Parham Pear Fayre.  Euan Edwards with Paul Goring and Mike Balls

Gallery: Celebrating all that’s great about Autumn – Suffolk had fun in the sun at the weekend

The very best of the Autumn harvest was celebrated in Suffolk this weekend – amid glorious sunshine and unseasonably warm weather.

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The Boys' Brigade Band leads the Stowmarket Town Council civic service procession

Gallery: Harmony the theme of Stowmarket’s civic service

The benefit of people and organisations working together in harmony was the central theme for a town’s civic service.

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Liz Nice and her partner Darren Lorking escape to a Stoke by Nayland Lodge for an overnight stay.

Review: Liz Nice and her partner take a break from football practice, the school run and Horrible Histories and rediscover who they really are at Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa

I live with two enchanting young boys, a demanding dog and a serene and judgmental cat who looks down upon our frenetic, chaotic lives with barely concealed derision.

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Santas warm up before last year's East Anglia's Children's Hospices Santa Run

Gallery: Festive fun as the Ipswich Santa Run returns to town centre on December 7

Christmas shoppers will be in for a treat this festive season as hundreds of Santa’s descend on the town.

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Children from Colneis Junior School having their Harvest Festival  at Trinity Methodist Church, Orwell Road, Felixstowe. Picture: Steve Waller

Gallery: Pupils from Fairfield Infants and Colneis Junior schools celebrate harvest festival

Youngsters learned about helping others as they donated harvest gifts for a project providing food for people living on the breadline in their own town.

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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and player Cole Skuse visited Coldfair Green Primary School  to launch the ITFC education programme.
Pupils got to take part in a real life press conference.
Head Teacher Adrian Crossland with Mick McCarthy and Cole Skuse.

Gallery/video: Primary school press conference puts ITFC stars on spot

Pupils at a Suffolk primary school were given the opportunity to interview two sporting stars – and be interviewed by the media themselves.

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Stradbroke Primary School pupils took part in a Welly Walk to raise money for Give Hunger the Boot, a fundraising appeal for the charity Farm Africa.

Gallery: Pupils from Stradbroke Primary put on their wellies to Give Hunger the Boot

Youngsters donned their wellies as part of a charity appeal to Give Hunger the Boot.

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Runners took part in the Martlesham 10K over the weekend.

Gallery: Woodbridge Lions hope to have raised thousands for charity after successful Martlesham 10k race

Organisers of a charity road race in Suffolk are hoping to have raised thousands for worthy local causes after more than 300 runners turned our on a “wonderful” October morning.

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NHS staff at Ipswich Hospital hold a four-hour pay strike.

Gallery: NHS workers at Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital in four-hour walk out in dispute over pay

Hospital bosses have reassured patients that it is business as usual this morning despite hundreds of NHS staff taking part in a four-hour strike in a dispute over pay.

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Crowds gathered for a sing song at Harwich Pier for the last day of the Harwich Town Sea Shanty.
Andrew and Helen Twist.

Gallery: Thousands flock to Harwich Sea Shanty Festival for sing-a-longs and ditties

Centuries of seafaring traditions were celebrated at the annual Harwich Sea Shanty Festival over the weekend.

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The Robin Hood Game and Country Show and All About Dogs show at Trinity Park in Ipswich. Jason Smythe amazes the crowds with his stunts.

Gallery: Robin Hood and his Merry Men thrill the crowds at two shows

Hundreds of people flocked to a family fun day with their pet pooches over the weekend.

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Mourners arrive for the funeral of murder victim Hannah Witheridge 23, from Hemsby, Norfolk, at St Mary's Church, in her home town of Hemsby. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Norfolk: Funeral held of murdered University of Essex student Hannah Witheridge

The funeral of a University of Essex student who was murdered in Thailand has been held in her home village.

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Paula Pope's entry in the Landguard Photography Competition 2014 - one of the final 12 voted for by the public.

Gallery: Winners named in Landguard photography competition

Inspired by one of Suffolk’s most intriguing and inspiring settings, photographers have produced a stunning collection of pictures to capture its diversity.

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The start of the charity ploughing match in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Appeal, Hall Farm.

Gallery: Vintage and classic tractors plough for charity at Fornham St Martin

Vintage tractors returned to the fields at the weekend as they were celebrated at two different events.

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A vintage bus takes people for a ride at a vintage car show at the Ipswich Transport Museum

Gallery: Classic vehicles are star attractions at Ipswich Transport Museum

Hundreds of visitors headed to the Ipswich Transport Museum for its Classic Vehicle Event on Sunday.

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An image of some of the types of kitchen knives stolen

Gallery: Thousands of pounds’ worth of knives stolen from lorry parked in lay-by opposite the Orwell Truck Station on the A14 at Nacton

Thousands of pounds’ worth of kitchen knives have been stolen from the back of a parked lorry in Suffolk.

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Ist Framlingham Beavers helped and Suffolk

Gallery: Wildlife Gadget Man urges children to help him create record-breaking bug city at Foxburrow Farm

Suffolk’s “Wildlife Gadget Man” Jason Alexander is hoping youngsters, community groups and businesses across the county will get the bug for breaking a world record. Environment Correspondent John Grant reports.

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First World War: Delving into her family history and the part they played in the Great War, Josée O’Halloran has discovered that bravery is a trait that runs in the bloodline

This is a story about strong women who looked adversity straight in the eye and of three brothers who fought to save their ancestral motherland. Steven Russell hears about an amazing family.

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Ploughers work a field at a ploughing day held in conjunction with Suffolk Horse Society Ploughing Championships on Sunday, 5 October.

Gallery: Suffolk Punch horses show their strength in ploughing competition

Five pairs of Suffolk Punch horses showed their strength in a ploughing competition this weekend.

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