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food & drink

Make our sticky beer barbecue glazed pork ribs for National Barbecue Week.

Initiative from The Suffolk Coast is packed with trails of activities and places to eat.

Great British Menu veteran judge Richard Bainbridge says you can make summer last all year round with elderflower vinegar.

West Suffolk College has linked up with the EADT and Ipswich Star to release for sale 10 ‘golden tickets’ to a dinner cooked by students and Albert Roux.

Food editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out the offering at The Arbor House in Ipswich

family life

Could Suffolk photographer Gillian Allard be Sky Arts Master of Photography 2017? She’ll give it her best shot.

Suffolk Show 2017 introduces more new sports to the Sports Village for the whole family to try.

Cuddle chicks, try welly wanging and compete in a lawnmower race at Suffolk Show 2017

Zoe Ball, a bad dancer? Terrible at first reveals Strictly It Takes Two star Ian Waite, visiting the region with Natalie Lowe.

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

Those trying to sell us something we don’t need are adept at knowing how to exploit our insecurities and expectations to get us to part with our hard-earned cash, writes Sheena Grant.

Debbie Brous has no doubt about the difference special exercise sessions have made to her daughter, Bella.

What is this new generation we are rearing

I have what can only be called a troubled history when it comes to growing my own veg, writes Sheena Grant.

I have in mind a new celebrity reality show, writes Lynne Mortimer. It’s sort of Through the Keyhole-cum-Car Booty in which celebrities are forced to clear out their garages because, let’s face it, most garages are little more than spacious cupboards.

homes & garden

An historic Suffolk estate is set to be recreated as a farm encompassing 1,090 acres of high quality arable land and a range of homes and buildings goes on the market with a bumper guide price tag of £14.75m.

A small parkland estate at Playford, near Woodbridge, is set to go on the market with a freehold guide price of £1.5m.

A Suffolk garden centre is encouraging people to scour their gardens for a rare lilac.

A Suffolk garden centre firm is inviting people to let their imagination bloom by naming a new rose variety.

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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