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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, glühwein

    Published: Sun, 21/08/2016 11:49
    Really the beauty of glühwein is that you can tailor it to your own tastes. I like mine to be rich in spices, however if that is not your cup of tea, then just reduce amount of spices you add. Just take this recipe as a base and then go in the direction that best suitS your tastes.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Special Sole

    Published: Sat, 02/07/2016 16:37
    Paupiettes of lemon sole with sesame and soy roasted vegetables with ponzu and mango. Alan Paton is the Award Winning Executive Head Chef of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. This week we are going Asian. Some of the ingredients you will find a good Asian food store or some of the bigger supermarkets.
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  • David Pipe's Weekly Diary for Sudbury, Suffolk

    Published: Mon, 29/02/2016 17:57
    David Pipe's Weekly Diary for Sudbury, Suffolk. Fifteen days to go until the start of the Cheltenham Festival and the pressure is mounting by the day! There is still plenty to be done as we finalise preparations for the big meeting. Still, the horses remain in decent form with another couple of winners and a number of other creditable performances
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, Spending Time

    Published: Tue, 17/11/2015 09:12
    The Paddy Power meeting has been and gone for another year and one of the principle meetings on the National Hunt calendar has passed by without the Pond House team managing to get on the scoresheet for the first since 2007. While it is disappointing not to have been among the winners I am pleased to report th
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, Exciting week in prospect

    Published: Tue, 10/11/2015 10:40
    What an exciting week in prospect! As far as I am concerned the season proper always begins with the Paddy Power meeting at Cheltenham in November and for very good reason…my father long farmed the meeting with no fewer than eight successes in the feature race on Saturday, while my record isn’t too shabby either. We won the Paddy Power Gold Cup in
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, Broadway Buffalo

    Published: Tue, 03/11/2015 08:09
    The National Hunt season ramped up another gear at the weekend with the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, while there was an excellent jumps card from Ascot. Consequently, some of the bigger names from Pond House were on display and there were a number of very promising performances looking to the season ahead.
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, Lady Of Longstone

    Published: Tue, 27/10/2015 10:28
    Another week, another success from improving mare Lady Of Longstone. It is amazing how every now and again a mare can just suddenly improve out of all recognition with very little obvious reason why. Not that I am complaining of course…not only are the owners lovely people, Sue is an extremely good cook and allows the staff to celebrate along wi
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, Highs and Lows

    Published: Tue, 20/10/2015 09:18
    I believe one of the things that makes the sport of horse racing such an endearing and enduring draw for spectators is its unpredictable nature. The highs and lows that go with it means that you can never tell what will happen next and the stable certainly experienced both sides of the coin last week. The high came with the success of Lady Of Long
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Week 23, Brilliant Batch breaks Godmanchester

    Published: Tue, 22/09/2015 13:19
    A stunning 96 ball 109 from skipper Darren Batch propelled Sudbury Cricket Club back up to join the elite of East Anglian Cricket in the East Anglian Premier League. On a glorious early autumn day (after a pretty winter like week) in front of a huge crowd estimated to be around 300, Sudbury confirmed their elevation with a comprehensive 144 run vi
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Week 22, Fine Finish

    Published: Thu, 17/09/2015 10:38
    The 2015 cricket season all done and dusted. Well not quite as this coming Saturday at Friars Street, Sudbury Saturday 1st X1 have their most important game of the season when they play Godmanchester Town for a place in next year’s East Anglian Premier League. All of Sudbury (well those interested in cricket) will be cheering them on as well as all
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  • Colin's Sudbury Cricket Column, week 21, Champions but...

    Published: Wed, 09/09/2015 10:20
    After a season where pretty much all has been swept before them Sudbury Saturday 1st X1 were crowned Two Counties Divn 1 champions with a week to spare after crushing 3rd place Mildenhall by 8 wickets. It wasn't quite as straightforward as it sounds with the airmen, strengthened by the inclusion of Essex County batsman Tom Westley, at 178 for 4 and
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, A productive week

    Published: Tue, 08/09/2015 14:58
    Most of the horses certainly seemed to appreciate a bit of sunshine as three winners and a couple of other placings has to be considered an excellent return on our eight runners. Epic Warrior started the ball rolling with a facile success in the maiden hurdle at Southwell on Monday. Jumping fluently, as you would expect of this former winning Iri
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  • Colin's Sudbury Cricket column, On the brink, Week 20

    Published: Thu, 03/09/2015 09:01
    Sudbury eased past Worlington by the large matter of 155 runs thanks to a solid batting performance, led by Coach Huggins with 83, Adam Mansfield with a 70 and Skipper Batch a 50 to complete 50 overs on 287 for 5. Worlington failed to whirl anywhere and were dismissed for just 132 with 3 wickets for Adeel Hosein, 2 each for James Poulson and Billy
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary, Rain slows play

    Published: Tue, 01/09/2015 09:36
    When you hear figures like that it is hardly surprising that meetings such as Newton Abbot have been lost to the weather. While we have had a solid start to the season with the stable sitting second in the trainers championship with nineteen winners on the board, it has been achieved with horses that generally have a preference for a quicker surfa
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column Week 19, Witham Whopped

    Published: Wed, 26/08/2015 10:29
    Well what a sporting weekend. England cricket team played as poorly as at any time in the last few years but were left un-castigated as they had already achieved their aim of retaining the Ashes. Good job too or I suspect several of the side would have been playing their last test match. That will come if they play as poorly against Pakistan in the
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Weeks 17 and 18

    Published: Wed, 19/08/2015 11:59
    Firstly deepest apologies to all regular readers but sometimes I have to do my real job rather than fun things like this column so missed last week… Either that or I over celebrated England’s somewhat unexpectedly easy stroll to Ashes success (certainly unexpected in this quarter!)
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Club Week 16 and Cricket Week column

    Published: Fri, 07/08/2015 13:39
    After the shame of the Taverners day wash out, there was some great cricket at Sudbury's Friars Street during Sudbury festival week. Pick of the games was Wednesday’s thriller against EAPL side Frinton where in 51 overs the seasiders made 302 for 9 declared with Alan Macdairmid and Ben Reece the pick of the bowlers
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Week 15

    Published: Tue, 28/07/2015 11:30
    From a Sudbury club cricketing perspective it couldn’t have worked out better as the Saturday first X1 hammered Hadleigh by 143 runs but from a club perspective it was a massive shame. The much anticipated special day entertaining the Lords Taverners was cursed with probably the worst summer Sunday’s weather in the last 5 years. It started raining
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Week 14

    Published: Wed, 22/07/2015 11:57
    So we come to the big festival week at Sudbury Cricket Club, the highlight of which will be a visit from the Lords Taverners X1 www.lordstaverners.org on Sunday 26th. Because they have enjoyed their visits so much and have collected copious quantities for their charities, this is the third time the Taverners have visited Quay Lane which is very u
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Exquisite garden pea cream soup

    Published: Sat, 18/07/2015 14:32
    This week one of my chefs, Lauren Sparrow and I have brought to you our new soup. Garden pea cream, lemon curd goats cheese, pea shoots, buttered almonds, crispy split peas. This is delicious served hot or cold.
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  • Sudbury Cricket, Colin’s Column Week 13

    Published: Wed, 15/07/2015 16:56
    In a weekend where England rather unexpectedly (at least in this quarter) thrashed Australia in a test match, Sudbury’s Saturday 1st X1 completed their first convincing win for a few weeks. They reduced Elmstead Grasshoppers to 128 for 9 then slightly let them off the hook to finish on 189. Skipper Darren Batch led the way with 4 wickets supported
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  • Half Term report, Colin’s Sudbury Cricket column

    Published: Fri, 03/07/2015 16:57
    Sudbury’s Saturday First X1 are in poll position for a return to the East Anglian Premier League, top of 2 Counties Division 1. Up until last week there had been only 1 slightly freakish defeat to a brilliant innings from Facey from Witham but on a stunningly beautiful Saturday afternoon the wheels if not completely coming off, certainly suffered
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  • David Pipe National Hunt Trainer's Weekly Diary For Sudbury, a very French Birthday

