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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.”

Jennifer Pearson from Felixstowe claims she had dog mess shoved through her letter box, her tyres slashed, and even had people spit at her – leaving her youngest daughter in tears.

Superheroes and famous faces from the world of sci-fi came together for a comic convention in Ipswich.

Festive spirit was in rich supply as an Ipswich park hosted unique handmade gifts and produce for its annual Christmas Fayre.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk may have a systemic problem with how children’s homes are run after a third establishment was given a poor Ofsted rating in the last 10 weeks.

Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Suffolk may have enjoyed an almost frost-free winter so far, but the big freeze descended on one town this weekend and so did scores of visitors enticed by the ice.

Suffolk County Council will review its contract commissioning and procurement of services in a bid to help prevent modern slavery.

Prestigious Essex Turkey producers KellyBronze have released a video showing aspiring BBQ chefs how to cook their bird on the coals this Christmas.

A community close to the Essex Suffolk border has been left shocked and saddened following the death of a pedestrian.

One Ipswich couple have taken the antics of their naughty elves to an impressive new level.

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