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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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Suffolk Magazine feature garden - Fullers Mill, West Stow. Left to right, Annie Dellbridge (head gardener), Bernard Tickner and Heather Medcraft.

GARDENS: Fullers Mill near Bury St Edmunds

Lucy Redman meets veteran plantsman Bernard Tickner

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Hopton: Drinking in the views

David Falk, of Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk Project, explores the north of the county around the village of Hopton, a watery land of fens, marshes and rivers

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Libby Purves at the stables at her home in Middleton, Suffolk. Pic Clifford Hicks.

‘Our creative county’: Andrew Clarke talks to Libby Purves

Suffolk is steadily gaining a reputation for being a hotbed of creativity. Cultural commentator Libby Purves tells Andrew Clarke how she sees recent developments in her home county

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Beer matching feature at The Queen's Head in  Dennington,

FOOD: A burger and a Dirty Blond

Beer sommelier Ross Turner is at The Dennington Queen’s Head chowing down on a gourmet burger and a Hellhound ale

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richard wendt feature

Illustrated Ipswich: graphic illustrator Richard Wendt captures the county town

These Ipswich scenes by graphic designer and illustrator Richard Wendt, is part of a series aimed at capturing the spirit of the county town.

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NSSA director Mark Attenborough, student Ellis Parnell and chef-lecturer Stephen David from Bespoke Events at NSSA Halesworth

Halesworth student chef praised by Jamie Oliver

Ellis Parnell from the NSSA Halesworth Chef Academy has won the praise of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver in a national cooking competition.

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raspberry jam

FOOD: Well preserved

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis has some inventive and delicious ways to make the most of the season’s bounty

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Amy Hardingham & Barbecube

Clean, green way to barbecue: Suffolk woman’s award-winning invention

Most of us enjoy a summer barbecue in the back garden, and there’s nothing like proper charcoal for an authentic grill. But it’s not always a clean and pleasant experience.

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