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Gallery: Looking ahead to springtime in Suffolk

13:00 19 February 2014

Hares enjoying a bit of spring sun, submitted by iwitness contributor Frances Crickmore

Hares enjoying a bit of spring sun, submitted by iwitness contributor Frances Crickmore

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The rain is holding off and the harsh winds appear to have blown over, giving us hope that the worst of the winter weather is behind us.

Over recent days we have seen photos of snowdrops, breaking through the rain-soaked soil, dropping in from our iwitness members.
And now, there are further signs that spring is on its way.

Frances Crickmore photographed these hares springing around in a green field, and Barry Pullen has shared photos of fresh blooms.

We have also had photos of sheep at Somerleyton submitted by members keen to share the sights of spring.

Is this a sign of things to come? Or are we due another bout of stormy weather?

Share your photos with our readers today.

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Police in Ipswich were today investigating an allegation of a serious sexual assault near the town centre.

This weekend will see mild temperatures and a mix of rain, wind, cloud and sunshine.

Another person has been bailed over the stabbing in Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

Rail passengers are facing disruption on trains from Suffolk and Essex to Norwich – although services are starting to get back to the weekend timetable.

A blaze in the early hours in Claydon has damaged a children’s activity resource centre.

Youngsters from Ormiston Endeavour Academy in Ipswich joined up with their peers from Ormiston Victory Academy in Norwich last week for a combined skiing trip to Tonale, Italy – marking the start of what could be a more common tie-up between the two.

More than 60 people who previously never took part in any physical activity gathered at Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich on Friday for the ActivIpswich new age kurling competition.

Police are searching for a man in a car who approached a nine-year-old girl in Stowmarket.

The Buttermarket Shopping Centre first opened on October 1, 1992 - a modern, glass fronted shopping centre with a green-theme.

More details have been unveiled for this year’s Raising the Bar Awards – with people across Suffolk being urged to get involved to celebrate those striving for excellence in education.

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