Great East Swim

The Great East Swim takes place later at Alton Water in Suffolk.

Great East Swim 2012

More than 3,000 swimmers will take the plunge later at Alton Water near Holbrook in Suffolk later to raise money for charity.

Swimmers can choose from four different distances including: 1/2 a mile, one mile, two miles and five kilometers so people of all abilities are taking part. Each distance is given a different colour coded swim hat.

The swimming starts at 8am and runs all day until the last lot of participants set off at 3.15pm. There's eight chances for people to swim a mile, two chances for people swimming two miles and one chance for people doing half a mile or five kilometers.

Great East Swim 2012

It's also a chance for people to raise money for charity. Sponsorship will go to one of the following charities:

  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • St Elizabeth Hospice
  • Headway
  • Royal Lifesaving Society UK
  • Alzheimer's Research UK

Rabbit Think Before Buying An Easter Bunny

A local animal rescue centre who take in abandoned bunnies from across Norfolk and Suffolk are urging people to think before committing to buy one this Easter.

chickens Former Bernard Matthews Owners Under Fire

Private equity firm Rutland Partners has come under fire for rejecting a buyout offer for Bernard Matthews that would have protected the turkey meat producer's pension scheme.

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred station:


Stay tuned...

Watch heart TV

  • Now playing: Non-stop hit music

Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter