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Should you let children play video games rated above their age or have a social media account and how do you talk to a teenager about how much time they spend online without causing an argument? Sheena Grant goes in search of some advice for parents with the help of an expert speaking at an event in East Anglia.

From its offices in a small market town in rural East Anglian an international charity is at the forefront of the fight to save irreplaceable wildlife habitat around the world from destruction. Sheena Grant meets the founder of the World Land Trust and hears about its latest appeal.

If you’re working as a groom, chances are you’ll feel stressed and perhaps even bullied. Sheena Grant finds out about a project to help the stable staff who, until now, might have felt they had nowhere to turn for help.

If you’re concerned about food waste - a subject I’ve been writing a lot about recently - the next few days could be a particularly worrying time of year, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Prostate cancer rates are set to double in the next 15 years, according to the forthcoming Movember campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. But two celebrities with links to this region have played a key role in getting more men to seek help. Sheena Grant reports.

Red, orange and green are vivid, bright and strikingly different to the human eye but to horses they don’t appear that way. Sheena Grant reports on new research which is set to bring major changes to jump racing and perhaps other equestrian sports too.

Thirty years ago, Amanda Melton was the youngest member of the British team at the World Equestrian Vaulting Championships. Now aged 40, she’s still able to impress. Sheena Grant finds out more ahead of this month’s British Vaulting Championships.

Many of them may not have made it as racehorses but that doesn’t mean the 7,000 thoroughbreds who leave the sport each year have nothing to offer. Sheena Grant finds out about the work of the charity Retraining of Racehorses and one horse in particular, making her name in a very different kind of racing.

Can you eat broccoli leaves?

She is known as the Queen of Crime and wrote an incredible 66 detective novels but in many ways the greatest mystery Agatha Christie ever created was a real-life one in which she was the central character.

When Joe Harkness began writing a blog about how bird watching helped him manage his mental ill health he had no idea what it would lead to. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10 he told Sheena Grant about his forthcoming Bird Therapy book, which has attracted the attention of Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and comedian Bill Bailey.

What’s the cost of being a loyal customer?

The easy living of summer is almost gone. It’s time for horse owners to batten down the hatches and prepare for winter. Sheena Grant has some time and labour-saving tips to see you through the coming months.

At the age of 45 Sarah Field is about to realise her childhood dream of competing at the world’s most famous horse show. Sheena Grant reports.

Is it really possible to save up to £70 a month by taking part in a challenge being run by a campaign to cut food waste?

It’s easy to despise a playground bully but is that the right reaction? Their actions betray just how lacking in confidence and self-esteem they really are, says Dr Rosemary Taylor, one of two speakers who will be sharing their expertise at an event for parents in Ipswich.

What coin expert John Sadler doesn’t know about medieval silver pennies struck in his home town probably isn’t worth knowing. He tells Sheena Grant about his latest book, chronicling 50 years of painstaking research, and puts forward a shocking theory about the Norman invasion.

How well do you know your Shakespeare?

The story of the Black Dog of Bungay is part of East Anglian folklore. But could the dog of legend have been unfairly maligned? Sheena Grant talks to author Terry Reeve about a new telling of the tale, inspired by his grandchildren.

It’s a bumper year for blackberries, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Fundraisers will be wearing jeans to work and school on September 21 to raise money and awareness of genetic disorders affecting children. Sheena Grant hears one family’s story.

Opinion How to save money on winter heating bills

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Autumn’s gathering pace and it won’t be long before we’re thinking about firing up the central heating again, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

Nostalgia Spirit of lost fishing ‘village’ rises again

Saturday, September 15, 2018

It was once home to more than 2,000 people, all connected to Lowestoft’s booming fishing industry. But today, little remains that even hints at proof of The Grit’s existence. Sheena Grant finds out about a new show that aims to put that right.

We all know good nutrition is important for health but how many of us realise just what can happen if our children don’t get the vitamins and minerals their bodies need? Sheena Grant learns more from Lucinda Miller, who will be sharing her expertise with parents at an event in Ipswich on September 18.

The 2018 St Leger, the last of the five classic races of the season, is run this week. But which ever horse wins, they have no chance of matching the achievements of the 1970 winner, Nijinsky. Sheena Grant looks back at his historic victory.

Injured Jockeys Fund chief executive Lisa Hancock knows all about the highs and lows of racing, having been a point-to-point rider herself for 12 years herself. She told Sheena Grant more.

From Red Rum to Frankel, there’s no shortage of contenders when it comes to the title of greatest race horse of all time. Sheena Grant looks at the line-up...

Opinion More courgettes for dinner to-marrow

Thursday, September 6, 2018

In fields not far from my home, the onion harvest is under way. And, from previous experience, I know what that means - lots of perfectly good produce often left to rot in the fields once the harvest is complete.

September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Awareness Month. Singer Cheryl Tweedy helped spread the word about this little-known genetic disorder last year but campaigners say more work is needed. Sheena Grant reports.

Make do and mend used to be what you did if you couldn’t afford something new. But repairing seems to be acquiring a new cachet, as Sheena Grant reports.

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