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The EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 at Milsom's Kesgrave Hall.

Guests enjoy the celebration - Emma Hibbert from Adnams

The finest of the county’s food and drink industry gathered yesterday for the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015.

Red Lion, Woodbridge

I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Red Lion in Woodbridge, writes Nicola Warren.

Manager of Sproughton Community Shop Wendy Lavington.

In Sproughton, a village just outside Ipswich, you’ll find a pub, the church and the Millennium Green.

family life

'Apart from Newsnight and Question Time, I dont watch telly very much. Im too fidgety for that. Im always in that back room there, at my little desk, with all my books. I certainly dont watch Top Gear, Im afraid!' says Andrew Hammond

Look. Ignore the obvious similarities to brother Richard Hammond, put down that selfie-stick, and focus on the books.

The Red Rose Chain rehearse The Green Children, a new multi-sensory play for young people with complex or multiple difficulties. Photos: Simon Parker

We should celebrate our differences, that’s the message behind Red Rose Chain’s new multi-sensory show The Green Children.

Julie Myerson

It was World Book Night this week. We asked some of our favourite local authors for the three books they’d most want on a desert island. Would you choose the ones they did?


Walking through a waterworld

Monday, April 13, 2015
Littley Green walk, Lotte Sherman

Lotte Sherman takes a ramble on a route awash with waterways

Views around two villages

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Buxhall and Rattlesden walk, Chris Barker

Chris Barker follows a route around Buxhall and Rattlesden

Discover the delights around Debenham

Monday, March 30, 2015
Debenham and Aspall walk, Bill Baldry

Bill Baldry finds ancient history, modern cider production and the longest ford in Suffolk


andrea powell

Years ago it became one of the most popular tourist destinations. But the shelling of Dubrovnik in 1991 that so horrified the world, for a while, changed all of that, writes Andrea Powell.

Stanley. Resilient and proud. Photo: ANDREA POWELL

Andrea Powell went to the Falklands for the awesome wildlife, but learned so much more about human life than she ever could have imagined.


Abbie Hunter

I am dog years ahead of my human person Matt.

James Marston in Bury St Edmunds near the Norman Tower.

My goodness, by the time Saturday comes it’s all I can do not to lie down in a darkened room with a couple of slices of cucumber over my eyes and a bottle of Dubonnet, writes James Marston.

Ellen's children, reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

When I lived in London and travelled by Tube every day, my absolute favourite pastime was judging my fellow commuters on their choice of reading material.

From The Archives West

 Howard Primary School in Bury

Book Week characters October 1994

Were you at any of the events or do you recognise any of the people in this week’s archive pictures?

health & beauty

Angela - second from left back row - at an event with some of the women from her classes

Doctors agree that staying active benefits you and your baby.

Example of a healthy breakfast, porridge with berries

Ten years ago Mary Skelcher, who had been a top athlete since her teens, began to be plagued by injury, she told Ellen Widdup.

Gemma Mitchell tries her hand at Suffolk Roller Derby.

The last time I was on roller skates it was 1998, I was wearing dungarees paired with a Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt and my hair was in bunches.

Fiona Mortimer-Wood

Complementary medicine may not appeal to everyone but it changed Fiona Mortimer-Wood’s life, she tells Ellen Widdup.

homes & garden

The Old Bear and Crown, Clare

The Old Bear and Crown is an impressive home, Grade II* listed and in the centre of the market town of Clare.

25th anniversary bonsai show run by the Bury and Cambridge Bonsai Club. Pictured is Sid Harris.

The art of bonsai was celebrated at a 25th anniversary show for a Bury St Edmunds-based club.

Sheppards Barn, Tunstall

This striking barn conversion is on the edge of Tunstall, about four miles from Orford on the coast, and 7.5 miles from the market town of Woodbridge.

Aerial view of Poplar Hall, Debenham

It comes with ten acres of formal gardens and paddocks, with views across its own land and a rolling landscape.

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