Dream homes – Stunning gravel driveways

Dream homes – Stunning gravel driveways

Posted: September 11, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

There’s something uniquely British about driving a luxury car up a sweeping driveway, the sound of gravel crunching under the tyres, the attractive look of the pebbles stretching out in front of you welcoming you home from an afternoon at the golf course. A large frontal feature, an attractive gravel driveway can be stylish, charming […]

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A brush with the past

A brush with the past

Posted: August 29, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

  When did you first become interested in painting and art? From an early age, I was always drawing in sketch books, school exercise books, scraps of paper, etc. At Bulmer Primary School, I won several prizes for my illustration work, one was the 1970 Sunday Mirror’s Children’s Art Exhibition, where my work was hung […]

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Shrublands, Great Henny

Dream homes – Stunning countryside views

Posted: August 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

There are many things that are wonderful about living in the countryside. Fewer cars, less noise and lower pollution levels. More space. A sense of community. And beautiful, amazing, stunning countryside views. Being mostly flat, East Anglia has an abundance of picturesque scenes. Wide, low lying fields are havens for wildlife, with the sight of combines […]

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So you think you know about wine?

So you think you know about wine?

Posted: August 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Just for fun   •   Tagged:

Drinking wine can be an intimidating experience. Everyone has an opinion, but it’s when opinions become ‘rules’ that things get tricky. Suffolk wine expert Martin Higginson has some advice for the uninitiated. 1. Expensive wine is best Richebourg Grand Cru from Burgundy averaged £9,800 a bottle at auction in 2015 – and I‘m sure it’s […]

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John O’Connor

Sculptor John O’Connor – a hidden talent in the heart of East Anglia

Posted: July 31, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

On the picturesque estuary border between Essex and Suffolk there is a hidden artist’s studio. It remains a secret to the general public but the studio receives commissions from across the globe. A true asset to the local community and the international art scene alike. This secret is sculptor John O’Connor. He works prolifically in […]

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Brushing up on colours

Brushing up on colours

Posted: July 25, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: ,

Choosing the right paint and shade for your home has never been harder, but interior designer Jane Cappleman loves the new selection from Little Greene. When finally getting the keys to your new house thoughts generally turn to the best way to approach decorating, and perhaps what paints and colours to use. Deciding on which […]

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Rick Wakeman Bury St Edmunds

Master of the keys: An interview with Rick Wakeman

Posted: July 10, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

Keyboard player, songwriter and broadcaster, Rick Wakeman, recently made chart history when his ‘Piano Portraits’ album became the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s Top 10. We caught up with Wakeman when he performed at the Bury Festival at the end of May. Would you say you have been a workaholic? The entertainment […]

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East Anglia in film

East Anglia in film

Posted: July 2, 2017   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: , , ,

Made up of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, East Anglia is a most beautiful part of the country. Tucked away to the east, its flat, green spaces roll on for miles. Given its beauty, it’s not surprising that so many films and TV shows have been shot here over the years. From […]

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Big Band Charity Dance

Big Band Charity Dance organised by Philip Goodyer from David Burr

Posted: June 29, 2017   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: ,

The Big Band charity dance for “Upbeat” Heart Support for West Suffolk patients and their families was a great success. The event was themed to the 1940’s with music covering the 30s, 40s and 50s. The evening commenced at 7:30 with a ½ hour of music and sounds of the 1940’s played by our DJ […]

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Water towers Suffolk

How are water towers built, and why do we need them?

Posted: June 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

They are a feature of our East Anglian landscapes but how are water towers built, and why do we need them? Christine E Jackson explains There are two kinds of landmark that stand vigil over our county landscape – church towers and water towers. However, while many church towers are centuries old, their water equivalents […]

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