April 16 2014 Latest news:
There is an air of excitement building as we look ahead to Christmas 2013.
The economy is showing signs of recovery, new stores are throwing open their doors in Ipswich and Felixstowe and shoppers are out early seeking out the perfect gifts for their loved ones. But as we immerse ourselves in the excitement of Christmas, the parties, the delicious food, the shopping and quality time with friends and family, we must not forget the real meaning behind Christmas.
Here we bring you a round up of Christmas news, the top 10 toys list for this year, details of the festive light switch-on ceremonies and timings for the special church services that take place at this time of year. We also want to celebrate the selfless actions of those who work tirelessly over the festive season to help those who are less fortunate.
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There's so much going on in Suffok this Christmas. Make sure you don't miss out
As a small childl, I would get overly excited about all aspects of Christmas, remembers Amy Westall, who is curently on work experience at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.