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Maggie Scorer, Aldeburgh based glamorous grandmother, is cycling round the coast of Britain, starting in March, with her retriever Oscar  in a sidecar, beside her bike, in aid of  LLR (Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) and SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal deaths).

Bon voyage Maggie and Oscar

Journey of a lifetime about to begin

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The Kitchen Garden . . . sowing the seeds of success

March is my kick-off time for seed sowing indoors and out. The potting bench, with its gently warming propagating mat – best purchase ever – hastens germination by providing basal heat, and enables multiple seeds in modules and trays to burst through the soil.

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Simon Scarrow

A good read

Louise Denyer previews the inaugural Suffolk Libraries Bookfest taking place all over the county in March with a host of renowned authors and literary figures

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Three Blackbirds

Good food, not posh food

Guy Taylor’s plans for the Three Blackbirds at Woodditton are about keeping it simple, honest and local. Tessa Allingham met the busy farmer-landlord

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Angela belassie

Heeling powers

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

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Snakes alive . . . it must be spring

Young wildlife photographer Kyle Moore from Lowestoft won a top award in the RSPCA Young Photographer awards at the end of last year. He shares his love of wildlife with Suffolk Magazine and his tips for taking great shots

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English Whisky Company

Cry for England and St George

Martin Chambers goes native in search of some Sassenach spirit

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Artist Henrietta Jordan works in her Bentley studio.

Wild about the landscape

From the lochs and mountains of her native Scotland to the flatlands and wide skies of Suffolk was quite a leap for artist Henrietta Jordan. But she’s inspired by the landscape of her adopted county, as Georgie Russell discovers

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Nominate now 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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The impressive extension, which is combined kitchen, dining and living space

Loving life in Southwold

Interior designer Sheila Brough’s Southwold home is an oasis of calm in the busy coastal town

Words and photos by Tony Hall

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Gareth Doherty and Greg Strolenberg opened Lavenham Butchers shop.

Lavenham butchers keep it local

The importance of expert butchers on the high street cannot be underestimated, so it’s good news that two couples have secured the future of Lavenham’s butchery shop, which has been in the village for at least 50 years.

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A day out in Framlingham

One of the best ways to see Framlingham is to follow the Town Trail

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Sarah Lucy Brown will be launching her first solo show  'Liminal Space ' at a new gallery in Saxmundham.
Artist and massage therapist Ruth Purchase is making her practise into a gallery for female artists, and Sarah is the first artist to launch this space.

Sarah's exhibition is exploring the landscape of dreams, inspired by the Suffolk  landscape and coastline.

Sarah Lucy Brown with Ruth Purchase in the Ephemeral Gallery.

Early bird . . . Suffolk photographer Sarah Lucy Brown

Suffolk photographer Sarah Lucy Brown will help launch a new gallery in Saxmundham with her inaugural solo exhibition. She speaks to Andrew Clarke about her inspiration – the county’s coast

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UCS students Kirsty Downes, Emily Roe, Ben Buck, Jessica Benneworth, Matt Scott and Gemma Gooch.

Students host major tourism event

A project team of final year students at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) has been selected to create and host a major conference in Ipswich during National Tourism Week (March 15 - 22)

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Laurie Squirrell skiing  during a family holiday helped by her instructor

Join Laurie’s fundraiser for spinal charity

Laurie Squirrell, of Hitcham, was just 16 and a promising professional motocross racer, when an accident while racing in the US left her paralysed from the waist down.

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Wayme Tanswell at his Sudbury studio

Follow the sign to Wayne’s world

Slightly quirky and definitely different, Wayne Tanswell has turned signwriting into a modern art form

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At home with painter Graham Crowley.

A little more conversation . . . with artist Graham Crowley

One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists has recently arrived in Suffolk, and as Andrew Clarke discovers, he is marking his arrival by participating in a major exhibition at The Sainsbury Centre

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Calling a halt on hair loss

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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