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Suffolk Day: Live coverage from events across the county

PUBLISHED: 10:38 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:38 21 June 2017

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It’s Suffolk Day! June 21, it’s a day to celebrate everything we love about our great county.

There are dozens of events running right across Suffolk today, from a mini market of local producers in Sudbury to Morris Dancing at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

Behind the scenes tours are being held at 16th century manor house and grounds Glemham Hall, and more than 300 school pupils will take part in a farming and agriculture event at Hollow Trees Farm in Semer.

The Orwell Bridge will provide an iconic backdrop to a range of events at the Suffolk Food Hall this afternoon, which will include 4x4 assault courses and the chance to get up close to a number of Suffolk horses.

The Suffolk Punch Trust will also be celebrating the mighty native horse.

Of course, we want to know how you will be celebrating the inaugural Suffolk Day today.

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The BBC TV presenter Dan Snow has stressed the importance of preserving Suffolk’s precious history – and shared an surprising anecdote about a near-death experience in one of the county’s most famous rivers.

Rail services between Ipswich and Felixstowe are being reinstated after “slippery rails” left lines between the two towns blocked.

A pigeon cull on Ipswich Waterfront has been suspended following plans from protestors to “disrupt” the event.

A woman in her 60s has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the Dock Gate Roundabout in Felixstowe.

The big event may be more than nine months away - but councils and transport companies are making big plans for Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Ipswich next August Bank Holiday.

Restoring a village pub that was once John Peel’s favourite watering hole has been a labour of love for two families in Rattlesden, who couldn’t bear to see their local pub falling into a state of disrepair.

Schoolchildren joined a poignant suffragette march through Ipswich to mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote.

This was the moment a miraculous double rainbow appeared over an Ipswich school.

The Ipswich-based Volvo retailer, Donalds Garage has celebrated the opening of their new multi-million-pound showroom at Futura Park.

Suffolk and Essex are to received more than £20m extra from the government to maintain their local road network next year.

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