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Tasty food at Cafe Como in  Brent Eleigh.

Amy Gallivan finds a new spot for cyclists, Cafe Como, in Brent Eleigh

Stallholders and shoppers at the relaunch of Woodbridge Farmers' Market.

Amy Gallivan speaks to organiser of the revived Woodbridge Farmers’ Market

The Waveney Inn, Beccles. Beef burger.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and friends enjoy supper at The Waveney Inn near Beccles

The White Horse, Felixstowe.

Nicola Warren samples homecooked cuisine at The White Horse in Felixstowe

Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival. More than 60 local food and drink producers are expected to show off their wares this Sunday as a  popular festival returns to a west Suffolk market town.

Make your own sausages, watch chefs attempt a world record challenge or sample the offerings from Sudbury’s top restaurants at this weekend’s celebration of food and drink.

family life

Zoella is a firm favourite with teens.

You could be forgiven for thinking that PewDiePie, Zoella, CutiePieMarzia and ThatcherJoe are characters from a new Cbeebies programme, but they are not. These are the rock stars and movie heroes of the current teenage generation.

Melissa Castiel in her treatment room.

Melissa Castiel’s home in a village just outside Bury St Edmunds is picture perfect, with views over miles of open countryside to woods beyond.

Tasty food at Cafe Como in  Brent Eleigh.

Amy Gallivan finds a new spot for cyclists, Cafe Como, in Brent Eleigh

Stallholders and shoppers at the relaunch of Woodbridge Farmers' Market.

Amy Gallivan speaks to organiser of the revived Woodbridge Farmers’ Market

walks

A walk through Bildeston and the neighbouring mid Suffolk villages

Bildeston is a large busy village with two pubs, a hotel and a substantial church set on the hill half a mile from the village centre, writes walker Bill Baldry.

Walkers and cyclists enjoyed the stunning scenery on the Orwell Walk last year

With less than a week until the 40th Orwell Walk on Sunday, organisers the Ipswich East Rotary Club have received more than double last year’s registration numbers.

Bill Baldry, Alton Water walk, EADT May 21

Bill Baldry enjoys the sights and sounds of Alton Water as he wanders through the woods north of Alton Water reservoir.

The walk is ideal for a bright early summer day

Richard Tyson explores footpaths between the villages of Wenhaston and Bramfield.

opinion

Lynne cleaned her over while grandson George tried to knock holes in the wall

Do you like your sausages well done? If so, how well done? asks Lynne Mortimer.

Superdad's Fathers' Day haul

Superdad Will Lodge reflects on Fathers’ Day.

The human race likes to give names to virtually everything, including eras, writes Sheena Grant, who is attempting to live a thriftier existence.

Ellen's son is learning baby sign language

Although my son and I have known each other for almost eight months now, we have yet to have a proper conversation, writes mother-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Lynne Mortimer likes eating

I love food, writes Lynne Mortimer. Eating has always been in my top ten list of things I enjoy doing.

homes & garden

Old Dower House - master bedroom

The Old Dower House is an interesting historic home, Grade II listed, in the heart of the village of Coddenham.

'I look after the garden but in tandem with all the bugs and beasties that are in it,' says Hazel Buchanan

‘My daughters call us The Hobbits...’ Hazel Buchanan’s one of the folk opening their gates to the public for Boxford’s big day

Southwold

House prices have risen by more than 400% in some parts of Suffolk over the last 20 years, new figures show.

Pictured at the garden, left to right, Jonathan Hodgson (Pro Corda assistant director), Elizabeth McEneany, Andrew Quartermain (CEO and artistic director), Shiry Rashkovsky, Sarah Falk (Chair of Trustees), Susie Herman.  Picture by Shuvaseesh Das www.das-photography.co.uk

Growers and garden designers from across the region were among yesterday’s medal winners at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

travel

Scenic Crystal, Budapest

Let’s start with the fun bits, writes Mike Pickup after a trip to Budapest, in Hungary.

Infoversum

We hadn’t flown from Southend before and were pleasantly surprised at its peaceful, laid-back atmosphere compared to the stress and hassle of Heathrow and Gatwick, writes Mike Pickup.

City Palace Udaipur

With temperatures soaring into the 50’ – that is Celsius – in Rajasthan at present, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is a place to be avoided!

Luxor Las Vegas

Squeezing as much as we possibly could out of our holiday time, we were going away over the popular Easter period, writes Andrea Powell.

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