try Charlotte Smith-Jarvis’ ‘fakeaway’ dough balls recipe instead.

We return to review The Marquis in Layham near Hadleigh.

Sample animal-free food, drink, beauty products and clothing at Ipswich Vegan Festival.

Norfolk-based Essence Foods launch tasty beetroot-based chocolate spread. Charlotte Smith-Jarvis found out more...

family life

Milsoms, Fenwick of Colchester, Tippers R Us and Trucks R Us, Emmaus Suffolk... they’re all on Gina Long’s list of folk to thank

The question of gender

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Will the 2021 UK census make gender definition an optional question? East Anglian academics argue it is the future

Christina Johnston’s the newest star of the classical world, but she still sees herself as just a girl from Framlingham. The singer spoke about 
how tragedy early in her life shaped her present.

Nobody could’ve predicted the events of 2016. Who knows what’s still to come. Comedian and activist Mark Thomas aims to find out and maybe make a few quid on the side with his latest show.

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.

opinion

Now Lynne knows the awful truth it’s time to eat humble pie... low calorie humble pie, that is.

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

The question of gender

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Will the 2021 UK census make gender definition an optional question? East Anglian academics argue it is the future

Do not play Junior Cluedo with my grandson.

Time is running out for you to spend old £1 coins as the deadline looms.

homes & garden

Four British records were smashed at a national pumpkin festival sponsored by Ipswich seed firm Thompson & Morgan.

An historic Suffolk windmill often used as an iconic image of its town has been put up for sale for the first time in nearly 50 years.

When Ipswich brewers Tolly Cobbold went on the expansion trail in the 1930s they built some rather grand pubs, in Ipswich and beyond, in a mock baronial style.

A champion Suffolk grower has celebrated his proudest moment in decades of competitive horticulture after completing a set of 10 winning medals.

travel

Weekends have a tendency to disappear in a blur of swimming lessons, household chores and football matches, and it is not until you escape for a mini-break that you realise just what you can do in 48 hours.

Christmas is largely over-rated. There I have said it. Why would you want to fight over a parking space in Tesco when you could have the slopes to yourself in Sestriere?

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.

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