Now let's be honest conventions and conferences can often be pretty dreary affairs but one for clowns in Suffolk this week is proving to be a right old hoot!
Giggling, classes in falling over and general jolliness are just some of the fun and games on the agenda.
Natalie Gray joined clowns from up and down the country for some lessons in laughter.
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These are the stores that Tesco have revealed are set to close.
- Connswater and Cregagh Road in Belfast
- Kirkcaldy and Wrexham Dodds Lane
- Bristol Cribbs Causeway
Tesco Express convenience stores
- Church Street, Ballymena
- Heaton Chapel
- Heybridge, Essex
- Houghton Regis
- Liverpool Kensington
- Longbridge Road, Barking
- Northfield, Birmingham
- Raymouth Lane, Worksop
- Sheffield Manor
- South Tottenham High Road
- Walsall Wood
- Whitley Bay
- York Road, Hartlepool.
Around 2,000 Tesco workers have been told their jobs are at risk after the supermarket giant announced the location of 43 store closures.
Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis.
Mr Lewis said: "The decision to close the stores has been exceptionally difficult to take. I recognise it will affect many hard-working colleagues, our customers and local communities.
"Our priority is to explain what this announcement means for our colleagues and, wherever possible, offer them alternative roles with Tesco."
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More and more families in our region are struggling to make ends meet, according to a national debt charity.
Step Change says more than 10,000 people in the East of England called their helpline last year - up 17% on the year before.
On average, those callers owed more than £12,000 in unsecured debt such as credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts.
Events have been taking place across the region to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. This year is also the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Watch Kate Prout's report below:
Councillors have voted to close nine children's centres in Suffolk despite massive opposition.
The move will save the County Council £250,000. It says the same services will be still be available but in different locations.
Parents in Suffolk protesting against planned cuts to children's services are taking their fight to the council today. Nine centres are earmarked for closure. Those who use them say it's a vital service they can't lose.
They're demonstrating outside Suffolk County Council's offices in Ipswich this morning ahead of a meeting to make a final decision on the centres' future. Suffolk County Council says the closures will save £250,000.
There are reports that the A134 is blocked in both directions at Ingham, north of Bury St Edmunds, with queueing traffic at Culford Road.
Parents in Suffolk protesting against planned cuts to children's services will take their fight to the council today.
Nine centres are earmarked for closure - but those who use them say it's a vital service they can't lose.
"For us it's been a respite. It's been something that's helped us from the beginning.
It's devastating that other mums aren't going to get the help that I have, or they aren't going to be able to access the things they need."