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As support continues to gather for Iceland stores’ banned Christmas ad, Lynne Mortimer looks at how it measures up to other banned and complained-about TV commercials over the years

Film maker David Webb has explored the Backwaters of Essex for a fascinating new dvd. Lynne Mortimer talks to David and finds out more.

Lynne Mortimer is rapidly reaching the age when some people feel they have to talk down to her. She pleads for equal treatment.

Prince Charles is celebrating his 70th birthday... but what to give him? Lynne Mortimer thinks East Anglia has the answer.

Suffolk Regiment’s George Punchard was one of the first men to be mobilised in 1914. Demobbed in ebruary 1919, he wrote a record of his War.

It’s true, folks, four-fifths of the Spice girls are reunited for a six-date stadium tour. But can they recreate the excitement of their first incarnation?

Tongue twisters for beginners

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Repeat after me: how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. Nowm say it faster...

Catching up with the Dreamboys on tour before their Ipswich and Kings Lynn dates, Lynne Mortimer asked them a couple of pertinent questions... oh, and a few frivolous ones too

Lynne spends two nights with baby Herbie in her bed

With more university students writing their exams on lap tops, will the barely legible handwritten paper become a thing of the past? Lynne Mortimer hopes not.

As War Horse returns to the National Theatre to mark the centenary of Armistice Day, we remember the war horses.

What excites children today? Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up parliament in 1605 or a night of ghosts and ghouls, tricks and treats?

This year, Lynne won’t be cooking Christmas dinner - oh joy, oh bliss

The grandsons have been running (or in one case, crawling) rings around grandma and grandpa

“I think marriage is all about hard work,” said David Beckham. Lynne Mortimer agrees and wonders why no one reported it before

What jobs will be gone in 20 years time? Lynne Mortimer looks at the most vulnerable.

Travelling to Boston, I felt I’d earned my Lincolnshire sausage.

Lynne Mortimer looks at the pros and cons of being a prince or princess of the realm.

Apparently dad jokes are in vogue... whatever next, asks Lynne Mortimer, dad dancing?

Even lukewarm royalists enjoyed the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, earlier this year but as a waverer when it comes to the further reaches of the Royal Family , Lynne Mortimer wonders if Princess Eugenie’s big day will the attract the same enthusiasm.

Nostalgia Crackerjack! A TV legend

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Children’s variety show Crackerjack was a highlight of the TV week, entertaining children and families for 29 years. Lynne Mortimer talks to Suffolk author Alan Stafford about the inside story of the teatime TV classic

Holidays are getting more selfie than sexy as Millennials turn their backs on Club 18-30 - are those days of sun. sex and sangria at an end?

Lynne has a ticket to see Ed Sheeran perform in Suffolk, next year. Does anyone know where she can take crowd-surfing lessons?

The BBC has launched its Music Memories website which can trigger precious memories for people suffering from dementia. Lynne Mortimer explores the website and discusses the power of music.

Smile and be happy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

It is World Smile Day on October 5 - does yours come naturally or will you need to practice in front of a mirror?

The name Lynne − will it ever be fashionable again asks Lynne Mortimer? But wait, maybe there is hope for those 50s baby names after all.

A weekend visit to France is a mother and daughter bonding session

It was my first trip to Center Parcs... next time, maybe I’ll join in.

Opinion Does the Waitrose student exist?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A store cupboard with organic soya sauce and rose harissa doesn’t sound like an average student shop... pass the ketchup.

Opinion Going the extra mile for your kids

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Should we disapprove when we read that celebrity mum Victoria Beckham got help from a top milliner when creating an Easter bonnet for her daughter? Lynne Mortimer says no, but yes... but no

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