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Gallery: The terrier that survived a snowy ordeal and a visit from the lifesavers - the photos that made the headlines this week

17:22 01 February 2013

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One of Bartrams Brewery's beers, 'Comrade Bill Bartrams Egalitarian Anti Imperialist Soviet Stout' has just been given 2 awards at the national winter beer festival in Manchester.

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HEARTWARMING news this week as Maisie the Cairn terrier who had vanished for eight days on Dunwich Heath in sub-zero temperatures was found.

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Miraculously, Maisie was discovered after more than a week in the wilderness – freezing cold but apparently unscathed, with her lead caught on a tree, tethering her to the spot.

Details of the annual Hounds for Heroes dog walk were announced this week. On March 24 it will leave from the Barley Mow Inn, Witnesham, at 11am and take a route around the countryside and organiser Roger Lindley said he is hoping the event will beat the £1,200 raised last year.

Schoolchildren have been celebrating after receiving a generous donation this week. Youngsters at Saxmundham Primary had a special visit from members of the local Rotary Club recently, who handed over a cheque for £1,000 which will go towards the school’s Log House project.

Lucky youngsters were treated to a visit from some real life savers this week as three members of the Southwold Lifeboat crew dropped in to St Felix School in Reydon to explain more about their work and give pupils the chance to try on some of their kit.

The crew members joined parents and children from nursery, prep and pre-prep departments and were entertained by year three pupils, who performed a special chapel assembly about the RNLI and the history of the lifeboat station at Southwold.

The Orwell Walk has become a popular fixture on Suffolk’s fundraising calendar, raising more than £1.3million for charity during its long history.

But this year’s promenade is set to have a twist, as organisers introduce a new Orwell Cycle event too. With the help of Paralympic powerlifter Zoe Newson, the Ipswich East Rotary Club has launched their 37th Orwell Walk which will be held on Sunday, June 30.

A one man brewery is celebrating as one of its favourite tipples has had success at a national beer tasting competition. Bartrams Brewery’s extravagantly-named ‘Comrade Bill Bartrams Egalitarian Anti Imperialist Soviet Stout’ was named as best stout in the country at the National Winter Ales Festival.

An award-winning Suffolk bakery and cake shop has entered a landmark year in its history this week with plans for a fresh image. Staff at The Cake Shop, in Woodbridge, are busy serving customers from a converted shipping container, nicknamed “The Cake Pop”, while refurbishment takes place ahead of a grand reopening in two weeks.

Pupils and staff are celebrating at Sandlings Primary School in Sutton Heath, near Woodbridge, after impressing inspectors. The school has been rated “good” in its latest Ofsted report with inspectors being particularly impressed by the behaviour of children.

Many people were greeted by the sight of a group of fundraisers trekking around Ipswich in an array of onesies. The group of 24 took to the streets in their all-in- one adult baby grows to raise cash for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The Onesie Walk was organised by Julie West, bar supervisor at the Bramford Cock, and saw staff and punters unite to take to the streets in the name of charity.

Two Suffolk charities have been handed grants this week totalling £10,000 to help continue their good work. The May Gurney Foundation, the charitable arm of support services specialist May Gurney, has given funds of £5,000 each to Suffolk Young People’s Health Project and Leiston-based Young People Taking Action.

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An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Many services travelling between Ipswich, north Essex and London are facing disruption this morning as emergency repair work on a bridge at Hatfield Peverel continues.

Mandy Hearle launches her Ping project

A fundraiser who last year completed a daily dare day for global emergency medical aid has taken on an equally ambitious venture for 2015.

At Ipswich Hospital, the number of days lost due to ill-health fell from 25,790 in 2013/14 to 23,547 in 2014/15  a fall of 9% in a year.

The number of days lost due to staff sickness at Suffolk’s two main hospitals has fallen over the last year.

UKIP MP Douglas Carswell.

A “conveyor belt” of taxpayer money is bringing ex-convicts to Clacton to live a life of alcohol, drug and welfare dependency, its MP has claimed.

Teresa Roper, postwoman at Aldringham cum Thorpe for 35 years says farewell to villagers gathered at the local pub, the Parrot and Punchbowl, and thanks them for all the gifts she has recieved

For more than 30 years she has delivered gifts, greetings cards and messages of goodwill to the people of two Suffolk villages.

Could Ipswich Castle rival Stansted Mountfitchet?

It survived for less than 70 years during one of the most turbulent periods of England’s history, but now there has been a call for Ipswich to get its castle back – for a few years at least!

The A12 towards Witham North junction.

A four vehicle crash is reportedly blocking the A12 London-bound at Witham.

Stephen Rose, SSE head of offshore wind generation

The man tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of a £1.6bn windfarm off the Suffolk coast has explained the challenges of overseeing 140 turbines capable of powering half-a-million homes and the contractual “crossroads” his firm faces next year.

Lightning storm over Felixstowe captured by Paul Chapman.

Forecasters were proved ruefully accurate with their outlook for contrasting weekend weather.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Train passengers yesterday faced rail chaos caused by urgent repairs to a railway bridge between Witham and Hatfield Peveral.

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