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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.


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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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Dancers to perform all manners of styles during the show

Sudbury gets Backlashed with ballroom

Richard Miller’s Backlash Show is not to be missed...it’s a thriller has been endorsed by ex-Strictly judge, Len Goodman who called it ‘A thriller from Miller.’

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Private Lives will be coming to the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds between September 12-16

Theatre to show Private Lives

The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds is set for a classic battle of the sexes by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century.

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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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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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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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Antiques Roadshow is coming to Helmingham Hall, near Stowmarket on Thursday, August 31.

Hall hosts BBC hit roadshow

Owners are dusting off their collectables as the Antiques Roadshow is coming to Helmingham Hall, near Stowmarket, on Thursday, August 31.

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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

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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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Sudbury, Suffolk. Smile Music Festival in memory of Arran Tosh, who died of a brain tumour in 2014 aged 1 3 at AFC Sudbury Ground. Grandad and Del Boy tribute act Pride of Peckham 

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PICTURES: Smile Festival in Sudbury delivers special tribute to Arran Tosh

The first ever Smile Festival in Sudbury in honour of teenager Arran Tosh has been hailed as a “huge success”, with hundreds out in force on Saturday for a day of live music.

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Bures Primary School summer show 2017.

Bures school pupils take to Quay Theatre stage for summer show

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Bures Primary School took to the stage in Sudbury for a unique take on the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist.

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Ryan Bailey-Cox receives the top award at the Ormiston Sudbury Academy 'Oscars' for 2017.

Performing arts students honoured at Ormiston Sudbury Academy ‘Oscars’

Performing arts students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy were recognised for their achievements in drama, music and dance in the school’s own version of the Oscars earlier this month.

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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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