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A popular cake-making company has expanded into larger premises.

There are many special things about East Anglia, several of which I was able to savour during a recent trip to Suffolk’s only island, writes Sheena Grant.

A Suffolk pub owner has warned campaigners trying to save it that she would not sell to them under any circumstances due to the “misery” it has caused her family.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis found 92 Noodle Bar in Ipswich refreshingly different.

Celebrity chefs, award-winning producers and street food to descend on Snape Maltings for the annual Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival on September 23 and 24.

family life

From lower levels of stress and depression to reduced risk of heart disease, the latest evidence suggests owning a pet is a healthy choice. Sheena Grant finds out more and talks to animal lovers about the difference pets have made to their lives.

The arrival of autumn is no signal to stop the charity fundraising and fun. Gina Long thanks all those walking, running, cycling and more, and those toiling behind the scenes to make sure everything turns out to be a success on the day

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

Are you in a position to be able to adopt one of these cute creatures from the RSPCA centre in Martlesham?

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.

Richard Tyson enjoys a three-mile walk around the village of Sweffling.

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

opinion

Olympic runner Andy Vernon, official ambassador of the Great East Run, a new half marathon in the region which takes place in Ipswich on September 24, offers some last minute training tips to help competitors get the most out of their run.

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

There are many special things about East Anglia, several of which I was able to savour during a recent trip to Suffolk’s only island, writes Sheena Grant.

After dental work, Lynne can’t eat solids or talk... her husband is sympathetic

New pound coins and plastic £5 notes have already gone into circulation and the £10 will be out on Thursday. Here is everything you need to know about the new note.

homes & garden

A champion Suffolk grower has celebrated his proudest moment in decades of competitive horticulture after completing a set of 10 winning medals.

A historic house in west Suffolk which featured in a Harry Potter film has been put on the market.

TV presenter and self-confessed plant geek Michael Perry shares how the seeds of his successful career were sown in East Anglian.

When asked the secret behind growing freakishly large vegetables, capable of overshadowing rivals at the local village show, Maria Brenchley jokes: “I feed them cheese sandwiches.”

travel

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.

Switzerland is a land of contrasts. And this year the Swiss are celebrating the completion of one of the world’s greatest engineering projects that connects two strikingly different parts of the country, writes James Marston.

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

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