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Enjoy a family day out at the Suffolk Show

Looking for ways to entertain the family during the school holidays? Here we bring you a round up of what is on in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and elsewhere in Suffolk, and into north Essex.

Floods block Holywells Road, Ipswich

Heavy rain and flooding has caused delays on the road and rail networks across Suffolk this morning, after more than a months worth of rain falls in four hours.

A horse stuck in a water-filled ditch in Suffolk was rescued this evening.

There could be a few puddles across the region tomorrow morning after a yellow weather warning was issued for the East of England.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the East of England tomorrow.

West Row sign

Firefighters were called to assist paramedics in rescuing a 40-year-old man who was found in a pit in his garden with a suspected broken ankle this morning.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Photo: David Tett

From half-term fun and open gardens to the Suffolk Show and air displays, there’s plenty to see and do in Suffolk during the school holidays.

Mobile speed cameras will be out and about in Suffolk today operating on the B1077 near Eye, in the Kenton area and around Bury St Edmunds according to the Norfolk and Suffolk Speed Camera Twitter account.

Stock image of the A14 near Bury St Edmunds.

One lane is blocked on the A14 westbound at Thurston due to a broken down van.

Suffolk fire crew. Stock image.

Firefighters extinguished a building fire in Risby this afternoon.

Locals and Morris Men got together at The Compasses in Stansfield to celebrate the blessing of the new beer.

The search for the holy ale may have come to an end in Stansfield after a new beer received a blessing from the local vicar.

Karen Simpson, director of the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds

It has seen a 30% rise in audience numbers in the past two years and now the Theatre Royal’s director is hoping an ambitious new programme will lead to a further dramatic increase.

Crash between a van and car on the A1088 Stow Lane at Ixworth Thorpe between Stowlangtoft and Ixworth.

Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the A1088 near Ixworth on Tuesday afternoon.

Brown tail moth caterpillars found on trees near ASDA, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds.

An infestation of potentially dangerous caterpillars in Bury St Edmunds has caused a supermarket chain to take the unusual step of cordoning off a piece of public land – for customer safety.

Cloud over Little Glemham. Image: Simon Talbot-Hurn

Bank Holiday beach-goers should be prepared for “unsettled” weather this weekend, forecasters have said.

Sean Hickey from Haverhill who died while out cycling in Clare

A memorial jersey left in tribute to a cyclist killed in Clare after being hit by a car has been reported stolen two days before his funeral.

The West Suffolk Spin charity cycle event is taking place on Sunday with more than 225 people signed up to tackle a brand new course of 25, 50 or 100 miles around the Hospital’s catchment area.

More than 225 people have signed up to take part in a charity cycle ride this weekend in support of West Suffolk Hospital.

5 year old Lhasa Apso Sadie who would love to go for a good walk if a volunteer in Bury St Edmunds can be found

A charity is looking for volunteers to take dogs like five-year-old Lhasa Apso ‘Sadie’ (pictured) for a walk.

Ruthie Henshall with students from West Suffolk College Conservatoire EAST

Theatre students were given a shock during their latest performance – when they were greeted by West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall sitting in the front row.

The launch of the Lark and Linnet Bollard Trail in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.

Budding young artists have helped to launch a new walking trail around Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils from Great Barton C of E Primary Academy choosing the plants they will planting in their Show Garden at the Suffolk Show.

Primary school pupils from across the county will be showcasing their skills in gardening and landscape design at this year’s Suffolk Show.

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock image.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on the A1101 at Mildenhall.

st james middle school 1982

When I was nine years old, I headed off to St James Middle School in Bury St Edmunds in my smart blue blazer.

Geoff Barton, headteacher at King Edward VI Upper School in Bury.

KEGS headteacher Geoff Barton doesn’t know what a fronted adverbial is, yet he has taught English for years and has written grammar text books. So how much do the new SPaG tests really work?

Emergency services are at the scene. Stock image.

Emergency services were called to a head-on crash in Ixworth Thorpe earlier this afternoon.

End of year Art show at West Suffolk College

The work of almost 400 West Suffolk College students is being showcased in a special exhibition as part of the Bury Festival.

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Adam Webster - Picture: Joe Pepler

Ipswich Town are preparing to tweak their approach in the Championship next season, with the signing of cultured Portsmouth centre-back Adam Webster.

Cai Griffiths in action for Ospreys. Picture: Huw Evans Picture Agency

Cai Griffiths has no regrets leaving professional rugby, as he plans his new career at Bury St Edmunds.

Bury Rugby’s Pro AM Performance Director Terry Sands (left), Cai Griffiths and director of rugby, Gavin Hogg

National 2 outfit Bury St Edmunds have completed the signing of former Ospreys front row, Cai Griffiths.

Ram Meadow football ground

With “nowhere to go” a frustrated Bury Town Football Club is now investing £100,000 in their dilapidated Ram Meadow home, admitting a long-desired move away is out of their hands.

Mark Ronson: NME 17/01/2015

International superstar Mark Ronson will complete the stellar lineup performing at this year’s Newmarket Nights concert season, it has just been announced.

2016 UK Street Velodrome Series will be coming to Charter Square in Bury St Edmunds this summer. Pictured is Tanya Griffiths and John Stockwell from Suffolk Saints.

Bury St Edmunds welcomed Suffolk’s new professional cycling duo who are taking part in the national Street Velodrome competition.

A Barracudas player breaks in their upset defeat over last year's champions Northampton Saints

A crowd of nearly 4,000 fans basked in the sunshine as they took in the red-hot action at the eighth annual Greene King IPA Sevens tournament, at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, on Sunday.

Sean Hickey from Haverhill who died while out cycling in Clare

Friends of Haverhill man Sean Hickey, who died after a collision with a car in west Suffolk, have paid tribute to the “kind, funny guy” and talented cyclist.

Fishing at Waldegraves.

Read some of our top picks for a relaxing spot of fishing in East Anglia.

Newmarket Monopoly board

The ‘home of horseracing’ is set for its very own Monopoly board in celebration of 350 years of the sport’s heritage in Newmarket.

Kevin Keen, who has left his post as manager of Colchester United this afternoon

On Sleeping Giants this week, we discuss Colchester United’s next move, the Whizzinator, sporting cheats and painful moments.

Prolific Achilles striker, Liam Hillyard

The biggest game of the SIL season so far takes place at Greshams Sports & Social Club tonight, when leaders Achilles travel to Crane Sports.

Sam Bebee made a superb debut for the Fen Tigers as a 15-year-old.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers just lost out to the Eastbourne Eagles in a superb KO Cup tie between two well-matched teams, that went down to the wire over this weekend’s two meetings.

Bury St Edmunds entertain Cambridge at the Haberden on Saturday and in a dramatic end to the game score two tries to stun the league leaders with an excellent vistory

There have been some memorable days at the Greene King Haberden in recent years but Saturday’s events will live long in the memory for those that were present.

Mick McCarthy celebrates Ipswich Town's draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday

Some of the last-ditch defending was excellent, while Bartosz Bialkowski was his usual sublime self in goal, making two fine saves.

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