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La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is the perfect film to lift your spirits in January. Picture: Dale Robinette

There is plenty to be cheerful about in Suffolk during 2017. So what better time to celebrate that than today – ‘Blue Monday’. Here, we outline some of the great events coming to the region in the next 12 months.

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Sudbury
New Ipswich Town signing Kieffer Moore watched the win against Blackburn from the Directors' Box. Photo: James Ager

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has told new signing Kieffer Moore not to look at social media after completing a switch from non-league side Forest Green Rovers.

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A major operation is underway in Barnham after reports of an aircraft coming down

A major emergency service operation has been called off – after reports that an aircraft had crashed on the Norfolk/Suffolk border this morning turned out to be a false alarm.

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Suffolk police
Emergency services and residence at Jaywick prepar for possible flooding.

Police are urging those in Jaywick, Mistley and West Mersea to evacuate to rest centres as severe flood warnings remain in place ahead of high tide just after midnight tonight.

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Christchurch Park is covered in a light dusting of snow on Friday morning.

More snow is forecast to fall in northern parts of Suffolk tonight and Saturday morning after wintry weather swept across the county.

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Environment Agency
Stock image of a rough sleeper. Pic: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert.

An emergency bed scheme for people sleeping rough in Ipswich has been triggered after snow and below-freezing temperatures were forecast this week.

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Colchester Borough Council
Reporter Matt Stott and Suffolk Strongman Jake Allen.

It is a New Year tradition to enter the Battle of the Bulge: running off those 27 mince pies. The booming UK gym industry even expects a third of this year’s new members to sign up in January and February.

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United Kingdom
Ed Sheeran. Credit: Greg Williams

Singing sensation Ed Sheeran looks set to claim number one – and two – in the official UK charts this week.

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Leanne Mitchell from Lowestoft won The Voice UK in 2012 (Picture: BBC/YouTube)

There are calls to sack Welsh music legend Sir Tom Jones from his job as a coach – just hours before the first episode of the series airs tonight.

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BBC
Big waves crash on the beach in Felistowe.

Floodwater caused chaos along the coast today as a storm surge brought high tides across the region.

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Met Office
A still from Matt Porter's drone footage of the piers in Shotley

Community efforts to save one of Suffolk’s historic piers have received a five-figure funding boost.

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Babergh District Council
Ipswich train station's award-winning ticket office staff

Staff at a Suffolk railway station have won an award after customers made a nomination in recognition of their work “helping to brighten passengers’ journeys”.

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The Hadleigh hunt riding over Toppesfield Bridge at the start of their traditional Boxing Day meet.

Hundreds of people turned out in Hadleigh to watch the annual Boxing Day hunt today – amid a call for the tradition to be preserved.

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United Kingdom
Cook perfect Brussels sprouts this year with one of these recipes from celebrity chefs

Brussel sprouts are a festive feast must-have, but it is fair to say they are not to everyone’s taste. Underdone or overboiled, each year they are rolled out for Christmas dinner only to be buried under the mash or fed to dog. But these iron-rich vegetables can be delicious – it’s all in the cooking.

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US Federal Reserve
The Co-op in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich

Members of an Ipswich community have spoken of their fear after an armed robbery at a Co-op store.

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Gallery: Motorsport meets Micra

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Ex-Formula One driver Stefano Modena tests the Bridgestone tyres which contribute to the new Nissan Micra�s dynamic driving qualities. Pictures: Nissan

Nissan’s all-new Micra draws on motorsport expertise and experience to hone its agile, driving dynamics with extensive tyre testing with Bridgestone.

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Nissan
Scene of the double stabbing in Foundation Street, Ipswich.

Police have pledged to step up patrols after a suspected double-stabbing near the town centre in Ipswich on Sunday night.

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Ipswich Hospital

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