Kelly Chamberlain of the Bear Garden who are celebrating their first birthday during the Ipswich Christmas Market. Photograph Simon Parker

Gallery: Fun to be had down at the Ipswich Christmas Market this weekend

This weekend’s Christmas Market has seen thousands of shoppers pour into Ipswich’s town centre.

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Daryl Murphy scores Ipswich's second half equaliser at Bournemouth

Match report: AFC Bournemouth 2 Ipswich Town 2

Bournemouth v Ipswich: Ipswich Town twice came from behind to secure a hard-fought draw against fellow high-fliers AFC Bournemouth, Teddy Bishop and Daryl Murphy scoring second-half goals as Mick McCarthy’s men moved up to fourth in the Championship table.

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The Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge.

Gallery: Family connection brings First World War back to life

I love history, and I’ve been fascinated by all the centenary events to mark the First World War, but I’ve always felt slightly detached from it . . . until now.

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Ipswich Christmas market

Gallery: Festive shopping steps up a gear as Christmas market comes to Ipswich

Those who venture into Ipswich town centre this weekend will find the Christmas spirit in full flow.

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Pilot Whales off the coast of Essex

Gallery: No sightings of whale pod off Essex coastline

A pod of whales seen off the Essex coast earlier this week have not been sighted today, as new pictures emerge of the beautiful aquatic mammals.

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Sixth form students from Framlingham College exploring the varied landscape of Iceland during a four-day field trip for their studies.

Gallery: Framlingham College students discover the beautiful landscapes of Iceland

Students saw the destruction caused by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano during a trip to Iceland as part of their geography studies.

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Father Christmas arrives by boat at Ipswich Waterfront.

Gallery: Santa has arrived! Father Christmas’ arrival at Ipswich Waterfront heralds the launch of late-night shopping

The Christmas season well and truly arrived in Ipswich last night as dozens of excited children welcomed Santa Claus as he sailed into the Waterfront.

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The Bury Christmas lights are switched on.

Gallery/video: Crowds gather for the magic of the annual Christmas lights switch-on event in Bury St Edmunds

The festive season officially began in Bury St Edmunds with the Christmas lights switch on last night.

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Essex Police patrolling the A12 as part of Operation Nash

Video/Gallery: Essex Police safety operation on A12 sparked by ‘worrying’ rise in casualty rate stops 144 vehicles

A police safety operation on the A12 today was organised after a “worrying” spike in the casualty rate.

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Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project manager Steve Piotrowski returns barn owl chciks to their next box after they were fitted with lightweight leg rings to monitor their movements

Gallery: Delight at soaraway success of Suffolk’s barn owls this year with more than 1,000 chicks born

Barn owl conservationists are celebrating a bumper year for the species – and have been astonished by one bird’s “quite remarkable” long-distance “flight of fancy” out of Suffolk.

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Rocket workshop at Queen's House, Woodbridge

Gallery: Little stars of Queen’s House, Woodbridge, show science is fun by sending rockets into space

Young spaceboys and girls explored the outer reaches of their school and blasted off for a day of rocket-fuelled fun.

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Sequin action in Kesgrave as longstanding charity supporters Dave Foskett and BBCs Radio Suffolk DJ Steve Springett, hosted a sell-out event in aid of Local Charity Home-start Suffolk Coastal. Photos by Dave Bostock.

Gallery: Fundraisers come dancing for sparkling ballroom event in Kesgrave

Glitz and glamour were Strictly the order of the day at a bedazzling ballroom fundraiser in aid of family support charity Home-start Suffolk Coastal.

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Youngsters at Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham, in dress rehearsal for Thoroughly Modern Millie production

Gallery: Thomas Mills students revisit 1920s New York for ‘Thoroughly Modern’ show

Students at a Suffolk school stepped back to the roaring 20s for their production of a Broadway musical hit.

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Ipswich Rugby Football Club took on Eton Manor Rugby Club at home on Saturday, 15 November.

Web gallery: Ipswich 14 Eton Manor 43

With home advantage, lowly Ipswich went up against league leaders Eton Manor with confidence, wanting to prove they were worthy of their recent promotion to London 1 North, against a team still unbeaten.

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Host Joe Boyd (left) with Edwyn Collins and his wife Grace Maxwell at Aldeburgh Documentary Festival. Photo: Nick Tipping/Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

Gallery: Film festival ends on musical high note with performance by Edwyn Collins

A three-day film festival came to a close on the Suffolk coast with an emotional screening and live performance by musician Edwyn Collins.

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Some of the team at Andrew's Butchers, Hadleigh and learns about their award winning pies. 
Ben Belcher, Claire Belcher, Andrew Belcher, Luke Hines.

Video/Gallery: The pies have it! Andrew’s Quality Butchers in Hadleigh claim top prize for Suffolk-bred pie

Make it in Suffolk! That’s the advice a Hadleigh butcher has given anyone wanting to emulate his latest award-winning pie.

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Suffolk FA Women's Cup, Ipswich Wanderers ( Blue ) v Ipswich Town Ladies. 
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Gallery: Ipswich Town Ladies 4 Ipswich Wanderers 3 (game abandoned)

Ipswich Town Ladies and Ipswich Wanderers will have to go again after Sunday’s Suffolk FA quarter-final clash at Humber Doucy Lane was abandoned with 10 minutes to go, on Sunday.

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Kris Newby celebrates with his team mates after scoring his and AFC Sudbury's second goal in the eighty ninth minute. 
Maidstone United v AFC Sudbury, Maidstone, Kent, on 15 November 2014. Picture: Steve Waller

FA Trophy report and gallery: Maidstone 0 AFC Sudbury 2

AFC Sudbury produced a shock result, by deservedly knocking out hosts Maidstone United in a pulsating FA Trophy second round tie at the Gallagher Stadium.

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Clair Hallums with Red Queens Tegan Young and Ella Simmons at Buttons and Bows' 10th anniversary Alice in Wonderland party

Gallery: Buttons and Bows nursery marks 10th birthday with Alice in Wonderland Bash

Early learners went entirely bonkers for a giant Alice in Wonderland themed tea party marking a special anniversary.

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Neville Parry at Aldeburgh Documentary Festival. Photo: Nick Tipping/Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

Gallery: True tales brought to big screen for 20th documentary festival

An annual celebration of real-life storytelling held special significance as it marked its 20th year on the Suffolk coast in the company of acclaimed filmmakers, expert commentators and a veteran projectionist.

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