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Gallery: ‘The Greatest Show on the Coast’ attracts thousands to Soul by the Sea in Aldeburgh

PUBLISHED: 15:22 06 July 2014

Crowds flocked to the seaside for the annual Aldeburgh Soul by the Sea.

Crowds flocked to the seaside for the annual Aldeburgh Soul by the Sea.

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Almost 10,000 people visited Aldeburgh to take in the sights and sounds of a fundraising open-air concert.

As well as the live music the crowds at the Soul by the Sea event, which happened yesterday evening, welcomed the overhead Spitfire flypast.

Peter Osborne, organiser from the White Lion and Brudenell hotels in the town, said: “This is the third year we have put the event on. Last year was 60s by the Sea and next year is going to be through the decades – music from the 1950s to current.

“We had a really good family atmosphere, little children and their dads, grandmas and grandads.”

The event supports Help An East Coast Child, Town 102 Kids and Aldeburgh United Charity.

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Osborne Street, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.

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.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

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

A Suffolk family had the BBC’s DIY SOS team spend 10 days at their property in November.

Witham MP Priti Patel is urging schools in the region to take advantage of the opportunity to visit the infamous Holocaust concentration camp Auschwitz, as part of a nationwide programme to educate pupils of the atrocities.

Nadhim Zahawi, minister in the Department for Education says the Ipswich Opportunity Area plan will give young people in the town to be the best version of themselves.

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