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PREVIEW: Sudbury set for big annual town carnival this Sunday

Carnival fever is set to take over Sudbury on Sunday for one of the town’s main annual events, with organisers hoping to make a memorable day for all visitors.

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Lavenham, Suffolk. De Vere House in Lavenham which is on the market for �995,000. The house appeared in the Harry Potter films.

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Historic Lavenham home known as Harry Potter’s birthplace on sale for almost £1m

One of the most historically fascinating houses in Lavenham, which had a part to play in a Harry Potter film, is on the market for just under £1 million.

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Historic Vehicle Day to celebrate 110th anniversary of Newton Green Golf Club.


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Vintage vehicles help celebrate Newton Green Golf Club’s 110th anniversary

Vintage cars and other prized vehicles proved a big hit when Newton Green Golf Club celebrated its 110th birthday at the weekend.

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Long Melford, Suffolk. Long Melford Country Fair 2017 pictured are Emily and Lily Warnack with firefighter Oliver Neal of Long Melford station. 

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PICTURES: Big comeback for Long Melford Country Fair after ten-year break

More than 2,000 people attended the first Country Fair to be held at Melford Hall in Long Melford for ten years.

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Hadleigh High School Prom 2017

PICTURES: Hadleigh High School makes prom a night to remember

Hadleigh High School pupils made it a night to remember when they celebrated their end-of-school year prom.

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Ferriers Barn Rehabilitation Centre held a mini-festival of music and family activities to raise awareness of its facilities and services.

PicturedL Gabby Rivers providing some music 


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PICTURES: Ferriers Barn mini-festival brings crowds to Bures and raises £3,000

Music and family fun was the order of the day when a Bures charity held a successful mini-festival on Sunday.

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Great Henny, Essex. Henny Fete and Duck Race along the River Stour. Pictured is Steve White.

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PICTURES: Great Henny Fete and Duck Race fits the bill

Between 400 and 500 yellow plastic ducks took the plunge into the River Stour on Saturday to be cheered on by spectators watching the Great Henny Duck Race, as part of the village’s annual fete.

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The Thomas Gainsborough School art exhibition. Pictured: Abbie Colgate, Laura Ablitt, Zeta Damm.

Sudbury school showcases student art alongside £2m Gainsborough painting

A school celebrated receiving top recognition for its arts education with an end-of-year exhibition featuring a £2-million painting by Sudbury-born artist Thomas Gainsborough.

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Chair of Suffolk Libraries Board Tony Brown signing the contract extension with Abdul Razal, Suffolk County Councils Director of Public Health and Protection.From left: Sylvia Knights, Vice Chair of Suffolk Libraries; Colin Rockall, Suffolk Libraries Board member; Tony Brown, Chair of Suffolk Libraries; Abdul Razaq, Suffolk County Councils Director of Public Health and Protection and Suffolk County Councillor Tony Goldson, Cabinet Member for Health.

Suffolk Libraries extends contract to provide county’s library service for another five years

Suffolk Libraries has extended its contract with Suffolk County Council to run the county’s library service for another five years.

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Sudbury Party in the Park 2017

Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Thousands join the fun at Sudbury’s Party in the Park

A few short-lived showers were not enough to put off thousands of people from flocking to Party in the Park in Sudbury last weekend.

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Sudbury based actor Oliver Rednall has just starred in his first feature film


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Sudbury actor urges people to join local dramatics scene following first film appearance

A Sudbury actor is urging people to get involved in local amateur dramatics, following his first feature film appearance just four years after his first performance at The Quay Theatre.

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It's A Knockout competition at HiggiFest in Monks Eleigh, in support of a terminally ill Long Melford man known as 'Higgi'.

Music festival inspired by terminally-ill Melford man ‘Higgi’ raises £6,000

A charity festival inspired by a terminally-ill Long Melford man has received in excess of £6,000 in support of his plight, with more donations still coming in.

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Hartest, Suffolk. Hartest art and craft summer market at the Hartest Institute which showcased hand made products from the area, featuring ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wood and glass. Pictured is fire artisan Sarah Hubbard. 

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PICTURES: Artists showcase creativity at Hartest summer market

Ceramics, jewellery, textiles, pencil drawings and lots of craft work went on show at the Hartest summer market last Saturday.

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Long Melford Street Fair 2017.
(Two live music stages, fun fair, entertainment area, street performers, more than 100 stalls etc.
Bellydanza from Sudbury and Earls Colne
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PICTURES: ‘Massively successful’ Long Melford Street Fair attracts crowd of 15,000

More than 140 stalls ran the length of Long Melford last week for the village’s popular street fair, with organisers estimating that around 15,000 people attended.

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Clare Priory Craft Fair.

PICTURES: Crafts showcase in Clare draws thousands as it marks 25th anniversary

Clare Priory Craft Fair celebrated the 25th anniversary of its creation over the weekend, attracting about 8,000 visitors to the two-day crafts showcase.

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Bures Music Festival, Wooden Maiden playing live.

PICTURES: Popular music festival is a best seller for Bures

The 21st Bures Music Festival will go down as one of the best, say organisers, with tickets sold out before a musical note was played.

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Group shot of Sudbury Carnival Queens Court. Helpers, volunteers, parents princes and princesses with the Queen Ashleigh Stohr (15) (Purple dress)

Carnival queen’s court on a mission to raise profile of Sudbury

The queen’s court for this year’s Sudbury Carnival hopes its ongoing tour of events across the region will help to significantly boost the town’s profile ahead of the upcoming annual event.

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All Saints Church, Little Cornard



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Little Cornard on home stretch to resurrecting long-dormant church bells

A three-year fundraising drive to revive a Suffolk village’s long-dormant church bells will soon come to fruition, with an open gardens event this weekend set to push it over the line.

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The 39th Long Melford Vintage Rally.

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Long Melford Vintage Rally hits top gear for 34th year

The Farm Machinery Preservation Society held its annual rally in the grounds of Melford Hall in Long Melford last weekend.

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Long Melford Street Fair

Pictured: Samboomba drumming

Long Melford Street Fair set to return tomorrow

Thousands of people are expected to flock to the streets of Long Melford this weekend for one of the biggest events in the village calendar.

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