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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


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 Met Office has issued a new weather warning for heavy rain in Suffolk and north Essex on Sunday.

A DIY SOS-style project to improve the life of a teenager with autism and epilepsy has been completed.

The former leader of Ipswich Borough Council has admitted the town failed to end exploitation, trafficking and slavery following the murder of five Ipswich women in 2006.

Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Ipswich-born actor Ralph Fiennes are in talks to star in a new film about Suffolk’s Sutton Hoo, it has emerged.

A mum slapped with a parking fine after being accused of “misusing” a parent bay at a Suffolk supermarket has divided opinion.

An individual can be seen trying the door handles of cars in Ipswich under the cover of darkness.

The historic Ipswich pub that once hosted Ed Sheeran have officially shut with the owners hoping that it can be re-opened.

The housing market may be showing signs of a pre-Brexit slowdown, but your home still went up in value in Suffolk more so than in Norfolk over the summer, according to the latest figures.

Storm Bronagh has headed away from our region this morning but the windy conditions are set to stay with us.

A sold-out gala dinner in memory of a ‘larger than life’ Suffolk rugby player who fell ill and died during a match last year has hugely exceeded fundraisers’ expectations.

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