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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The twinkling Christmas tree lights are a true sign that Santa is really on his way and Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds have already turned theirs on, but when will the rest of the county be lit up?

Hundreds of runners took part in the Adnams 10K in Southwold on Sunday 22nd November.

Hundreds of hardy runners braved the wintry conditions this morning to take part in the annual Adnams Southwold 10K Run.

13th Ipswich Sea Scouts Group annual art exhibition 2015. Canopy by Sarah Johnson

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas.

Mayor Glen Chisholm switches on Ipswich's Christmas lights for 2015.

Ipswich was transformed into a winter wonderland tonight as thousands of people turned out to enjoy the annual switch-on of the Christmas lights.

The Suffolk Punch Trust is opening Sundays over the winter

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some ideas. For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Get your skates on this winter - open air ice rinks are coming to Suffolk and Essex

What better way to get ready for the festive season than taking your family ice skating? And this year you can choose bewteen Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds or Colchester.

Walkers and cyclists enjoyed the stunning scenery on the Orwell Walk on Sunday 21st June. 
Ronnie Daley on his 37th Orwell Walk.

After 40 years, and having raised more than £1million, you could be forgiven for thinking the Orwell Walk and Cycle may be resting on its laurels. No such thing...

Long Melford Christmas street fair 2012

The Christmases of yesteryear are set to be revived in a west Suffolk village, as the community comes together for a special festive fair.

Ghostbusters Mazen Haggag, 12, Omar Haggag, 14, Gillian Tree and Michael Fiddy at the Ipswich Master-Con at Ipswich Town Hall on Saturday, 29 November.

Budding superheroes from across Suffolk will be descending on Ipswich Town Football Club this Saturday, as the Ipswich Master Con convention returns for a second year.

Felixstowe Fireworks at Felixstowe and Walton United Football Club.

The haze that has hung over Suffolk for most of the day was given a colourful glow this evening as the fireworks were let off at Felixstowe and Walton United FC.

Heveningham Hall Fireworks

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our some ideas.

Staff at Growing Places, Ipswich, digging up their pumpkins - but what will they become?

Bright orange is the colour of the season on social media with photos of grinning pumpkins, golden sunsets and amber leaves.

Autumn half term days out in Suffolk

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Autumn days out this half term

The school holidays are nearly over but with the usual days out ideas already exhausted, parents are scratching their heads for affordable ways to entertain the children before they return on Monday.

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Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Making the most of the summer holidays on the seafront at Felixstowe

What are we doing today? A question every mum dreads during the school summer holidays.

30 great days out in Essex

Essex has it all this summer - the UK’s second-highest rated zoo according to TripAdvisor, a stunning castle and a trampoline park in the form of Jump Street.

Aldeburgh is the perfect spot for a day out on the Suffolk coast

The longest coastline in England and iconic seaside towns make Suffolk and Essex the perfect beach destinations.

Walking around the top of the Castle at Framlingham, looking above and across the rooftops.

Steeped in a wealth of history, and home to England’s Oldest Town, there is more to Suffolk than meets the eye. And neighbouring Essex is equally as rich in heritage.

The round pond in Christchurch park in Ipswich in May 2015.

Whether you want to relax, enjoy some music, try your hand at sport or take the children out for the day, there’s an East Anglian park to suit your every need. Take a look at our guide to find the perfect park for you.

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