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ellen widdup

Over the past five years, Ellen Widdup’s 2.4 Children column – later 3.4 children – has been described as a “wonderfully accurate portrait of family life” and “a breath of fresh air.” While her critics have labelled it “thoroughly irritating.” And one went as far as saying “this woman is both crass and nauseating”.

This week, to mark Mother’s Day, Ellen Widdup writes an open letter to her own beloved mother.

I go by many names. On Starbucks cups, I’m “Alan”. The baristas in Ipswich are real jokers.

I sometimes wonder if my son thinks he has two mothers, writes Ellen Widdup.

My daughter has never been into dolls, writes Ellen Widdup.

health & fitness

A Suffolk salon has made it through to the semi-finals of a prestigious national competition after impressing some of the most influential names in hairdressing.

Suffolk nutritionist and superfood chef Juliette Bryant shares her knowledge and recipes each week, helping us to eat and feel much healthier...

Young sports men and women in Stowmarket have a unique opportunity to gain thousands of pounds of sponsorship from the leisure centre.

The search is on to find the UK’s best up-and-coming stylist as ‘Create the Look’ returns for 2017.

Forget most of what you thought you knew about dieting and healthy eating, says nutritionist Juliette Bryant.

lynne mortimer

You know those books – How to improve your memory in a week etc? It’s going to take longer than a week in my case, writes Lynne Mortimer.

We took the grandsons swimming and this meant I had to wear my swimming costume... untouched by water in over two years, writes Lynne Mortimer.

In a age where people use in-car navigation systems, GPS and map apps, have we completely lost the ability to read a road map?

superdad will lodge

Superdad Will Lodge asks how protective is over-protective?

Opinion: Will Lodge – When bed comes a-calling

Monday, August 29, 2016

Superdad Will Lodge looks at being apart and bedding down.

Superdad Will Lodge imagines what it is like inside a child’s mind.

thrifty living

Fed up with being hit by rising food prices and the too-high cost of my weekly shop despite following all the basic rules about planning meals, list-making and using up leftovers, last month I came up with my own plan to eat well for a less, writes Sheena Grant.

Do you remember the days when Easter used to be a straightforward affair? asks Sheena Grant.

In my quest to live life a little less wastefully, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration from others, writes Sheena Grant.

It’s the start of the Easter holidays - two and a half weeks away from the confines of the classroom for our children and a chance for parents to spend more time with their offspring. But the break can be a drain when it comes to keeping youngsters entertained without spending a fortune, writes Sheena Grant.

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