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Suffolk Show: PigOlympics proves a hit with crowds

PUBLISHED: 20:50 29 May 2014 | UPDATED: 20:50 29 May 2014

Pig and handler going round the obstacle course

Pig and handler going round the obstacle course

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The pigs were often running away from their masters but the crowds didn’t seem to mind.

It was the Olympics but Mo Farah, Jess Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford were no where to be seen.

Suffolk was doing things a little differently and turned the grand sporting spectacle on its head. This was the PigOlympics and dozens of little trotters were seen running and jumping around the pen.

Peter Mortimer, commentated on the contest, he said: “I think this sorted the men out from the boys. This year we didn’t use the bridge and instead went for the piece of carpet which stopped quite a number of the pigs.”

Josh Bell-Tye, 21, came first with pig Nightrider. Emma Edgar was second and Guy Kiddy third.

The remains of an outdoor classroom set alight in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park have again been hit by fire.

Birch Farm Nursery in Hintlesham, which was given an ‘inadequate’ Ofsted in December, has made significant progress to gain the requires improvement rating on its re-inspection last month.

A 51-year-old benefit cheat who was overpaid £26,000 has been sentenced to a six month supervision order.

Kesgrave Town Council has laid on an event to help older people who struggle to get out or experience loneliness.

Skilled inmates at a Suffolk open prison should be put to use repairing the building, a report suggests.

Here’s a roof top view taken across busy Fore hamlet in Ipswich as the sun goes down.

Parish councillors in a west Suffolk village have recommended controversial plans for 100 homes be refused amid infrastructure concerns.

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