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Sausage fest

Sausagefest is back in Framlingham

Building on the growing popularity of a hugely entertaining day of family fun, Framlingham town leaders are preparing for the fourth, better than ever, sizzling SausageFest on Saturday, October 11.

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Barton Grange

Suffolk restored . . . home on the Grange

Barton Grange at Worlingworth was once a rural outpost but is now one of Suffolk’s most desirable homesteads. It owes its successful transformation to the award-winning work of local craftsmen. Lindsay Want went to see how it was done

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gifts box with Christmas balls isolated on white

Gifts galore at shopping fairs

Is it too early to mention Christmas shopping? Go along to the East Anglian Air Ambulance on October 13 and 14 at Ufford Park just outside Woodbridge and you could find all the presents you need.

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Leslie Olive and Martin Soons celebrating at anchor in Loch Eribol on the north coast of Scotland, after their

Round Britain sail inspires Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra concert

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra founding conductor Leslie Olive’s choice of music for the orchestra’s next concert will have special meaning for at least one member of the audience.

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Snape Vintage market

Pick up a vintage bargain at Snape

The Snape Maltings’ Vintage and Makers Market takes place on Sunday, October 12 from 10am to 4pm, bringing together 50 leading vintage traders, alongside designs, crafts and artworks created by local artisans. Tim Clover of Deben Events, organisers of the market, said: “The market will be a great showcase of local creative talent in the arts and crafts, alongside a range of vintage traders who be selling some unique and unusual items.” Visitors to the event will be able to find everything from vintage furniture, classic fashion and ceramics, to kitchenalia and pieces for the garden, coupled with artworks, printed fabrics, unique homewares and jewellery.

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man running

Hospital launches DIY fitness fundraiser

West Suffolk Hospital has launched a new fitness fundraiser which enables participants to choose exactly which part of the hospital they would like to support.

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Whatfield win village of the year. Children from Whatfield Primary and local residents celebrating.

Whatfield ‘delighted’ to be Village of the Year

The village of Whatfield has beaten off stiff competition to scoop this year’s Village of the Year title.

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Tony Hadley

Swing is in the air

Eighties New Romantic idol and Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley is about to embark on his first ever solo tour - complete with symphony orchestra. Wayne Savage finds out more

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suff mag sept 2014

A matter of convenience

Lindsay Want uncovers tucked away stuff that’s simply oh-so-Suffolk

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Castleton Brass Band in rehearsals.

Strike up the Castleton Brass

Jayne Lindill discovers why everyone loves a brass band

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Nik Kershaw, 2014

The one and only Nik Kershaw

To mark the 30th anniversary of his first hit, Suffolk’s Nik Kershaw is taking to the road with his new Me, Myself and I tour, including a stop in Bury St Edmunds. But first he makes a dream come true, albeit several decades later, by talking to Tara Greaves

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Fritton Arms

A large family business

Hugh Crossley is transforming the businesses – including two pubs – on the Somerleyton estate as a way of ensuring the future of his ancestral home. Tessa Allingham went to meet him

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Maria Marten's Cottage

A good read . . . dark deeds

Louise Denyer delves into The Death of Lucy Kyte, a gripping novel set in Polstead against the backdrop of a famous murder

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Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Madam Galen’

Clip go the garden shears

Sara Eley at Place for Plants, East Bergholt tackles end of summer hedge trimming

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A circular walk around Snape

For wonderful views across the snaking River Alde towards Iken Church, nothing beats the ‘purple’ route from the Sailors’ Path Explorer Guide leads across the heather …

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Beccles based lighting company presenting the children's ward at the James Paget University Hospital with special lighting designed to help children with autism.
Max Munford presenting the lights to Zoe Parton, children's play specialist at the hospital.

Picture: James Bass

Eggs to light up young lives

A campaign to make hospital stays better for children and parents at the James Paget University Hospital has been given a boost thanks to the generosity of an East Anglian lighting company.

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Prepare to meet the gods

Eastern Angles will be taking us back to our Saxon past this month when they stage the Norse epic Ragnarok at RAF Bentwaters. Andrew Clarke spoke to writer Charles Way

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Rosemary Elliott with her exhibition at Wingfield Barns.

New beginnings

Artist Rosemary Elliott likes to change direction from time to time – and there’s no better place than Suffolk to inspire her. Andrew Clarke talks to her about working with the county’s creative community and a forthcoming exhibition in Woodbridge

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