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Talented performing arts students took to the stage in front of a live audience for the first time at a festive event.

Santa swapped his sleigh for a tractor as he arrived at a primary school - in the guise of “Farmer Christmas”.

Are you looking for a Boxing Day bargain? Many stores made major reductions early this year, but more offers will be launched straight after Christmas.

Are you one of the heroes giving up your family time to work on Christmas Day? Send us a photo with your name and place of work so we can celebrate you.

From dogs looking cosy in their festive jumpers, to rabbits sporting adorable Christmas hats, take a look at our adorable Suffolk Santa Paws 2019 gallery.

How did you celebrate Christmas in childhood, from turkey dinners and nativity plays to finding an orange in the end of your stocking? Readers and staff have been sharing their memories.

A candlelit carol service is set to mark an Ipswich choirmaster’s 50th year as he receives treatment for cancer.

Chemist opening hours will be altered over the Christmas period, so make sure you know when you can visit your local with our guide.

Today people across Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and the rest of Suffolk have been doing their bit for local and national charities by pulling on their favourite Christmas jumpers.

Christmas may bring good cheer - but it also brings empty wallets. Here are some suggestions for fun family activities over the festive period which won’t cost a fortune.

In the run up to Christmas we are asking our readers to send in pictures of their pets dressed up in festive outfits.

This Christmas mums and dads across Suffolk are desperately trying to get their hands on Kevin the Carrot and Edgar the John Lewis Dragon - but can you remember the must have toys when you were growing up?

More than 100 bikers brought festive cheer to the streets of Ipswich and Felixstowe as they collected toys for families in need this Christmas.

Pete Wicks - star of the Only Way is Essex and Celebs Go Dating - is heading to Unit 17 this Christmas to join in with their festive celebrations.

Independent shop owners in Ipswich and Felixstowe are hoping their festive window displays will boost footfall in their town centres over the Christmas period.

He defied a Puritan crackdown and kept the spirit of Christmas alive

How much were houses in Ipswich? (You’ll cry.) Who topped the pop charts? Was festive TV rubbish?

This week children across Bury St Edmunds have the chance to see Father Christmas thanks to the annual Santa Sleigh event organised by Bury St Edmunds Roundtable.

Our writer thinks the ‘tradition’ of giving secret gifts has had its day and needs to be scrapped.

How can you make sure your child’s letter gets to Santa - and that he sends them a letter back?

Fancy exploring a magical illuminated landscape in the run-up to Christmas? Then Helmingham Hall has just the event for you. This year it is bigger and better than ever and families are being invited to explore an illuminated garden trail which has been adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

Santa is coming to Stowmarket, and alongside his helpers from the Stowmarket Lions Club, he will be trying to visit as many children in the area as possible this Christmas.

Organised by Ipswich Round Table, the annual Rudolph Run is a festive highlight for families in the town, as children wrap up warm and head out on to the streets of Ipswich to see Father Christmas.

Cole’s has been making them for 80 years. Here are some Christmas puddings past and present. What’s your favourite?

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