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Ipswich: TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh to sign copies of his new book at Waitrose/John Lewis store at Futura Park on Friday

PUBLISHED: 10:37 26 March 2014 | UPDATED: 12:37 26 March 2014

Alan Titchmarsh is at Elevden Hall, during a previous visit to Suffolk

Alan Titchmarsh is at Elevden Hall, during a previous visit to Suffolk

TV presenter, gardener and writer Alan Titchmarsh is in Suffolk on Friday to sign copies of his new novel, Bring Me Home.

Alan will be at Waitrose, Futura Park, Ransomes Way in Ipswich between noon and 1pm.

He is also the new gardening ambassador for Waitrose, a role he relishes. “My life’s work is trying to make popular, understandable and not shrouded in mystery.

He said gardening was “90 per cent common sense” and that this was a chance to spread the word on broader stage.

Bring Me Home is, says Alan, “a romantic mystery. “it’s about a chap called Charlie Stuart who inherits a castle where something dreadful happened but we don’t know what. He’s got to go and break it to his children that their lives are about to be shattered by the events which have just occurred.”

For full interview with Alan Titchmarsh, click here

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Dog owners are being warned after a second pet died on the region’s coast in just over a fortnight – this time on Felixstowe beach.

With 27 years’ teaching experience under her belt, Aldringham mother Eleanor O’Dwyer explains the challenges faced by women and girls in education.

EDF Energy officials said the Suffolk nuclear twin reactor power plant could cost 20% less than anticipated, and the project could inject up to £200 million a year into the county’s economy.

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