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Forget the football here are 7 reasons why living in England and Suffolk is still great

PUBLISHED: 12:53 12 July 2018

Anchalee Tandoh and Milo Woodhatch having fun in Felixstowe   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Anchalee Tandoh and Milo Woodhatch having fun in Felixstowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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We might be out of the World Cup but we still have plenty of reasons to be happy about living in England and Suffolk.

England celebrating in the World Cup 2018. Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYSEngland celebrating in the World Cup 2018. Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS

England football team

Our chances of winning the World Cup might be over but our team did an incredible job. Last night they played their biggest match for 28 years against Croatia and Kieran Tripper became the third Englishman ever to score in a semi-final scorer - joining the likes of Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.

Ed Sheeran. Credit: Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran. Credit: Greg Williams

Talent

We are home to many talented celebrities including the international superstar Ed Sheeran, the incredible Bobby Robson, cheeky chappy Olly Murs, cricket star Alastair Cook, the iconic Twiggy, and of course many more.

Crowds at Latitude 2017  Picture: Paul John BayfieldCrowds at Latitude 2017 Picture: Paul John Bayfield

Events

England holds amazing events from the breathtaking Royal Wedding, the sitting on the edge of your seat sports tournaments, impressive concerts, festivals and many more. This weekend the fun-packed Latitude festival will take place in Suffolk, bringing thousands of festival-goers to our region to see the likes of The Killers, Solange, alt-J, Harry Hill, Joel Dommett, The Vaccines and more.

Suffolk in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GREGG BROWNSuffolk in the middle of a heatwave. Family and friends enjoying the sun in Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Location and weather

Where we are located means we get to experience all weather conditions possible. From lovely sunny Suffolk days, including the heat wave we have been experiencing with temperatures reaching as high as 30C to the snowy scenes in March when the Beast from the East took over and allowed us to make snowmen. We are also home to the driest place in Britain, St Osyth in Essex only receives 513mm of rain a year so you can almost guarantee a rain free day there.

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London

Our capital city is an amazing one it is picturesque and full of iconic landmarks including Big Ben, The London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. Us here in Suffolk are also very lucky with how close we are to the bright lights of London with it being under two hours away.

People enjoy their fish and chips on Aldeburgh beach.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPeople enjoy their fish and chips on Aldeburgh beach. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Beaches

The Suffolk coast is an incredible 50-mile stretch it has outstanding natural beauty and plenty of things to do. Along our coast you can find delicious food, culture, nature and great photo opportunities. Our beaches have also brought world-class celebrities down for a paddle, in June 2016, American singing sensation Taylor Swift and her talented boyfriend at the time Tom Hiddleston were spotted on Aldeburgh beach.

Sunny Suffolk countryside Picture: JANE CLARKE/CITIZENSIDE.COMSunny Suffolk countryside Picture: JANE CLARKE/CITIZENSIDE.COM

Landscape

We are so lucky that in Suffolk we can experience busy thriving towns, beautiful stretches of tranquil countryside, miles of sandy beaches and some of the prettiest sunsets you can imagine.

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