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Father Christmas switches on the christmas lights at the 1st Kesgrave Scout Group. Photograph Simon Parker

Gallery: Kesgrave gets in the festive spirit with Christmas lights switch on

Kesgrave has got into the festive spirit with the town’s Christmas tree lights switch on and Christmas Fayre.

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Vic Kemp owns a rare recording of a Led Zeppelin gig in Ipswich in 1971.

Gallery: Do you remember when Led Zeppelin came to Ipswich in 1971? Signed poster advertising gig goes under the hammer

It cost only £1 to see Led Zeppelin perform live in Ipswich, but now forty three years later a rare signed poster from that historic show is set to fetch around £3,000 at an auction.

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The Chantry Slimming World group have lost 245 stone between January and October this year.

Super slimmers from Chantry shed 267 stone - have you dropped several dress sizes too?

A group of Ipswich slimmers will be celebrating this festive season by slipping into something small and black.

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The launch of the £3.7m fund raising appeal for a new cancer centre at Ipswich Hospital.

Dr Chris Scrase (second left) with Macmillan colleagues Gwyneth Tyler, Helen Chapman, Carla Pilsworth and Mandy Jordan.

Major £3.7million appeal launched as plans for new state-of-the-art cancer centre at Ipswich Hospital is announced

People across east Suffolk were last night urged to support an ambitious £3.7million fundraising appeal for a new state-of-the-art cancer centre at Ipswich Hospital, which will transform care for thousands of patients.

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Felixstowe Blue Cross animal rehoming centre manager Andy Gillon and Staffordshire Bull Terrier Alfie officially break ground on the organisation's new £3 million rehoming centre in Ipswich.

Alfie the dog’s work is ground-breaking as he takes part in start of new Blue Cross centre opposite ski slope at Wherstead

Alfie, a dog hoping for a new home soon, gave future pets seeking owners a helping paw as he took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for a £3m animal centre.

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Police have issued pictures of the blue Nike shoes left on the Orwell Bridge by a man seen falling from it.

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I have a high regard for the county’s transport spokesman Graham Newman. He has a real interest in the subject and he seems to have a genuine desire to make it easier to get about the county.

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Lucia Aguilar-Gomez thought long and hard about whether she dared take a year’s sabbatical from work.

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