Gallery: A Royal visitor and a celebration of the Suffolk Punch are some of the pictures behind the headlines this week

Prince Andrew visiting The Royal Hospital School

Prince Andrew visiting The Royal Hospital School - Credit: Mike Kwansniak

Our weekly feature looking back at the photographic highlights of the week.

HRH The Duke of York visited the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook and was welcomed by more than 2,000 pupils, parents and guests at the Tercentenary Speech Day and Divisions.

Hundreds of people pulled on their walking boots and braved the heat to make strides for charity as the 37th Orwell Walk, took place and was boosted with the first-ever Orwell Ride.

The second Punch Run & Gathering at the Suffolk Punch Trust’s Colony Stud in Hollesley combined equine and engine horsepower.

The Indian Summer Mela took place in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, with a variety of attractions showcasing the country’s rich culture with Indian dance, food, religion and clothing.


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Suffolk residents were among thousands across the UK who acknowledged the bravery of service personnel past and present, on Armed Forces Day.

A team of top scientists descended on a Southwold’s St Felix School to teach pupils all about the amazing ideas and technology that goes into getting rockets off the ground.

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Firefighters tackled a blaze which engulfed a lorry containing 25 tonnes of straw. Three fire crews spent nearly three hours trying to bring the blaze under control after being called out to a field in Higham.

Pupils and staff at Ipswich Preparatory School are celebrating after scoring top marks following an inspection.

Pupils at Bacton Community Middle School competed in a Battle of the Bands competition.

Family and friends flocked to see The Goblin Next Door, featuring pupils from Queen’s House, the pre-preparatory department of Woodbridge School.

An ambitious, large-scale production of Cats boasting a cast of 36 and a live orchestra of 14 took place at the New Wolsey Theatre, satged by Co-op Juniors.

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