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Laura Wright

The Wright notes - Suffolk’s songbird loves coming home

There are few better examples of success than singer Laura Wright. Peter Robertson catches up with the ‘Scrummy Soprano’ who never forgets her Suffolk roots

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The cast of Midsummer Songs in rehearsal at the Wolsey Studio. 
Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard

New Woley Theatre sings songs that stand the test of time

Suffolk theatre director Peter Rowe is well known for staging musicals and writing rock’n’roll pantos, but he’s never written songs of his own . . . until now. He talks to Andrew Clarke about his first musical

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Worker bees on the super frame building the comb

The county’s beekeepers bring you the taste of honey

Meet the dedicated bee keepers of Waveney Valley Words and pictures by Julian Claxton

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Enjoying the sunshine at Skyride, Ipswich

Sky Ride returns to Ipswich

There’s never been a better time to get on your bike

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First World War exhibition at MEAL

Museum of East Anglian Life exhibition in praise of WWI nurses

Now showing until November 16 at Abbot’s Hall, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket – Everybody’s Darling: the First World War Nurse. This is a touring exhibition which celebrates the enormous contribution made by thousands of women who served as nurses during the First World War.

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Walking the Sailors’ Path to Snape Warren

David Falk, manager of Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk Project, seeks out views across the heather and postpones some of life’s guilty pleasures on a short stroll from Snape Maltings

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The Big Onion food festival at Elveden Estate.

Elveden’s Big Onion festival gets even bigger

The Big Onion Food and Music Festival at Elveden Estate near Thetford is back with a whole range of activities for all the family on the weekend of September 6 and 7.

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Jeremy Thickett (Clarke's of Bramfield) and Alisatir Butler, Blythburgh Free Range Pork who will be part of the Slow Food East Suffolk sausage making demonstration at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival.

Slow food comes to east Suffolk

Local food champions gathered at The Anchor At Walberswick recently for the launch of Slow Food East Suffolk.

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Left to right: Major-General Tony Pollard (formerly Royal Leics. Regiment) with owners of Scarlett & Mustard Sandy Ruddock and Julian Pollard, with Jason Whittleton of East of England Co-op.

Scarlett & Mustard create a dressing to remember war heroes

Scarlett & Mustard has created a poppy seed dressing to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, inspired by a remarkable tale of bravery, selflessness and heroism.

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OUT & ABOUT: Combine country walks with some scrummy local treats

David Falk at Discover Suffolk shares his downloadable walking and cycling routes with Lindsay Want

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PEOPLE: Liam Scarlett steps up to a new role

Liam Scarlett was described as one to watch when he was a dancer with the Royal Ballet. Now he’s turned his back on performing he’s being hailed as choreography’s next big thing. Andrew Clarke talks to him about his spectacular career so far

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Alison Joseph and Richard Gilbert from The National Trust based at Dunwich Heath talk about the visit from the Springwatch team

PLACES: Getting away from it all at Dunwich

Dunwich Heath and its beautiful beach are popular escapes for many of us, especially in August when the heather is in full bloom. Even the National Trust team who look after this precious landscape have their very own stories, writes Jeremy Owen

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Feature with Tara Stuart at Love Meringues in Bury.

FOOD: Marvellous meringues

Tessa Allingham meets Tara Stuart, who does wonderful things with egg whites

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Planning a wedding? Go wild with your bouquet

The RSPB’s Aggie Rothon has some wild ideas about beautiful bouquets for a summer wedding

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Angus Scobie picking paeonies

BUSINESS: A blossoming family concern

Life can be challenging for today’s farming families. They must be prepared to diversify in imaginative, innovative ways and make use of every asset they possess. Jane Crowe visited Whites Farm near Bures where they’re doing just that. Pictures by Clare Dawson

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Author Kate Worsley at Harwich.

BOOKS: The rise of a new novelist

Louise Denyer reads She Rises by Kate Worsley, which is set on the Suffolk and Essex border

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INTERIORS: Di-vinyl intervention

Amanda and Chris Edgcombe’s Yoxford home is a haven for lovers of all things retro. Words and pictures by Tony Hall

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Enterprising young individuals from Framlingham. From left, Megan  Ingoldt, Emilia Garvie, Clem Routledge, ( front) Chris Wright.

Bright young things

Lindsay Want discovers how one local business association in Framlingham is nurturing fresh young talent

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