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Suffolk Show 2017: Day two in pictures

PUBLISHED: 18:13 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:27 01 June 2017

Martin Townshend with his three-year-old daughter, Aubrey Townshend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Martin Townshend with his three-year-old daughter, Aubrey Townshend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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It has been a bumper day at Trinity Park today, with glorious sunshine attracting tens of thousands of people to the Suffolk Show. Can you see yourself in our video gallery?

From Atkinson Action Horses - as seen in BBC One’s Poldark - to sheep dog trials, towering jellies and more Shetland Pony Grand National races - the second day of the show offered plenty for its audiences of all ages.

Among the highlights of day two were the long-service awards, presented to those who have spent a lifetime working on farms or estates in Suffolk.

Acton Primary School was also named Farming School of the Year.

Final number of people through the gates have not yet been confirmed, but stewards and officials were confident it was one of the busiest shows for many years.

Show director Bee Kemball said: “It was just so great to see happy smiling faces of people of all ages – it is really great to be able to think we have helped provide such a great day out for a large number of people.”

The fine but cold weather was expected to attract thousands of people to Bury St Edmunds today for the annual Christmas Fayre.

It was a frosty start to the day for many people across Suffolk and North Essex who had to get out their scapers and clear their windscreens.

An Ipswich bar manager who was assaulted by her former partner when she was 25 weeks pregnant is today backing an international campaign to end male violence against women.

A new charity has launched in Suffolk tonight – and what they are hoping to do has attracted the support of Ipswich mayor Sarah Barber and the county’s gaming community.

Investigations were due to start today into a blaze which broke out in a high rise block of flats in Ipswich, last night.

Investigations were continuing today into a blaze which broke out in a high rise block of flats in Ipswich, last night.

Police have officially stood down their response to an incident in central London.

Ipswich council’s executive is set to confirm the compulsory purchase of two homes in the town on Tuesday.

Two children witnessed a man committing a lewd act in an Ipswich park, police have revealed.

Witnesses are being sought after cash and jewellery were stolen during a daytime burglary in Capel St Mary.

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