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See how well you do in our World Book Day quiz

PUBLISHED: 11:15 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:15 01 March 2018

Youngsters dressed as characters from Harry Potter for world book day. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Youngsters dressed as characters from Harry Potter for world book day. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

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Happy World Book Day - take our quiz to see how much you know about popular books.

Today marks the 21st World Book Day - it is a day dedicated to celebrating your favourite books and authors.

The day is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world.

A tradition for the day is for children and teachers to go to school dressed as their favourite story book characters.

Children will also receive a special £1 book token which allows them to purchase a new book from a selected list of titles.

The purpose of the day is to try and encourage people, children in particular, to read.

It is important to encourage your child to read as evidence suggests those that do read for fun develop a broader vocabulary and increased general knowledge.

See how well you do with our World Book Day, why not challenge your children too?

Today we can finally reveal the names of the people selected to be on our first ever Inspiring Women of Suffolk list.

This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.

The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations.

A Colchester woman accused of murdering a rough sleeper, whose badly beaten body was found in a car park, allegedly saw one of her co-defendants bite off the victim’s ear lobe and try to get him to swallow it.

Adriano Guedes, aged 65, of Kessingland, moved to England from Portugal more than 15 years ago and was admitted to hospital in 2014 after having a stroke.

A woman walking her dog along a footpath in Sudbury was confronted by a man who demanded her mobile phone.

Tributes have been paid to the former principal of Chadacre Agricultural College, John Paton Philip MBE, who has died at the age of 92.

The sea wall of an island off the coast of Suffolk is being lowered by almost half a metre to prevent it flooding in stormy weather.

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