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Suffolk campaigner Melissa Day has received a major boost to her efforts to help impoverished tea workers in Sri Lanka. Sheena Grant finds out more

In 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to all men over the age of 21... and women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. This gave the vote to only about 40% of the women in the UK

Did someone in your family fight for the vote? And what’s life like for women today?

DATE OF WEDDING: 15-07-2015
GROOM: James Christopher Stannard
OF: Bulwer Road, Ipswich
BRIDE: Aimee Jane Louise Reid
OF: Bulwer Road, Ipswich

There have been lots of other lovely weddings in Suffolk and north Essex recently.

Elizabeth Lansman, chairman of the Suffolk West WI Federation.

It has long been associated with ‘jam and Jerusalem’, but the Women’s Institue (WI) is just as relevant today as it always has been, members tell Mariam Ghaemi.

Hayley Long. 'A good story is a good story, however old you are. I write about life. I write about kids and parents and ordinary working people and old age pensioners. But yes, I always put a young person in the central position'

Don’t worry about how many friends you have on Facebook

Lauren Bestow and James Mason

On September 2, 2015, a bride-to-be decided to break with tradition.

Joanna Trollope. who is appearing at Flipside Festival at Snape

Joanna Trollope is one of the nation’s best-selling novelists. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her forthcoming appearance at Suffolk’s Flipside festival, about her approach to writing and why it’s never too late to become an author

Chloe and Freya Ballantyne taking part in Dean Parkin's parents-and-children poetry workshop at Hollesley Primary School, near Woodbridge

Have you heard this modern Suffolk saying? ‘If it int Tesco’s, thas turbines’

Scenes from Woodpeckers, Burnham-on-Crouch - the perfect pick-me-up as we head towards winter

Can you guess which cake garden visitors like best?

23-year old acid attack victim Adele Bellis who has spoken bravely about her horrific ordeal on This Morning. Picture: Supplied

A Suffolk woman left scarred for life after a horrific acid attack plotted by her ex-boyfriend has urged fellow domestic-abuse victims to seek help.

Hadleigh Maid staffer Megan Baldry and Director Donny Briggs have teamed up with the East of England Co-operative to place four golden tickets into bars of their chocolate where the winners get a tour of the factory.

It’s the stuff that dreams are made of.

John Field with the new cartoon collection, at the statue of Grandma & co at Giles Circus in Ipswich. 'With three cartoons a week, on average, he chronicled British life for 50 years. That really does cover everything  from the big things in our national life to the smaller'

If Suffolk cartoonist Carl Giles were alive today, it’s odds-on he’d have Grandma giving her acerbic judgement on the absurdity of selfies and unreality TV

The Rural Coffee Caravan visits Mill Green in Aldringham.

Scratch the surface of even the most idyllic-looking village and you’ll often find a well of loneliness and isolation. Sheena Grant finds out about a mobile cafe that brings 
coffee and conversation to Suffolk’s rural communities

Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill said on June 18, 1940, 'The Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilisation. Upon it depends our own British life and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire.'

Today is Battle of Britain Day, when we remember how so much was owed by so many to so few

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