    Published: Tue, 02/06/2015 12:08
    I have just returned from a very enjoyable trip away in France with my partner Leanne and the kids along with my parents, Chester, Jane, Simon, Susie, George and Angie. We spent our time in Ile de Re, a small island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle – it really was idyllic. With a trip to Auteuil only a fortnight ago (for the Prix la
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Club Column, Week 3 2015, Captains and Coaches

    Published: Fri, 08/05/2015 10:29
    In the world outside Sudbury Cricket Club lots of things happened in the last seven days including a simply dreadful natural disaster in one of the most beautiful places on earth Nepal and England contrived to dominate then lose a test match in Barbados which if you listened to one or two of our more Yorkshire commentators was a
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  • Colin's Restaurant Column, Navaa in Sudbury

    Published: Sun, 03/05/2015 16:23
    It's a bit like when you discover a new band or see a film or TV programme for the first time and you just know that all your friends and relations will love it and you just can't wait to tell everyone you know about it.... Well that's Navaa. In one of Sudbury's most famous landmark buildings, The Olde Bull on the corner of Church and Cross Street
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Club Column, Week 1 2015, statement of intent

    Published: Mon, 20/04/2015 10:31
    Another Sudbury cricket season is underway and if that wasn’t a statement of intent, I don’t know what is! Sudbury massacred Malden by more than 200 runs on Saturday after a first wicket partnership of 271 from new coach Tom Huggins and likely this seasons Suffolk Minor Counties opening bat Nathan Poole set the Quay Lane side up for a massive 373
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Asparagus

    Published: Sun, 19/04/2015 09:43
    I was lucky enough to be in Turkey at the turn of the year and loved eating local yoghurt, each restaurant had their own take on flavouring, spicing and such. So this week now that I am back after 2 weeks of heavy work I have been dabbling with yoghurt and spices, oats, almonds pears
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  • Anwar's curry is hot favourite from Sudbury to India

    Published: Thu, 06/11/2014 16:30
    We've all heard of taking coals to Newcastle, but a Sudbury curry chef has just returned from a trip after successfully showcasing his curry to India.
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  • Medieval Graffiti, Archaeological Survey of Clare Church

    Published: Tue, 04/11/2014 11:56
    Stour Valley Community Archaeology (SVCA) were fortunate enough to have a 3-hour training session at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Clare, Suffolk last week with Matthew Champion of the Norfolk and Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey.
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  • First Time Chicken Keeper - Essential Facts From The Fancy Feed Co!

    Published: Sun, 05/10/2014 15:03
    When considering keeping poultry for the first time, your motivations behind this decision will influence the breed or type of chickens you choose. If you just want plenty of decent-sized eggs, then commercial breeds or hybrids are probably your best bet and these include Goldlines, Blac
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  • Leavenheath Lion Roars under New Ownership, Colin’s Restaurant Column

    Published: Sun, 05/10/2014 14:09
    The Lion at Leavenheath (about 15 minutes out of Sudbury on the main road to Colchester) is where new owners Richard Ferris and Matthew Johnson have created a quite superb meal out destination in the lovely light atmosphere of a 300+ year old coaching inn, including a seating area round a log burner just like your own lounge at home, a bar stocking
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  • Archaeology dig near Sudbury find pottery treasure

    Published: Thu, 25/09/2014 11:58
    Cat Ranson of Access Cambridge Archaeology explains the initial pottery report from the pottery finds the SVCA dig, May 2014 at Goldingham Hall near Sudbury.
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Hundreds Galore as Woody’s Wonders Promoted

    Published: Tue, 16/09/2014 10:58
    Forget the world of sport elsewhere Friars Street, Sudbury was undoubtedly the place to be this last weekend. On Saturday Matt Wooderson’s Talbot Saturday second team clinched promotion from Division 3 of Two Counties League in style in hammering a slightly underpowered Woolpit by 158 runs! After a sticky start slipping to 24 for 2, the ship was st
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Pork Collar with chicken and truffle mousseline

    Published: Fri, 12/09/2014 15:02
    This week I want to show you a new dish I am working on for a special client. It is, Pork Collar with chicken and truffle mousseline, milk poached and roasted parsnip, lardo mash, girolles, apple butter puree and black pudding with foie gras.
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  • Colin's Sudbury Cricket Column, The Penultimate Lap

    Published: Wed, 10/09/2014 14:56
    On the Sudbury front it was a heartening week despite four defeats from five games played. I had the great good fortune of watching a large chunk of the Saturday first team game against league leaders Frinton. After a difficult and slow start on a seeming wicket against former Essex professional (amongst other things) Mervyn Westfield, Sudbury mana
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  • Never too old to return to art

    Published: Fri, 05/09/2014 08:50
    So many people give up the pleasure of creating all sorts of art, but later in life the desire resurfaces, and they start to wonder: ‘could I do that?’ As a freelance artist and tutor one of the best things about my job is seeing beginners of all ages take their first tentative steps back into art. There is usually a trigger, a reason to try again.
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  • Sudbury Carnival pulls in a large crowd with style, Gallery update

    Published: Mon, 25/08/2014 11:23
    Sudbury Carnival was a huge success with it's revival, hundreds lined the streets of Sudbury. The Carnival was led by the Cancer Charity Group adorned in pink, closely followed by the Mayor of Sudbury, the crowd were delighted to see the Carnival Queen with her ladies in waiting, then Land Girls towed through the streets by a vintage tractor,
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  • Sudbury Cricket, The Sporting Week, Colin’s Column

    Published: Thu, 21/08/2014 11:54
    Saying that, the author was pulled from his armchair to play for Matt Griffiths Sudbury Saturday 3rds in a must win game at Ipswich. Skipper Matt must have been slightly ruing his decision to bat first on a very wet and slightly difficult wicket as Sudbury Talbots slumped to 32 for 4 but a combination of Elliott Wotton, Charlie Thomas, James Elsey
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  • Clare Country Park Loop Cycle Ride

    Published: Mon, 18/08/2014 14:57
    Park in the Car Park at Clare Country Park. Leave the car park and turn left at the end of the road away from the centre of Clare. Take the first left, you will cross a small bridge over the river Stour. Turn left where the road bends round to the right. A few hundred yards along the road there is a gravel track sign posted as a bridlepath. The
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  • Taste of Sudbury Prize Winner

    Published: Mon, 18/08/2014 09:01
    Mrs Valerie Potter of Rowhedge Road, Colchester won the £200 voucher from Amor Interiors, 16 Friars Street, Sudbury by completing the feedback form at the Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival in June. Mrs Potter said "it was such a surprise, Sudbury is such a lovely town and we really enjoyed the food festival".
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Published: Sat, 16/08/2014 10:58
    Chef Alan Paton is a Craft Guild Member and Master Chef of Great Britain and demonstrated at the Taste of Sudbury. In these days of a lot of people requesting desserts with no dairy and so on, we started on this for our banqueting side first and will also use it for other guests or adapt the finish into a teacake. This is our vegan recipe for stick
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  • Louis the Lip, Sudbury Cricket Report

    Published: Wed, 13/08/2014 11:56
    Five Weeks to go and it’s all still very exciting with loads to play for at Sudbury. The second team can still win division 3 and gain promotion and they are playing really well. Matt Griffiths is looking for a top 6 finish and the highest finish ever for the 3rd team but more importantly bringing juniors into senior cricket and a new generation of
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  • Jones steadies the ship for Sudbury Cricket

    Published: Mon, 11/08/2014 19:00
    Many people think that the weather in the summer of 2014 has made it one of the best in many a long year. As I sit here on Sunday afternoon in Sudbury watching it absolutely pouring down outside I’m not so sure. The BBC weather man would be able to confirm but whenever it has rained it seems to have been at or just before a weekend so of about 80 g
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  • Buying Local Handmade - Online!

