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The contents of Gaye Youngman's bag when she visited Uganda. Gaye with her bag. Picture: Denise Bradley

In my bag . . .

She helped found the Big C charity shops 20 years ago and established Norfolk charity LILAC – Ladies In League Against Cancer. Now, Gaye Youngman from Attleborough has embarked on a new fundraising challenge taking her thousands of miles away.

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Collecting militaria

A piece of history

With the first centenary of the First World War rapidly approaching, the interest in collecting militaria has never been stronger, and so it should be. Millions of people across the world still feel a connection with the Great War for Civilisation. They knew the people whose lives were changed by it. They remain moved by the enduring works of art that were created as a response to it. They live with its unresolved political legacies. The First World War created a common sense of history that, decades later, still links people from many disparate nations.

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Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough. Picture: Ian Burt

Heir today, and heir tomorrow too!

Oxburgh Hall has passed from father to son, occasionally via a brother, for more than half a millennium.

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Photographer Jarowan Power

Auto Power

Born in Great Yarmouth, raised between Norfolk and Ireland, and schooled at Notre Dame in Norwich, Jarowan grew up fixing, playing and talking about cars.

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Theater Freiburg present Tannhauser

Opera epic

Thousands of opera fans will be flocking to Norwich this month to see two of Wagner’s epic works. With people coming from as far afield as Australia, the visit of the prestigious German company Theater Freiburg promises to be a major event in Norwich’s cultural calendar.

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Leg of lamb baked in hay

Leg of Lamb Baked in Hay

Will serve eight to 10 generously

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Roasted red peppers with cous cous

Roasted Red Peppers with Cous Cous

This is a lovely dish on its own with a green salad and crusty bread or as an accompaniment to a summer meal. You can use round peppers for this but the look and taste of the long Romano is spectacular.

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Dale Farm, Dereham

Up the garden path

Dale Farm in Dereham has two acres of exuberantly planted borders featuring more than 700 plant varieties in a lakeside setting. The garden was a finalist in “Britain’s Best Gardeners Garden Competition” in 2013 and will have wide range of plants for sale.

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Worstead Festival

Festival fun

Gay attended the very first Worstead festival in 1966, as a three-month-old baby, and hasn’t missed one yet. She helps prepare for and run the festival and is in charge of press and publicity. As well as being a great community event, Worstead Festival raises money for the village, and organisations including its choir and youth club and local churches.

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STEP 1 
Summer Tiramisu
June: Step by Step Dish.
Prepared by Richard Hughes, Lavender House, Brundall.

Picture: James Bass

Lemon, berry and Wighton cheese trifle

Tempted by the coast, the garden and the deckchair, the summer months mean people are far less likely to want to spend their leisure time in the kitchen. Barbecues, picnics and al fresco eating are the order of the day for the coming weeks and so we are looking for dishes that are fresh, easy to prepare and reflect what’s in abundance in the farm shops, by the roadside and in our gardens and allotments.

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Chef, Steve Thorpe, head of City College, Hotel School
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Still outstanding

Next month, Steve Thorpe will once again be casting an eye over the county’s finest cooks as he looks for a worthy winner of the title of Chef of the Year in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2014, in association with the East of England Co-Op.

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Mood board by Swank Interiors

Norfolk by design

When working on a home that is still under construction it can be quite difficult for a client to imagine how the space will work for them from a plan – especially if the property is of a different style to their previous home.

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James Hawkins, jeweller from Diss.

Diamonds are forever

Investing for the future is always tricky, but the diamond market may just be the answer. Since 1959 diamonds have risen in price by an average of 15pc per annum.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance

Blood on board

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has served the people of Norfolk for the past 14 years, delivering speedy and life-saving pre-hospital care to every corner of the county.

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Marsh Harrier dropping towards prey, credit David Tipling

Majesty on the wing

Head for the reeds in June, to the gossip of the summer breeze in the young green blades, to the syncopated chunter of reed warblers, and to the blazing lipstick flowers of ragged robin.

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Head gardener Paul Underwood looks after the garden with help from four employed gardeners and a team of 60-strong volunteers.

Gardens of discovery

From winter crocuses, to summer time penstemons, the 55 acres of gardens at the National Trust’s Blickling Estate have been designed with monthly “must-sees” in mind, meaning there is always something new to discover. So whether a game of croquet on The Acre whets your whistle or knowing all the Latin names for our blooms is more your thing, there’s a whole host of fantastic spaces for you to explore this June.

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Stefan and Martin Donnelly. Pictued:Jarown Power

One to watch

They say patience is a virtue, and that all good things come to those that wait. Stefan Donnelly, eldest son of ex Formula One driver, Martin Donnelly, knows all about waiting. He grew up like most boys with a desire to emulate his father.

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