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Suffolk Day 2018: Latest pictures and video as hundreds turn out for special events

Louise, Heston and Paloma Crouch and Miriam Beard  having fun in Felixstowe   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Louise, Heston and Paloma Crouch and Miriam Beard having fun in Felixstowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


The big day has arrived – an entire 24 hours to celebrate Suffolk, and everything that the county offers.

Hundreds of people are due to host events especially for Suffolk Day today, and we will be bringing you the latest news and pictures.

Introduced for the first time last year, Suffolk Day is the brainchild of BBC Radio Suffolk breakfast show host Mark Murphy.

Backed by the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star, the annual day on June 21 brings together communities from across the county.

• This feed will keep you updated throughout the day.

READ MORE: What is Suffolk Day, and why are we celebrating it?

It is a new concept in dental care and it is being introduced at Suffolk dental surgeries.

Two Kesgrave High School students have been accepted onto a prestigious national engineering scholarship after taking part in a rigorous application process.

They were a mainstay of 1950s and 60s Britain who, in the days before 24-hour convenience stores and online shopping, provided an unrivalled doorstep service.

More people have been seriously hurt on Suffolk roads over the last 12 months 
than in each of the five previous years, according to government figures.

The Citizens Advice network in Suffolk says it is “dismayed” by council proposals to end its funding support across the county.

Millennials face an ‘impossible task’ buying a first house first home in Ipswich, with the average starter home in the town costing £60,000 more than the national average.

We rewind the clock on London Stansted Airport this week as we take a look at the UK’s fourth busiest airport back in the 1940s and 50s, when it was a base to the US Air Force.

A programme to turn around Suffolk’s special education needs (SEN) has been outlined – with an “innovative” pilot set to spearhead the measures.

A five-year-old boy from Shotley Gate has raised over £1,000 by putting on his running shoes for Children in Need.

Firefighters now believe a blaze above a high street shop in Ipswich was started deliberately.

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