    Published: Sat, 09/08/2014 16:31
    It is wonderful to visit Sudbury local markets and fairs, but we may not always find exactly what we want. One year I took my daughter to a huge fair in a beautiful barn, I was sure she would love looking at all the pretty things, but the heat and noise overwhelmed her, she became tearful and we left. As someone who occasionally takes
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  • Sudbury Museum and Heritage Centre, To nurse with love

    Published: Fri, 08/08/2014 09:14
    Sudbury Museum and Heritage Centre at the Town Hall has a new display of memorabilia from the First World War. This includes board games soldiers played to relieve the boredom when they were away from the front line. Another Sudbury exhibit is a rare specimen of the 1914 Christmas gift box given to every man in uniform, in the name of George V’s da
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  • Medieval Graffiti studied by Stour Valley Community Archaeology in Clare church

    Published: Wed, 06/08/2014 14:58
    Stour Valley Community Archaeology (SVCA) hosted a medieval graffiti event in St Peter and St Paul's church in Clare near Sudbury. Matthew Champion of the Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey (SMGS) gave an informative presentation of the different types of medieval graffiti recorded by the survey and the 30 plus members of SVCA then had a q
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  • The beginning of the end, Sudbury Cricket, Colin's Column

    Published: Wed, 06/08/2014 08:56
    In the glorious August sunshine, there were some magnificently heroic performances from Sudbury Talbots in Suffolk, none more so than the Sunday 1st team who travelled to Walsham Le Willows (scene of a particularly shambolic performance last season) with just 9 men… but what men! Skipper James O’Brien continues his rich vein of form with 99 from
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  • Suffolk opticians form exciting partnership with growing Sudbury football club

    Published: Fri, 01/08/2014 07:52
    Wardale Williams, an independent optician and part of the award-winning Observatory Group, which has branches across Suffolk and Essex including Sudbury, Haverhill and Halstead, has agreed to become the stadium sponsor of AFC Sudbury. The fast emerging non-league football club is celebrating a major sponsorship deal with a long established, award-w
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  • New Holiday Pay Rules, Midsummer Night’s Dream Or A Nightmare For Employers?

    Published: Mon, 28/07/2014 10:28
    In Sudbury and Suffolk, there is still time to book that last minute foreign get away or perhaps a more nostalgic tour of a little soggy patch of our green and pleasant land - But before you head off into the sunset, are you fully up to speed with recent developments around holiday pay accrual for your staff?
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  • Colin's Sudbury Cricket Column, Reece spins Malden to defeat

    Published: Mon, 21/07/2014 11:54
    Despite biblical proportions of rain during the last seven days, for the first time in several weeks Sudbury managed to complete a full programme of games at a weekend. Pretty much all of the Sudbury batsmen chipped in during their reply but the Talbots kept losing wickets every time they looked to have established a winning position. Skipper John
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  • Colin’s Column, Damp Troubled Sudbury Talbots

    Published: Fri, 18/07/2014 09:11
    This coming weekend at Friars Street in Sudbury (after the forecast heat wave for this week) Sudbury Saturday 2nds are at home to second placed Bury and the Sunday 2nds face Battisford. The Sunday firsts travel to Maldon and thirds to Walsham Le Willows whilst on Sunday the first team travel to Haverhill where hopefully the covers are more
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  • Is Vehicle Contract Hire Right for Me? Howletts, Sudbury

    Published: Thu, 17/07/2014 11:57
    There are a number of issues to take into consideration when financing a vehicle, not only from an accounting point of view, but also from an ease of use perspective. This encumbers not only the day to day running, but also the ease of disposal at the end of the agreement.
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  • Chef Paton's Team Win Young Restaurant Team of the Year 2014

    Published: Tue, 15/07/2014 08:04
    The competition which is run prior to the Skills for Chefs conference held in Sheffield for the last seventeen years. Last year our chefs came second and won the best menu award, but this year took overall top spot and fought off some stiff competition as well as last years winners. The menu brief was to create a three course menu inspired by Easte
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  • Prenuptial Agreements To Become Legal, Sudbury's Holmes & Hills Solicitors

    Published: Mon, 14/07/2014 07:49
    New proposals being introduced by the Law Commissioner are set to try “prenuptial agreements in law”. This would hopefully have the aim of reducing the number of Court battles between divorcing couples. Changes are set to revolutionise the divorce process in England and Wales so that couples are able to safeguard their assets in the event of a rel
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  • Sudbury Talbot Rotary Introduces Their New Team For 2014/15

    Published: Sat, 12/07/2014 06:34
    Sudbury Talbot Rotary has a diverse membership from many professional backgrounds which is one of the prime ingredients for a lively active club. After an outstanding 2012/13 under the presidency of Val Tyrrell, a year in which just over £9,000 was raised for local and international charities, and included events
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  • Employment law and the one legged pigeon pose

    Published: Fri, 11/07/2014 12:27
    Unless you have just returned to Suffolk from a well-earned sabbatical to another planet or been too busy working to catch the news headlines, then you cannot fail to have registered the recent furor about flexible working. No I am not referring to another trend of lunchtime yoga sessions, seeking to implement calm, focus and flexibility across you
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  • Colin’s Sudbury Cricket Column, Second Half Starts Here

    Published: Tue, 08/07/2014 09:10
    Talking of ladies, the Sudbury Talbotesses, after a difficult first half of the season, zoomed up the Beaumont Senior league aided by a West Bergholt no-show on Friday to finish 3rd in the league albeit I’m sure they would rather have played and won than taking the concession. In losing only 1 of their last 6 games, things auger well for 2015.
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  • Sudbury Leasing Company Provides The Perfect Car

    Published: Tue, 08/07/2014 06:06
    Howlett Leasing, a Suffolk family run business based in Sudbury and Lavenham specialise in car and van finance for Businesses and Private Individuals. 'I have purchased numerous cars and commercial vehicles through Howlett Leasing over the past 15 years for my personal use and my company Orchard Valley Homes. Stacey Howlett has always given me an
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  • Archaeology Reveals Tantalising Clues At Bulmer Site, Sudbury

    Published: Mon, 07/07/2014 09:58
    Stour Valley Community Archaeology held its first ever excavation over two weekends in late May at Goldingham Hall in Bulmer near Sudbury, on the Suffolk/ Essex border. The six days of excavating were supervised by Dr Carenza Lewis, famous from Channel 4's Time Team and Michael Woods' Story of England, and her team of archaeologists from Access
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  • Pop Up Shops in Barclays Sudbury Branch

    Published: Sun, 06/07/2014 06:12
    The Sudbury Town Team are working with Barclays Bank to encourage local businesses to promote themselves in the Sudbury branch. The first to take up the offer were Coversure Insurance Brokers and BFP Wealth Management both of 58 Station Road, Sudbury last Friday. They plan to be in Barclays Bank, 35 Market Hill again in August. Anyone is welcome
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Speciality Bread

    Published: Fri, 04/07/2014 13:50
    This week after the success of our bread stall at the 2nd Taste of Sudbury Food festival I am going to share one of our bread recipes. I have also scaled it up for larger amounts. This particular one is a base recipe, we also use various starters for sourdoughs and speciality breads.
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  • Secret Gardens of Suffolk Launched by Age UK Suffolk

    Published: Tue, 01/07/2014 07:51
    This month, Age UK Suffolk is launching “Secret Gardens of Suffolk”, in celebration of the charity's 65th Anniversary; supported by Age UK Suffolk President, The Countess of Euston. Secret Gardens of Suffolk will run through to the end of summer. Maggie James, Fundraising Officer at Age UK Suffolk, said, “We are currently searching for secret garde
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  • Motts Have Joined Forces With Simon Furlonger, Sudbury

    Published: Mon, 30/06/2014 11:11
    Motts have joined forces with Simon Furlonger to offer the chance to be driven in a Ferrari around the beautiful Stour Valley area, driving towards The Angel Inn to enjoy a fabulous two course lunch for you and a friend.
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  • Sudbury Solicitors’ Recipe Book Goes Down A Treat

