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Keeping it in the family: Calendar Girls author brings his new show to Ipswich

Playwright Tim Firth is very much an observer of our times. Andrew Clarke caught up with him as he oversees rehearsals for his first musical, which he promises is going to be a little bit different

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Syleham Walk

A stroll down memory lane

Lindsay Want looks back to share two special countryside stroll secrets, both revealed thanks to ever-growing portfolio of walking leaflets courtesy of David Falk at Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk project

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Rush Cutters _ River Waveney

Weaving their way along the Waveney

Thought to be one of East Anglia’s oldest recorded industries, this Suffolk based business is almost single handily providing the lifeblood of the ancient craft of rush cutting

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The memorial to Bill Tutte is unveiled in Newmarket.

The Codefather

A Suffolk war hero finally gets the recognition he deserves, though not in Hollywood, writes Martin Chambers

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ANGEL HOTEL, BURY ST EDMUNDS

November wine nights at The Angel and Salthouse

The Angel and Salthouse Harbour Hotels are hosting a dining and wine matching experience in November with a team of experienced and specialist wine consultants and leading wine merchants.

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Cinderella BSE Theatre Royal

A right Royal performance

Nicki Dixon previews a festive treat at Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas . . .

Supporters of St Mary’s Church, Wortham holds their annual autumn fair with a Christmas flavour on Saturday, November 1 in Wortham Village Hall, IP22 1PS. The fun kicks off at 2pm with stalls – bric a brac and books, cakes and sweets, plants and preserves and a tombola – plus there will be a raffle for a Christmas hamper, games including Christmas tree rings, bottle top fishing and the clothes peg game, tea and homemade cake.

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Flavours food festival

Enjoy the Flavours of Winter

The first Flavours of Winter 2014 food and drink festival takes place at Trinity Park November 14-16, promising an exciting mix of cookery demos, food stalls, street food, live entertainment and a beer festival run by Suffolk CAMRA and sponsored by Isaacs and Briarbank Brewery.

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SB Victor

All aboard for bird spotting

Rachael Murray, of the RSPB, heads out into the River Stour on the SB Victor for a closer look at an estuary teeming with wildlife

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Hearing Care centre team members with Eric the Ear at a previous Suffolk Show

Test your knowledge at this festive charity quiz night

The Hearing Care Centre in Ipswich is looking for teams to take part in its festive fundraiser and raise money to for the local Families in Need (FIND) winter food bank.

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Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writer at his home in Edinburgh, Scotland. 2nd April 2014

Picture by Alex Hewitt/Writer Pictures

World Rights

Journey of life: Louise Denyer reviews Alexander McCall Smith’s Trains and Lovers

Have you ever sat on a train and wondered about the identities and lives of the strangers of your travelling companions?

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Black Shuck weather vane in Bungay.
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13 of Suffolk’s spookiest spots

As you light up your Hallowe’en lantern ponder on these creepy county legends . . .

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Food and Beer feature at The White Horse in Badingham.
Ross Turner chooses the Badingham Best to go with Chicken stuffed with Haggis.

Beer and food - Ross Turner sings the praises of the recently reopened Badingham White Horse

It saddens me that there are still so many pub closures, so it brings me great joy to talk about a local, recent success – Badingham White Horse.

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Feature on Sudbury Common Lands Charity. Rangers, left to right, Ian Crighton and Adrian Walters.

For the good of the common

Ross Bentley takes a stroll on Sudbury’s Common Lands and experiences a scene that has remained virtually unchanged since medieval times

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Callum Welch

New Woodbridge author Callum meets his critics

Callum Welch, a new children’s author from Woodbridge, faced his toughest audience when he launched his latest book.

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Steve parrish and Paul beamish, from Krazy Horse

Style-Savvy Suffolk Gents Raise £12,000 for three charities in one night

Suffolk-based custom motorcycle emporium Krazy Horse joined up with Ravenwood Children’s Charity Trust – the chosen charity of Ravenwood Hall Hotel at Rougham – and Bury St Edmunds menswear brand Trotter & Deane for a charity evening of adventure for gentlemen based around ‘the need for speed, style and adventure’.

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BRECKLAND SUNSET

Them’s the Brecks . . .

Sammy Fraser from the RSPB goes off the beaten track to explore a fascinating ancient area on the Suffolk/Norfolk border

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