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Jacqui Dankworth looks forward to Woolpit Festival

Jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth has long-standing love affair with Suffolk having lived in the county for nearly ten years in the 1990s, She tells Andrew Clarke that she always enjoys returning to this part of the world

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**Rolleen Barclay John Sheeran at Woodbridge School (Sculpture)

The man who loves art

Catherine Larner meets art lecturer John Sheeran, father of now famous singer/songwriter Ed . . . and something of a crowd puller in his own right

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James Runcie

Son of a preacher man

Catherine Larner meets novelist James Runcie, in Woodbridge to talk about his latest offering, Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

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Katherine Jenkins.  Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Katherine Jenkins is coming to Thetford Forest

Katherine Jenkins talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about how she could’ve missed out on her OBE, her fight to keep her private life private and why Thetford Forest audiences need to pack their flags

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Emma Freud

Emma Freud’s relishing her new role in Southwold

Emma Freud is patron of the new Southwold Arts Festival. She tells Pat Parker why she was so keen to get involved, her support for Suffolk’s arts scene and her admiration for Mary Berry

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Rachel Kellett and her dog Kali have recently returned after a sixth month , 6,000 mile 'one woman and a dog' campervan journey through eastern Europe ending up in Instanbul.

Spirit of adventure

David Green catches up with Rachel Kellett, the woman who saved her Suffolk village shop and who just can’t keep still

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Author Julie Myerson at Southwold.; Photo: Andy Darnell

Peace of mind

It was when she found herself unable to step on to the escalator in John Lewis that Suffolk author Julie Myerson realised she needed help for her lifelong anxiety. Here she reveals her formula for stability. Steven Russell reports

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upcoming events for 2014

Lord of the dance

DanceEast’s new artistic director Brendan Keaney is a man who likes to get involved and wants the Jerwood DanceHouse at the heart of Suffolk’s cultural life. He talks to Andrew Clarke about building a creative climate

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Local people

Sally Freer, printmaker. Sally at work in the print workshop at Gainsborough's House.

Suffolk Craft Society: In with the new

Can new vice chair Sally Freer do for the Suffolk Craft Society what she did for Gainsborough’s House print workshop? Lucy Etherington heads to Sudbury to find out

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George - one of the trainees at Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat

Heroes of the high seas

Julian Claxton takes to the waves on a training exercise with the RNLI crew of the Spirit of Lowestoft. His words and pictures tell the story of this brave band of volunteers

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Dani Church is the 5th generation of her family to operate the foot ferry rowing boat between Walberswick and Southwold.

An oarsome woman

Sheena Grant meets Dani Church, a Walberswick ferrywoman following a family tradition Photographs by Sarah Lucy Brown

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Showbiz composer Denis King at his Suffolk Home.

King of the ivories . . . Denis King at home in Walberswick

Denis King’s musical talents make him a hit with the locals down at Suffolk’s Notting-Hill-on-Sea, discovers Lucy Etherington

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Lorena Dyer at the flower arranging conference at Debenham Community Centre.

Flower power: 60 years of ‘floral art’

The National Association of Flower Arranging Societies is celebrating its diamond anniversary. Tessa Allingham discovers the enduring allure of this pastime

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Griff Rhys Jones with his mum, Gwyneth, at his home in Stutton.

Griff Rhys Jones: You can take the boy out of Wales . . .

Catherine Larner talks to Suffolk residents Griff Rhys Jones and his mum, Gwynneth, about what it means to be Welsh and why they live on the opposite side of the country

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Barbara Gale, CEO St Nicholas Hopisce , BSE

Five minutes with . . . Barbara Gale

Gina Long talks to the CEO of St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds

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Head of fundraising at West Suffolk Hospital Dave Gooderham and a group of friends have scaled the largest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales to raise more than £6,000 for the hospital. 
You can help too by taking part in the hospital's online auction.

West Suffolk Hospital’s Christmas charity auction in aid of neo-natal unit

Fancy having a rugby World Cup winner take a training session and talk to your school? Or have a three-course dinner cooked in your own home by renowned chef Regis Crepy?

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