food & drink

From bread to fish and meat - these local businesses are continuing to bring essentials to Suffolk doorsteps.

This award-winning dining spot has opened its grounds and transformed them into an informal eatery with beautiful countryside views.

On Super Saturday, Ravenwood Hall near Bury St Edmunds will re-open with a very different outdoor offering for customers.

This weekend pubs, restaurants and cafes will reopen on what is being dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, here we look at how some Suffolk businesses will be implementing the government’s one-metre plus social distancing rule and keeping staff and customers safe

It is with sadness that Archant announces today the cancellation of the ceremony evening for the Eat Suffolk Awards 2020 - but with finalists and winners still to be celebrated later this year as planned.

family life

Submissions for the 2020 East Anglian Book Awards, which celebrate the outstanding literary culture of our region, are now open.

Gina Long meets Craig and Julie Jarvis, owners of Ravenwood Hall Hotel in Suffolk.

Are staycations the new normal? As the hospitality and holiday industry re-opens from today, Gina Long talks to Hannah and Jeff Hibbs, from Forest Lodge Holidays.

Ipswich is hosting a new summer festival – BetweenSpaces – which looks to forge stronger community links and tackle problems with isolation which grew during lockdown


Panto-loving Helen McDermott says she feels like a fish out of water with theatres and swimming pools shut for the forseeable future

Parenting columnist Ruth Davies says the change in laws still spells confusion when it comes to grandparents and grandchildren

Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.

This week the campaign to prevent our orthopaedic services from being broken up at our local hospital has continued. Earlier this week I met with the health minister Edward Argar to raise my concerns and to call for the proposal to be blocked and a petition established by campaign group Orwell Ahead has gathered real momentum, at the time of writing it had reached over 7,500 signatures. This is quite extraordinary bearing in mind the petition was only set up a few days ago.

Financial cuts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have hit many people hard, not least the next generation. Rachel Moore has sympathy for the plight of the under-25s

homes & garden

Gardeners are being challenged to recreate the floral elements of Newmarket’s July Festival in their own homes this year.

This beautiful eight-bedroom manor in Bury St Edmunds is currently on the market with a guide price of £3.5million.

Take a trip around this stunning property in Anglesea Road, on the market for £1.2million – and where Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was said to be a frequent visitor.

A Grade II listed country house set in approximately 14.5 acres is up for sale in Scole near Diss.


Six stunning sandy British beaches to visit after the lockdown ends for your bucket (and spade) list.

Six stunning churches to visit after the Covid-19 lockdown

Plan the perfect post-pandemic getaway with a trip-of-a-lifetime driving holiday

Ten of thousands of pounds worth of cruise line food which couldn’t be served up to passengers after the coronavirus crisis broke has been donated to charity.

Most read

Topic pages

MyDate24 MyPhotos24