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matt gaw

Don't believe the message that Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable

There’s something about Jez (as we hip young things on social media call Jeremy Corbyn) that thoroughly warms my cockles. Perhaps it’s his air of humility, his open-necked honesty or simply his dogged under-dogness?

Image by Andy Abbott

The barricades started to appear in Grange Farm on Thursday evening.

Norfolk Bird Report, European Bee-eater, Julian Bhalero

Oh those scrounging bee eaters.

ellen widdup

Ellen on maternity leave with her first-born

This may come as a shock to a lot of people but I don’t plan on taking any maternity leave when baby number three arrives, writes author of 2.4 children column Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's daughter, bottle feeding her son

It’s the start of World Breastfeeding Week, but our mum-to-be won’t be going through it all again.

Ellen Widdup didn't have to resort to dating apps

Smug marrieds often demand of single, childless women of a certain age when they are likely to get “sprogged up”, writes mother-of-two Ellen Widdup.

my pet

Abbie Hunter

As first-time writers and only being 12 weeks old we wondered, after putting our pens down last week, whether we would receive any feedback on our first column.

Walter and Jessie

When will he ever learn!

Dog litter bin in Bobbits Lane car park, Ipswich

I am hearted by news that the number of people fined for failing to pick up their dog’s poo has fallen by 20%.

james marston

015 James Marston column pic 18.07.015

“My my at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender,” as Abba famously said though I’m not so sure they had the strongest command of the English language at the time.

James Marston in London

I went to London for the weekend.

James Marston at Stanton Downham

My plain-speaking-photographer-friend-Lucy, who’s getting married, doesn’t like being photographed.

health & fitness

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.

lynne mortimer

What do exam results matter when you reach 60?

At the risk of falling headfirst into the nostalgia pit, I have been remembering the angst of waiting for exam results. First there were O levels (ask your grandparents) and then, two years later in 1973, came A levels but not as we know them today.

Lynne offers some advice

On Sunday we went to our grandsons’ naming ceremony.

Lynne Mortimer fears what may happen if she ceases HRT

The doctor thinks maybe I should gently wean myself off Hormone Replacement Therapy, writes columnist Lynne Mortimer.

superdad will lodge

The Lodge family, Mitchell, Gemma, Mila, Seth, Will and Finley.

Superdad Will Lodge goes walking ready for the summer holidays

Opinion:Will Lodge: Surviving the first year

Monday, July 20, 2015
Birthday cake... don't mind if I do.

Superdad Will Lodge looks back at baby’s first year.

Seth, Finley & Mitchell Tomlinson-Lodge looking cool in Paris

Superdad Will Lodge considers what we really want to know from school reports.


Culford Girls under 18 Hockey Team January 1990

Were you a member of the Culford girls under 18 hockey team in January 1990. Were you in the squad photographed here?

Football competition winners receive their tickets at The Bushel in Bury  January 1998

In our latest search through our archives we found some classic team shots and a photo of football ticket winners.

Adopt-A-Calf at Sible Hedingham - May 1985

In May 1985 these smiling youngsters posed for our photographers in Sible Hedingham, launching the adopt-a-calf initiative.

St Nicholas Hospice Mega Fete at
 Hardwick Heath in 

May 1999

Top left, do you remember the Honington sponsored bed push in May 1985?

thrifty living

Jeremy Corbyn takes part in a Labour Party leadership hustings at Parr Hall, Warrington, Cheshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Something’s been puzzling me this week. I’d been reading about the Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn and found out that, whatever you think of his politics, he has a lot to commend him.

Does shopping give you a buzz?

Friday, July 17, 2015
Shoppers in Ipswich town centre - does shopping give you a buzz?

Going shopping is a bit like eating sugary foods, writes Sheena Grant, who is opting for a thriftier existence.

A fe

There are many things to commend Bob the Builder, I discovered, during my all-too brief CBeebies years, when many a happy hour was spent watching this construction superhero and his team create whole towns in less time than I could knock up a toddler’s lunch.

When the thrifty going gets tough

Monday, June 29, 2015
Will Sheena be back to burning logs by November?

As I stirred my bucket of paper mush for the umpteenth time I couldn’t help wondering if I’d bitten off more than I wanted to chew, writes Sheena Grant.

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