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Depending on your circumstances, retirement can be seen as a necessity, a luxury, or simply an inevitability.

Sheila Wenborne, who says magnets have banished her menopause symptoms

Could wearing a magnet be an answer to menopause symptoms? Sheena Grant spoke to a woman who thinks so and hit on the idea thanks to her beloved dog, Bob.

There are websites set up to admire the fashion sense of Benedict Cumberbatch.

I know a lot of men buy their own clothes. In fact, I know two who have exactly the same range of shirts because they both (independently) buy five from M&S every time their other shirts wear out.

Caroline Elsden and her son Aidan, 10, for a feature about colorimetry, a condition which affects the way people see printed words and affects reading.

A simple sheet of plastic held the key as a schoolboy from Haverhill overcame his battle with Meares-Irlen syndrome, which is thought could effect up to 20 per cent of the population.

Ellen's daughter, bottle feeding her son

It’s the start of World Breastfeeding Week, but our mum-to-be won’t be going through it all again.

Lois learned from a master

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Lois Cordelia working at Jan Pienkowski's London studio

Artist Lois Cordelia could never have imagined where a speculative inquiry from a GCSE student to one of the nation’s best-loved children’s book illustrators and authors would lead. Sheena Grant reports

Psychologist Dr Rebecca Poz teaching kids about dementia at Great Barton Primary. Left to right, Ashley Lilley, Dr Rebecca Poz, Sasha Coxon-Leitao and Hattie Cocksedge.

When I ask Dr Rebecca Poz what her ultimate aim is in life, she laughs and says: ‘World peace?’

Louisa O'Brien, as a little girl

All children have an idea about what they want to be when they grow up but only a handful make their childhood dream a reality.

Crabbing costs virtually nothing and is a perfect 'safe risk' activity for your children

Children are counting down the days until schools break up, heralding the start of six weeks when the bell that signals it’s time for lessons to begin never rings, writes Sheena Grant.

The couple celebrate their wedding day

When Paul and I decided to get married we were of the same mind: we wanted a really relaxed, laid-back, romantic “just the two of us” wedding, writes the new Mrs Le-Anne Burman.

Simon Barnes, writer and horseman helps Riding for the Disabled at Sutton celebrate their 30th anniversary with his son Eddie and staff from the group.

A Suffolk charity has marked 30 years of horse and human affinity with a summer celebration.

The Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, was a defining moment. 
 Photo credit should read: PA.

These days, it’s easy to be cynical about celebrities lining up to sing a few lines for Africa while simultaneously promoting their careers. But it didn’t feel like that 30 years ago, writes Sheena Grant.

Karen Pickering, with Mia. 
Copyright Karen Pickering

For years, Karen Pickering was known around Ipswich simply as ‘Swimmer’, and you can understand why, writes Sheena Grant after talking to the new mum of twin girls, Evie and Mia.

Glenn Owen, from Worlingham, is the Suffolk Volunteer of the Year.

One of the first things Glenn Owen did when he joined the army as an 18 year old was stand in for the fire brigade during the strike in 1978.

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