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People were invited to join an exhibition of traditional Bangladeshi sweet and savoury foods on Sunday at Suffolk New College. The Suffolk Pita Festival was hosted by the Bangladeshi Support Centre. Salim Malik with his designs.

Food was the common language used to bring together east and west at The Bangladeshi Support Centre’s fourth annual Suffolk Pita Festival.

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.

family life

Pupils at the Meadows Montessori Primary School in Ipswich take part in the lessons.

There’s no shortage of Montessori pre-schools across the UK but studies show the approach has much to offer older pupils too.

Crime writer Ruth Rendell is gone. She died this morning, after a stroke on January 7 had left her critically ill.

Suffolk has lost both its Queens of Crime in about six months. PD James, who had come to love Southwold as a child and later made a home there, died in November. Now her friend Ruth Rendell is gone. She died this morning, after a stroke on January 7 had left her critically ill.

Davina on The Jump

Bids can still be made for a Suffolk charity’s first online auction which is being supported by Davina McCall, Joe Pasquale and Russell Brand.

walks

Depden walk, Chris Barker

Chris Barker follows a varied route in two west Suffolk parishes

Exploring dragon country

Monday, April 27, 2015
Bures and Arger Fen walk, Bill Baldry

Bill Baldry enjoys the hills and woods on the Suffolk side of the Stour valley.

Following in regal footsteps

Monday, April 27, 2015
Pound Farm walk, Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson follows a path with historic connections

travel

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.

opinion

Wanted: a DIY car repair course

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The car is just a financial and environmental millstone, writes Sheena Grant, who has embarked on a challenge to live a thriftier life.

From The Archives West

Great Barton School Book Week
March 1997

Do the pictures in our gallery bring back any memories for you?

Mila crawls

Crawling opens up a world of possibilities – and problems, says parenting columnist Will Lodge.

Pupils at the Meadows Montessori Primary School in Ipswich take part in the lessons.

There’s no shortage of Montessori pre-schools across the UK but studies show the approach has much to offer older pupils too.

health & beauty

Kat Parnell who has taken part in the TV show Ninja Warrior UK.

An Ipswich fitness instructor has taken a break from training others to put her own ninja-like strength to the test.

Reporter Matt Stott took on the UK's fittest man aged over 60, who is Great Bealings 62-year-old Mike Watts.

My news editors have asked me to do a few unusual things for the paper over the years – dress up as a nun on a golf course, pose as an elf in the high street and get dive-bombed by an angry mob of seagulls near the office.

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.

homes & garden

Samantha Gay (Suffolk Wildlife Trust) is pictured with the bluebells in flower at Arger Fen, Assington.

Now is the time to see ancient woodland at the Arger Fen reserve near Assington amassed with bluebells.

Ancient woodland, timeless and pretty

Steven Russell has his spirits lifted by a stunning bluebell wood – and discovers why Pam Turtle was wearing a Cub Scout uniform when she first saw her new home to be...

Porteus Cottage, Bury St Edmunds, Drawing room

Property writer David Vincent visits a spacious family home on the edge of Bury St Edmunds.

The Old Chandlery, Woodbridge

The River Deben has been an attraction, for people wanting to live close to water, for centuries.

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