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Suffolk’s two contestants for a plus-size beauty title have both returned home as second runners-up.

Jane Tieck is part of a new generation of mums on the run

Whether it is to lose weight, be sociable, or escape the doldrums of domesticity, increasing numbers of mums are donning their trainers and hitting the Suffolk pavements.

Wayne Leech and Mark Ripper with soap star Gemma Atkinson at the Slimming World Man of the Year awards

Two Suffolk men have shed a total of more than 21st in little over a year – and been named among the country’s top male slimmers for 2015.

Woodbridge Mayor Josh Sayles gets weighed at Boots. Mayor Josh Sayles with Sarah Norman from Boots.

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.

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