    Published: Tue, 24/06/2014 13:27
    Holmes & Hills Solicitors in Sudbury were the main sponsors and supporters of the Taste of Sudbury event which took place on Sunday, 22nd June. As part of their support for the event, the local firm of solicitors - which have an office on North Street, Sudbury - produced their own recipe book featuring the favourite homemade recipes of the staff at
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  • American Veteran's 70th Anniversary Visit To Sudbury

    Published: Tue, 24/06/2014 08:59
    Seventy years ago this year thousands of young American's were flying into occupied Europe from Suffolk to bomb strategic targets. However, a handful of those stationed at Chilton/Sudbury airfield which also covered parts of Great Waldingfield and Acton will be celebrating American Independence Day in Sudbury.
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  • Sudbury’s Elderly And Vulnerable Offered Day Trips

    Published: Mon, 23/06/2014 16:36
    Elderly and vulnerable people in a Suffolk town are being offered a rare opportunity to enjoy day trips thanks to a local community transport group. Go START, which runs a range of wide reaching community transport services in and around the Sudbury area, have arranged a programme of summer trips which are available to members of its vital dial-a-r
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  • Suffolk Optician Collects Spectacles For The Underprivileged

    Published: Mon, 23/06/2014 11:03
    Observatory the Opticians and its Sudbury sister company Wardale Williams, which has practices throughout Suffolk and parts of Essex have collected more than 700 pairs of spectacles since April, which will now be sent overseas to aid people with their sight. The company collected the spectacles by offering its patients discounts on news glasses if
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  • Eye Examinations Can Spot Early Signs Of Diabetes

    Published: Wed, 18/06/2014 12:42
    A leading Suffolk optician has issued a reminder of the importance of eye examinations in detecting diabetes. Optometrist Joanna Williams actively supported National Diabetes Week last week by urging her patients to ensure they have their eyes checked regularly.
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  • Tia’s Hair-Raising Contribution, Sudbury

    Published: Mon, 16/06/2014 14:56
    Young Tia loves her long hair – but when she heard that the Little Princess Cancer Trust was looking for hair donations to provide real hair wigs for children who have lost their own through cancer treatment, she decided to lose 11 inches of her lustrous tresses to this very worthwhile cause.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Raspberry Custard Tart

    Published: Sat, 14/06/2014 12:06
    This week I have a Raspberry custard tart with currant biscuit and raspberry eau de vie ice cream. This was on a function last night for a charity dinner that we had. It is comparable to a lemon tart in texture, for the ice cream you could use a good raspberry ripple ice cream or raspberry sorbet which would also work very well.
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  • Frozen Yoghurt, A Healthy Alternative To Ice-Cream

    Published: Fri, 13/06/2014 09:01
    When I was a child in the 1970's, I remember ice-cream only came in vanilla, ice-lollies came only in orange flavour and if we really wanted to push the boat out, we served a slice of frozen Vienetta! Not really a great choice I think you'd agree. Take Margaret's Frozen Luxuries for example. They produce some of the most decadent frozen yoghurts av
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  • Sudbury Cricket, Colin’s Column, Please Send Rain

    Published: Thu, 12/06/2014 09:03
    Sudbury's Saturday first team returned to winning ways in some style hammering Lakenheath by 166 runs. Nathan Poole and Darren Batch both made 60’s supported by skipper Phillips with 20. Having been 155 for 1 to slump to 218 for 9 doesn’t look pretty on paper but I assume the slog was on in the latter overs of the innings? It proved legions too man
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  • Bumblebees and Barking Mad Artists, Sudbury

    Published: Tue, 10/06/2014 13:36
    Peacocks Close in Cavendish near Sudbury during the second of the Suffolk Open Studios weekends; the Clare Art Trail. I shall be demonstrating the making of a very special bee orchid I’ve pledged to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, created to look like the Great Yellow bumble
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  • Lavenham Company Expands Into New Premises

    Published: Fri, 06/06/2014 08:57
    The Lavenham company has been delighted at the response to their Suffolk operation and have grown rapidly, resulting in an increase to their dedicated team to support their clients in the local community. Simply Together are committed to providing care at home services in a professional manner with the utmost integrity and compassion.
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  • Sudbury Cricket, Colin’s Column, The Curates Egg

    Published: Tue, 03/06/2014 15:52
    Sudbury saturday 3rd XI continued their good work of a couple of weeks back in thrashing Ipswich third X1 by 55 runs. With a much stronger looking side than in some previous weeks being 4 down early wouldn’t have been part of the script but a brilliant 93 from Paul Harris supported by Suffolk's James Elsey and Brad Richardson enabled the home sid
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  • Colin’s Restaurant Column, Melford Valley Indian Restaurant, Long Melford

    Published: Thu, 29/05/2014 13:29
    Thanks Mr Editor for sending me to review my favourite restaurant in the whole CO10 postcode, the Melford Valley Indian Restaurant, in Long Melford, near to Sudbury in Suffolk. It’s not fair really because I love the Melford Valley, not just for its food which is Award Winning (too many to mention) but because the people are nice and because it’s s
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  • Colin's Sudbury Cricket Column, Rain Wrecks Sudbury’s Hopes

    Published: Mon, 26/05/2014 11:06
    Sudbury still have a 12 point lead at the top of the table, the gap closed by Wivenhoe completing their game before the rains. There was also a bizarre game between Worlington and Witham where the home side amassed over 270 and had Witham 115 for 9 when they ran out of time to finish the game. There was just one over left!! Just how long it took to
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  • First Day Of Excavation Dedicated to Mick Matthews, Goldingham Hall, Sudbury

    Published: Sat, 24/05/2014 07:28
    Today’s dig was dedicated to the memory of the late Mick Matthews, whose vast collection of archaeological equipment has been given to the group by his widow Marilyn. It was lovely to welcome Marilyn on a visit this afternoon, and we hope that she enjoyed her tour of the site with Historian and Landowner Ashley Cooper.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, What A Weekend

    Published: Wed, 21/05/2014 08:46
    Sudbury Cricket. The weather was just perfect and the cricket wasn't half bad too. On Friday Sudbury ladies gave a much better account of themselves in making over 100 for the first time this season away at Eight Ash Green with skipper Ali, Penny Everett and one of the youngsters Shan Cotterill all making twenties. It wasn't enough to win the game
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  • Colin's Column, Sudbury Cricket Club, Batch back to his best

    Published: Wed, 14/05/2014 10:29
    Sudbury CC. Darren Batch as he guided Sudbury’s Saturday first team to a clear lead at the top of Two Counties League division 1. A fine 81 to add to a couple of wickets in the Mildenhall innings was enough for the Talbots to see off yet another of the pre-season title favourites. Sudbury bowled out Mildenhall, complete with Essex opener Tom Westle
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  • The Perfect Gift Time, Relaxation and Pampering Near Sudbury

    Published: Tue, 13/05/2014 10:27
    Sudbury: Have you noticed, the older we get the quicker birthdays and anniversaries come round? Lovely when you have the time to enjoy them and celebrate with family and friends, not so lovely when you are stuck yet again for what to give as a gift!
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  • Sudbury Man Solves People And Car Problems

    Published: Mon, 12/05/2014 16:15
    Daniel Piper Motor Services, just outside Sudbury, has just celebrated 10 years of business. Sudbury man, Daniel has been training over the last 6 years to be a McTimoney chiropractor. This demanding course involved over 5000 hours of study, countless exams, and to cap it all off a clinic year and masters dissertation of 8000 words in the final yea
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  • Margaret's Frozen Luxuries Available In A High Street Near You

    Published: Sat, 10/05/2014 10:04
    With the sun now finally shining (occasionally!) summer is definitely on the horizon. With it, thoughts of picnics, BBQ's, al-fresco dining and walks in the park come to mind. It's perhaps this time of year when we are asked most where people can buy our range of products. I guess the sun brings out the desire for a refreshing iced treat.
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  • Colin's Column, Sudbury Cricket Club, Good To Be Home

