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Brewer Adnams collaborates with the Yeastie Boys.

An Essex ingredients firm which launched a gluten-free flour mill three years ago is celebrating soaring sales of the products made there.

Top 50 gastropub The Unruly Pig in Bromeswell has been named as a nationwide finalist in the 2018 Estrella Damm Gastropub Awards 2018.

An Essex premium turkey entrepreneur is celebrating a major breakthrough in his bid to sell his birds across the United States.

family life

Bury St Edmunds will be honouring the original patron saint of England St Edmund with four days of celebrations.

A look at our transatlantic links as America celebrates Thanksgiving

Tonight I had the pleasure of watching Rob Brydon at the Ipswich Regent and I can promise you this, he does not disappoint.

Felixstowe author on his debut novel, following last year’s book about son’s battle with eating disorder

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.

opinion

On World Kindness Day we have the chance to make a difference to someone’s life − a stranger, a friend, a loved one. Seize the day.

Next thing you know, they’ll be administering flu jabs via a smart phone app, writes Lynne Mortimer

Now we’re into November, Christmas seems a lot closer than it did just a few days ago. It’s time to start planning ahead.

Fifty years on from its first transmission, we are still captivated by The Prisoner, writes Lynne Mortimer

Lynne gets herself into a bit of a pickle - Branston pickle

homes & garden

A driving force behind Colchester’s beautiful public spaces has been named a community champion.

Two Essex community gardening groups have achieved excellence in one of Europe’s largest horticultural campaigns.

Four British records were smashed at a national pumpkin festival sponsored by Ipswich seed firm Thompson & Morgan.

An historic Suffolk windmill often used as an iconic image of its town has been put up for sale for the first time in nearly 50 years.

travel

Weekends have a tendency to disappear in a blur of swimming lessons, household chores and football matches, and it is not until you escape for a mini-break that you realise just what you can do in 48 hours.

Christmas is largely over-rated. There I have said it. Why would you want to fight over a parking space in Tesco when you could have the slopes to yourself in Sestriere?

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.

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