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Friday, November 20, 2015

Home ownership is at its lowest level for 25 years but just because Generation Rent don’t have a mortgage, does not mean they don’t care what their living space looks like. Here Ellen Widdup, who rented for more than a decade, looks at how to add the personal touch without upsetting the landlord.

Sudbury in Bloom previously received the Gold award in the competition

Green fingered Sudbury residents are being urged to dig out their trowels and help beautify their town in time for an Anglia in Bloom comeback next summer.

Rosanna Castrini's My Prairie Garden - a stunning entry in a past International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. It was the overall winner and took first prize in the Beauty of Plants category. The photograph can be seen at the Beth Chatto Gardens exhibition

Fancy trying to take glorious photographs like the ones currently on show near Colchester? Steven Russell asks an expert how to get started and impress

Pupils at Orford Primary School preparing to become space biologists in an experiment run by the Royal Horticultural Society and the UK Space Agency.

School pupils are set to become space biologists by growing seeds that have been into orbit.

Ball string lights from

While the chill of winter can leave the best of us feeling blue, the world of fashion adores the colour.

Looking at Suffolk from a different perspective

Aerial photographer shares more photos of Suffolk from the air - taken using a drone.

The Round House, Belchamp Walter

Property writer David Vincent finds a pretty former lodge cottage which is going on the market for the first time.

Hewitts, Lamarsh

An exceptionally-presented family home in Lamarsh, set in about 5.5 acres of gardens and grounds and also boasting an impressive leisure complex and a detached bungalow annexe, has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.185m.

David Mortimer's photo of Ipswich from above

Amazon is planning to use drones to deliver parcels in the not-too-distant future, but here in Suffolk unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are already being used to help sell homes.

Gorse Hill, Aldeburgh project

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside … so when the opportunity arose for Sara and Toby Newton to snap up a sea view at Gorse Hill in Aldeburgh they grabbed it with both hands.

Waltham Hall Barn, Little Stonham

An immaculately presented barn conversion set at the end of a private driveway in the village of little Stonham, Mid Suffolk could be your ideal new home.

Animal print design inspiration from

No longer simply the trademark of Bet Lynch, animal prints are now taking centre stage in some of the world’s most chic homes.

Hillside House, Higham

Hillside House, at Highham, is a country house with commanding views over the beautiful Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley.

Ipswich is a property hotspot

Ipswich has been hailed as a ‘property hotspot’ to watch in the next decade, after experts predicted house prices could soar in the area.

Downheated Kris Collins after the Van Mewwen tomato growing competition

A PR officer who helped launch a giant tomato-growing competition with a £1,000 prize threw away his chance of winning when he cooked up a treat for his family.

Peverells, Glemsford

Property writer David Vincent finds an exceptional, attractive home with hundreds of years of history.

Ipswich council replace 80% of housing stock sold on to tenants

Local authorities in Suffolk are among both the best and worst at replacing council housing stock that has been sold off, new figures have revealed.

Scenes from Woodpeckers, Burnham-on-Crouch - the perfect pick-me-up as we head towards winter

Can you guess which cake garden visitors like best?

Home improvement: Make the most of your space

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Interiors - make the most of your space

Space - the final frontier when it comes to making your home work. But sadly the architect who designed your property was unlikely to have had your precise needs in mind when they put pencil to paper.

Barton Grange

Barton Grange today is a substantial period house with a large range of outbuildings, yet convenient for Bury St Edmunds town centre.

Classic furniture still has its place

Want to make your home a modern classic? Here Ellen Widdup explores how.

Peartree, Crowfield  new home

Living in the country is a dream shared by many, the far reaching views, a vibrant local community, a healthier lifestyle are all potential benefits but sometime the remoteness of country life and finding a suitable property that doesn’t need work doing to it can be stressful.

Wallpaper direct

Have you always seen florals as a little bit twee?

Church Farmhouse, Cratfield

Church Farmhouse is a magnificently restored red brick farmhouse, standing in a fine rural position, with outstanding views.

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