    Published: Thu, 08/05/2014 11:59
    Sudbury Saturday 1sts and 2nds have both got off to rip roaring starts with 3 wins each from 3 played. The 1’s had a tricky looking fixture against Maldon who were 2 from 2 prior to the game but seemed to cope quite comfortably in a 7 wicket victory. Maldon got off to a flying start racing to 75 before losing their first wicket to a brilliant Billy
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  • National Recognition For Sudbury’s Newest Solicitors

    Published: Wed, 30/04/2014 10:11
    Thriving new local business in Sudbury, Holmes & Hills, has received national recognition and been ranked alongside a number of the UK’s leading national and city law firms for its Planning Law advisory services. Planning Magazine is the leading industry publication for planning professionals in the UK and conducts an annual survey to identify the
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  • Colin's Column, Sudbury Cricket Club, Week 1 of 2014 Season

    Published: Tue, 22/04/2014 16:16
    It's back! 7 months have passed by in the blink of an eye.. The coldest, snowiest but driest winter in 100 years, England's cricketers retained the Ashes with ease and followed it up with a brilliant performance in the 20/20 World Cup and politicians became honest... Yea right!
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Cupcakes!

    Published: Thu, 03/04/2014 12:23
    This week my sweet tooth has taken over the column. It was my daughter Rosie’s 6th birthday last week so I made a bucket load of cakes for her to take into school for her friends and teachers. Thankfully they went down a storm. The great thing with cupcakes is you can decorate them in any style you wish for whatever the event is. At the hotel we se
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  • Breaking up is hard to do… Kingfisher HR

    Published: Wed, 02/04/2014 15:07
    Long Melford and Sudbury. Those celebrity watchers amongst us may have noted the “happy separation” and “conscious uncoupling” that was announced this week by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. The erstwhile celebrity couple appear to be trying to make the best of what must inevitably be a difficult situation. It looks as if they hav
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  • Alan Paton's Weekly Recipes - On Film

    Published: Thu, 13/03/2014 14:54
    Chef Alan Paton, Craft Guild Member and Master Chef of Great Britain demonstrates his Pork Recipes on Film... So this week I am sharing links to videos I did for BPEX in getting the best and the most from pork. I hope you enjoy watching. Also if there are any recipes I can do for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch through, Nick Moore
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  • From The Grass-Fed Cows to the Freshest Fruit, Margaret's Frozen Luxuries

    Published: Fri, 28/02/2014 13:32
    At Margaret's Frozen Luxuries we know EXACTLY what goes into every single carton of our multi-award winning frozen yoghurts. Right from the cow on the dairy to the crushed fruit swirled through the creams, our team are as passionate about making the product, as you are about eating it.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Fri, 28/02/2014 10:28
    This week, it is sheer indulgence and pleaseure - Doughnuts! I made these last Sunday for the Taste of Sudbury food festival, they went down quite well, please try them. This recipe makes approx 12-15 doughs of heaven
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Beurre Café de Paris

    Published: Thu, 23/01/2014 16:25
    The recipe is for what a lot of chefs regard as an absolute classic, it is Café-de-Paris butter. Speak to any chef about it and they will tell you of their first taste of it while reminiscing over first using it going back possibly to their apprentice days. It is one of those recipes that has been prepared, (probably) written down, then passed arou
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  • Margaret's Frozen Luxuries Celebrate Another Successful Year

    Published: Fri, 20/12/2013 15:36
    Multi award-winning, luxury frozen yoghurt producer Margaret's Frozen Luxuries are ending 2013 with big smiles after a series of successes, new retailers and even a new flavour. Directors Margaret Salmon and Paul Brown have been running the local company since launching it in 2004. Both have successfully combined their savvy business backgrounds w
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Executive Chips!

    Published: Fri, 20/12/2013 10:48
    Would you like to cook chips like you get when you eat out??????? Peel and wash them, then cut into jenga style logs, you don’t have to be too fussy over the shape or size but I don’t go overy thick. Transfer to a pot, top with water and a good pinch of salt
    Bring to boil then simmer till potato is cooked through. Remove from pan and lay out on tr
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  • Christmas Cheer & Big Sports News, Colin's Christmas Column

    Published: Mon, 16/12/2013 17:04
    The first two weeks of December have been amazing with so much happening it has been hard to keep your head straight. The jingle of Christmas tills has been very loud not least to my ears as the chip on my credit card is wearing thin with overuse, but it hasn’t been very seasonal weather, unbelievably mild albeit a bit windy. I was working in Newca
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  • Clash Of The Titans! Sudbury Hockey Club V Sudbury Cricket Club, Colins Sports Column

    Published: Mon, 16/12/2013 11:39
    The biggest sporting event of the week took place on the Cornard School Astro on Sunday 15th December as Sudbury Hockey Club took on their co-tenants at Friars Street, the Cricket Club, in a Hockey challenge match. After 5 minutes the visitors had shocked their hosts by taking a 2-0 lead partly because the Hockey Club goalkeeper couldn’t get his he
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Indian Cheese – Panneer

    Published: Fri, 13/12/2013 17:48
    We have this week a party food idea where you make your own indian cheese – panneer. This forms part of one of our current main courses. Alan Paton is the Award Winning Executive Head Chef of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
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  • Colin’s Column - Service?

    Published: Mon, 02/12/2013 16:27
    We Brits have a strange relationship with the concept of service… We grumble amongst ourselves when things aren’t quite right but very rarely do we complain when anybody asks “is everything alright sir/madam?” It is amazing just how much good service can make something very ordinary seem very special whilst poor service can throw a terrible shadow
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  • 'Medjool Date and Fruit Chutney' from Alan Paton, The Award Winning Chef

    Published: Sun, 01/12/2013 15:27
    This week I have prepared a fruit chutney for that we use on our restaurant cheese plates and sometime accompaniment to terrines, pates and rillette.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Pork Marinade

    Published: Thu, 21/11/2013 14:37
    Alan Paton is the Award Winning Executive Head Chef of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. This week isn’t so much a dish but an Asian marinade for meat or fish. I, true to form have chosen pork as usual. This will make enough for a whole pork belly, any you do not use will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for a good month

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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Who all likes/loves Mackerel?

    Published: Thu, 31/10/2013 14:09
    Who all likes/loves mackerel ??????? This dish is currently on our starter menu and it uses two of my many favourite Suffolk ingredients Copella apple juice and James White’s beetroot juice. I hope you give it a wee go. Seared mackerel, beetroot risotto, copella apple brandy marshmallow, pickled blackberries.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Lemon Posset

    Published: Sun, 13/10/2013 10:50
    I would like to offer you my lemon posset recipe. I have finished mine with crispy passion fruit and yoghurt, you can finish yours with your own preferred crunchy topping or even how about some blackberry compote. I hope you enjoy this and I will be back to full strength next week.
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  • Suffolk Organic Foods, Special Offer! Delivered To Your Door

    Published: Sun, 13/10/2013 08:00
    Suffolk Organic Foods box scheme means that you can have delicious, healthy organic fruit and vegetables, grown on farms in Suffolk and Cambridgshire, delivered to your home every week. Suffolk Organic Foods now delivers to Sudbury, Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Lavenham and all villages in the CO10 postcode area every Friday. The box scheme repr
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Turnip carpaccio

    Published: Thu, 03/10/2013 17:03
    This is turnip carpaccio with mascarpone and orange, bbq salt. Slice the turnip very thinly then lightly salt with table salt. And leave for 3 minutes. Dress the plate with the softened turnip, then the mascarpone and the salt. To finish i have made some orange syrup and used some micro cress.
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  • October Gardening Tips

    Published: Wed, 02/10/2013 11:57
    If you haven't already done so, start your compost going by buying a bin or building a partially enclosed area for a heap. It is vital to replace the goodness in soil after a hefty growing season and autumn produces masses of garden waste that will put invaluable organic richness back into the ground for next spring. Add a variety of different mate
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  • What is a Separated Parent Information Programme (SPIP)?

