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Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Joe and Ruth Lubbock celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary this week.

Suffolk couple Joseph and Ruth Lubbock are today celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary. LYNNE MORTIMER meets them as they mark three-quarters of a century as Mr and Mrs Lubbock.

Girls' Night Out walkers from previous years gather in the Abbey Gardens with one of the water boys to launch the 2016 fundraising walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care

Women are being invited to sign up for this year’s Girls’ Night out to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Abimaro Gunnell in Orla and the Sun, part of this year's Storm of Stories festival

Myth, legend, folk and fairy tales will be brought to life at Wonderful Beast’s third Storm of Stories festival. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage found out more.

Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan in Annie, which runs from April 25-30 at the Ipswich Regent. Photo: Paul Coltas

Annie and Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about roles for older women, trying to find something likeable about Miss Hannigan - and why playing the villain is always more fun.

Chris with his four sons

A new report reveals the depths of loneliness and despair suffered by relatives of bowel cancer patients.

Margaret and John Stiff on their wedding day. The secret of a marriage thats lasted 60 years? 'Having the same interests  gardening and the house, the music and the animals,' she reckons

Today, Margaret and John remember the day they became husband and wife.

12 top international restaurants in Suffolk. Cafe Kottani, Bury St Edmunds

It’s international dining week. And what better way to celebrate than by recognising some of the best eateries in the county offering flavours from all four corners of the globe?


People who love historical homes, gorgeous gardens, or those who just want to have a look round someone else’s country pile, will get the opportunity to visit some of Suffolk’s most wonderful private properties this year, thanks to the Invitation To View initiative

EADT review: The Eel’s Foot Inn, at Eastbridge, Leiston. Country pâté served with pickle and granary toast.

Amy Gallivan enjoys proper pub grub at The Eel’s Foot Inn, at Eastbridge, Leiston

Matt Willis, Charlie Simpson and far right James Bourne take time out to visit Dalham Hall Stud, owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, and spent a morning with the horses including Golden Horn. Photo: The Jockey Club Live

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage sat down with Busted at Newmarket Racecourses to ask the question on every fan’s mind. How did Matt Willis and James Bourne lure Woodbridge’s Charlie Simpson back to the band after years of vowing “never again”.

Lyndsy  and Jared at their home in Great Whelnetham.

If you see a child having a tantrum in a public place don’t rush to judgement, says parent Lyndsy Jeal. It could be something other than ‘naughtiness’ that’s causing it. Sheena Grant reports.

Maureen Lee eight years ago, at home in Colchester. She once said her mum wouldnt have liked the books. Why not? 'My mother wouldnt have approved of the sex. No way!'

When Maureen Lee first saw the man destined to become her husband, they clicked instantly and got engaged a fortnight later.

Voulnteers working in Abbot's Hall walled garden in the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket: 
Maria Child, Ben Fletcher, skills and participation manager Paul Palmer, Heather Seymour and Jo Biggs

When Heather Seymour moved from the Essex home she had lived in for years, she left behind not just a deeply-loved familiar place, or even somewhere with decades of happy memories. She also left behind the large garden that she had laboured over and loved for countless seasons. It was an enormous wrench to say goodbye and cross the county border into Suffolk, especially as 
her new home, less remote and 
close to her son and daughter-in-law in Needham Market, had only a 
small plot.

'Once I understood what the cause was, I then started to deal with the problem of  how I was going to get my life back on track,' says Sheila

Essex’s Sheila Wenborne on how the menopause ‘allowed me to become the real me’

Dick Kirby with a selection of his books. Please dont ask me what actions I would take if I were elected a PCC; like being elevated to the peerage, its never going to happen in my case'

Ex-Flying Squad detective Dick Kirby retired more than 20 years ago and settled in quiet Suffolk, but the crimes of the past are never far from his mind.

Dr Freda Bhatti during her first trip to Lesbos in November

Freda Bhatti has been a doctor in Colchester for 25 years but some of the things she witnessed when she volunteered to treat sick and injured refugees on the island of Lesbos will stay 
with her forever.

Dani Harmer as Tracy Beaker

Enchanted Entertainment bring their Easter pantomime to The Ipswich Regent on Tuesday, April 5 with pregnant Dani Harmer taking the lead role alongside Bobby Davro.

Bobby Davro and co hit the Yellow Brick Road for Enchanted Entertainment's Easter pantomime The Wizard of Oz, at the Ipswich Regent April 5

Actor, comedian and impressionist Bobby Davro is off to see The Wizard of Oz. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more about the Ipswich Regent’s Easter pantomime.

'Now I knew why my book wasnt published& I was writing in the style of Enid Blyton, which is fine, but childrens writings moved on a long way. Those books are still valid, but youre not going to get something like that published now. There were people writing in the present tense  punchy, exciting stories  and about big issues.' Ruth Fitzgerald with her chickens at home near Ipswich

She’s up against David Baddiel for a Laugh Out Loud Award... but sometimes has to unblock sinks!

International Children's Book Day

It’s International Children’s Book Day on Saturday and the theme for 2016 is Once Upon a Time...

Blythburgh artist Paul Bennett, who also does a blog with stories, prose and poems.

Paul Bennett’s paintings of the area around Blythburgh have been touching people’s hearts for years. Now he’s hoping his writing will do the same. Sheena Grant reports

Easy egg splats

Come rain or shine – baking is always fun. And what could be better this Easter than indulging in a bit of play time with chocolate?

Julie Norman is celebrating her twin's first birthday

Facing the world as a 40-year-old singleton Julie Norman knew her options for having children were limited. But that wasn’t going to stop her.

Dogs Ellie and Tanzie on straw bales during harvest.

From the countryside to the coast, Suffolk is home to beautiful villages, bustling towns and tranquil rivers. We have chosen 12 photographs to capture the essence of life throughout the county. But did we succeed?

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