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Suffolk Day: Live coverage from events across the county

PUBLISHED: 10:38 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:38 21 June 2017

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It’s Suffolk Day! June 21, it’s a day to celebrate everything we love about our great county.

There are dozens of events running right across Suffolk today, from a mini market of local producers in Sudbury to Morris Dancing at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

Behind the scenes tours are being held at 16th century manor house and grounds Glemham Hall, and more than 300 school pupils will take part in a farming and agriculture event at Hollow Trees Farm in Semer.

The Orwell Bridge will provide an iconic backdrop to a range of events at the Suffolk Food Hall this afternoon, which will include 4x4 assault courses and the chance to get up close to a number of Suffolk horses.

The Suffolk Punch Trust will also be celebrating the mighty native horse.

Of course, we want to know how you will be celebrating the inaugural Suffolk Day today.

To send us your events and pictures, email

Domestic abuse campaigners in Suffolk have welcomed news that crimes will be treated as more serious if they are committed in a domestic setting under new sentencing guidelines.

Suffolk’s superstar singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been awarded a Brit Award for ‘Global Success’.

An Ipswich medium will spook celebs this week as part of a new television series.

Ipswich Borough Council is set to waive all fees for funerals of children from within the borough after a change in its fee structure was agreed at a full council meeting.

A winter weather front nicknamed the Beast from the East is set to strike the region early next week - causing temperatures to plummet and the chance of snow flurries.

Renewed concerns have been raised over the handling of proposals to cut free home-to-school transport for thousands of children in Suffolk.

Suffolk’s highways website has been inundated with problem reports – many from frustrated drivers issuing angry warnings about the “dangerous” condition of the county’s roads.

Over 1,000 people have signed an MP’s petition calling for the trust behind the under-fire Felixstowe Academy to be removed, but senior leaders still insist they will turn around the school.

A ward councillor concerned about the closure of one of Ipswich’s largest care homes has said she is “puzzled” by the lack of demand for its services – as fellow health leaders claim they are seeing a spike in older people needing care, not a fall.

Two new shops are the latest to join a rapidly expanding out-of-town shopping complex near Ipswich, bosses have announced.

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