PUBLISHED: 05:30 21 May 2019 Oliver Sullivan Miriam Beard, Paloma, Heston and Louise Crouch are looking forward to Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant With just one month to go until this year's Suffolk Day, we take a look at the events celebrating what makes the home of Ed Sheeran, John Constable and Griff Rhys Jones so great. Local residents are encouraged to organise a Suffolk Picnic for the big day. Picture: CHARLOTTE BONDFrom parades to festivals and even a world record attempt, this year's Big Weekender is sure to be packed full of fun for all ages while showcasing everything that makes our county so amazing and loved by residents and visitors.In its third year, the latest instalment of the county celebration spans an entire weekend, kicking off outside Felixstowe Town Hall on Friday, June 21 and running until Sunday, June 23.Organisers hope the weekend of fun gives the opportunity for more businesses to host events and encourage more … [Read more...] about More than 50 ways to celebrate third annual Suffolk Day
20th centurys 50 most enjoyable books
"Business has been really good tonight," he says, emerging from a restaurant with a new order. "People are staying in, and are maybe in the mood to treat themselves. You're also more likely to be tipped because they see you turning up at their door soaking wet and they feel sorry for you." His mood is enhanced yet further because this particular order is for an apartment building near the Google HQ and he can cycle there in "six minutes flat". The more orders he gets on a typical three to four-hour shift, the more money he makes. Later that night, when his shift is over, he's not quite as upbeat. "You caught me on a good night," he says over the phone. "There are times where you'd be twiddling your thumbs - orders would be slow to come in to you and you'd be looking at all this time that you were making yourself available to Deliveroo and you weren't being paid. "We used to get paid a flat rate per hour, plus a euro for each delivery we did, but then they changed it to a situation … [Read more...] about Slaves to convenience: Are ‘gig economy’ firms just about old-fashioned exploitation of workers?
The fabulous county of Warwickshire is well-known for bringing Shakespeare to the world, its magnificent old castles, some stunning countryside and some of the best towns to live in in the UK. We might be biased but we think there's a lot to shout about this historic and much-loved region. Warwickshire is home to some of the best attractions in the Midlands, as well as some fascinating hidden gems. To celebrate our wonderful county, we've compiled a list of the places you simply must see in 2019. Some you are bound to have come across before - and maybe even visit regularly - but we hope you stumble upon a few surprises too. 1. Warwick Castle Warwick Castle is one of the region's most-loved attractions. The medieval fort is steeped in history and a visit makes a fantastic day out for the whole family. The castle grounds are stunning and are the perfect spit for a picnic when the sun in shining. Daily activities to keep the kids entertained include falconry displays, the mighty … [Read more...] about Warwickshire Life: The 17 places you need to visit in 2019
From her childhood in rural Monaghan, the star of the time-travel drama Outlander has quietly forged a career as a supermodel and now as a TV A-lister, with four Golden Globe nominations “There’s something I learned many years ago and it sounds very silly, but it’s always stood to me.” Caitriona Balfe is recalling a life lesson over mint tea and a pain au chocolat at a bistro in Los Feliz, near Hollywood in Los Angeles. This thing she learned came from an unlikely source: a $5 acting class she signed up to years ago. (“These are the weird things I did when I was wanting to be an actor in LA when I first got here.”) She remembers the guy who was leading the class “talking about releasing and destroying the need of whatever ‘it’ is. Whether you’re going to go in and audition, and you’re so nervous because you want people to like what you’re about to do: release and destroy the need to be liked.” So much … [Read more...] about Caitriona Balfe: Ireland’s secret A-lister
We are less than two months away from the moment the UK is set to leave the EU. For the EU citizens that have made Wales their home, feelings of anger, sadness and doubt continue to grow as questions remain over what will happen. You can read some of their stories here. In January a decision was made to scrap fees for those who must apply to stay in the UK after 2021 through a EU Settlement Scheme. For those eligible, there is also the option of applying for a UK Citizenship. Unless you are a pub quiz-loving history buff, however, there are some things many existing citizens would have to learn before making the cut. Who can apply for a UK citizenship? There is more than one way you can become eligible to apply for UK citizenship. This includes: Having a British parent If you are stateless or previously renounced your citizenship If you have indefinite leave to remain (you can apply for this if you have lived in the UK for five years) If you have permanent resident status (you an … [Read more...] about All the things you have to learn to pass a British citizenship test