Gallery: Celebration at birth of Suffolk Punch foal and a vintage car rally - the photos behind this week’s headlines

Her Majesty the Queen’s Suffolk Punch Whitton Poppy guards her new foal at Easton Farm Park.

Her Majesty the Queens Suffolk Punch Whitton Poppy guards her new foal at Easton Farm Park. - Credit: Archant

THERE was jubilation at Easton Farm Park this week following the arrival of a new Suffolk Punch foal.

Not content with protecting his country, heroic RAF gunner, Sergeant Trevor Sanderson, is taking on five marathons in six days in a gruelling challenge in the Sahara desert.

Taking on their own gruelling challenge, the ‘Birds Wot Bike’ peddled a gruelling 50km for Help For Heroes to raise money in memory of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

Fundraisers supporting St Elizabeth’s Hospice ran riot across Suffolk after being dumped, penniless and without a mobile phone, in the middle of nowhere. The Great Xscape is an annual fundraising challenge which sees teams having to make their own way, by whatever means they can, back to base.

A four-year effort to revitalise Theberton Jubilee Hall, near Leiston, came to an end and the hall reopened this week. A party was held to celebrate.

Pakefield High School in Lowestoft has been given the resounding thumbs-up by impressed inspectors as it had its first inspection by education watchdog Ofsted.

Around 150 vintage cars roared up for an annual rally at The White Lion Inn, in Lower Ufford, near Woodbridge.

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And Labour leader Ed Miliband launched his party’s local government election campaign in Ipswich – and then suspended it as news came through of the death of Baroness Thatcher.

A trio of Suffolk artists have combined their diverse creative techniques to produce a celebration of people and portraiture for the Only Human exhibition at Aldeburgh’s Peter Pears Gallery.

Thousands of visitors to Ickworth House were able to witness a snapshot of military life in the early 19th Century as re-enactment and living history society the 95th Rifles demonstrated soldiering, musketry, tactics and drill at the National Trust property.

Next weekend thousands will line up for the start of the Marathon and among them will be super slimmer Trudy Kent who has shed eight stone to run the race.

Happy couple Richard ‘Dick’ Jones and Jenny Bennett, of St Edmunds Road, Stowmarket, both grew up in Hadleigh but it was not until many years later that their paths crossed. They met through a dating agency and now, aged 68, are preparing to tie the knot.

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