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Maria Marten's Cottage

A good read . . . dark deeds

Louise Denyer delves into The Death of Lucy Kyte, a gripping novel set in Polstead against the backdrop of a famous murder

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Campsis x tagliabuana ‘Madam Galen’

Clip go the garden shears

Sara Eley at Place for Plants, East Bergholt tackles end of summer hedge trimming

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A circular walk around Snape

For wonderful views across the snaking River Alde towards Iken Church, nothing beats the ‘purple’ route from the Sailors’ Path Explorer Guide leads across the heather …

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Beccles based lighting company presenting the children's ward at the James Paget University Hospital with special lighting designed to help children with autism.
Max Munford presenting the lights to Zoe Parton, children's play specialist at the hospital.

Picture: James Bass

Eggs to light up young lives

A campaign to make hospital stays better for children and parents at the James Paget University Hospital has been given a boost thanks to the generosity of an East Anglian lighting company.

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Prepare to meet the gods

Eastern Angles will be taking us back to our Saxon past this month when they stage the Norse epic Ragnarok at RAF Bentwaters. Andrew Clarke spoke to writer Charles Way

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Rosemary Elliott with her exhibition at Wingfield Barns.

New beginnings

Artist Rosemary Elliott likes to change direction from time to time – and there’s no better place than Suffolk to inspire her. Andrew Clarke talks to her about working with the county’s creative community and a forthcoming exhibition in Woodbridge

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Feature on the Bucks Head and its young owners,  Richard Hayward and Sam Elstone.

Keeping it simple at the Bucks Head

Tessa Allingham meets the young entrepreneurial team in Thwaite

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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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