food & drink

Two Suffolk butchers are among a host of businesses to make the cut at a prestigious regional awards event.

Competitors battled it out this week in the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2020 live cook-off.

An Ipswich restaurant specialising in Indian and Nepalese cuisine has re-opened - following a challenging few years.

Tired of being judged for eating a soy burger by your carnivorous friends? Or maybe you're just happy enjoying #MeatFreeMonday. Don't let stigma from others change your lunch order.

Wings, steaks, loaded nachos, craft ales and cocktails on the menu at Suffolk's first fully vegan pub.

family life

Half term a much looked-forward to treat for school kids, but a potential nightmare for cash-starved, time-poor parents. Here's a selection of timely half term treats which could take the strain out of school holidays.

"To Infinity and Beyond!" During the February half term holidays, Bury St Edmunds Arc shopping centre is inviting children to join the space race, enjoy an out of this world experience as part of a special Astronaut Academy.

Transform your home with new luxury carpets and vinyl tiles that will rejuvenate your bathroom, kitchen, living room and hallway.

Back in 2002, Paul Magnus was proudly celebrating the opening of a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution centre for Magnus Group - the logistics operation he founded - at Great Blakenham, near Ipswich.


James Marston's mother is rarely wrong. But there was a time, as reader, Mary, reminds him, when mothers who weren't considered 'the right sort' were vilified. Read her heartbreaking letter here...

A new trend on Twitter #tradwife, argues that women are much happier as housewives. Does this mean we all secretly want to be Cinderella? Liz Nice suggests not.

It's been a busy third week on the job in Westminster but a very productive one. On Tuesday, I rose for the first time in the House of Commons to give my maiden speech. There were some nerves waiting to be called but I was anxious to do justice to our town and its people.

If you're trying to ease yourself into a healthy new lifestyle, or are looking for a work out that's easy on your joints, try this circuit from DJ Stanway, a personal trainer from Revolution Fitness Academy, Bury St Edmunds. Increase or decrease the intensity to suit your body, and complete them anywhere - from out in the open, to the comfort of your own home.

Mark Murphy was shocked to discover that 1 in 5 young Brits have never had a full English. What is holding them back?

homes & garden

The Suffolk home of a celebrated English artist has attracted interest from four prospective buyers who turned out to be painters - despite not knowing it was once his home.

Transform your home with new luxury carpets and vinyl tiles that will rejuvenate your bathroom, kitchen, living room and hallway.

A new primary school is taking shape at Colchester.

A house that was one the home of a Victorian farm bailiff is being put up for sale - having retained many of the extra features appropriate to a man of his stature.


Learner drivers in Suffolk will be happy to hear that Ipswich has the second highest driving test pass rate in the whole of the UK.

Imagine a holiday where you can actually do some good at the same time. It might seem a bit cold to think about glamping right now - or is it? James Clark reports.

Maps showing skiers how to navigate their holidays in the Alps with a low carbon footprint have been flying off the shelves, according to their makers.

From the dry bushland of the outback to surfers catching waves and barbecues on beaches, the images of Australia that spring to mind can be familiar to the point of cliché.

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