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Thursday, March 19, 2015

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.

The foot spa at Aqua Sana

It is on the doorstep but feels a world away from the stresses of everyday life. Lauren Everitt took time out to enjoy the ultimate luxury on a relaxing spa weekend at Center Parcs in Elveden.

Claire Magill before she lost the weight

A Suffolk woman with a passion for horses has reined in the calories and lost 7st in 16 months – all to get back in the saddle.

Blue Monday

January can be a difficult time for a lot of people. It’s cold, wet, dark and Christmas has come and gone in the blink of an eye, leaving us with less money and bigger trousers.

Veronica and Liz Fox

A mother and daughter have praised an Ipswich weight-loss class for helping them to regain their confidence and improve their lifestyles.

Nicky before her weight loss

Christmas and New Year can be an especially difficult time for those who are feeling they need to do something about their weight.

A group of Ipswich residents have lost an impressive 11 stone with the support of Live Well Suffolk (pictured with James Colchester, far left, and Chantelle Welham, far right, from Live Well Suffolk).

A group of 14 slimmers from Ipswich are celebrating after shedding a combined 11st through a free weight management course.

Anna-Marie shows off her new trim figure

On her first day of high school she took her seat on the bus and broke it, but it was only when she was pushing 18 stone and unable to zip up a size 22 dress that Anna-Marie Cunnell decided she needed to tackle her weight issue head on.

Anna Borghesani, who is preparing to run the London Marathon after twice undergoing life-saving heart surgery

A year ago new mum Anna Borghesani was recovering from life-saving surgery. Now the Ipswich mum is training for the London Marathon. Sheena Grant reports.

Staff from KBB East Anglia Kevin Brooks (Back Row L to R) Stephen Dickman, Patrick Peck, Roger Peck, Harry Last, (Front Row) Derek Clannell, Matthew Nicholson and  Dave Emsden all wait their turn to have their Movember moustache's shved off by Franco of Francesco Hair Salon in Ipswich. Photograph Simon Parker

Seven men at an Ipswich firm raised £1,000 for this year’s Movember challenge.

The Chantry Slimming World group have lost 245 stone between January and October this year.

A group of Ipswich slimmers will be celebrating this festive season by slipping into something small and black.

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