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A major exhibition in Ipswich highlights the effect of The Great War on Suffolk’s soldiers and the families left at home. Steven Russell hears some of the poignant stories

John Brown is hoping to find relatives of his late mum, Sheila Agnes Catherine Campbell, pictured here in the early 1990s

A grieving son is trying to trace members of his late mother’s family, and thinks the people of Ipswich may be able to help.

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From toys to clothing and even an advert featuring Dame Helen Mirren, why do we continue to condition girls into thinking they can’t possibly be good at maths and how do we change ingrained attitudes? Sheena Grant reports.

Trudi Nicholls of Fork Rent

With almost 30 years’ business experience in Suffolk, Trudi Nicholls comes across as a strong, confident businesswoman.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and daughter Louisa in 1876

We’re not very good at blowing our own trumpet in this part of the world so, as the General Election looms, how many of us are actually aware that two of the most prominent women in the suffrage movement were from Suffolk?

Story that always makes us cry

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Mark Byford (right) and Gary Spencer

A favour from a friend when he was in need transformed Mark Byford’s life − and those of countless others − in ways he could barely have imagined. Sheena Grant reports

A boy in a man's world. Ted Ranson (sitting, left) probably soon after he joined the army at the age of 14

Here we begin a series remembering the Second World War.

Ipswich Gang Show 2015. Photos: Zoe Burgess

I don’t recall my Boys Brigade troupe organising shows like this, more’s the pity.

Joshua Brooks (5)(wearing red jumper) suffered a brain injury after getting chicken pox encephalitis. Joshua is pictured at home in Barnham with mum Judy, dad Martin and brother Jack (7).

Three years ago Joshua Brooks’ parents were told he might not make it through the night after the virus that causes chickenpox infected his brain.

Sharon Morrison with Jenny, Richard and Merlyn

Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement that she has had her ovaries removed, as well as her breasts, to avoid suffering the same cancer as her mother, brought back a lot of memories for Essex PR Sharon Morrison.

'We’ve got a friend who’s a Benedictine monk and stays with us occasionally. He always describes it as peaceful here. This is a monk!' says Edwin Parsons

‘You could question our sanity, really,’ chuckles Edwin Parsons. He and his partner have busy jobs, almost an acre of garden, and THREE allotment plots. And they’re opening to the public this weekend. Thank goodness for mum’s help! Steven Russell reports

Peter and Eve Regelous are now semi-retired after years of working in the entertainment industry and now give talks about their experiences.

Life hasn’t worked out quite as Eve Regelous planned when she was a young dance student but she and husband Peter have still got plenty of showbiz stories to share. Sheena Grant listened to a few of them.

Thomas the Tank was a favourite of Callum Maclean

It’s been a tad nostalgic in the office this week, writes Kate Dodd. A flippant mention of favourite TV as a child, and the chat turned all misty-eyed and heart felt.

Linda and Chris in their garden this month. 'We look a bit like Worzel Gummidge,' she says. Nonsense!

It’s an exotic oasis off the beaten track, is the Pegdens’ peaceful garden. Steven Russell meets a couple – and their dogs! – for whom 2015 brings a special anniversary.

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