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Marc Titford and Greg Cooper at the first pop-up bar at Colours Continental Cafe in Ipswich.

Beer and Co will host the Saints Beer Festival in Ipswich this August

Easton White Horse.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis speaks to the new team at the Easton White Horse

Review: The Cookhouse, Wherstead

Saturday, July 2, 2016
The lunchtime crowd fill the Cookhouse restaurant at the Suffolk Food Hall.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis samples food from the Synergy grill at the Cookhouse, Wherstead

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

family life

Virginina McKenna and Sophie Neville on Peel Island in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film.

A new Swallows and Amazons film, based on Arthur Ransome’s children’s outdoor adventure tale, is due for release on August 19. But how will it measure up to the 1974 original?

Michael Oakley in rehearsal

Sir Trevor Nunn is not the only Ipswich-born theatre director who returned home this summer. Assistant director Michael Oakley is also an Ipswich native and a former member of the Wolsey’s Young Company. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him about being theatre’s new rising star

Art expert Andrew Lambirth with his collection portraits that have gone on display at Gainsborough's House.

Art critic Andrew Lambirth is one of life’s enthusiasts. In effect his work is his hobby. He lives and breathes contemporary art – particularly portraits and self-portraits, with a sideline in trees.

How do you deal with a tantrum?

This weekend all eyes were on Felixstowe after a seafront cafe owner made the national headlines over a Facebook rant about unruly children and parents who seem unwilling or unable to control them.

walks

Ramsholt - Richard Tyson

Many readers will have seen pictures of the ancient Ramsholt church, which overlooks a stretch of the lower Deben, and perhaps used the riverside path towards the north.

Caroline Angus with A Pig's Year Of It at Endeavour House

Dressed for both a summer stroll and a winter hike, A Pig’s Year Of It arrived outside Suffolk County Council’s Endeavour House at exactly the right time.

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.

opinion

It's hot up there!

You know it’s hot when your thighs stick together. For men out there, it’s more of a woman thing, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Virginina McKenna and Sophie Neville on Peel Island in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film.

A new Swallows and Amazons film, based on Arthur Ransome’s children’s outdoor adventure tale, is due for release on August 19. But how will it measure up to the 1974 original?

Time for a garage sale

I’ve never been a minimalist. But sorting through cupboards at the weekend made me think it might be a good idea to become one, writes Sheena Grant.

Absolutely Fabulous

Last month, for my best friend’s birthday, I sent myself some flowers, writes Ellen Widdup.

How do you deal with a tantrum?

This weekend all eyes were on Felixstowe after a seafront cafe owner made the national headlines over a Facebook rant about unruly children and parents who seem unwilling or unable to control them.

homes & garden

Hampton Court Flower Show opened it's doors to the press on Monday 4th July. Beautiful sunshine poured down on the incredible gardens.
L-R Cassandra Hodges,Alex Parker,John Triggs.

The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is a glorious tribute to the garden, featuring a number of Suffolk and north Essex designers, growers and suppliers, as Lynne Mortimer and photographer Sarah Lucy Brown discovered today.

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.

travel

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.

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.

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