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Ready for off @ London Fields

The Dunwich Dynamo 2014 . . . Julian Claxton tackled the cult night ride from London to Suffolk

Jostling for space on the grass at London Fields, groups of cyclists sat, drank, chatted and met new friends.

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The Kitchen @ Thorpeness. L-R: Jack Allen, Jess Tibbenham, Claire Marshall, Cameron Marshall and Becca Adamson.

If you can stand the heat . . . come into Kitchen@Thorpeness

Tessa Allingham meets Claire and Cameron Marshall, owners of Dedham Boathouse, at their latest venture

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Peter Harriison, chef

Return of a culinary genius

Frances Hopewell-Smith persuades Peter Harrison to stop work for a quick chat

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Lawrence Frohn at Hillfarm Oils near Halesworth. The rapeseed oil plant grower are having a good year after the European olive oil crop produced a poor harvest.

Pressing matters - Hillfarm Oils celebrates 10 years

Frances Hopewell-Smith visits the family business at Heveningham, celebrating their first decade of producing rapeseed oil

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Suffolk Seasons Flower Farm in Cratfield.
L-R Alfie Seamons, Elizabeth and Roger Mobbs, Billy Crane,Dayne Bloomfield, Ali Pinn.

A blooming good business

Fresh, local and seasonal. It might sound like food but this is flowers. Jayne Lindill visits Suffolk Seasons Flower Farm at Cratfield

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Three Women in a Boat at Henley

Three Woodbridge women in a boat

Catherine Larner rowed more than 140 miles with fellow Deben Rowing Club members Jacq Barnard and Lucy Hollis to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale and raise money

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	Taken at Bealings, Suffolk. Saw a field which was like a blanket of red, was beautiful. Couldn't not take a photo!

Move away from Suffolk? Not likely, says Tony Redman

Our recent ruby wedding prompted an exploration into the memory drawer in the chest in our bedroom.

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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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sailors path info board

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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Pix Phil Morley 6/8/11

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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