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Gallery: Visitor numbers up as Framlingham Country Fair provides plenty for all the family

PUBLISHED: 11:05 14 April 2014

Crowds of people mflocked to the Framlingham Country Show on Saturday.

Crowds of people mflocked to the Framlingham Country Show on Saturday.

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Thousands of visitors enjoyed glorious spring sunshine and a wide range of attractions at one of the county’s first country shows of the season.

The two-day Framlingham Country Show featured traditional arena events as well as stalls and activities reflecting country life in Suffolk.

Held in the grounds of Framlingham College alongside the Suffolk Food, Drink and Music Festival, there was plenty for all the family to enjoy – including circus skills workshops, shire horse displays, cookery demonstrations, a dog show, 50 food producers, a 70-stand lifestyle marquee, and dog and duck herding.

Paula Edmundson, of organisers Earl Soham-based Classic Festivals, said visitor numbers were slightly up on last year with more than 12,000 people attending.

She said: “It went exceptionally well and we have had lots of really good feedback from visitors.

“Sunday was a much warmer day and we found people were staying all day and seeing and enjoying as much as possible.”

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

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