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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Half-term is upon us once more. With the weather more unpredictable, the autumn is a good time to introduce youngsters to the joys of theatre – both on and off stage. Andrew Clarke has a few suggestions to help transport ourselves and our imaginations to another world.

You want everything to go smoothly, you want everyone to be happy, you want your wedding day to be perfect. Hannah Marks, wedding co-ordinator, at the Ivy House Country Hotel, has some tips to make sure that your big day goes smoothly

Were you out for a night on the town at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday? Check out our latest nightlife gallery now and see if you feature.

A bomb blast changed Dan Majid’s life for ever. Now he is ready to represent his country again.

Thirty years ago, Amanda Melton was the youngest member of the British team at the World Equestrian Vaulting Championships. Now aged 40, she’s still able to impress. Sheena Grant finds out more ahead of this month’s British Vaulting Championships.

Mummy blogging is very popular, but just when do mums find the time to blog? I spoke to Suffolk-based blogger Chantal Starie, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, to find out.

Holidays are getting more selfie than sexy as Millennials turn their backs on Club 18-30 - are those days of sun. sex and sangria at an end?

A mother who suffered postnatal depression after the birth of her second son has revealed how her fitness group helped her overcome crippling anxiety.

Sam Barker is a Suffolk based entrepreneur, who helped launch Sliide, a Mobile Technology start-up in 2013, with two friends Corbyn Munnik (CEO) and Frankie Kearney (COO), straight from University. Last year, Sliide won “Most Innovative App in the World” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is dubbed the ‘Oscars of Mobile’. He spoke to Gina Long, who also happens to be his mother.

There are many more super-septuagenarians, too, this year. Was there something in the air back in 1948?

The BBC has launched its Music Memories website which can trigger precious memories for people suffering from dementia. Lynne Mortimer explores the website and discusses the power of music.

She is known as the Queen of Crime and wrote an incredible 66 detective novels but in many ways the greatest mystery Agatha Christie ever created was a real-life one in which she was the central character.

Is Villages Nature Paris any good? Charlotte Smith-Jarvis finds out.

According to entrepreneur Peter Tuvey, father of five and founder of Ipswich-based alternative lender Fleximize, parentpreneurs must balance two types of offspring, each demanding nurture and both carrying the same risk of heartbreak.

At the age of 45 Sarah Field is about to realise her childhood dream of competing at the world’s most famous horse show. Sheena Grant reports.

Are today’s exams easier than those taken by pupils in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s? Have a go and discover if you’re a superstar student of yesteryear!

From Einstein to one of the world’s biggest computers, and from the discovery of oxygen to the birth of radio, radar and ready-meals - meet the people and marvel at the discoveries that have put our region at the forefront of science

With the festive season soon approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where to hold your annual Christmas party.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis thinks we need to make our children earn their pocket money.

It’s easy to despise a playground bully but is that the right reaction? Their actions betray just how lacking in confidence and self-esteem they really are, says Dr Rosemary Taylor, one of two speakers who will be sharing their expertise at an event for parents in Ipswich.

A drunken king. A ‘tax’ on pregnant daughters with illegitimate children. Ferocious football… Book ‘The Little History of Suffolk’ has facts aplenty – many weird and funny

Quality not quantity is what counts.

How well do you know your Shakespeare?

The most and least popular baby names of 2017 have been revealed by the Office of National statistics, find out where your child’s name ranks and how it has fared over the past century.

While we pat ourselves on the back that men and women now can take shared parental leave, Nicky Barrell argues lets get maternity rights right first.

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