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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.”

Hosting a barbeque or grabbing a cool pint in the local pub for the England game tomorrow? Check here to see how warm it will be where you are.

Thousands of the region’s bravest swimmers donned their wetsuits and took the plunge at the Great East Swim when it returned to Suffolk today.

A special baton relay will arrive on the Suffolk coast on Monday as part of celebrations to mark the centenary of the formation of the RAF.

Essex Police says it is “very concerned” for the welfare of two missing young people – who are believed to be together in the Colchester area.

Shoppers have expressed shock after plans to shut to a “struggling” East of England Co-op store in Ipswich were announced.

Four people arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man in Chelmsford yesterday have been released.

From a tribute music festival to a muddy obstacle course – there are plenty of events for people to enjoy across Suffolk and north Essex this weekend.

Thousands of runners dressed in pink are expected to descend on Trinity Park near Ipswich this weekend to play their part in the fight against cancer.

The coast of California USA and Fore Street, Ipswich swimming pool are worlds apart in several ways, but for former Ipswich lady, Karen Quezada, nee Spanner, who now lives in California, the little Victorian built pool in Ipswich holds a special place in her heart.

Rail services between Ipswich and Cambridge are returning to normal after a freight train broke down at Bury St Edmunds this morning.

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