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Taste of Sudbury food festival awarded grant of almost £10,000

The Taste of Sudbury, a food and drink festival held in the town centre for the past six years, has won Lottery funding to put on more events.

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Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham
Snowdrop Sunday
Nevaen, Connor and Aliyah Saffell from South Woodham Ferrers
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Snowdrop events in Castle Hedingham and Lamarsh herald arrival of spring

They are flowers we look for after Christmas and they bring us optimism during the winter, signalling that spring is on its way.

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All Saints Church, Little Cornard



PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Church bells restoration project in Little Cornard gets underway

A big community effort to restore dormant bells at All Saints’ Church in Little Cornard got under way last week, after a fundraising appeal successfully reached its £130,000 target.

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Antiques and Vintage Fair at The Old School Community Centre in Long Melford. Anna Kayser with her new Victorian bear "Jonathan".

PICTURES: Collectors in paradise at Long Melford antiques fair

Old clocks and timepieces, Second World War medals, jewellery and century-old china were just some of the many interesting and valuable items on offer at a fair in Long Melford.

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Sue and Rod Weeding, who run a rescue centre for horses in Spain

Hadleigh couple’s mission to rescue horses to feature on TV show tonight

A former Hadleigh couple, who have dedicated their retirement to running a rescue centre for abandoned horses and donkeys in Spain, will share their story in a television programme tonight.

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Artwork by students at Thomas Gainsborough School are on display at Thomas Gainsboroughs House in Sudbury.
Pic - Richard Marsham

PICTURES: Cornard students showcase work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough

Students from Great Cornard have been praised for their high standards of work, which has been showcased in an exhibition at Gainsborough’s House.

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Launch of a jigsaw with an image painted by Sudbury Artist Steven Binks

Pictured: Steven Binks and Paul Leeks


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

FEATURE: Artist’s project pieces together history of RAF Sudbury

A fine art painting depicting a Second World War bomber soaring through the air may seem out of place at a fish and chip shop.

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Clare, Suffolk. Clare concludes its three-week Winter Festival for 2017 with the Products and Produce Christmas Market in Market Hill. members of local choirs singing in the market square. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

PICTURES: Busy market caps successful Clare winter festival

The first Clare Winter Festival has been hailed as a success, after the three-week programme of events was rounded off with a Christmas market on Saturday.

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Clare Community Primary School held  a whole school art exhibition, including Brazilian street art, weaving and artworks with a winter theme.

Pictured: Year 6 with the Street Art work: Calli Lantree, Joe Webb, Olivia Webb and Violet Walter 



PICTURE: Mecha Morton






PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Clare schoolchildren draw on artistic talents for exhibition

Creative juices were flowing at Clare Community Primary School as the pupils showcased an impressive art exhibition last week.

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Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell

Pictured: The Putwain family meeting Santa and Elf: Liza with Ella (10), Sophie (6) and Charlie (3)


PICTURE: Mecha Morton






PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Dickensian Christmas at Kentwell Hall transports Long Melford to Victorian era

Visitors were transported back to the Victorian era to experience a magical Dickensian Christmas in Long Melford at the weekend.

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Hartest Winter Festive Market

Pictured: Sarah Hubbard - Fibre artisan 


PICTURE: Mecha Morton






PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Shoppers embrace festive spirit at Hartest winter market

Shoppers got into the festive spirit at Hartest’s winter Christmas market at the weekend.

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Archaeological excavations off Bull Lane in Long Melford. Photo credit: Dave Williams.

Digs unearth evidence of Long Melford’s ancient history

New evidence of human activity dating back thousands of years has been unearthed in Long Melford, following a series of archaeological digs.

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LAVENHAM: Lavenham Christmas Fair
Evie Lambert and Jess Casey santa's little helpers
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Thousands get into Christmas spirit at Lavenham winter festival

Thousands of visitors poured into Lavenham to get into the Christmas spirit at the village’s record-breaking three-day winter festival.

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Christmas Indoor Craft Market, to raise money for the The Delphi Centre in Sudbury.

Pictured: Denise Davies (Organiser) with her cake stall


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Indoor Christmas market helps raise awareness of Delphi Centre in Sudbury

Organisers said they had a good turnout for an indoor craft market held at Sudbury’s Delphi Centre on Saturday.

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Christmas Craft Fair in Clare Town Hall, part of Small business Saturday

Pictured: Victoria Gee from Gee & CO


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Clare gets crafty with annual Christmas fair

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Clare.

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Long Melford Olde Christmas

Pictured: John Murdy, Mandy Hartley and Simon Webb with their Steam Engines


PICTURE: Mecha Morton

PICTURES: Old-fashioned Christmas event gets Long Melford in festive mood

The festive spirit was certainly in evidence in Long Melford last Sunday as the village’s third annual Olde Christmas event took place.

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All Saints Church in Chelsworth Christmas Fair. Cheeky Elves Alison Mardell and Michelle Curtis.

PICTURES: Cheerful time at Christmas fairs in Clare and Chelsworth

Stalls selling all sorts of tempting gifts were on show at two Christmas fairs last weekend.

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Lavenham Christmas Fair

Pictured: Oliver and Harry Clark (Both 3), Laura Addison with Jack Addison (9 months), Santa and the Elfs

Three-day Christmas fair arrives in Lavenham tomorrow

Lavenham will be covered with festive cheer when the three-day winter wonderland arrives tomorrow.

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Visitors enjoy the Chriskindlmrkt at Preston Manor Barn.
Pic - Richard Marsham

PICTURES: Shoppers enjoy taste of Germany at Preston St Mary festive fair

Shoppers were given a taste of a traditional German festive market in Preston St Mary at the weekend.

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Reverend Richard Coles (far right) with BBC radio broadcaster JP Devlin and Chair of Lavenham Literary Festival, Pat Rockall

Lavenham Literary Festival is a real page-turner

Book-lovers were given an insight into a writer’s imagination with a line-up of talks at this year’s Lavenham Literary Festival.

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