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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Christmas lights in Ipswich were switched on last night, November 16 - we asked people in the town what they thought of the switch-on.

Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

An all-star cast will take to the stage of the Ipswich Regent to perform Jack and The Beanstalk.

Strictly Come Dancing Star, Giovanni Pernice, is set to host a show in Felixstowe.

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk and north Essex preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

An Ipswich restaurant has launched a campaign to stop customers using their phones during meal time.

Your weekend inspiration is here – these events are all taking place on November 11 and 12.

The popularity of booking an Airbnb for a weekend away has rocketed over the past year.

Growing up in the 80s, of course meant growing up with the electronic delights and silky smooth vocals of Yazoo and Alison Moyet, so this little audience member couldn’t have been more excited for the treat that was about to unfold. And what a treat it was!

The annual Kesgrave Community Centre Christmas Shopping Evening returns on Friday, November 24.

I bought my first OMD single Electricity when I was still at school in 1979.

Your weekend inspiration is here - these events are all taking place on November 4 and 5.

Video: Will it be dry for bonfire night?

Thursday, November 2, 2017

People attending firework events this weekend are being advised to wrap up warm with temperatures set to drop to single figures.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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