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Applewood acres is producing vegan goodies and sustainable local produce in an all-natural approach to farming

Don’t let lockdown get you down, take a leaf out of author and illustrator Matt Robertson’s book and pick up a pencil, or head out into the garden for a bug adventure.

A local community of keen sewers are volunteering their time and skills to create hundreds of extra pairs of scrubs for hospital workers

From nurses to care assistants and chefs to gardeners, Alysia Caring is looking to build a new team of kind and compassionate staff – could you be one?

Create your own board and counters with items from your house and start playing Outsmart – a two player strategy game that will keep you on your toes

Find out how to stay entertained in isolation with our top app picks

Samantha Brook has great advice to help everyone self-isolating find moments of joy in their day.

We’ve all had a lot to come to terms with recently but we’ll get through it together.

Your week’s entertainment is sorted, with live gigs, virtual quizzes, and art gallery tours.

Jo Reeder, head of fundraising and marketing at Age UK Suffolk is a true Suffolk girl, having had a career predominately in local media, before entering the charity sector. As we experience another week of COVID-19 lockdown, Age UK Suffolk has had to quickly adapt its core services. This very special charity is represented throughout our region and is committed to improving the lives of older people – something that is nevermore important. Jo and the Age UK Suffolk charity are continuing to give vital help, including emergency shopping during this desperate time of need. She has seen a 40% increase in the charity’s befriending scheme and the same increase in their information and advice service. Here she talks to Gina Long MBE

Meet the inspirational sisters behind the elegant country clothing global fashion brands, based here in East Anglia, whose designs are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. As entrepreneurs they have seen the power of working together and sharing the same passion and goals to help them achieve success.

Here they talk to Gina Long.

Don’t miss out on the choc-fest this spring. These local retailers are ready to deliver everything you need.

Stuck inside because of coronavirus? Make sure your home is the nicest – and healthiest – place to be with a proper deep clean.

Spend your evening reflecting on the work of one of England’s best-loved painters.

If you want a night off cooking, these businesses can help.

Some of the nation’s leading artists join forces with Colchester gallery Firstsite to battle stay at home boredom and keep Britain creative during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.

Suffolk National Farmers’ Union (NFU) members are toasting a new ale to mark their centenary year.

Osteopath James Harvey is owner of Woolpit Osteopaths, Suffolk, as well as co-owner of Earlham House Clinic in Norwich with his sister, Liz Connors. To adapt to our new ‘COVID-19 lives’, they have had to stop face-to-face appointments. However, the clinic has found new ways to reach people through online osteopathic and clinical pilates consultations, advice and bespoke exercise plans as well as online workspace assessments to help the growing number of people working from home. Here, he talks to Gina Long.

Budding young quizzers - try your hand at our trivia quiz

Let the food fights commence. The eccentric Goodman family – and even more eccentric neighbour Jim – are back on our screens for the sixth series of Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner on Friday, March 27. Here’s all you need to know.

Animal lover Abby Jelley has rescued a huge brood of dogs, along with pigs, chickens and alpacas, looking after them all at her farm in Suffolk

Celebrities like Norfolk-born pianist Myleene Klass are helping keep families fit, healthy and entertained as we grabble with home schooling during Coronavirus lockdown. Here are some of the best celebrity webcasts to keep boredom at bay

The past seven days have seen huge changes to the way we live our lives, as the government responds to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, Norwich-based psychotherapist Shane Lutkin has some advice.

The Open University has hundreds of free online courses to keep your mind active and engaged

Charlotte is one of the many people forced to work from home during the Coronavirus outbreak - she is documenting the ups and downs of living with ‘social distancing’.

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