Ruth Madoc didn’t have to look too far for inspiration for her role as the steely matron with a heart of gold in the play Be My Baby. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about her influential mother and her early childhood in East Anglia.
Martin Bell has travelled a long way since leaving Suffolk as a teenager in the 1950s. The former BBC reporter and MP talks soldiering, war and politics with Sheena Grant and reveals the discomfort of coming face-to-face with his teenage self in letters written home in the 1950s.
Andy Hamilton, the creator of family sitcom Outnumbered, is bringing his stand-up show to Suffolk. He told Sheena Grant about his struggles with modern life and why parents need to go easier on themselves...
So many holidays can seem ruined before they even begin because of airport hassle. So, why not chill out and try a no-fly cruise? Just drive to the cruise terminal and hand over your un-weighed cases. Your holiday begins with lunch on board your ship, and you’ll be amazed where you could end up. The main departure points are Southampton, Dover and Tilbury. You don’t have to get there until after mid-day so no need to be up at the crack of dawn either.