Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Up, up and away - take a look at our Suffolk iwitness picture of the day

PUBLISHED: 11:37 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:37 17 February 2017

Up, up and away. Picture: PAUL BUSTIN

Up, up and away. Picture: PAUL BUSTIN

As the warmer weather approaches, hot air balloons will once again take to the skies over the sprawling fields of the East Anglian countryside.

The scenic rural communities of Suffolk and Essex offer the perfect views for passengers taking a pleasure flight in the light aircraft.

Several companies operate in this area, offering residents the chance to take a different view of the world.

In summertime, the colourful, heat-filled balloon domes are a regular sight in our skies.

To remind us what to expect in the warmer months, Paul Bustin shared this image of a Virgin hot air balloon, taken while his feet were firmly on the ground.

Last year our photographer joined a flight and captured some of the great scenes from the Norfolk/Suffolk border - see more here

• If you want to see your picture as our next picture of the day, sign up to iwitness24 now.

A man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after he crashed his car in Ipswich.

A woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital after two men dressed in black hoodies threw a mystery liquid into her face during a “random” attack.

The family of Corrie McKeague will today be out on the streets of Bury St Edmunds talking to members of the public to mark the year anniversary of his disappearance.

As the deadline for Stars of Suffolk nominations approaches, organiser Mick Parker is looking ahead to the “emotional and wonderful” annual ceremony that brings together the county’s unsung heroes for one night of celebration.

An 18-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Essex has been found safe.

The BurySOUND music competition is looking for up and coming bands to sign up for next year’s event - as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Sunday’s inaugural Great East Run will see 3,000 runners tackling the half marathon course around Ipswich town centre, out to Freston and back.

Officials behind the Stars of Suffolk awards are urging people to make nominations for carer of the year.

A lorry driver has been released without charge following his arrest on suspicion of drink driving after his vehicle overturned on a roundabout just outside Ipswich.

Talented graphic design students at the University of Suffolk have put pen to paper to come up with a fresh logo for a key project on their doorstep – the Ipswich Vision.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24