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Tractors in schools special - don’t miss tomorrow’s supplement

The 'Puffin' class of Reception pupils from Sandlings Primary School with Andrew Paul their local farmer from Broxstead Estate in Sutton and the tractor driver Colin Andrews

The 'Puffin' class of Reception pupils from Sandlings Primary School with Andrew Paul their local farmer from Broxstead Estate in Sutton and the tractor driver Colin Andrews

To celebrate Suffolk’s rich agricultural heritage and the contribution our farmers continue to make to the local economy, members of Suffolk Agricultural Association took time out to visit schools across the county.

Hundreds of primary and secondary school pupils watched on as tractors pulled up into their school playgrounds during Tracors in Schools week.

Farmers taught children about the work they do in the fields of Suffolk - known as the bread basket of England because of the quantity of food produced here.

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Phillip Ainsworth, chief executive for the SAA, said: “Thanks to all the schools and all the SAA members who freely gave up their time to share their knowledge.”

Tomorrow we will be publishing our annual Tractors in Schools supplement featuring photos from dozens of schools in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk.

Did a farmer visit your child’s school? Don’t miss the supplement for your chance to see all of the photos.

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

The dedicated cancer ward at Ipswich Hospital has reopened after a touching moment with a dying patient inspired a refurbishment.

Suffolk’s emergency services have welcomed the introduction of a law designed to provide better protection for staff.

An Ipswich school has won gold and silver trophies in the Boccia under-19 county championships.

Suffolk police have confirmed that a man who spent more than 15 hours in a town centre tree has now come down.

This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.

The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations.

Investigations are underway following two burglaries in Ipswich, which are being linked by police.

Greater Anglia is due to take delivery of its first new suburban trains next year – but has still not yet formally announced where they will be serviced in north Essex.

Ipswich School’s Remembrance Day art installation will be open to the public again after overwhelming public interest.

Insurance payouts for vehicle damage caused by potholes in Suffolk has soared by more than double in the last year, shock new figures have revealed.

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