food & drink

Our food and drink editor visited this long-standing favourite Ipswich restaurant to see if it still cuts the mustard.

You have until December 1 to nominate your favourite pubs, cafes, restaurants, chefs and shops.

Our food and drink editor makes succulent cevapi kebabs with ajvar, a chicken braise filled with honey, wine and dried fruit, and an unusual dip.

Nicola Warren has a nourishing lunch with her family at the café which opened earlier this year.

Wright's in Bury St Edmunds is a brand new venture from the same team behind the cheese toastie stall on the town's market.

family life

Tomorrow dinosaur fans young and old have the chance to meet a baby T-Rex which will be stomping its way around the Buttermarket shopping centre in Ipswich.

This half term families visiting Colchester Zoo will be in with the chance catching a rare glimpse of twin Amur leopard cubs who are now starting to explore their outdoor enclosure.

By playing the East Anglian Air Ambulance lottery, you can help to save lives like Sarah's

Inspired by taking her children to pumpkin patches when they lived in San Diego, California, Gina is fulfilling a dream by bringing what has become a very special, successful FUNdraising event to Suffolk for a second year. Liz Nice turns the tables on our Q & A journalist Gina Long MBE


Speak out with a view on anything, however minor or insignificant, and you are almost guaranteed these days to get a torrent of abuse in return.

Ad Feature Where does your fund manager invest?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fund managers rarely seek fame, but you should examine where they invest, says financial columnist Peter Sharkey.

When they first hit the headlines by protesting in London and other cities across the world a few months ago, I had considerable sympathy for the Extinction Rebellion protesters and their cause.

Opinion War of the WAGS: what we missed

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Last week everyone was buzzing about the so-called War of the WAGS. With hindsight, however, Liz Nice suspects that there is a lot of sadness underneath all of this, and a lesson for all of us about what to put on social media - and what to keep to ourselves...

James Marston came home to find the rectory flooded. Here, he reveals what it has taught him...

homes & garden

This gorgeous period farmhouse near Hadleigh, complete with heated pool, could be yours - if you have £1.1million to spend.

A 73 acre former dairy farm and farmhouse with 'great scope' is on the market with a price tag of £1.4m.

Ad Feature The importance of good lighting

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Lighting is one of the most crucial aspects of interior design, with the power to transform any room. But what is the right option for you?

Renovation work on a Suffolk pier that has seen better days is set to start soon - thanks to a European Union (EU) grant.


We've never been on a cruise before - but when my wife Judy and I were offered the chance to spend seven days with Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen on its Boudicca ship sailing from Dover to Tenerife we simply couldn't resist.

What better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than with the Friday pub quiz?

More families are flying further afield for their summer getaways according to an Ipswich travel agent, who has revealed which holiday destinations are set to be popular next year.

Mike Rodwell, managing director of Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines retired on Friday after more than 30 years with the business.

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