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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A town mayor is shedding the pounds – and hoping to bring in some pounds for charity.

Can pets really improve your health?

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Maddy in PAT coat

Hearing that unmistakable pitter patter of paws as you get home after a long, hard day definitely offers a welcome boost.

Dame Judi Dench. Photo: Ian West/PA

Wake up, world! Older women deserve more respect!

Healthy vegetable drink

Let the juice loose – and spark a healthier you. But you have to think beyond the tried and tested fruit staples as Richard Porrit discovered.

Joni Bendall, who was born a male and now idenitifies as a woman

Something needs to happen, something needs to change.

Kat Parnell who has taken part in the TV show Ninja Warrior UK.

An Ipswich fitness instructor has taken a break from training others to put her own ninja-like strength to the test.

Reporter Matt Stott took on the UK's fittest man aged over 60, who is Great Bealings 62-year-old Mike Watts.

My news editors have asked me to do a few unusual things for the paper over the years – dress up as a nun on a golf course, pose as an elf in the high street and get dive-bombed by an angry mob of seagulls near the office.

Angela - second from left back row - at an event with some of the women from her classes

Doctors agree that staying active benefits you and your baby.

Example of a healthy breakfast, porridge with berries

Ten years ago Mary Skelcher, who had been a top athlete since her teens, began to be plagued by injury, she told Ellen Widdup.

Gemma Mitchell tries her hand at Suffolk Roller Derby.

The last time I was on roller skates it was 1998, I was wearing dungarees paired with a Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt and my hair was in bunches.

Fiona Mortimer-Wood

Complementary medicine may not appeal to everyone but it changed Fiona Mortimer-Wood’s life, she tells Ellen Widdup.

Steve Backshall

Fresh from the Strictly ballroom, TV naturalist, real-life action man and mums’ favourite Steve Backshall is preparing to take part in an endurance race in aid of a Suffolk-based charity. He told Sheena Grant why.

Suffolk's most active town winner - Kesgrave

Kesgrave has been crowned the ‘most active’ town in Suffolk.

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