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Revealed: Our Stars of Suffolk 2017 award winners

PUBLISHED: 19:29 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 22:34 09 November 2017

Overall Star of Suffolk 2017 -  Eve Brooks-Parkin Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Overall Star of Suffolk 2017 - Eve Brooks-Parkin Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


The long-awaited Stars of Suffolk 2017 awards ceremony has taken place this evening but which of our deserving finalists came away victorious?

We have brought you live coverage from the glittering awards ceremony at Trinity Park, near Ipswich.

From selfless families who have put others first despite their own difficulties to those showing extreme bravery to overcome a personal battle and showing sheer determination to achieve sporting excellence, tonight our Stars of Suffolk 2017 were crowned.

The awards were launched 10 years ago by Mick Parker, managing director of Parker Communications, to celebrate the true unsung heroes in our county.

We received hundreds of nominations this year and tonight the 41 finalists in more than a dozen categories found out who has been victorious.

The judges gathered at Hintlesham Hall last month to begin the selection process for the Stars of Suffolk 2017 awards.

See our report online, read back through the live feed or see our eight-page supplement in print on Monday’s East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

Churches Together in Sudbury and District are spreading the Easter message with wooden crosses inscribed with Bible verses.

Students at the West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, have been shaving their heads, holding a quiz night, a sponsored skeleton, sponsored walk and 24-hour non-stop sport which added up to £4,500 being raised for the GeeWizz charity to purchase laptops for the town’s Priory School.

A 49-year-old mother of five is defying medics and taking part in this year’s London Marathon

The official opening of the Stratford St Mary lock is due to take place in May.

Waving banners and carrying protest placards, more than 900 people marched along Ipswich’s Waterfront today calling for the public to be allowed a say on the Brexit deal.

A fundraising initiative has been set up in Sudbury to help purchase neighbouring buildings used by over 240 youngsters.

Suffolk’s food and livestock community has paid a heartfelt tribute to ‘local meat hero’ Charlie Mills, who has died, 
aged 55.

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