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Gallery: Visitors come from as far afield as Australia as Jaguar joins forces with the church for Acton’s Jag Fest

PUBLISHED: 10:11 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:11 12 August 2014

Jag Fest2, display of vintage jaguar cars at Inca Business Park, Acton. Pictured is Paul Roache.

Jag Fest2, display of vintage jaguar cars at Inca Business Park, Acton. Pictured is Paul Roache.

Rain failed to dampen the spirits at a popular west Suffolk car show this weekend as hundreds of pounds were raised for charity.

The Jag Fest in Acton still went down a storm on Sunday as classic Jaguars went on display in the second running of the car show, organised by the Paul Roach Jaguar dealership and Sudbury Churches Together. Visitors came from as far away as Australia and Nova Scotia, with serving and retired servicemen and women attending the event, which was raising funds for The Soldiers’ Charity.

Organiser Mr Roach said: “It went extremely well, although obviously we were blighted by the weather. We had quite a lot of people bring their cars out to display and there was a lot of interest in the issues that were discussed. A huge amount of effort went into it.”

Mr Roach added he was still in the process of counting the funds raised but said it would be in the region of £800.

A driver has been arrested after a three vehicle crash in Suffolk claimed a man’s life and inflicted serious injuries on his young passenger.

Olympian Victoria Pendleton suited up in full body armour to try her hand at jousting in the grounds of a Suffolk castle.

A hundred tonnes of baled straw was alight in Essex this evening.

Multimillion pound street improvements have been completed to regenerate an area of severe deprivation in north Essex.

A class of eight and nine year olds visited Hartismere Place care as part of the Archie Project, an initiative set-up by the charity Reminiscence Learning and introduced by Care UK at the home.

The company which runs Foxhall Stadium today pleaded guilty to jeopardising the safety of the public at the speedway and banger racing venue.

A Suffolk coastal town has seen disruption at the start of the school holidays after emergency repairs closed a major access route to the seafront.

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