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matt gaw

Mike Pennock (L to R) Matt Gaw, Matt Stott and Matt Bunn try tailored shorts at Coes.

It’s a debate I hadn’t ever thought about wading into, writes columnist Matt Gaw.

One of the Royal Navy's Trident-class nuclear submarines

Despite the fact this is the final election before a vote is taken on the future of Trident in 2016, the mainstream political discourse is about nothing more than cheap name-calling and point-scoring.

Voting isn't the only form of political engagement

The ideological machine that is meant to serve us has gone wrong and is tyrannising us, but that doesn’t mean we should boycott the ballot box

ellen widdup

Ellen with her husband and children... soon to be joined by a new addition

They say good – and bad - things come in threes. It’s a magic number after all. Buses, lions, wishes - they all come in threes, writes Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's children, reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

When I lived in London and travelled by Tube every day, my absolute favourite pastime was judging my fellow commuters on their choice of reading material.

my pet

Abbie Hunter

I am dog years ahead of my human person Matt.

Abbie Hunter

As the sun blazes down to raise temperatures to the mid 20s, I am thinking about sport., says Abbie Hunter.

Abbie Hunter

The question that has been perplexing me this week is why has there never been a Star Wars dog?

james marston

A plain speaking wife, perhaps?

Friday, May 1, 2015
Lt 015 St baptist Needham 01

It can’t be May can it? I’m sure it was January just last week.

James Marston in Bury St Edmunds near the Norman Tower.

My goodness, by the time Saturday comes it’s all I can do not to lie down in a darkened room with a couple of slices of cucumber over my eyes and a bottle of Dubonnet, writes James Marston.

Save the date

As we drive around the county, my plain-speaking-photographer friend Lucy and I spend a lot of time in the car.

Health and Fitness

Even cricketers have got in on the act. Here's England's Stuart Broad advertising a protein milk about 15 months ago. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA

Protein shakes were once the domain of bodybuilders. But with a growing army of celebrity fans, they are now the convenience food of dieters too.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow apparently swears that consuming a whey protein shake a day helps her keep fit, lithe and beautiful.

Fitness dance zumba class

Shocking new research has found that lack of exercise kills twice as many people as obesity.

lynne mortimer

My husband has been up in the attic to find the string puppets

Now I am bi-gran... or maybe not. It makes me sound like a new breakfast cereal that’s good for you but tastes like shredded cardboard.

Look at my grandchildren, aren't they beautiful... have another look, they just get better

I promised myself I wouldn’t become a baby bore. I have reneged on that promise.

I have to stop buying ready-peeled sprouts... I only go and peel them again

The reckoning is ahead.

superdad will lodge

Mila Lodge at Chessington, with mum Gemma and brother Seth

Will Lodge, parenting columnist, reflects on the Easter holidays.

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

Parenting columnist Will Lodge talks about school holidays and keeping youngest to eldest happy.

Will Lodge with baby Mila

Parenting columnist Will Lodge looks at why walking is a dream and a nightmare.


From The Archives East

Brandeston School pupils with parcels for Romania March 1998

More events featured in photographs have been remembered by our readers

From The Archives West

 Howard Primary School in Bury

Book Week characters October 1994

Were you at any of the events or do you recognise any of the people in this week’s archive pictures?

From The Archives West

Lambing Sunday at Park Farm Livermere February 1995

Do the pictures in our gallery this week bring back any memories for you?

From The Archives East

Leiston School pupils vist to the East Anglian Daily Times Office March 1998

Do the pictures in our gallery bring back any memories for you?

From The Archives West

Remembrance Day Parade  in  Sudbury 

November 1994

Do the pictures in our gallery bring back any memories for you?

thrifty living

Wanted: a DIY car repair course

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The car is just a financial and environmental millstone, writes Sheena Grant, who has embarked on a challenge to live a thriftier life.

Splashing out on new tyres

Books can entertain, make you laugh, make you cry, writes Thrifty Living columnist Sheena Grant.

Creating the Greenest County Awards - winners

It’s been a good day. A happy, smiley, positive day when it’s a bit easier to believe the world is a gentle place, full of the possibilities that usually only children can readily believe in, writes Sheena Grant.

The Suffolk County Coucil recycling centre in Portman Walk. Photograph Simon Parker

For me, attempting to live a little more thriftily is about more than just saving money, writes Sheena Grant.

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