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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?

An Ipswich shopping centre enjoyed over half-a-million visitors who spent more than £25m during December.

Shoppers across Suffolk have voiced their disbelief as Valentine's cards and Easter eggs have appeared on supermarket shelves.

A man has been arrested in connection with a number of burglaries in Essex over the Christmas period.

Heavy traffic is causing mayhem in Ipswich town centre this afternoon as last-minute shoppers flock to the high street.

Snow was a big feature of last winter as the Beast from the East hit East Anglia.

Today's weather in East Anglia has begun with showers and the wet weather is expected to continue up until the night before Christmas.

She may be just six, but little Ellis Somers is no stranger to the spotlight and this Christmas her beaming smile has graced the famous screens on Piccadily Circus.

Over the Christmas and New Year period we all struggle to keep a lid on our waste - the food bin groans under the weight of turkey carcasses and our blue recycling bulges with empty boxes from trikes and new games consoles so the last thing you want is to miss your rubbish collection.

Members of the Suffolk Rocks and Felixstowe Finds Facebook groups have been impressing us with their festive rocks decorated for Christmas.

If you're hoping for a White Christmas in East Anglia in 2018, you're almost certain to be disappointed - but you really shouldn't be surprised, according to Paul Geater.

Have you posted all your Christmas cards and parcels yet? If not, there isn't much time left!

An appeal for information has been issued by police after a festive tree was stripped of its decor.

From subtle Santa hats to tricky gingerbread men Ipswich nail technician Chelsea Scarlett has done them all.

A vegan activist and mum of three is preparing for her first Christmas as a vegan and explains why she won't give in to her meat-eating friends.

A mum-of-two has said she is finding it hard to sleep after her family's possessions were destroyed in a house fire.

Prestigious Essex Turkey producers KellyBronze have released a video showing aspiring BBQ chefs how to cook their bird on the coals this Christmas.

One Ipswich couple have taken the antics of their naughty elves to an impressive new level.

Whether it's your puppy dressed in a Santa outfit, or your cat wearing a Christmassy collar, we want to see your pictures.

A record number of Christmas trees are being showcased in Sudbury over five days and people are being encouraged to visit the town's annual festival.

An Ipswich couple who decorate their house with Christimas lights to raise money for charity have been left devastated after their illuminated Santa was stolen by late-night thieves.

A popular Christmas tree collection service in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas which raises money for charity will return in January.

Christmas jumper season is almost upon us which means it's nearly time to support those in need and look totally festive at the same time.

Wrapping up the toilet in Christmas paper, taping up a door and dangling from the ceiling are just a few of the things elves have been up to this week. Watch our video to see more.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ideas to make our Christmas tree branches even more brilliant

Crowds flocked along to the Woodbridge Christmas Street Fair, to pick up unusual presents and enjoy some festive entertainment.

Christmas telly schedules have been unveiled hoping to add some seasonal sparkle to some dark nights but Arts editor Andrew Clarke is rather underwhelmed by the lack of imagination

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