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A man once sworn at by Brian Clough is a Children’s Short Story Competition judge!

The Lighthouse project in Ipswich is celebrating its 40th anniversary.Ali Jordan and Ursula Burrows in a meeting.

There is a collage on the wall of messages from women who have been helped by Lighthouse Women’s Aid in Ipswich, formerly known as Ipswich Women’s Aid.

Vicki Lee, who is carer for her son, William, 12, who has Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

There are an estimated 6.8 million family carers across the country, providing care worth around £132 billion a year. 
But all-too often the needs of those carers themselves can get overlooked. Sheena Grant reports

What do you do if you don't like your Christmas presents?

Got a problem you can’t solve? Robin Herne, UCS Bury St Edmunds lecturer in Ethics, solves your Christmas conundrums.

London Road, Capel St Mary, in the early years of the twentieth century as a hunt gathered. The building in the background was the Tankard Inn, which stood where the A12 underpass is now. It was demolished in 1928. The Tankard was just over the village boundary and was in Bentley.

Capel St Mary was, until the 1960s, a small village. The main road connecting Ipswich with London passed through.

Bury Tango classes

Martine Silkstone heard about the dance classes available in Bury St Edmunds. But was she brave enough to get out her dancing shoes and take to the floor?

Should I invite my mother in law for Christmas?

Our agony uncle, UCS Bury St Edmunds lecturer in Ethics gives a fresh perspective on your problems.

Rosanna Castrini's My Prairie Garden - a stunning entry in a past International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. It was the overall winner and took first prize in the Beauty of Plants category. The photograph can be seen at the Beth Chatto Gardens exhibition

Fancy trying to take glorious photographs like the ones currently on show near Colchester? Steven Russell asks an expert how to get started and impress

Former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson

Fundraiser Gina Long takes a look at how the Sir Bobby Robson online auction will make a difference in Suffolk and beyond.

Jenny Cook and her dog

Southwold-born and raised Jenny Cook spent years nurturing a desire to live her life differently. She told Sheena Grant how she eventually made it happen.

Top 10 restaurants in Ipswich

Friday, November 13, 2015
EADT Top 10 restaurants in Ipswich. The Townhouse

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis lists her top 10 places to eat in Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town

A baby Michael Hutchinson with his mother and his brother John, in 1946

Michael Hutchinson knew little of his mother’s life before she had him. When he found out, he was shocked by what he discovered

Mary-Jane Riley at home in north Suffolk. 'Something Ive learned is that you write what you write, and how you write it. Its so easy to look at other authors and say

Mary-Jane Riley was the first mid-morning presenter on BBC Radio Suffolk. Now she’s writing dark crime thrillers set in East Anglia.

Robbie Cannell is fundraising for the hospital - photographed with  Jade, Toni and Mya.

An Ipswich man who was given just two days to live after suffering a stroke at the age of 33 has spoken of his joy at being able to watch his young family grow up.

The Bezant family, photographed by Henry Bezant between March and May, 1914. Back row, Harold, Edward, Henry, Dora, Constance and George. Middle, Robert (father), Kathleen (on lap), and Constance (mother). Front, Ethel, Christabel, Evelyn and Walter. Brothers George, Harold and Frederick. Photo: courtesy Tony and Jo Prentice

Barely a family in one Suffolk village of 470 souls remained untouched. Here’s one man’s quest to make sure we know what The Great War did to their lives

Jim, The Man on the Mantelpiece

It’s a story you could not dream up. A committed young pacifist refuses to have any truck with a ‘crazy war’, but changes his mind and joins Bomber Command.

Ria and Jacob Tookey

Getting pregnant is something most people think will happen easily and naturally.

Will Quince, Colchester MP, addresses a National Citizen Service event

Colchester’s MP will describe the heartbreak of losing his son at birth amid a call for proper care and support for all bereaved new parents.

Kath Lowe and her three year old daughter Daisy Lowe, who has severe medical problems that mean she cannot walk, talk, smile, eat or even swallow. Daisy has battled against the odds not only to survive but to actually start nursery school at Thomas Wolsey in Ipswich in September.

Life may not have turned out quite how Kath Lowe thought it would when she gave birth to her eldest daughter, Daisy.

Amelia Hernaman ready for Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating is an American tradition which seems to grow each year here in Suffolk and north Essex.

New mum Sharon Halls with daughter Evie before she left hospital in the Dominican Republic. It was one of the first times Miss Halls was able to hold her prematurely-born child

She now weighs more than when she was born, can breathe unaided and can finally be held in her parents arms.

Liz Nice with her brothers, Mark, inset

Liz Nice, of Bury St Edmunds, is to realise a lifelong ambition in April when she runs the London Marathon. Here she tells a very personal story, one she has yet to ever tell, to explain why she is taking on the 26.2-mile endurance challenge.

Poll:How do you feel about Halloween?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Moonlight night

Halloween is nearly upon us, but how do you feel about the annual spookfest?

Pauline Moore, is a guide at Sutton Hoo and has written a book inspired by its Anglo-Saxon history.

Sutton Hoo guide Pauline Moore has written a historical novel inspired by the warrior king laid to rest there. She told Sheena Grant why Sutton Hoo inspires her and why she thinks Hugh Bonneville would make a great Anglo-Saxon ruler

What is happiness and how do you get it?

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Family riding bikes together

When Dr Gundi Knies completed a ground-breaking study into what makes children happy she discovered one or two things that might have come as a surprise to some people.

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