PUBLISHED: 19:30 18 September 2019 Steve Russell Run by Bury St Edmunds Round Table, Hardwick F�te was opened by celebrities such as supermodel Sabrina (Norma Ann Sykes, pictured) and pop star Tom Jones (he came in 1965) Picture: COURTESY HARDWICK MANOR/AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Archant 'Bury would not be the wonderful town it is if the abbey church was still with us, because we would be a city equivalent to Durham or York' says author A class from yesteryear at Guildhall Feoffment Elementary Girls’ School Picture: COURTESY AMBERLEY PUBLISHINGHere's a thought. But for the unpredictable twists and turns of history, Suffolk might today boast a city with the size and influence of York. Ipswich the county town? Bang would go that title. Cambridge outshone? Probably. Even Norwich might feel a bit threatened by this powerhouse 30-something miles down the road.Everything turned on the fate of the abbey at Bury St Edmunds. Founded in 1020, it became one … [Read more...] about Which local shops do you miss most?
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Parks are often the best place to go and relax. You just can't beat them right? When the sun is shining, it's often nice to go and take a stroll or sit down to de-stress from a day of work or a day of looking after the kids. Some have beautiful scenery with fields and rivers while others have amazing playgrounds where the kids will be entertained for hours. Luckily for us in Hertfordshire, the county is filled with some pretty amazing ones that you need to go and check out. Here are the most amazing parks you can find in Hertfordshire: Verulamium Park Located in St Albans, Verulamium Park will take your breath away. As you walk down into the park from the St Albans Cathedral, you're greeted with the sight of the beautiful lake and surrounding fields. The park has over 100 acres of land and is filled with historic landmarks from Roman times. It's actually named after the Roman city of Verulamium on which it stands. You can see the ancient Roman wall and even a mosaic floor. It also has … [Read more...] about The 17 most amazing parks you can visit in Hertfordshire
Nearly half the world’s population is at risk of the mosquito-borne disease. But a new vaccine may stop it in its tracks, saving millions of lives and boosting the economies of the developing world. By Gaia Vince 23 May 2019 “In each house were three or four patients who complained of chilling, severe headaches, sweating, pain in back and extremities. After four or five relapses, the headaches and pain became unbearable for many patients who then exhibited a muddling delirium with coma, ending in death. Most were between the ages of five and 20 years. Since they are far away from even the simplest clinic, which means no possibility of saving their lives, they are dying like bees in a smoked hive.” This is an extract from a field report of the 1958 malaria epidemic in Ethiopia that killed about 150,000 people in a single season, but it could have been from the last days of the Roman Empire, whose fall has been attributed to the disease, or Ancient … [Read more...] about How the malaria vaccine could change world health
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
With a weeks holiday for the kids as well as the spring bank holiday monday on May 27th on the horizon, this is the perfect time to look for a way to make the most of it. This might not be the best news for parents who haven't planned ahead for the task of keeping their kids entertained while they're off school. Don't worry though, there are plenty of options around Burton and the surrounding area for a wide variety of different activities to suit everybody. If you're unsure of what the area has to offer, we at Burton Live have made a list of suggestions that you and your family might enjoy. Here's what we found. Remember that these are our suggestions and not recommendations. Time Line 7 fantastic things to do this half term and bank holiday Conkers - Moira Conkers is a large activity centre that features a large variety of educational activities for both children and adults, including wildlife themed indoor play areas, rope climbing, archery, and much more. The grounds even feature … [Read more...] about 7 fantastic things to do this half term and bank holiday