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Hadleigh: Tractor power takes centre stage at this year’s show

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 March 2014

Angus Gillies, son of Hadleigh Show director Paul Gillies, with his tractors

Angus Gillies, son of Hadleigh Show director Paul Gillies, with his tractors

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Tractor power will be on display at this year’s Hadleigh Show, which takes place on Saturday, May 17.

Modern machinery will be introducing visitors to this year’s theme, ‘how we farm today’, and vintage tractors will demonstrate how far the industry has come.

Show director Paul Gillies’ son, Angus, is the star of this year’s advertising campaign for the show. He and his friends will get to enjoy the Land Train, introduced last year, which will take children around the showground. The Sheep Show returns and Bert Stocks Fun Fair will be providing some thrilling entertainment.

This year the town celebrates its 175th show, organised annually by Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association, with 150 classes of cattle, sheep, goats and horses on display.

Women from Suffolk have described how their lives were rocked by “unfair” changes to pension laws.

A new road, which ran almost £5m over budget, faces fresh controversy after it emerged a council employee involved in the project also completed work for the road’s developers through his private company.

Murray Park in Ipswich is set to get a trim trail as the latest measure to improve facilities.

A top primary school in Martlesham Heath has been given Ofsted’s top rating of ‘outstanding’ in its latest inspection – the first time it achieved the benchmark rating in 50 years.

Emergency services were called to an incident in Stoke-by-Nayland where a car overturned and ended up on its roof.

A hugely popular Suffolk band competition which champions new musical talent will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

A celebrity hairdresser visited West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds to give a masterclass to students and answer questions on the industry.

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