Culture: Coffee column - The perky history of coffee. . .

Legend has it that coffee was first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed how energised his flock became when they ate coffee cherries. These cherries were passed on to the local monastery who developed a simple drink that’s medicinal properties ensured they remain alert for evening worship.

Teal risotto

Culture: Putting the focus on food, by Rhoda Morrison

Rhoda Morrison enjoys a dining experience with The Teal Dining Club, which could just re-invigorate the dinner party

Beer Festival

Culture: Raise a glass to the 27th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival

The West Suffolk branch of the Campaign for Real Ale is gearing up to roll out the barrel for the 27th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival

Rob Butterworth's coffee column

Culture: Rob Butterworth's coffee column looks at championing women

Last week we marked International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, celebrating the exceptional women in our own lives and turning our minds to the work of women in our industry and in our own supply chain at Butterworth & Son.

Clare Castle Country Park

Running craze starts in Clare country park

Clare Castle Country Park is the latest venue to host a parkrun – a five-kilometre running event that takes place every Saturday morning in 15 countries across five continents.

Grand Designs Live - Excel London, May 2012 ***Pic by David McHugh 07768 721637***

Boxford eco home featured on Grand Designs for sale

A Boxford home, which featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs programme, has gone on the market with property agency Fenn Wright with a price tag of £575,000.

Faith Archer at the Great East Run in Ipswich

Hadleigh mum finds her path to fitness

Sticking to a new year’s resolution is no mean feat – but that is exactly what Hadleigh mum-of-two Faith Archer did.

Boxford groundsman Martin Crighton has won �1,000,000 in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw.

Boxford’s millionaire groundsman says lottery win ‘still sinking in’

A Suffolk groundsman, who became an instant millionaire, says the shock of tracking down his winning lottery ticket, almost a month after the draw, is still sinking in.

The Black Lion in Long Melford which is undergoing a refurb by new owners The Chestnut Group

The Black Lion in Long Melford is to open shortly after refurbishment by The Chestnut Group

The Black Lion in Long Melford will be opening this autumn after a major refurbishment following its purchase by hospitality company the Chestnut Group.

Pent low, Essex. John & Jo Wilsdon the new landlords of the Pinkuah Arms, in Pentlow which has opened again after a 3 month closure.''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

New Pinkuah landlords bring village hub back to life

John and Jo Wilsdon have moved to Suffolk in a bid to restore a village pub to the centre of community life.

Julie Ivory at the Plant Centre in Assington. She won gold last week at the Suffolk Show.    PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Assington business picks up gold at Suffolk Show

An Assington garden centre and florist has scooped gold at the Suffolk Show at the first attempt.

Oxford, Suffolk. 24 garden open their gates to the public around the suffolk village of Boxford as part of their annual open gardens day. Pictured is Fran Gregor-Smith Mary's House garden. ''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Area attracts hundreds of visitors as residents take part in open gardens events

Edyta Janaszek and Sky with Richard Davy from Admore Veterinary Group.

Great Cornard woman saves pooch from ‘disgusting’ life

An animal lover, who drove hundreds of miles to rescue an unwanted dog, has launched an appeal to help pay for its veterinary care.

Wakes Colne, Essex. Transport extravaganza at the East Anglian Railway Museum in Wakes Colne. ''Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Steaming back to the past - East Anglian Railway Museum puts on a show for bank holiday weekend

Crowds flocked to see trains, buses and vintage cars on display at the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Hedingham Castle Vintage Affair 2017 - The Rockabellas. Picture submitted.

‘Best ever’ vintage affair at Hedingham Castle

The fourth annual vintage affair at Hedingham Castle has been described as the “best to date”, as a broad line-up of entertainers took over on Sunday.

Anton Martin, Arable Farmer at Lodge Farm and Ella Martin, Founder of Lodge Farm Honey

It’s all about the honey for busy bee farmers from Colne Engaine

Ella Martin set up honey hives at her farm two years ago and the small harvest they produced went to her family.

Sudbury Brownies.

Sudbury Brownies group could be forced to close due to lack of helpers

After 20 years, Sudbury’s last remaining Brownie pack leader is about to step down – and is struggling to find a replacement.

Toploader are best known for the hit Dancing in the Moonlight

LeeStock set to be a sell-out music weekend

Organisers say LeeStock music festival is due to be a sell-out event this year, with only limited tickets for sale on the door.

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Converted windmill chosen for award

A windmill has won the RICS East of England Tourism and Leisure award.

Blogger Tamsin Hopkins

Blogging is just the job for eco mother Tamsin

Friends and family of 30-year-old blogger Tamsin Hopkins are taking her business more seriously since she won a coveted national award.

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