Out & About

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

David Green visits Beccles to see how efforts are going to save the town’s Public Hall

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Great tit Ray Kennedy RSPB

Your garden could be a much needed haven for wildlife. Shirley Sampson, warden and gardener at RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden, explains how

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
 
	Felixstowe calm

David Falk, manager of Suffolk County Council’s Brandon Country Park, heads to the coast for an evening stroll along Felixstowe’s shingle seafront . . . does a spot of beachcombing

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Lucy Etherington and daughter singing

Lucy Etherington and her teenage daughter try to re-create Pitch Perfect at Abi Moore’s A Capella singing workshop

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A gentle sail on a summer’s day on the Orwell

If you’re sailing the Suffolk coast this summer you’ll need the East Coast Pilot by your side – it’s been the roadmap of these watery parts for a decade. Author Garth Cooper, and fellow sailing enthusiasts Dick Holness and Colin Jarman travelled thousands of miles on land and sea to produce the latest edition

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring is the time when homeowners’ thoughts turned to making a move

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Andrew Brogan in the Henstead Exotic Gardens which he owns and is opening to the public

Hidden behind a 400-year-old cottage in a Suffolk village, an exotic jungle of palms, bamboos and secret pathways transports you into a magical Jurassic Park world

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Frannie and Bryan Alabaster have created a fresh, contemporary seaside holiday home

When Brian and Frannie Alabaster came to name their holiday home, Skimming Stones was a natural contender.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Woodlands, Ipswich

New homes are a barometer of evolving public tastes and expectations, says Alex Leader, head of residential development sales for Savills Ipswich. He looks at how developers have responded to the challenges

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
kitchen garden pix for suff mag april

Belinda Gray’s guide to growing your own

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Style

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Amy Westall takes a sneak peek into the handbag of Sue Smith, owner of Labels to Love designer dress agency and boutique in Hadleigh

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

March means the start of spring and a time for renewal, so indulge in a reviving treatment at one of the county’s top spas. Follow our guide and find a new you

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Angela belassie

Struggling with skyscraper heels? So was Angela Belassie, until she took lessons in how to wear them

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Monday, February 16, 2015
alopecia

Hair loss can be extremely worrying, especially when it seems to getting worse. But it’s not always a permanent problem and treatment is possible

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Make-up artist Carla Mireille Jones is pictured in Barningham.

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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Food & Drink

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tessa Allingham meets Bart Bisbal, the man running three of the county’s best loved pub-restaurants

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Landlord Mike Keen at the Brewery Tap in Ipswich Waterfront keeps chickens at the pub, to provide the kitchen with fresh eggs

Linda Duffin talks to Mike Keen, chef and restaurateur in Ipswich . . . and a few more things besides

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Chopped rhubarb

Rhubarb, rhubarb . . . Linda Duffin’s a fool for the juicy red stems

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Owner and Manger of The Great House in Lavenham, Regis Crepy and Thierry Pennec.

It’s three decades since Regis Crépy brought some French flair to the award winning Great House in Lavenham. Tessa Allingham discovers what keeps him there

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Feature at Foulgers Dairy in Grundisburgh. Adrian Foulger is pictured.

The squeeze on global milk prices has hit UK dairy farmers hard. Suffolk’s few remaining dairy producers are also facing tough times. How are they coping and what are they doing to survive and thrive? Rachael Porter finds out

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People

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TV’s favourite wildlife programme, Springwatch, returns to RSPB Minsmere on the Suffolk coast. John Grant talked to its charismatic presenter, Chris Packham, about why he can’t keep away from the county and the work being done to protect its natural environment

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Terry Waite

Catherine Larner talks to Suffolk resident Terry Waite about his life helping hostages and the homeless . . . and writing a comic novel

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Susan Dowling of the NSPCC.

Five minutes with . . . Susan Dowling, team manager, NSPCC Ipswich service centre

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Marion Stephenson - sews a range of craft items, partly for charity under the label Jumbleberry.

Tessa Allingham meets talented stitcher Marion Stephenson

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mabel, the bird at the centre of Helen Macdonald's Costa award-wiining book, Hawk

Catherine Larner talks to author Helen Macdonald, Suffolk resident and winner of the Costa Book of the Year prize, about how a young goshawk helped her through the grief of losing her father

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Monday, April 18, 2011

David Falk heads out to enjoy colourful countryside and some great views of the River Orwell.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
25 great spring and Easter days out in Suffolk

Claire Holmes rounds up some clever ideas for family fun this spring and Easter

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Eating out: The Barnby Swan

The Barnby Swan is the place for all fish great and small, says Sarah Brealey

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Monday, October 18, 2010
Painter and former fashion designer David Porteous-Butler in his Milden studio

Photograph by ANDY ABBOTT

The rise, fall and rise again of David Porteous-Butler. The Milden-based artist has had quite a life, as he explains here . . .

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Angel Stoke by Nayland 
General Manager Bart Bisball

Tessa Allingham meets Bart Bisbal, the man running three of the county’s best loved pub-restaurants

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