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It’s meare-ly fun for annual regatta

PUBLISHED: 07:50 22 August 2015

Races on Thorpeness Meare during the 102nd Thorpeness Regatta.

Races on Thorpeness Meare during the 102nd Thorpeness Regatta.

Families gathered for children’s boating races, fireworks and family fun at the 102nd annual Thorpeness Regatta.

The Suffolk tradition included celebrations and entertainment for youngsters in Thorpeness Meare, before a lantern-lit boat parade and fireworks display, watched by many from Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel’s regatta party, featuring crazy golf, games, barbecue and paella, a pop-up Adnams brewery bar and jazz band.

Two people were treated by paramedics after they were hurt in a crash in Colchester this afternoon.

Record crowds turned out to welcome Santa Claus to a Suffolk garden centre as bosses kicked off their festive season.

Suffolk brewers Adnams have stirred up storm in a beer glass by extolling the virtues of “Mighty Norwich City” while not having a shop in Ipswich, their own county town!

The Ipswich Society is interested in almost anything that affects the well-being of our town. We are not a single-issue organisation but pride ourselves on being multi-faceted and versatile.

Police are appealing for witnesses to discover what happened to a man found with serious pelvic and head injuries in a Suffolk street.

A 26-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Ipswich sparking a police appeal has been found.

Having returned from Diss, a charming place which I never mind visiting, I came home with much to think about, writes Martin Newell.

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