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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

One of Bartrams Brewery

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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Cilla Black has died at her holiday home in Spain.

Television personality and singer Cilla Black has died in Spain at the age of 72.

Demolition work continues at Ipswich police station.

Another substantial section of Ipswich’s former police station has come as demolition contractors were able to close part of Civic Drive on Sunday to carry out the work.

The steam engine 'road run' sets off from Acton.

Around 20 vintage steam engines took to the highways of west Suffolk and north Essex this weekend for a special anniversary road trip.

Families enjoyed the good weather  at The Oaks Primary School funday.
L-R Princess Elsa ( Gemma Williams), Kirsty and Alice Tierney-Jones, Tara Ashton.

More than £760 has been raised for two good causes at a fun day at Oaks Community Primary School in Ipswich on Saturday.

View from Princes Street Bridge

Police in Ipswich closed a street in the town earlier this morning while they dealt with a man who they thought might jump from a bridge.

Lord Deben John Gummer, Christine Block, from Deben Estuary Partnership, Karen Thomas, from Water Management Alliance, Graham Henderson, from DEP, Simon Amstutz, from AONB, Therese Coffey MP, David Kemp from the Environment Agency, and Suffolk Coastal District Councillor Andy Smith gathered to launch the Deben Estuary Plan.

Three years of work have created a new community-led blueprint to protect and manage one of Suffolk’s treasures, the River Deben estuary

Detectives investigating a burglary at a home in Colchester have issued an efit of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident.

Age UK is looking for volunteers to take part in a video

Bosses at Age UK Suffolk are looking for 10 older people to take part in a new promotional video that is being made to show off the work of the charity.

Andrew Gaskell, who was almost totally paralised in a scrum accident playing for Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club in 1998, lost body hair in a bid to raise £5.500 for a standing wheelchair.

A former Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club player who was partially paralysed in a scrum accident 17 years ago has gone for the smooth-bodied look in a bid to raise more than £5,000 for a specialist piece of equipment.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail delays at Colchester have been caused by a broken down train.

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