Jo Reeder, head of fundraising and marketing at Age UK Suffolk is a true Suffolk girl, having had a career predominately in local media, before entering the charity sector. As we experience another week of COVID-19 lockdown, Age UK Suffolk has had to quickly adapt its core services. This very special charity is represented throughout our region and is committed to improving the lives of older people – something that is nevermore important. Jo and the Age UK Suffolk charity are continuing to give vital help, including emergency shopping during this desperate time of need. She has seen a 40% increase in the charity’s befriending scheme and the same increase in their information and advice service. Here she talks to Gina Long MBE
Meet the inspirational sisters behind the elegant country clothing global fashion brands, based here in East Anglia, whose designs are worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. As entrepreneurs they have seen the power of working together and sharing the same passion and goals to help them achieve success.
Let the food fights commence. The eccentric Goodman family – and even more eccentric neighbour Jim – are back on our screens for the sixth series of Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner on Friday, March 27. Here’s all you need to know.
The past seven days have seen huge changes to the way we live our lives, as the government responds to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed, Norwich-based psychotherapist Shane Lutkin has some advice.
This week thousands of us will be adjusting to swapping the office for working from home. What are the best ways to be efficient and keep your spirits up when you’re missing your colleagues? We asked some homeworkers for tips.
Belgravia, the lavish new period drama from Julian Fellowes, arrives on ITV on Sunday. Could this epic 19th century tale of secrets and scandals be the series that finally fills that Downton Abbey shaped hole in our lives? Here’s what we know so far...
Friday, March 13, is World Sleep Day. But with coronavirus dominating the headlines on top of life’s usual stresses and strains, a good night’s sleep may be the stuff of dreams. Here is some advice from the Sleep Council to help you to nod off.
Marie Kondo advised us to keep only the items that spark joy, Mrs Hinch’s hacks help us keep our homes spick and span – now there’s Swedish Death Cleaning. It sounds a bit morbid. Norfolk professional organiser Anita Fortes tells us more.
As a new book names the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich as one of Britain’s best buildings of the last 100 years, we celebrate the city’s mix of ancient and modern architecture. Is your favourite city landmark among them?
Two sisters were thrilled to get a hard-to-find bed for their dying mother at Priscilla Bacon Lodge. Now the duo are raising funds for an appeal backed by the EDP and Evening News that will produce more essential palliative care beds for the people of Norfolk. Tony Wenham reports.
She’s designed silk scarves for art galleries including Tate Modern and the Sainsbury Centre, now Norwich-based printmaker Bella Singleton is launching her first ready to wear fashion collection. She gives us a sneak preview.
It’s been 25 years since Bridget Jones first made her way into our lives, in the form of an immensely popular newspaper column. The world might be very different now, but attitudes towards singledom haven’t really moved on in the decades since
Many areas of the country have been hit by flooding in the last week, with parts of the north west experiencing more than a month’s rain in 24 hours. With these sorts of extreme weather events predicted to become more frequent, here are some steps you can take to protect your home.
Sport England’s #ThisGirlCan campaign aims to break down the barriers which might discourage women and girls from exercising and enjoying those feelgood endorphins. From Clubbercise to climbing, here are some fun local ideas for getting active.
What happens after you say ‘I do’? It’s the question journalists Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson, AKA Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka, ask in their new book Where’s My Happy Ending? We caught up with the Instagram stars as they discussed what they discovered with a sell-out audience at Jarrold in Norwich.
The bread, cakes and pastries at its three Suffolk bakeries have won it countless foodie fans. Now Two Magpies has spread its wings and opened its first shop and cafe in the former Timberhill Bakery premises in Norwich.
Anne was a founding funeral director of Rosedale Funeral Home which has won three Archant Business Awards for its environmental ethos, family values and corporate and social responsibility. She is one of the most highly qualified funeral directors in the country and is also a trustee of local children’s bereavement charity Nelson’s Journey and a mental health first aid instructor for MHFA England. Anne lives in Scole with her husband Simon and their two youngest children along with their dog, ponies, chickens and cats. Here she talks to Gina Long.
A businesswoman’s plans for expansion were marred by her father’s terminal illness. Now she aims to repay his carers and the local community with a series of special fundraising events in his honour. Tony Wenham reports.
Lucid dreaming is said to be a powerful tool for wellbeing, which can help improve everything from your health to relationships – but what is it and how does it work? We find out more from Norwich-based therapist Leah Larwood.
With the rise of digital technology, the spread of smart phones, podcasts have become one of the defining entertainment success stories of the 21st century. We take a look at some of our favourite shows ‘on the net’
With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is most definitely in the air. If you’re planning a wedding or civil partnership ceremony, Norwich has a wide range of venues to offer, from romantic and historic to quirky.