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Review: The Angel, Bury St Edmunds

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Review, The Angel Hotel Bury St Edmunds. Cod with prawn beurre blanc.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis reviews The Eaterie at The Angel in Bury St Edmunds

Love Thy Burger just before it opened in Ipswich

A self-confessed burger connoisseur is tomorrow opening a brand new eatery dedicated to what’s one of the UK’s most popular fast foods.

Staff at St Elizabeth Hospice  with their Pig, Dr Trott, after receiving £5,000 from our campaign.Mark Miller, Hospice Chief Executive, Rachel Backshall,Director of Income Generated and Marketing, Brian Bolt, Finance Director with staff.

A popular porker fresh from this summer’s successful Pigs Gone Wild trail will be making a special guest appearance at a Suffolk sausage festival.

river bistro, stowmarket

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis dines at Stowmarket’s ‘hidden gem’ The River Bistro

Review: Tea @ The Shed

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Tea @ The Shed, Sproughton

It was a perfect early autumn day when we decided to pay a visit to The Shed in Sproughton – the sun was shining and there was just a slight cool breeze in the air, writes Nicola Warren.

family life

Stephanie Beacham as Princess Margaret in A Princess Undone, at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, October 26

Stephanie Beacham is no stranger to playing difficult women. Her latest role sees her step into the shoes of Princess Margaret, a tempestuous character, but always a devoted sister, she tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

A Suffolk writer in Cambridge. 'It’s good to be able to show there’s a whole community doing this – it is a real thing; not just this dreamy, ethereal pastime,' says Rebecca Watts

Rebecca Watts isn’t a great fan of surprises, but one the other day will be remembered fondly for all the right reasons. Boyfriend James was behind the wheeze at a pub – commissioning a huge cake designed to look like her debut poetry book.

The first weekend in November will still mean poetry, fish and chips on the beach and chinwags in the pubs, thanks to volunteers who have rallied round and are staging the Poetry in Aldeburgh festival. Photo: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The enthusiasts who refused to let the seaside fall silent after cash-strapped Aldeburgh Poetry Festival went into hibernation

Ipswich Hotel Copdock manager Rameth  Kurdi and Miss United Nations draw the winner of the win a wedding competition

A wedding dress catwalk, singers, cakes, flowers and a string quartet were among the bridal delights on offer at Ipswich Hotel’s Wedding Fayre today.


All Saints Church, Hawstead

Chris Barker has a glimpse of a fascinating heritage project taking shape in west Suffolk with the latest in our weekly walks.

Botesdale walk, Bill Baldry, Oct 8 eadt

Bill Baldry finds some fascinating peculiarities on a north Suffolk stroll starting at Botesdale Chapel-of-Ease, an attractive 15th Century building with an engraved Latin inscription.

The Leather Bottle at Pleshey

Pleshey is well known for its motte-and-bailey and is a popular walking area, writes walker Lotte Sherman.

River Waveney Sculpture Trail. Photo: Andrew Atterwill

The River Waveney Sculpture Trail is open. We take a wander down the riverbank to see what’s in store.


The cake was missing a few cherries and the squirrel has lost his nuts

My husband baked a cake. I was warned this could happen, writes Lynne Mortimer.

American tycoon Donald Trump

Fight or flight is fascinating, writes Ellen Widdup.

YouTube saved Sheena Grant from an expensive plumbing bill

I almost had what can only be described as a Claudia Winkleman moment at the end of last week, writes Sheena Grant.

Have you been blackberry picking?

Smells have an extraordinary power to trigger evocative memories, transporting us back to the past in a fraction of a second, writes Sheena Grant.

Lynne has been clearing our her drawers

I have been clearing out my over-stuffed, mucky old drawers, writes Lynne Mortimer.

homes & garden

One of the most expensive houses sold in Suffolk in August 2016

Four homes in Suffolk sold for more than £1million in July.

Rats. Stock image. Credit: PA

An allotments site in east Suffolk is said to have descended into “anarchy” with a rat infestation that is feared to be affecting nearby homes.

Andrew Brogan is dwarfed by his plants! Photo: Belinda Roll -

Alan Titchmarsh called it “like Belize come to Beccles”. Just two more chances to visit in 2016. Grab them!

A house for sale in Woodbridge that has several castle attributes and was designed and built by local architect William Maj.

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle but rarely could the saying be more accurately applied than in the case of this Suffolk citadel.


The pistes blend into one another in Courchevel

The main streets are littered with designer names including Dior, Prada and Chanel, the pavements are heated and only the best champagne is served.

Relaxing in the garden spa

Amid the tears, tantrums, snotty faces, tense negotiations, inane chatter and bribery, lies a beautiful concept, writes Naomi Gornall.

Relax and unwind

When the weather is as glorious as this, you want to do nothing more than sit back and relax.

Norwegian fjords

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.

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