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Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

15 June 2021
Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

15 June 2021

We’re craving scents which take us to another time and place. Here are four home fragrances guaranteed to whisk you away. . .


Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

15 June 2021
Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

Home Fragrance: Scented candles to transport you

15 June 2021

We’re craving scents which take us to another time and place. Here are four home fragrances guaranteed to whisk you away. . .


Opening: Peck's fried chicken flies in Bury

15 June 2021
Opening: Peck's fried chicken flies in Bury

Opening: Peck's fried chicken flies in Bury

15 June 2021

Suffolk street food hero Peck, loved for its top-notch fried chicken, has opened in bricks-and-mortar in Bury St Edmunds


July Festival: The Best Dressed contest is back!

14 June 2021
July Festival: The Best Dressed contest is back!

July Festival: The Best Dressed contest is back!

14 June 2021

After more than a year of dressing down, it’s time to get your gladrags on as the Style Awards return to Newmarket’s July Festival, live and in person


Food: Cambridge mum launches luxe brownie business

13 June 2021
Food: Cambridge mum launches luxe brownie business

Food: Cambridge mum launches luxe brownie business

13 June 2021

The Brownie Bar is fast winning fans for its fudgey, flavour-filled bakes - which can be ordered in 8in heart slabs for Father's Day


Street Food: How Clay Farm Food became a community

12 June 2021
Street Food: How Clay Farm Food became a community

Street Food: How Clay Farm Food became a community

12 June 2021

Launched and run by volunteers, it's bringing street food and community spirit to Trumpington


Win: A £105 Fairfields crisp-and-spud subscription

12 June 2021
Win: A £105 Fairfields crisp-and-spud subscription

Win: A £105 Fairfields crisp-and-spud subscription

12 June 2021

Fairfields Farm has launched a monthly subscription service for its own-grown potatoes and homemade crisps - and we've got three months to give away


Food: Chef Ben brings luxury cheesecakes to Bury

11 June 2021
Food: Chef Ben brings luxury cheesecakes to Bury

Food: Chef Ben brings luxury cheesecakes to Bury

11 June 2021

Cheesecake company Crumbs is the latest addition to Ben Hutton's culinary empire


Gift Guide: Top indie ideas for Father's Day

09 June 2021
Gift Guide: Top indie ideas for Father's Day

Gift Guide: Top indie ideas for Father's Day

09 June 2021

Treat your dad to a fab Father’s Day gift and support our local indies at the same time


Food: Meet the local men carving a career in cake

08 June 2021
Food: Meet the local men carving a career in cake

Food: Meet the local men carving a career in cake

08 June 2021

If you’ve got a soft spot for the sweet stuff, you’re living in the right place. Velvet’s Alice Ryan meets three local men making their name in cakes


Win: A gentleman's Camden Watch - worth £108

07 June 2021
Win: A gentleman's Camden Watch - worth £108

Win: A gentleman's Camden Watch - worth £108

07 June 2021

To celebrate Father’s Day, we’ve got a seriously handsome gents' Camden Watch Company No.27 Type II watch to give away


Event: Newmarket Food & Drink Festival is back!

07 June 2021
Event: Newmarket Food & Drink Festival is back!

Event: Newmarket Food & Drink Festival is back!

07 June 2021

Last year's event was cancelled by Covid. But Newmarket Food & Drink Festival is back for 2021 - and looking tastier than ever


Win: A £28 letterbox bouquet from Wild Clover, Ely

04 June 2021
Win: A £28 letterbox bouquet from Wild Clover, Ely

Win: A £28 letterbox bouquet from Wild Clover, Ely

04 June 2021

To celebrate the launch of Wild Clover Flower Company's new letterbox delivery service, we've got two box bouquets to give away


Food: Bubb's makes Newmarket a sweeter place

04 June 2021
Food: Bubb's makes Newmarket a sweeter place

Food: Bubb's makes Newmarket a sweeter place

04 June 2021

Newmarket confectionery company Bubb's Sweet Treats has just celebrated its first birthday. Velvet gets a sugar rush


Gardening: Make a terrarium and plant for wildlife

03 June 2021
Gardening: Make a terrarium and plant for wildlife

Gardening: Make a terrarium and plant for wildlife

03 June 2021

Happening this month: Cambridge plant company Small & Green launches a summer workshop series and the RSPB wants us to garden on the wild side


Food: Coming to the Cambridge menu this June

03 June 2021
Food: Coming to the Cambridge menu this June

Food: Coming to the Cambridge menu this June

03 June 2021

What's new on the Cambridge menu? Street food, supper clubs, a cafe, bar and brasserie. . .


Win: A sweet Cosy Camp S'mores box for six

01 June 2021
Win: A sweet Cosy Camp S'mores box for six

Win: A sweet Cosy Camp S'mores box for six

01 June 2021

Fancy a treat? To celebrate the launch of Cambridge's Cosy Camp S'mores, we've got a scrumptious home-making kit for six to give away


Recipes: Pimp your picnic with Bury's Gastrono-me

31 May 2021
Recipes: Pimp your picnic with Bury's Gastrono-me

Recipes: Pimp your picnic with Bury's Gastrono-me

31 May 2021

Gemma Simmonite, chef and co-founder of Gastrono-me, creates a pair of summery burrata dishes ideal for sharing


Recipes: Four signature Stem & Glory vegan bakes

29 May 2021
Recipes: Four signature Stem & Glory vegan bakes

Recipes: Four signature Stem & Glory vegan bakes

29 May 2021

To celebrate this month’s opening of Stem & Glory’s new Cambridge restaurant, founder Louise Palmer-Masterton shares four plant-based favourites


Beauty: The plastic-free products raising the bar

28 May 2021
Beauty: The plastic-free products raising the bar

Beauty: The plastic-free products raising the bar

28 May 2021

There was a time when switching to bar products meant sacrificing performance for the sake of the planet. But formulas have come a long way. . .