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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.

Red Rose Chain's Theatre in the Forest show A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo Bill Jackson

Red Rose Chain venture back into the forest with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Director Joanna Carrick takes entertainment writer Wayne Savage behind the scenes

Maritime Festival at Ipswich Waterfront.

Details of activities and entertainment to be held as part of this year’s Maritime Ipswich Festival have been announced.

Jimmy Doherty hosts another sausage and beer festival

Heading to Jimmy’s Farm Sausage and Beer Festival this weekend? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage sees what’s on offer and talks to music acts Toploader and Athlete plus chef Gennaro Contaldo.

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.

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.

An open day at the Colne Valley Railway, which was faced with having to move away from its home of 40 years

A preserved railway which was faced with having to move lock, stock and boiler barrel from its home of 40 years may now be able to stay.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, at cinemas from July 30. Photo: © 2015 Paramount Pictures

We’ve teamed up with Cineworld Ipswich and Paramount Pictures to offer 10 pairs of tickets for Saturday’s Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation exclusive event IMAX screening at the Cardinal Park cinema.

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.

Last family fun day for hospice care

Friday, July 17, 2015
Natel Taylor oils his traction engine at the Ufford Bygones event.

The annual Ufford Byones and Fun Day was held for the last time at Crown Farm in Ufford.

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.

Crowds of people head to the beach at Felixstowe to enjoy the scorching temperatures.
Ken Webb,Livia Button and Sandra Webb celebrating the hot weather.

The summer holidays are all but upon us, and Suffolk mums are busy scratching their heads trying to think of different ways to entertain the children over the long school break.

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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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