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From a children’s festival to gruesome goings-on at a castle, wildlife trails and even a superhero training day, there are lots of open-air activities to enjoy over half-term week - not forgetting the Suffolk Show!

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A Suffolk primary school has raised a huge £1,500 after taking part in a bumper book read.

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Meet Ruth – the real-life Rapunzel who hasn’t had a haircut in almost 24 years and is preparing to shave it all off for a good cause.

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A Suffolk writer and historian has spoken of his excitement after being asked to work as a producer on a brand new feature film shot in East Anglia.

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Quizzes make a great night out. But the first question is to answer is, where in Suffolk can you find a good quiz night to enjoy? Here are 10 suggestions.

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The people of Hadleigh have once again found themselves in a rather sticky situation, after a beekeeper was called for the second time in two weeks to rescue swarms from local schools.

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Fancy a silent disco night at the museum? That’s just one of the entertainment options in the Ipswich area this weekend, as well as concerts, sales and a funfair.

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Animal rights protestors held one of their regular “vigils” at a Suffolk slaughterhouse this morning.

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We take a look at some of the Suffolk pubs which have outdoor sitting so you can enjoy a nice cold beverage in the sun.

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Hundreds of school pupils, children and families took on a 2k road race challenge this afternoon as part of the Twilight 5k event at Ipswich Waterfront.

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A Suffolk mother and son have been left “humbled” by the support shown to their attempts to turn personal tragedy into a way of helping others.

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If you’re looking for something to do in the Ipswich area this weekend, you can take your pick from a beer festival, a car-themed fun day, concerts and more.

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For slimmers Anna Thomason and Alison Gardiner, losing weight proved to be about much more than dropping dress sizes.

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An Ipswich band has thanked the legions of fans who donated thousands of pounds to fund its newly released album.

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An Essex imam has said the Islamic community had been “disturbed” after a letter calling for violence against Muslims was sent to a mosque in Colchester - and three others across the country.

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A couple from Ipswich have launched a fun and friendly service to support people with mental health issues in Stonham Barns.

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The world’s longest continuous inflatable obstacle course – The Labyrinth Challenge – is coming to Ipswich.

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Fire crews remain on the scene investigating what they described as a ‘challenging’ fire last night.

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Police have seen a more than fivefold increase in crimes reported online in Suffolk since the launch of a new website.

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Demands for a parish poll to bring about mass resignation at a troubled Suffolk council have been deemed invalid – leading to further division in the town.

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Over 100 Ipswich locals are set to come together this weekend to “finish” the London Marathon in memory of 29-year-old Matt Campbell, who collapsed on Sunday with 3.7 miles left to run.

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A black tie charity ball is taking place to collect cash for an Ipswich-based baby bereavement support group.

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Organisers of a new scheme tackling loneliness in Suffolk have been left “buzzing” after 11 venues signed up to host events – including five launching today.

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Superman, Snow White and Pinocchio were all pictured at a Felixstowe school in 1995, which can only mean one thing - pupils were enjoying World Book Day!

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Two brothers from Suffolk are driving to Benidorm in Del Boy’s famous three-wheeler to raise money for Barking Pre-school.

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Dog owners have been urged to be vigilant of “potential killers” when visiting the Suffolk coast –after a family pet nearly swallowed a discarded fish hook.

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Ipswich Town’s final game of the season against Middlesbrough has been designated ‘78 Day’ as the club honour the FA Cup-winning side of 40 years ago.

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Predators are using social media apps to send sex messages to children as young as 10 across Suffolk and Essex, a new study shows.

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If you’re looking for things to do in the Ipswich area, there’s lots on this weekend, including hit musicals, concerts, a tea dance, and a footballing fundraiser.

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The search for the 16th permanent manager in Ipswich Town’s 82-year professional history is underway.

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