One of Suffolk's biggest fireworks displays will not go ahead due to "financial pressures". 

The Big Night Out, which is held in Long Melford, near Sudbury, was expected to take place later this year.

The event, which also involves a fairground, food outlets and bonfire, is held in the village to mark Bonfire Night every November.

However Project Seven, who organise the event, released a statement.

It read: "It is with regret that Project Seven must announce that there will not be a Big Night Out in 2024, due to financial pressures and other demands put on to us.

"The only way we can continue is by obtaining sponsorship.

"Project Seven has been associated with this event for over 50 years and has distributed predominantly to local good causes and organisations around £800,000.

"We will continue supporting local events with our food unit and are also actively looking for other events to expand this side of our fundraising.

"We rely on volunteers and are also seeking more willing hands to help at these events, and if you can help in any way, please get in touch with a committee member.

"Thank you everyone for your support to the Big Night Out over the years."

The event was cancelled at the last minute in 2022 after three unexploded bombs were discovered at Melford Hall, where the event was held before it relocated to Kentwell Hall in the village. 

Since Project Seven started running the event in 1982, the community group has raised £750,000 for local charitable causes, including Breakthrough Breast Cancer Suffolk, St Nicholas Hospice Care and Suffolk and Essex small animal welfare.