Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Ladies of the workshops at OliVen patchwork shop show off their twiddle quilts to be given to dementia patients for Christmas. ANL-161130-132729001

Patchwork queens’ Christmas kindness

A patchwork shop’s monthly meet-up group is donating 80 twiddle quilts, made by using unwanted scraps, to dementia patients for Christmas.

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Miodownik cake: Poland’s crowning glory

In her Polish cook book, Polska, Zuza Zak tells us that the beginning of Polish history as we know it is marked by a feast which magically grew from modest beginnings to a table replete with fantastical food and drink.

Airport luggage. Photo: Genevieve Hayward

Clothes, tech and dentures - some of the items lost at UK airports

Lost clothes and glasses mingle with more unusual items in the lost property boxes at the UK’s airports.

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Julie Ivory has just started a floristry business up at The Barn in Assington ANL-161115-154026009

Trade blossoms for village’s new plants centre

After decades of commuting from her home in Leavenheath to London, City worker Julie Ivory has embarked on a more flourishing career.

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

Hatchimals are one of this Christmas' must-have toys

From Silly Sausage to the Hatchimal: meet the toys that will drive Britons to spend £1.1bn before Christmas

As she expertly navigated her hot pink Barbie hoverboard drone through a 360 degree turn, Summer gave some serious thought to why girls might be interested in ownership of a remote-controlled “boy toy”.

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Institute’s up for winter warmer

Wickham St Paul’s WI has organised a winter market in the village hall on Saturday from 10am to 4pm in aid of charity.

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Vote for Halstead public gardens

Jane Giffould from the Halstead 21st Century Group has nominated Halstead public gardens for an award in the Best Parks Award 2016 run by the Fields in Trust.

Beef rib en adobo

FOOD: Some Mexican warmth for cold autumn days

Mexican food is a perfect fit for the shortened days of autumn when temperatures drop sharply as the light falls away.

Charity christmas cards at Sudbury library. Including designs from local artists

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Cards for good causes on sale at library

Artist Ailsa Lyn is pictured holding her painting of Sudbury which has been selected for the town’s charity Christmas card this year.

Clay Hall House, luxury Bed and Breakfast business which has seen a boom in trade due to falling pound etc.

Pictured: Simon Oldfield and Angela Groves (along with Grace the dog) ANL-161025-133841009

Tourism revival is helped by Brexit blues

Acton bed and breakfast owner Simon Oldfield was braced for a big downturn in business after Brexit - but instead his business is booming.

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Tips on improving photography

Friends of Sudbury library is welcoming expert Brian Fleming to the library tonight, November 3, for an illustrated talk on how to improve your photography. There will be exhibition of photographic prints and cameras, as well as a selection of helpful Suffolk libraries books available to borrow.

Cheque presentation to Brain Tumour Research charity

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Director Adrian Vitoria’s film shown at Abbeygate Picturehouse in Bury St Edmunds helps Brain Tumour Research

A private showing of a short film by director Adrian Vitoria at Abbeygate Picturehouse has raised funds for Brain Tumour Research.

Six of the best pumpkin ideas and how to make them

Six of the best pumpkin ideas and how to make them

Halloween is fast approaching so to save you panicking about your pumpkin, we’ve pulled together six popular designs and guides on how to do them.

MOUNT BURES: Thatcher's Arms business success
Thatcher's Arms, Hall Road, Mount Bures owners Debbie and Stuart Fraser 
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Escape from the City is a recipe for success

Former City of London workers Debbie and Stuart Fraser decided to swap their high-flying IT and telecomms jobs for a new career running a country pub and restaurant.

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Star Wars comes to life at library’s super hero day

Children and their families were invited to celebrate a special sci-fi and super hero day as part of a national initiative called Star Wars Reads Day at Glemsford Library on Sunday.

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