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Nominate your favourite foodies for the EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2015

The EADT Suffolk Food and Drink Awards celebrate the county’s superb food and drink industry. And this year, we’re proud to have one of the county’s best known and respected companies, Adnams, as our main sponsor.

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Suffolk-based West End star Ruthie Henshall who is starring in Billy Elliott: The Musical

WIN double VIP tickets to see Ruthie Henshall and Tim Howar in Ipswich

Next Friday, January 30 is the date for Head West, a gala charity fundraising concert with Ruthie Henshall and Tim Howar at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich.

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	A great day out to Lavenham.

A day out in Lavenham

There’s plenty to see in this fascinating medieval town

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Lemon curd parfait, Vietnamese yoghurt, pistachio.

From classics to canapes . . . dining out at 1921 in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds’ newest independent restaurant is full of surprises. Tessa Allingham samples the menu and meets the man behind the concept of 1921

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Becky Sebright-King, aka Ladty Bakewell-Park

Lady Bakewell rises to the occasion

Tessa Allingham meets the entrepreneurial baker, Becky Sebright-King

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Suffolk Secrets

WIN a Suffolk Secrets cottage holiday

New year is the traditional time for booking holidays - we all need something to look forward to – so how do you fancy winning a fabulous Suffolk cottage holiday?

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moisturising and eczema

Wellbeing: The dry season

Dr Deepak Rallan, consultant dermatologist with diamond Skincare, looks at the connection between allergies and eczema

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Artist Beth Andrew is preparing for her solo exhibition Sketching Suffolk at the Snape Gallery in February.

Scenes from a sketchbook

Local scenes and sketches by Beth Andrew, Snape Maltings Gallery, from February 14

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Bruce Crabtree, sales director, Stephen Walters silks

Five minutes with . . . Bruce Crabtree, of Stephen Walters silk weavers

Gina Long finds out what makes the firm’s sales director tick

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Full of eastern promise

After a lifetime of travelling, Lesley and Gordon Dumphie have hung up their hats – quite literally – in a period town house overlooking the River Waveney

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Racehorse simulator at the National Racehorse Museum

Hidden Suffolk… some right royal treasure

Lindsay Want’s monthly indulgence in tucked away stuff that’s simply oh-so-Suffolk

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Watch the birdies! Donate an hour of your time to help local wildlife

It’s the world’s largest wildlife survey – the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25. And it needs you.

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Upstairs at the Market - chicken pie

Sign up for a perfect pie workshop – Upstairs at the Market, Lavenham

Upstairs at the Market, at Lavenham Farmers Market, Lavenham Village Hall, rolls out a Pie and Pastry Making Workshop on Sunday, January 25, when professional pastry chef, Andrea Long (aka The Farmers’ Wife) will be demonstrating how to make delicious pies out of nothing but leftovers with real homemade pastry.

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Belinda Gray in her walled garden.

The Kitchen Garden: Belinda Gray’s guide to growing your own fruit and veg

A kitchen garden can produce something for the table all year round. The secret is in the planning and maintenance of your plot, and it starts with choosing the site.

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Make-up artist Carla Mireille Jones is pictured in Barningham.

Blood and Dior

Sensitive readers, look away now . . . Lucy Etherington acquires ‘shrapnel wounds’ in the hands of military make-up artist Carla Mireille Jones

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Andy Ottely, of Great Blakenham, has been an Elvis impersonator for two years and is ready to celebrate the King's 80th birthday on January 8, 2015.

The wonder of Andy

Elvis would have been 80 this month, but his legacy is in good hands thanks to his army of impersonators. Martin Chambers has left the building, thank you very much, in search of one

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Jo Dean, NT volunteer

Team spirit

If you love nature and historic places then why not make a new year resolution to get involved with the National Trust? Making a difference locally is a really rewarding way to spend your time – and fun too, writes Jeremy Owen.

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February fundraiser for Suffolk Philharmonic

The Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra turns three this year and has already gathered a loyal audience who have flocked to concerts in Bury St Edmunds, Long Melford and at various community venues throughout the county.

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