    Published: Fri, 27/09/2013 16:19
    A Separated Parent Information Programme is a course focused on the needs of children in families that are going through or have been through divorce or separation. This is not a course about day to day parenting skills. It is about recognising the damage that conflict and separation issues can do to the children. The feedback that we have recei
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  • End Of September Gardening Tips For Lawns

    Published: Tue, 24/09/2013 16:31
    Established lawns - reduce the frequency of mowing now and towards the end of the month to start to make good the damage of the summer. Scarify (rake out the old dead grass and moss) by hand (hard work!) or with a machine, spike to improve drainage again either by hand with a garden fork or with a machine, add a top dressing of soil/sand/compost mi
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Masala Lamb Burgers

    Published: Thu, 19/09/2013 19:22
    Alan Paton is the Award Winning Executive Head Chef of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. This weeks recupe is another that Alan demonstrated during the 'Big Festival' at Alex James’s farm which incorporated the launch of Red Tractor week. This is the real deal...
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colins Column Week 22 - Splash

    Published: Tue, 17/09/2013 09:44
    And so the 2013 club cricket season came to a very watery end with only a handful of games being played across East Anglia unfortunately none of them involved Sudbury which confirmed the Saturday first team's relegation from the East Anglian Premier League back to Division 1 of the Two Counties League. There has been smoke about the Talbots points
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 12/09/2013 11:12
    Alan Paton is the Award Winning Executive Head Chef of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa. The fantastic recipe this week is what Alan demonstrated during the Big Festival at Alex James’s farm which incorporated the launch of Red Tractor week. It is quick, but satisfying and delicious. Give it a try!
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  • Cambridge Archaeology Returns To Goldingham Hall In October

    Published: Wed, 11/09/2013 16:44
    Following a Managing Masterpiece fieldwalking event at the site in November 2013, we will be investigating some concentrations of worked flint and fire-cracked flint for further evidence of prehistoric activity, as well as an area with medieval pottery close to a suspected medieval rubbish pit close to the documented manorial site of this date.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column Week 21 - If Only..?

    Published: Mon, 09/09/2013 11:55
    Just how close did Sudbury Saturday first team come to completing the double over multi former professional studded (including a former England opening batsman) Saffron Walden on Saturday! At 80 for 2 chasing just 193 it was on (and that 193 represented a recovery for the Crocus boys from 119 for 7) but 2 wickets in three balls turned the game and
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  • September Gardening Tips For Trees, and Climbers

    Published: Thu, 05/09/2013 15:57
    Plant and move conifers and evergreens - dig as large a root ball as you can and wrap in hessian to move with minimum disturbance. Plant to the same depth as before, firm in well and water generously. If the new location is windy or exposed, protect the plant with a windbreak to reduce water loss from the leaves through evaporation.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef

    Published: Thu, 05/09/2013 14:33
    Morello Cherry Panna cotta with cherry compote. This dessert is currently on our spa day menu, It combines rich double cream with sweet and slightly sour cherry compote finished with a chocolate cookie crumble.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column Week 20 - The Business End

    Published: Wed, 04/09/2013 11:40
    Closer to home, at the business end of the season, Sudbury Saturday first team finally seem to have found some batting form as a Jandre Coetzee ton inspired the Talbots to 260 for 9 away to Great Witchingham. A 50 opening partnership between John Phillips (10) and Nathan Poole (32) looked like being wasted as the score slumped to 83 for 6, however
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  • September Gardening Tips

    Published: Sun, 01/09/2013 12:01
    Keep weeding; most perennial weeds are susceptible to weedkiller this month and systemic weedkillers will carry on working throughout the winter. Also clear any debris and diseased material from your garden. Pests and diseases that overwinter in your garden will reappear next spring with a vengeance so get rid of them now. Burn diseased material an
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, British Street Food

    Published: Thu, 29/08/2013 11:46
    Streetfood is going stratospheric just now not only all over the world but here also. In London there are various sites – gherkin, kings cross amongst others are doing amazing trade. These recipes over the coming weeks were inspired by the various cultures and cuisines plying their trade using the best quality produce, I hope you like them.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Mexican

    Published: Wed, 28/08/2013 10:52
    Streetfood is going stratospheric just now not only all over the world but here also. In London there are various sites – gherkin, kings cross amongst others are doing amazing trade. These recipes over the coming weeks were inspired by the various cultures and cuisines plying their trade using the best quality produce, I hope you like them.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 19. 'The Lost Weekend'

    Published: Tue, 27/08/2013 12:29
    Saturday's wash out has made life just a bit more difficult for Sudbury Saturday first X1 to survive in the EAPL but one win and a winning draw might just do it and they have already beaten Saffron Walden, who they play on Saturday week, this season. Unfortunately, reports reach me that they will have to do it without skipper Darren Batch who damag
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 18

    Published: Mon, 19/08/2013 14:02
    Another brilliant week for British sport as the Ashes were secured in spectacular style, England made a half decent fist of a football match in defeating Scotland and Mo Farah and Christine Ohorogu showed that we can run as well as bat, bowl and kick, however, as my plane hit the tarmac at Stansted following a three day trip to Edinburgh (unfortun
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, Brazilian

    Published: Thu, 15/08/2013 12:34
    Streetfood is going stratospheric just now not only all over the world but here also. In London there are various sites – gherkin, kings cross amongst others are doing amazing trade. These recipes over the coming weeks were inspired by the various cultures and cuisines plying there trade using the best quality produce, I hope you like them.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 17

    Published: Tue, 13/08/2013 09:31
    I sit here in my conservatory listening to a fluctuating and fascinating 4th Ashes test whilst reflecting on the vicissitudes of fame and fortune. Matt Prior, England's player of the year out first ball after unluckily elbowing the ball onto his stumps, Joe Root who six weeks ago was the future of England cricket, can't hit the ball off the cut str
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  • Colin's Column Week 16 Inexplicable!

    Published: Mon, 05/08/2013 13:56
    So in one of the hottest summers in the last few years, for the first time in living memory cricket week was badly disrupted by rain. Both Tuesday and Friday fixtures against the Louis Brooks Symantic select X1 and Guy Robins Gents of Suffolk were completely washed out and the Wednesday game against Bantham exiles was reduced to a short limited ove
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  • Can You Give Scruffy a Home!?

    Published: Sat, 03/08/2013 11:57
    This is Scruffy, he is a male, entire terrier cross. He came in from the Broadlands area but no one came looking for him. He's a sweet young lad (about 2-3 years old) who loves a cuddle and prefers the company of older people so would like a home with no children around, he would also like a home with no cats. He loves to go for walks and is very g
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton, American Chowder

    Published: Thu, 01/08/2013 12:23
    American Chowder, Streetfood is going stratospheric just now not only all over the world but here also. In London there are various sites – gherkin, kings cross amongst others are doing amazing trade. These recipes over the coming weeks were inspired by the various cultures and cuisines plying there trade using the best quality produce, I hope you
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 15

    Published: Mon, 29/07/2013 10:27
    Well the hot spell finally broke with midweek thunderstorms and there was much rain on Saturday evening unfortunately too late to save Sudbury's Saturday first team who lost their critical EAPL game at Bury St Edmunds by 139 runs. In perfect batting conditions Bury, who only gained their first win of the season last weekend, won the toss and electe
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 25/07/2013 13:14
    Sudbury and Suffolk's Weekly Recipe from Head Chef Alan Paton of the Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa Streetfood is going stratospheric just now not only all over the world but here also. In London there are various sites – gherkin, kings cross amongst others are doing amazing trade. These recipes over the coming weeks were inspired by the var
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  • Reviving Alfred Munnings

    Published: Tue, 23/07/2013 14:32
    Munnings never was a slavish follower of any particular idiom and it is difficult to trace a linear development in his work as he continually adapted his style to his subjects. He was a painter’s painter, not given to theorizing, but to the production of thousands of paintings during a lifetime devoted to art.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 14

    Published: Tue, 23/07/2013 12:50
    So after a week when the sun remembered what it was in the sky for, we had what was nearly the perfect weekend of British sporting success. Chris Froome scooped the Tour de France, England annihilated the Aussies at Lords and Lee Westwood was just 24 hours from a Murifield first major. Unfortunately, Lee's duck in major golf tournaments continued a
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Sun, 21/07/2013 08:01
    Streetfood is going stratospheric just now not only all over the world but here also. In London there are various sites – gherkin, kings cross amongst others are doing amazing trade. These recipes over the coming weeks were inspired by the various cultures and cuisines plying there trade using the best quality produce
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 13

    Published: Mon, 15/07/2013 11:21
    I know I bang on about the weather but blimey.. Not sure you could have got anything nicer than Sudbury this weekend anywhere in the world and it certainly was useful acclimatization for me as I'm off out to the middle east for a weeks work next Sunday (my contacts tell me the temperature touched 46 over the weekend.. ouch!) The only place I might
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  • Can’t See The Wood For The Trees? Masons Can!

