December 12 2013 Latest news:
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Our weekly look back at the photos behind the stories
International adventurer and Britain’s Chief Scout Bear Grylls was never going to let the wet, windy weather prevent him from making a scheduled flying visit to Suffolk and he dropped in by helicopter to Scouting events in three different locations to meet young Scouts and drum up support for the movement. last weekend.
Thousands of people descended on Ipswich’s Trinity Park for an event filled with displays, demonstrations and plenty of food and drink and despite the dreary conditions, the showground came alive thanks to a series of attractions at the Robin Hood Game and Country Show.
The cold weather and heavy rain could not stop hundreds of runners taking on the Martlesham 10k event. It was the first time the race has been organised by the Felixstowe Road Runners club and they were helped on the day by members of the Woodbridge and District Lions Club and the Woodbridge Shufflers.
A father and son fishing duo from Rushmere are celebrating after both netting monster catches in close succession.
Stephen and Ben Hembling were fishing in Charsfield when the youngster hooked a huge carp of nearly 20lbs – just a year after he took up the sport.
Abdus Shahid, the owner of Valley Connection Restaurant, in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, is one of 42 chefs across the UK to receive official recognition for their contribution to the industry and he was presented with a Curry Life Chef of the Year Award at a ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, in London.
The annual three-mile Twilight Walk in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) was declared a major success by organisers, as more than 1,000 people took part in the challenge. This year’s event had a Wizard of Oz theme with parts of the garden being turned into different scenes from the popular novel and musical.
The Grundisburgh Pumpkin Festival attracted people of all ages to take part in a series of pumpkin-themed activities – and raised around £450 for the Grundisburgh Scouts’ fundraising appeal for a new headquarters building.
Orwell Park School has set an intriguing challenge – the Extreme Reading Competition. Frances Golding, head of learning support at Orwell Park, near Ipswich, was talking to pupils about what a wonderful hobby reading is and said: “You can do it any place, anywhere, anytime.” As a result, photos flooded in of students reading in a variety of unusual locations.
A Lotus racing team based near Ipswich will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance in the upcoming Lotus Elise Trophy.
Hangar 111 hope to raise awareness of the life-saving charity, and plan to cover their car in the EAAA’s livery for the event.
Leading figures from across Suffolk hope to have raised a record-breaking £50,000 for disadvantaged young people after being locked up in the name of charity. The Jail and Bail campaign organised for the Ormiston Children and Families Trust saw 20 high profile participants put behind bars, tried and bailed - with the release fees raised by the convicts going to the charity.
Sophie Elinor Martin, of Clopton, near Woodbridge, has been commissioned by local butchers to paint six breeds of cattle as the face of their new luxury meat business, serving a rapidly emerging new market.
Halesworth sculptor Patrick Elder, who sees sculpting as part of the “inner journey of discovery”, is displaying three of his abstract sculptures at Saxmundham Free School.