August bank holiday
Days Out / Food

Top 10 Bank Holiday Events 2016

August Bank holiday events

It’s the last bank holiday of the year, make the most of it with one of these fun events…

25 – 28 Aug, Clacton Air Show & Food and Drink Festival, Essex

Kick start you bank holiday weekend with the Clacton Air Show, taking place 25 -26 August on the seafront and West Greensward. This …

Ely walks
Days Out / Food

Exploring Ely

Ely is renowned for its character and charm, but have you ever taken the time to truly explore its beauty? A day trip can often fly by in this Cambridgeshire city so we’ve come up with some tips for making the most of its heritage and attractions.

Guided walks and tours in Ely

There’s no better way …

duck salad
Food / Health

Recipe: Shredded Gressingham Duck Salad

Whole shredded Gressingham Duck salad with fresh plums, red currant jelly and herb new potatoes if the perfect summer dish. 

This flavoursome whole shredded Gressingham duck salad is a great dish to enjoy in the summer with family and friends.


1 whole Gressingham duck
250g mixed leaves
3 large plums, pitted and cut into quarters
1 small jar redcurrant jelly
1 …

anti-wrinkle diet
Food / Health

The Anti-Wrinkle Diet

Nutritionist and Skin Health Expert, Kim Pearson (BANT, CNHC) tells us how a healthy diet could improve your appearance…

In order to achieve a truly youthful complexion, it’s vital we consider the food we put inside our body. Give your skin a boost with these anti-wrinkle tips and recipes!


As we age, our skin becomes …

Days Out / Food

Summer time in Suffolk

Summer is here, the sun is shining, and there are lots of fantastic places to go and things to do in Suffolk


We’ve been thinking about how great Suffolk is a place to retreat to when urban living becomes a bit too much. In today’s busy world, more and more people are seeking out the simpler things …

Food / Travel

The Best Cosy Country Pubs

Sat by a roaring log fire, glass of mulled wine in hand while snow falls from the sky outside. There’s nowhere more cosy than a pub during winter months. Here’s our guide to pubs which will warm your heart and your cockles.


Enjoy a visit to The Falcon in Bletsoe, your go-to pub for warming up a winter’s …


Top 5 Farm Shops for Festive Food

A farm shop is a one-stop wonder at Christmas. With everything you need to serve the ultimate festive feast under one roof, we pick our top five in East Anglia…

Calcott Hall Farm Shop, Brentwood, Essex

A family run business for over 40 years, Calcott Hall features produce from 60 regional suppliers. The shop is stock piled …


The Autumn Wine Guide

Jane Mohan of West Street Vineyard, in Coggeshall, Essex, tells us how to choose the perfect autumn wine for a cosy night in.

The air has begun to sharpen and summer seems to be long gone as we have experienced what, at times, seems like unrelenting torrential downpours. Choosing a wine is as much about emotion …


Restaurant savings

By Amanda French (

There are plenty of special offers at restaurants available for those almost reaching retirement age and over that means you can dine out in style.