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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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Pupils from Kersey Primary School visit Lodge Farm

Budding young gardeners get a pumpkin patch tour

Children from Kersey CEVC Primary School were treated to a pumpkin patch tour thanks to the East of England Co-op and its Sourced Locally grower Lindsey Lodge Farm of Hadleigh.

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The Food Hub, Kenton Hall Estate

The Hub of the matter

Frances Hopewell-Smith meets the McVeighs at their new venture, the Food Hub

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Mowforth town house

A Suffolk townhouse off the beaten track

Jackie Mowforth’s period townhouse is a gem tucked away in the Waveney market town of Bungay. Words and pictures by Tony Hall

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Robert and Clare Gough talk about their art collection at the Angel Hotel in Bury.

Rooms with a private view

Robert and Clare Gough have turned their luxury hotels in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds into eclectic art houses. Tessa Allingham tracked them down after a recent auction foray

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Visitors comparing Constable's paintings to the scene at Flatford, Suffolk.

In the footsteps of Constable

Autumn marks the return of the National Trust’s annual walking festival, The Great British Walk, with a host of walking activities taking place across the county. Jeremy Owen reports

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pumpkin c arving

How to make the perfect Hallowe’en lantern

Fancy having a go at carving a Hallowe’en pumpkin?

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Walberswick resident Esther Freud is launchig her new novel based around the artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his stays in the village.

Walberswick resident Esther Freud’s link with Charles Rennie Mackintosh

A century ago, celebrated artist and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh made Walberswick his home for a year. Author Esther Freud has based her latest novel on Rennie’s experiences of the village. Catherine Larner talked to her about it

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Matt Hammond who runs a micro brewery at  Shortts Farm, Thorndon.

EADT 24.9.12

Hitting the right notes

Martin Chambers meets a young craft brewer putting together a tasty band of beers

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steve hackett band

Making prog-ress . . . Steve Hackett comes to Ipswich

Steve Hackett is one of the leading guitarists from the golden age of prog-rock. One of the founder members of Genesis, he is bringing his new show to Suffolk this month which he hopes will breathe new life into those early classics. Andrew Clarke caught up with him in a reflective mood

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Life drawing class at The Bank Arts Centre, Eye. Lucy Etherington takes a life drawing class.

Learning the lines

Lucy Etherington unleashes her inner artist on a life drawing course at The Bank community arts centre in Eye

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squash and pumpkins

Time to reap what you sow

Belinda Gray offers growing advice from plot to pot

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Douze by Xnthony, part of SPILL Festival 2014. Photo: Conor Clinch

Full of surprises

The Spill Festival is one of the most startling dates in Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Andrew Clarke takes a look at some of the highlights in this year’s event

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Lesli Murphy of Pale Imitations in Stradbroke.

Beyond the pale

Tessa Allingham meets Lesli Murphy, who artfully restores furniture – just don’t call it shabby chic . . .

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Red Deer Paul Sawer

Winging it . . .

Comedy writer, and self-confessed novice bird watcher, Jan Etherington makes her first visit to Minsmere and spots a celebrity. Now she’s hooked

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Framlingham College Headmaster Paul Taylor in the college's new cafe.

Ready to face the future

Framlingham College celebrates its 150th anniversary with the opening of a new sixth form centre

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It’s a (scary) family business . . .

Lucy Etherington finds Suffolk’s very own Addams Family a real scream

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Nayland Farmers market relaunches on November 8

New life for struggling Nayland Farmers’ Market

Nayland Farmers’ Market is to relaunch in November.

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