Gallery: Flying ducks and soaring temperatures - the photos behind the headlines

Children getting ready for Debenham annual duck race.

Children getting ready for Debenham annual duck race. - Credit: Archant

IN OUR weekly feature, we look back at the photos that made the headlines over the past seven days.

Six-year-old Gizmo the owl has been providing an exclusive service across the county, delivering wedding rings to brides and grooms.

Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling opened the Alde Valley Spring Festival and visitors were treated to all the delights of spring at The Daws Hall Nature Reserve and Gardens, in Bures.Bures.

Hundreds of bikers enjoyed the spring sunshine to raise more than £2,000 for charity as the sixth annual Friends United Motorcycle Club show was staged at the Bell Inn, in Kesgrave.

Women in Henley took part in a Zumbathon that raised hundreds of pounds for Age UK Suffolk.

Swimmers completed thousands of lengths of Felixstowe’s pool and people danced all night to raise more than £5,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Visitors were treated to a different type of duck race in Debenham. Instead of these plastic quackers taking to the river, they were sent skyward in a giant catapult.

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A long-serving silver band conductor, a prolific woodturner and a cinema stalwart are among those honoured by The Queen for their services to the community.

Actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones cut the red ribbon to officially open Stutton primary school’s new library.

Jet-setting youngsters from Brandeston Hall have been expanding their horizons with a recent trip to North Africa and 600 children from across Suffolk took part in workshops for the the ‘Crucial Crew’ event, to learn about emergency situations such as fire safety, first aid, 999 calls, electricity safety and road safety.

Pupils at Bedfield CEVC Primary School celebrated the spirit of England’s patron saint with a week of themed activities based around St George and the dragon.

Glorious sunshine bathed the county as the mercury soared to 20C this week – the same temperature enjoyed in parts of the Mediterranean.

What was your favourite photo from the last week?

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