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The Fun Lovin' Criminals play Norwich's UEA LCR on February 13. Photo: Tom Barnes

They say “never meet your heroes”, but Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Huey Morgan was proud to call him friend. He tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage why the music world will never see his like again and why music needs to take more risks.

Bobby George at the Taj Mahal. Photo: BBC/Twofour

‘Don’t run our country down. Go to India and then you’ll see the difference. We’re so well-off’

Tinnitus affects more than 10% of the adult population

It seems to affect a large number of musicians but they are by no means the only ones to suffer with tinnitus. Sheena Grant reports on a condition that affects more than 10% of the population and finds out about local events during Tinnitus Awareness Week

Nitro Circus in action. Photo: Mark Watson

What a breathtaking show. At least I think it was, I watched parts of it peering through my fingers.

Tracy Root with Ruff and Tumble... or Tumble and Ruff. 'I definitely love cats as much as dogs, but I think dogs give you more back than a cat'

The BBC has set the cat among the pigeons with the launch of a short series with a provocative title – Cats v Dogs: Which is Best?

Smokey joes burger deli Ipswich

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out Ipswich’s newest burger joint

Dudley Cottage Walberswick

The wild, sandy beachscapes of Walberswick have an enduring allure. Add to the mix access to some of Suffolk’s hottest destinations, finest food and beautiful landscapes, and you have the perfect location.

Comedian, activist and journalist Mark Thomas comes to Bury St Edmunds with latest show Trespass this week

Rabble-rouser Mark Thomas wants us to stand up and turn our corporate squares and sold-off communal spaces back into the playgrounds of our youth. He spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

An original Clanger, pictured in Peter Firmin's house

And if the phrase ‘Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub’ gives you a warm glow, you’re part of my club.

FOOD REVIEW: The Lakes, Stoke By Nayland

Monday, February 1, 2016
The Lakes Restaurant at Stoke by Nayland offers excellent modern British cuisine

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys an early Valentine’s date at Stoke by Nayland Hotel

Beach flame-barrage tests were carried out by the British military to combat invasion attempts

But the military DID try to set fire to the sea at Orford, says historian

Philippa Unsworth outside the Port Loko Treatment Centre

With the deadline for many university applications coming this month, the reality of the looming ‘empty nest’ is starting to hit home for lots of parents.

The New Wolsey Theatre's new Bradbury platform, which can accommodate many wheelchairs

Amy Nettleton is one of two agents for change at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre. She spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about their continuing work to make theatre accessible for all.

ICE Lunch Bar dishes

Infusions for Chefs, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of innovative cooking equipment and ingredients, has launched a brand new approach to dining at ICE – its cookery school and shop in Rougham.

Review: The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Salmon Rillette at The Unruly Pig

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds a cool spot for a cold night in The Unruly Pig, Bromeswell

'Possessions dont matter to me. People matter,' says Jo Tempest, 62. 'I can make a shed into a home. Ive never been worried about things like that. That has been my saving grace, really, throughout my life'

Divorcee Jo Tempest had left Suffolk and built a new life in Turkey. But then she got involved with a business venture and, she says, lost everything

Cathy Baumguertel and her son, Jacob.

Could a therapy based on a series of reflex movements made by babies and young children help people with conditions such as autism, anxiety and a host of others besides? Sheena Grant reports and hears about some astonishing results

William Baker, winner of the young children's section of the Suffolk Short Story Competition, with Rosie the tractor, which inspired his tale

We sought young writers who could make us go ‘Wow!’ and we found them. Lots of them!

Julie Seeley before she started the Slimming World plan

Two years ago this month, Julie Seeley from Haverhill took the plunge and joined her local Slimming World group.

Review: The Westleton Crown

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Review, The Westleton Crown. Pan fried prawns

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis enjoys a comforting supper at The Westleton Crown

Jane Cappleman says decluttering is a must. 'On a Sunday, in the afternoon, grab that top drawer, with all the rubbish in it, and just go through it. The feeling afterwards, when youve actually got space to put something...'

Start with de-cluttering to brighten things up!

Rossie Theobald has been named BHS Instructor of the Year.

As a riding instructor Rossie Theobald has been an inspiration to generations of pupils, something that’s now been recognised with a national award. Sheena Grant reports.

Dan Ford, of Live Well Suffolk, says: 'Small, manageable chunks. People may say

Shed a stone in a week? That’s daft! Small steps are what we need

The Stewart family, Elizabeth, 15, Chris, 19, Andrew and Deb, are training for Andrew and Chris' attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records fastest half marathon pushing a wheelchair (male) record in February.

The Stewarts from Hadleigh want to break the record for running a half marathon pushing a wheelchair user

Angie Lee-Foster and daughter Esme, four. Angie says: 'To me, mindfulness means being present in the moment, knowing and experiencing what you are doing, what you are thinking and how you are feeling'. Photograph: Simon Talbot-Hurn

As busy parents and grandparents, life can seem frenetic and exhausting with no clear end in sight.

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