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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Ipswich Fireworks in Christchurch Park last year.

With the sunshine still blazing and temperatures sticking in the high 20s, Guy Fawkes Night seems a long way off.

Karate demonstrations during the Kesgrave birthday celebration for the Queen.

The Kesgrave Family Fun Day is set to return next year after the success of this summer’s inaugural event.

Thousands of runners took part in the Ipswich Half marathon  on Sunday.

There’s still time to sign up for the Ipswich Half Marathon, as hundreds of runners are set to take to the streets for the annual community event.

Andy Kershaw who has had to cancel his appearance at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Photo: Niki Cornish

Broadcaster and more Andy Kershaw talks jam and Bob Dylan, failed blind dates and almost dying (twice) with entertainment writer Wayne Savage

An Ipswich Transport Musem double decker bus at the launch of the Ipswich Society Heritage Day.

Ipswich is preparing for its biggest ever pair of Heritage Open Days this month, as a record 36 buildings have been lined up to open their doors.

The vintage tractor run arrives at the Vintage and Modern Tractor Fair held at Suffolk Food Hall.

Landy lovers and tractor nuts descended on one of Suffolk’s 
top farm shop venues for a celebration of agricultural vehicles this weekend.

Dog-friiendly days out

Looking for a family day out for you and your four-legged friends? See our list of ten top dog-friendly days out in Suffolk.

What can you do with the kids in the last few days of the summer holidays?

There is just over one week left of the summer holidays but there is plenty still to do before the schools open their doors for a new term.

Pigs Gone Wild tour led by Town 102's Wayne Bavin

Eager pig spotters were treated to a walk with a difference in Ipswich as a special guest joined the Pigs Gone Wild fun.

Familes enjoyed a medieval archery workshop in Christchurch Park on Thursday 18th August.
Owen Free and Mark Bloom.

Ipswich youngsters enjoyed a packed day of authentic medieval archery in Christchurch Park yesterday.

FolkEast patrons The Young 'Uns

FolkEast returns for a fifth year. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage looks at what’s in store for visitors while festival co-founder Becky Marshall-Potter gives her top picks.

Dance East backing the Saints Beer Festival

Independent businesses in Ipswich are backing the new Saints Beer festival that launches tomorrow, which is helping boost trade for small firms.

Behind the scenes of Red Rose Chain's The Tempest. Photos: Wayne Savage

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Red Rose Chain’s Theatre in the Forest? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage decided to find out.

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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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