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The supermarket giant Sainsbury's started with one store in London's Drury Lane in 1869. And now as it celebrates its 150th birthday, we look back at its presence in Ipswich.

Is hoarding greetings cards a known condition... or is it just me?

What happens in the event of a tie at Europe's biggest music competition? And what can entrants never...never take up on stage? Our reporter finds out more.

When Maria and Napoleone Zagni, arrived in Ipswich from Modena, Italy, in the 1890s, they brought with them the family recipe for ice cream. Founding Peter's ice cream, their distinctive brand has been enjoyed by generations,

Jane Riley is leaving the Ipswich post. She talks to our reporter about her year as first citizen, during which she has found out so much more about her home town.

It looks as if baby Archie, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be kept, as far as possible, away from the glare of publicity. We look at how it's going so far.

The British Board of Film Classification has been sent my X-rays and is due to reveal whether they are indeed mild.... or scary.

Suffolk "Plant Geek" Michael Perry is the ambassador for Garden Day on May 12. Here he talks about his life with plants and the how gardens contribute to mental health and well-being.

Next year will mark 75 years since VE Day and, in the run up to that anniversary, we remember those celebrations and reflect on the consequences of the Second World War.

Bucket lists - 100 things to do before you die? Forget it, I'm listing the stuff I never want to do and the things I can really do without. So there.

Percy Pigs are going totally vegetarian - causing outrage with some customers. What other foods taste different these days?

We won't find out until the end of may but a shortlist of 30 has been drawn up. Who would you choose... or has your comedy hero failed to make the cut?

Community centre cafe must be doing something right - it's just won an award.

A House of Lords Committee has suggested pensioners should lose some of their benefits to help young people − a rubbish idea says this 64-year-old reporter

Opinion X-Ray ready - not a good look

Monday, April 29, 2019

In 2013 there was the knee replacement, now the hip is playing up and I'm back under the doctor.

A new report shows that many of us don't have secure passwords online. If yours is Liverpool or 123456, you might want to think again.

It's one of the burning topics of the day - who should replace Dame Darcey Bussell on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel... the list of possibles just keeps getting bigger

Jackie Gooch has been a hairdresser since she was 15. As she celebrates her 80th birthday, in Ipswich, she says isn't quite ready to retire yet.

Keeping three grandsons entertained, fed, clean and happy is more of a hurricane than a breeze...

Extreme fisherman and star of River Monster, Jeremy Wade, who was born in Ipswich, brings his new series to Discovery's Animal Planet at the end of this month.

Not everyone believes that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him and here are some of the reasons why.

The latest celebrity dancer to sashay off with a professional dance partner is Stacey Dooley, according to reports. We consider whether there is a hex on Strictly Come Dancing.

Lynne rather fancies herself as a cleaning guru... check out her top tips here and feel free to ignore them

Video Saving toads on the roads

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Throughout the early spring, scores of people patrol our country roads to help toads and other amphibians across the road, so that the creatures can live and breed in peace.

At what age do women have to stop buying clothes in Topshop? ITV star Lorraine Kelly, who celebrates her 60th birthday in November, says its fine to shop where the teenagers go - she does.

As Carol Ann Duffy's term as poet laureate comes to an end, we look back at 350 years of laureates - including the one that got sacked.

Comfort waist bands, senior railcards, bus passes - who said there was nothing to look forward to?

If you've ever wondered what crespuscule means, this is the show to watch - presented by Gallery Players at the Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, until Saturday, April 6

Gary Avis MBE, star of the Royal Ballet company has been in conversation with Norfolk author and broadcaster Christine Webber at Covent Garden

Conservative MP Dominic Raab has been scoffed at for having nine books behind him on a window sill during an interview with the BBC - surely, it's the sort of thing that could happen to anybody... or could it?

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