    Published: Wed, 10/07/2013 16:51
    A highly recommended tree contracting company which is a true professional within the arboricultural industry, trading successfully for 11 years, offering clientel a variety of tree care and tree management solutions. Please see the testimonials below.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 12

    Published: Tue, 09/07/2013 13:39
    The Lions were outstanding in their dismantling of the Wallabies in the third test at Sydney and I sincerely hope that it is a portent of what's to come in the Ashes series which starts this week. As for Andy Murray winning the men's singles at Wimbledon? For most of us British sports lovers for whom men's tennis has been something of a joke sinc
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  • Lawn Gardening Tips for July

    Published: Sun, 07/07/2013 11:38
    Keep mowing your lawn but raise the height of your blades if the weather remains hot. Feed established lawns if you haven't already done so with a summer lawn feed. If your lawn is mossy or full of weeds, use a feed with mosskiller or weedkiller, although this will also kill any wild flowers. If you have the lot, use combined feed, weed and mosskil
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  • Weekly (Drink) Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Fri, 05/07/2013 15:19
    Afternoon everyone, I must apologise for my tardiness this week being a bit late for my esteemed editor. My “only” excuse is that I am preparing a team of three under 21’s for a national professional cooking competition in Sheffield next week.
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  • Silky Suffolk Crush Cambs

    Published: Thu, 04/07/2013 09:45
    Following heavy overnight rain, Sudbury groundsman David Oakes did brilliantly to get the game away on time but the Friars Street ground looked picture perfect as Suffolk skipper Tony Stubbs won the toss and elected to bat. Although still a couple short of full strength, the Suffolk side welcomed back bowlers Nigel Dennis and Dean Sykes, and batsm
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 11

    Published: Wed, 03/07/2013 12:43
    This weekend was a microcosm of the season so far with the teams that normally win winning and those that lose losing. The only enigma is the Talbot's senior side the Saturday first eleven who are consistent only in their inconsistency.
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  • Freedom Food make changes to laying hen welfare standards

    Published: Tue, 02/07/2013 11:31
    Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm assurance scheme, has outlined a list of changes to its standards in a letter to its current producers – and the changes include what the organisation says is the most up-to-date advice on measures to reduce pecking problems. The measures relate to diet, environment and lighting, space requirements and flock sizes, pe
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  • July Gardening Tips

    Published: Mon, 01/07/2013 12:58
    For recently planted large shrubs or trees, leave a hose trickling around the base for an hour. The same goes for established plants in very dry periods - pay particular attention to camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas and hydrangeas which will abort next season’s flowers if they get too dry. Mulch around the roots when moist to help avoid this. Rece
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  • “What exactly do physiotherapists do?" Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre

    Published: Mon, 01/07/2013 09:04
    First and foremost physiotherapists deal with pain and disability, across a range of severity, from treating sprained ankles or ‘slipped discs’ right through to helping manage chronic arthritis or strokes. So if you have a physical injury or restriction involving joint, nerve, muscle, tendon or ligament, chances are we can help you deal with it.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 10

    Published: Fri, 28/06/2013 08:35
    Pride of place goes to Darren Batch's EAPL team who overcame a very strong Saffron Walden side on their own ground. In a rain affected game Walden, stacked with former county and minor county players and who were third in the EAPL going into the game, were unable to chase down Sudbury's modest 125 for 8 (47 overs). Skipper Batch starred with 52 at
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  • Sudbury Cricket Clubs' Weekend News

    Published: Mon, 24/06/2013 12:12
    Pride of place goes to Darren Batch's EAPL team who overcame a very strong Saffron Walden side on their own ground. In a rain affected game Walden, stacked with former county and minor county players and who were third in the EAPL going into the game, were unable to chase down Sudbury's modest 125 for 8 (47 overs). Skipper Batch starred with 52 at
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 20/06/2013 10:02
    This week we have a very summery style of one of my favourite pork dishes. I hope to see you all at this Sundays Taste of Sudbury. I will be doing a demonstration on the stage at 12.30, please come along. We will also have tasters of and selling our own bread and homegrown strawberries from our stall be great to see you.
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  • Foxearth Summer (?!?) Fete 2013

    Published: Wed, 19/06/2013 15:43
    Kipling’s words are very apt when one thinks back two years to the fete on 18th June 2011. On that occasion the heavens opened just before 4pm as the clearing up started. On Saturday 15th June this year a torrential downpour began about 3.15pm bringing the fete to a premature end and sending the stall holders scrambling for shelter. On both occasio
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  • Farm drone spots game on the fields

    Published: Tue, 18/06/2013 16:39
    Thousands of deer, hares and pheasants die annually in agricultural fields when large farm machinery are harvesting. It is especially so during summer, when wildlife migrate from their birthplaces. But the problem can be greatly reduced by using drones with thermal cameras
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 9

    Published: Tue, 18/06/2013 10:36
    What a week for British sport! Our cricketers scraped past New Zealand to get the latter stages of an international 50 over knock out tournament for the first time in many; Our rugby players in the form of the Lions brushed aside the Waratah's bettered only by England's stunning thrashing of Argentina; Our tennis players in the form of Andy Murray
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  • Suffolk based Holiday Company goes into liquidation – Your Rights

    Published: Sat, 15/06/2013 12:36
    Independent Villas did not book package holidays and so those affected will not be protected by The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. As you organised your holiday yourself, booking flights, accommodation and services separately, then you’re an independent traveller and different rules apply.
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  • Foxearth Archaeology and Excavations

    Published: Fri, 14/06/2013 16:58
    Residents have been busy undertaking research into the history of their own house or property and arrangements have been made with Lavenham Press for publication & printing of a book charting the history of Foxearth as evidenced from work done during the project. Anyone having problems with their research should contact Corinne for assistance.
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  • TODAY! Alan Paton, Our Award Winning Weekly Chef On The Airwaves

    Published: Fri, 14/06/2013 14:14
    Alan Paton, award winning head chef at Stoke By Nayland Hotel will be on Suffolk Radio on Friday 14th June at 2.30pm being interviewed by Lesley Dolphin on her Foodie Friday Feature.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 13/06/2013 12:34
    This week I am giving you a recipe that one of my young chefs – Rob Wells - has to recreate for a competition later this month. It is a classic dessert, a similar recipe would be Manchester pudding.
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  • A Review From The Food Snob Of The Award Winning Chef, Alan Paton

    Published: Wed, 12/06/2013 16:15
    Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf Club and Spa, is situated on the Suffolk & Essex borders and is considered to be the best example of its kind in East Anglia. It boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses set amongst spectacular scenery and has 80 bedrooms. In addition it offers conference
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 8

