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Gallery: Fields of wheat and barley are being harvested after warm start to the summer

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 July 2014

Harvest time, by: Janice Poulson

Harvest time, by: Janice Poulson

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After several weeks of warm weather, the crops are ripe for the picking and farmers are hard at work acorss the region.

Harvest began slightly earlier this year and is now well underway.

And this summer farmers are pinning their hopes on a good wheat harvest.

There had been hopes of record-breaking oil seed rape yields and although the harvest had been plentiful, records are yet to be broken.

Members of our iwitness community have been out capturing the farmers at work, photographing combine harvesters powering through fields and bales of hay piled high, awaiting collection.

Two people have been arrested after a double stabbing at a bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Westbourne area of Ipswich.

Two people suffered the effects of cold after their dinghy capsized in water off Wrabness, near Harwich.

The manager of an Essex pub that has been banned from holding outdoor music events due to noise complaints has spoken of the “ongoing battle” staff have faced with neighbours and councillors.

A former Suffolk Sea Cadet instructor who was given a suspended prison sentence after he had sex with a 15-year-old girl has been locked up for six months after he broke a court order banning him from having unsupervised contact with any other young girls.

Arthur Scoffield cried when he watched Saving Private Ryan at the cinema. The horrific realism of war depicted by Steven Spielberg perhaps got the better of the proud old Ipswich soldier.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she would rather be “waiting for a phone call than not” despite the agony of what news from the landfill site means.

A campaign aiming to raise £40,000 towards the creation of a law centre in Suffolk has received a cash boost from two companies.

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