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A Suffolk brewery which has been innovating its range of beers has struck gold at an international competition.

Mark Heath and his wife Liz headed out into the countryside to visit Shillingford's restaurant at the newly-opened Foragers Retreat in Pebmarsh for a Friday night dinner. Here's what they made of it.

A new wine shop selling only bottles from this country is opening online and the Suffolk businesswoman behind the brand is excited to share her passion for homegrown varieties.

From Cuban street food inspired by Chef, to an Indian-French banquet taking cue from Helen Mirren's The Hundred Foot Journey, this event has something to tickle all tastebuds.

Our food and drink editor put the award-winning spot in Bury St Edmunds to the test.

family life

In 1989 a farmer sought permission to build a new Ipswich Airport on fields near Henley. The day after that news broke, villagers also faced clamours for an Ipswich northern bypass

Automation is taking over our lives and stealing jobs from everyone from shop workers to call centre operatives - but is this really progress?

From fine art to fingerless gloves, Barbara Streisand to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' knees, polar bears and community art to Lowestoft and beach rubbish - it's been quite a journey for artist Clare Johnson.

Will the writers of this new show give us a satisfying conclusion, or leave us hanging?

opinion

Ad Feature Frightened of investing? Don't be!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Investment doesn't have to be a frightening experience, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

Automation is taking over our lives and stealing jobs from everyone from shop workers to call centre operatives - but is this really progress?

I've known for years that building a new road across the north of Ipswich was a divisive proposal - guaranteed to set town dwellers against their country cousins. I hadn't realised how much Blue-on-Blue anger it would spark!

Will the writers of this new show give us a satisfying conclusion, or leave us hanging?

Ad Feature DIY pensions: why you can't rely on the state

Friday, August 9, 2019

Want to gain greater control? Making your own pension provision could be the answer, says financial expert Peter Sharkey.

homes & garden

How would you like to live in a five-bedroom barn conversion near Woodbridge? It could be yours for £1.2 million.

An Essex high street is in the running for up to £15k in cash after being shortlisted in a national awards.

If you're looking for a unique property, a six-storey former water tower in Thorpeness could be yours for £1million.

An area of arable land and woodland in the Tendring Hundred is up for sale with a guide price tag of £875k.

travel

Our reviewer tried out this popular site near Sudbury, where technology goes out of the window in favour of getting back to nature

Liz Nice wanted a holiday with her children which went well - for a change! The Isle of Wight, as ever, did its work...

I'm well aware this is a confession that some people will find strange - but not surprising if they've ever met me or read my articles. I like travelling by train.

Suffolk Highways have confirmed a stretch of a busy Ipswich road will be shut from Wednesday evening into the early hours of Thursday morning.

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