Gallery: A freak accident and the weird and wonderful world of wood are just some of the stories that made the news this week

Paul Mortimer is dressed as an Anglo Saxon warrior in Sutton Hoo attire, including the helmet and be

Paul Mortimer is dressed as an Anglo Saxon warrior in Sutton Hoo attire, including the helmet and belt buckle to illustrate Stoke on Trent's Story of Transformation garden - Credit: Archant

Our weekly feature where we look back at the photographic highlights of the week.

Hundreds of runners swept through Woodbridge to compete in the town’s popular road race. More than 700 runners gathered to take part in the 10k as cheering spectators lined the streets last weekend.

Hundreds of fundraisers, proudly wearing their Midnight Walk t-shirts, descended on to the streets of Ipswich to show their support for St Elizabeth Hospice.

As part of Great Cornard Middle School’s 40th anniversary celebrations, teachers, pupils, parents and other people in the community tried to enter the record books for the most people in one place wearing a bobble hat.

The Debenham 1st Fun Run saw almost 150 people take part in the 10km, 5km and 1km courses and made hundreds of pounds for a village’s swimming pool project.


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Scouts from across the north Suffolk district paid a fitting tribute to the late Lord Somerleyton, a keen supporter of the Scout movement.

At the annual reunion and re-opening ceremony for the Herringfleet campsite, more than 100 Scouts from six troops together with Explorer Scouts, joined forces to plant a tree in his memory.

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Generations old and young came out in force to help the 20th Ride for Life in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) achieve one of its biggest ever turnouts.

The new mayor of a Suffolk borough had a lucky escape and was taken to hospital after a freak accident in which he drove his car through the doors of the Tesco Express store in Moreton Hall.

Thousands of people attended the Weird and Wonderful Wood event at Haughley Park, near Stowmarket, which was crammed with stalls, attractions and above all wood.

Budding young scientists from across Suffolk have taken part in a Festival of Chemistry held at the University of East Anglia.

Youngsters with a steady hand and a sure fire aim impressed at a UK wide contest as Scouts, Explorers and adults from 1st Grundisburgh, 1st Kesgrave and Fynn Valley Explorer Unit competed at the 8th National Scout Archery Competition.

Suffolk and Essex exhibitors at the sell-out centenary Chelsea Flower Show, this week, will have been visited by tens of thousands of garden lovers by the time the event ends.

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