    Published: Tue, 11/06/2013 09:16
    Enter Adam Mansfield, prodigiously talented with both keepers' gloves and bat but who had, certainly in the EAPL, underperformed with the willow in the last couple of seasons. Firstly in a partnership of 61 with James Poulson, he steadied the ship before Jandre Coetzee joined him at 77 for 5, still 180 light of the Clacton total. Initially cautious
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  • June Gardening Tips

    Published: Fri, 07/06/2013 11:33
    Mow, mow, mow your lawn.........little and often is better than a radical attack every now and then. Left too long between cuts and the job becomes much harder, so mow weekly if possible
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 06/06/2013 16:00
    Basic bread recipe
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 7

    Published: Wed, 05/06/2013 11:54
    As I sit here on the balcony of my 9th floor room in the Sofitel, Jumeirah Beach Resort, Dubai watching the last rays of the sun disappear over the Arabian gulf, I ponder on the vicissitudes of life, it's about 35 degrees now having been 42 earlier in the day (too hot by several) when I catch sight of the TV news of floods and general devastation i
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  • Clare Castle Excavation, Skeleton Found

    Published: Mon, 03/06/2013 08:03
    We’ve kept the final discoveries from Trench B a little quiet while excavation was being completed, as it was something we didn’t want too many people to know about while they were still exposed. Everyone who was on site with us knew about them, of course, but were asked to keep the news to themselves and especially not to let it out into cyberspac
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  • Clare Castle Excavation, last full day's dig, day 8

    Published: Fri, 31/05/2013 12:49
    Yesterday it was all looking very modern, and that’s still the case for the bank, which is still turning up modern material close to its base. The water-filled cuts which
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 30/05/2013 16:33
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  • Clare Castle Archaeology Dig, Day 7

    Published: Thu, 30/05/2013 12:51
    As the day dawned with heavy rain, this trench, with a clay layer across its base, proved a challenge for all those digging as boots grew heavy with mud at every step.Yesterday’s rectilinear feature was cleaned up and shown not to be a grave cut, although we are not yet sure what it was as it has not been completely excavated yet. Immediately to
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column, Week 6

    Published: Wed, 29/05/2013 12:13
    It was a very strange week last week with some bizarre weather, cold and wet and miserable yet the bank holiday weekend was glorious with pretty much unbroken sunshine and if not scorching, warm enough to make me wish I'd worn a hat in the garden on
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  • Archaeology Excavation, Clare Castle, Day 6

    Published: Wed, 29/05/2013 09:12
    After all the hard work of the last few days, by the end of bank holiday Monday, Trench A had got to a depth when it needed to be steppe
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  • Clare Castle Archaeological Excavation And Dig, Day 5

    Published: Tue, 28/05/2013 15:03
    Piece by piece, our knowledge of this important site is being advanced. And who knows what will turn up tomorrow?
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  • Clare Castle Archaeological Excavation and Dig, Day 5 Clip

    Published: Tue, 28/05/2013 07:43
    By the end of the day a pottery cup sherd had provided an important clue. Classic cups and robbers, really…
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  • Clare Castle, Archaeological Dig, Day 4

    Published: Mon, 27/05/2013 09:01
    Stirling digging, clearing railway ballast from the north end of the trench with mattocks and shovels complimented by careful trowelling of the ‘pit’ feature filmed earlier in the day – which may turn up some surprises…
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  • Clare Castle Archaeological Excavation, Day 3

    Published: Sun, 26/05/2013 10:32
    This morning, Trench D are planning the medieval wall which is still covered by the late medieval demolition rubble prior to picking off the rubble to see how much of the wall foundations remain intact underneath. Meanwhile in Trench B, all hands are on deck to remove the half-metre-deep layer of railway ballast
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  • Clare Castle Archaeological Excavation, Day 2

    Published: Sat, 25/05/2013 08:51
    A very wet day’s digging today – it rained nearly all day, bar an hour or so around the middle of the day. But with shelters over the most exposed trenches and good spirits all round, morale was un-dampened.
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  • Clare Castle Archaeological Excavation – From the Volunteers 1

    Published: Fri, 24/05/2013 12:30
    “I’m working on a pit which is by the main path and very open to passers by and the regular rain showers. The hardest part was removing the turf which had to be cut underneath and then rolled back. Once that was done it’s been very intersting. From just one day we have found a bone, a couple of animal teeth. There is also lots of iron debris and co
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  • Melford Milestone Restored

    Published: Fri, 24/05/2013 09:06
    Rob Simpson and John Nunn of Long Melford have now had their 200 year old milestone fully restored, and last Sunday it was hoisted into its original location, at Rodbridge Hill in Long Melford.

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  • Clare Castle Archaeological Excavation

    Published: Thu, 23/05/2013 18:27
    Clare Castle is a medieval motte-and-bailey castle of Norman origin built shortly after the 1066 Conquest by the powerful de Clare family. It was a particularly large and imposing castle by medieval standards,
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  • Clare Castle Dig Starts Today

    Published: Thu, 23/05/2013 17:02
    Clare Castle, Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) are giving the residents of Clare, school pupils and members of the public the chance
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Tue, 21/05/2013 12:09
    We, on occasion are asked how we cook our steaks. Up to now I have not said the method, and have joked that if I did give the method away that that you the customer would do it yourself at home and no longer c
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column - Week 4

    Published: Wed, 15/05/2013 09:29
    I didn't see a lot of cricket this weekend mainly because I had the great good fortune to get a ticket for the F A Cup Final at Wembley where moneybags Manchester City were humbled by Wigan, a team assembled at half the cost of just one of City's players. For all of their attempts to poach any half decent player for obscene money seemingly so other
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  • Griff Rhys Jones Relights The Lighter for The River Stour Trust

    Published: Mon, 13/05/2013 17:55
    There was the inauguration of Passenger Services on the 160 year old Restored Stour Lighter, “John Constable” at the Quay in Sudbury this afternoon. Griff Rhys Jones, River Stour Trust Vice-President, performed the Opening Ceremony.
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club's Big Weekend, Golf Day and Quiz Night

    Published: Sat, 11/05/2013 07:07
    Well the season is in full swing. Some great fixtures this weekend. The first team are at home tommorow and host local rivals Bury St Edmunds in the East Anglian Premier League. Home debut for Jandre Coetzee. Should be a good crowd in get your seats early bar opens at 11am and enjoy what should be a great game.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Thu, 09/05/2013 08:25
    This weeks recipe is a ham hock terrine which can be pressed into a lined terrine mould or loaf tin, pressed and left overnight then sliced or you could simply take the meat from the bone and ser
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  • Sudbury Cricket Club, Colin's Column - Week 3

    Published: Tue, 07/05/2013 10:27
    Sunday morning my other half hoofed me out of bed to feed our zoo at some ungodly hour (well for a Sunday). I sat in my
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  • The Swan in Lavenham, A Review by The Editor

    Published: Sun, 05/05/2013 12:14
    I have never really seen myself as somone whom does reviews, but edits them instead with a grimice-like expression as I shake my head, whilst groaning in despair at the words in front of me. The Swan describes itself on the front page as being:
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Fri, 03/05/2013 10:46
    This week we have a beautiful fish dish perfect for this weather, try asian food shops for the yuzu juice which is a Japanese citrus fruit or substitute it with fresh squeezed grapefruit, enjoy.
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  • May Gardening Tips

    Published: Wed, 01/05/2013 09:02
    Beware treacherous late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding until the middle of the month and even then be prepared to cover it if necessary.
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  • Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton

    Published: Wed, 24/04/2013 15:34
    Pork Platter Recipes - Weekly Recipe From The Award Winning Chef Alan Paton
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  • Chef Alan Paton And Other Award Winning Chefs At Work!

    Published: Wed, 20/03/2013 19:29
    Alan Paton, who does our weekly recipe for AbouMyArea/Co10 (Sudbury and Suffolk area) took part along side Michelin Star Chefs at Dingley Dell’s ‘Seventh Heaven’ Flying Visit at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge on Saturday 16th March 2013 in aid of the NSPCC was a huge success!
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