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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.

Here they talk to Gina Long.

Don’t miss out on the choc-fest this spring. These local retailers are ready to deliver everything you need.

Stuck inside because of coronavirus? Make sure your home is the nicest – and healthiest – place to be with a proper deep clean.

Lots of food and drink producers, shops and wholesalers are now offering click and collect and delivery services. Here are the ones we know about so far.

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.

The Open University has hundreds of free online courses to keep your mind active and engaged

In her studio in Tombland designer Emily Jupp creates shoes that are wearable works of art. We meet her.

Charlotte is one of the many people forced to work from home during the Coronavirus outbreak - she is documenting the ups and downs of living with ‘social distancing’.

Order the perfect Mother’s Day present without leaving your home thanks to these local businesses.

The ultimate in comfort viewing, The Repair Shop returns to BBC1 this evening in a new prime time slot. Here’s why you should tune in.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis, like many others, is working from home currently on government advice - what’s it really like ‘out of office’. Today - gym visits and furry friends.

Put Scrabble to one side and give yourself a break from reading – it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy some great TV.

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.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis is one of the many people working at home at the moment as Coronavirus fever grips the country and following advice from the government - what’s it like one day in?

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.

Mums are special, and Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to show appreciation for everything they do.

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?

A Wymondham home transformed into a work of art by a grieving widow is to be sold following her death.

As the Vintage Sixties Festival returns to Cromer Pier on March 28 and 29, Norwich fashion stylist Susie Pritchard, of Wake Up Little Susie, tells us how to get that retro look.

March 8 is International Women’s Day. We wanted to get a snapshot of what life is like for women in East Anglia in 2020, so we asked you what your main issues and worries are. Here’s what you told us.

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.

If you’re after a little inspiration this World Book Day, keep on reading for our rundown of our favourite children’s books

Forget everything you think you know about golf clubhouses; step inside The Stables and you realise you’re in for a right royal treat, courtesy of Royal Norwich at The Weston Estate.

Male grooming is increasingly big business – and one of the fastest growing areas is make-up. We head to Jarrold in Norwich for a tutorial with personal beauty consultant Paris Cressy.

Ahead of International Women’s Day this Sunday, March 8, we want to find out what life is like for women living in East Anglia in 2020.

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

Why does Leap Day happen – and how can you spend your extra bonus day in Norfolk? Here are some ideas.

You can’t help peering closely, pointing out your favourites, feeling nostalgic, and above all being moved by this heartfelt labour of love.

Kate Stephenson’s account of how travel and connecting with nature in Saint Lucia helped her to manage mental health issues during pregnancy, has won the trip many can only dream of.

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.

Oliver Boon, owner of Benoli in Norwich, tells us why he was always destined to cook Italian food.

Online daters can be seen as a pool of misfits that have been shunned by society and are attempting their ‘last shot’ at finding love. Well, not anymore.

It’s Valentine’s Day on February 14 and the festival of love has to be the ideal chance to share 14 reasons to love Norwich

The immersive show, inspired by the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, will be at the Holiday Inn Norwich North on February 28 and 29.

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.

With sweeping beaches, restless seas, star-studded skies and countryside alive with birds and bees, this is a landscape for love. Four romantic writers reveal their passion for Norfolk

Inspired by a trip to New York, MasterChef finalist and patissier Tim Kinnaird spent seven months perfecting his doughnut recipe – and they’re taking over the internet.

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.

What better way to celebrate the Oscars than with the Friday pub quiz?

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.

East Anglia’s towns and cities are changing ... and Britain’s favourite past-time is to blame.

The eatery is based at a popular tourist destination near the coast.

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.

A Norfolk artist is encouraging people to celebrate the healing power of the arts by helping to decorate a metal ship at the Norfolk Makers Festival at The Forum in Norwich from February 8-23.

Rocking Foxes’ Sharon Wentworth is bringing her lively, jiving spirit to village halls across Norfolk, encouraging others to embrace the ‘life-changing’ power of dance – whatever their age.

Forty knitters and a death metal band are part of a sound-and-picture art piece on show at Norwich Castle

The February issue of Norfolk magazine celebrates its 250th edition with 250 reasons why Norfolk is wonderful

A pop-up fashion boutique at a Norwich hotel aims to raise funds for a campaign which supports women with gynaecological cancers.

From February 8-23, Norfolk Makers Festival sees The Forum in Norwich transformed for 16 days of inspiring exhibitions, creative activities, workshops, demonstrations, talks and crafty conversation.

Here’s a taster of what you can see and do…

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.

As Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair returns to St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich on January 25, vintage clothing specialist Susie Pritchard shares some tips for what to look out for.

A working fairground made entirely of stained glass is to go on show when Norfolk Makers Festival returns to Norwich from February 8-23.

Fill your evenings and weekends with a fun activity that will get your children off the sofa and bring the family together. Norwich-based entertainment centre, Superbowl UK can help.

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