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Six days out in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 17:46 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:46 08 November 2017

Your weekend plans are sorted! Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Your weekend plans are sorted! Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Your weekend inspiration is here – these events are all taking place on November 11 and 12.

Spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainers yard and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art or the National Stud. Picture: GREGG BROWN Spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainers yard and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art or the National Stud. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Discover Newmarket Short Head Tour

Newmarket Town Centre

November 11

Spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer’s yard and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art or the National Stud.

You will have the opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind the scenes.

The event is on from 9am until 1pm.

For more information visit the website.

Spend the evening at Snape Maltings. Picture: PHILIPVILE Spend the evening at Snape Maltings. Picture: PHILIPVILE

Tenebrae at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

November 11

Enjoy a concert of remembrance with friends and family.

It will be an evening of Great War commemorations, songs of remembrance, and hymns.

You can view the programme and book tickets online.

For more details visit the website.

Show your respect in Colchester. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Show your respect in Colchester. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Armistice Day at Colchester Town Centre

Colchester Town Hall

November 11

Take part in the national two minutes’ silence to commemorate Armistice Day at Colchester Town Hall.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester will be there, councillors Gerard and Beverley Oxford.

The Royal British Legion and Garrison representation will gather at the Town Hall at 10.45am and then at 11am The Band of The Parachute Regiment will play the Last Post and Reveille to mark the end of the silence. For more information visit the website.

Limitless dance classes for seven to ten year-olds

Take your children to a dancing class this weekend. Picture: JUPITERIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/GOODSHOOT RF Take your children to a dancing class this weekend. Picture: JUPITERIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES/GOODSHOOT RF

Henry Samuel Hall in Chelmsford

November 11

Do your children spend too much time staring at screens? Here is a chance for them to have an active weekend instead.

A dance class for children aged 7-10 is being held this Saturday at the Henry Samuel Hall in Chelmsford.

The classes hope to build confidence, enhance co-ordination skills and improve concentration.

For more information and alternative dates visit this website.

Bury St Edmunds Farmers’ Market

Stallholders at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market. Picture: RACHEL WILLET & MICHAEL JAMES C Stallholders at Bury St Edmunds Farmers' Market. Picture: RACHEL WILLET & MICHAEL JAMES C

The Traverse

November 12

Over 30 of the region’s finest local producers will gather in Bury town centre.

Choose from organic meat, homemade pies, freshly baked bread, Suffolk coffee and vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Entry is free and the market will take place every second Sunday of each month.

To find out more visit the website.

The Vet Show

If you are an animal lover this event is for you. Picture: CONTRIBUTED If you are an animal lover this event is for you. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Ipswich Veterinary Centre

November 12

Head down to The Vet Show to take a look behind the scenes and get advice from experienced veterinary professionals.

The day will be full of informative talks, exhibits, displays and live demonstrations.

Tickets for the show are free you can register online now to save time on the day.

For more details visit the website.

The struggle against gangs and knife crime on the streets of Ipswich has got the unanimous backing of the borough at its full meeting at the town’s Corn Exchange.

Drivers are being warned the Orwell Bridge is likely to shut tonight until tomorrow morning due to forecast high winds.

Campaigners shocked by the news that there are no publicly accessible defibrillators in Ipswich town centre once shops shut are taking matters into their own hands.

Plans for a new discounted railcard for 26 to 30-year-olds will be trialled in East Anglia from next month.

Celebrations are underway as a fundraising campaign to build a new breast care centre at Ipswich Hospital hits its first major milestone.

A national furniture chain which has stores and its head office in the region is looking for a buyer after calling in administrators.

MPs were divided along party lines over the likely impact of the Budget on the lives of their constituents.

The Chancellor announced some very large figures for the NHS in the budget – but health professionals and politicians in East Anglia were still trying to work out what it would mean for services on the ground.

A popular hotel in Kesgrave is set to get a health spa added to its site in 2018, as fresh proposals have been submitted to planners.

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

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