Gallery: Formula One in west Suffolk and Jessie J at V Festival some of the pictures behind this week’s news

Aldeburgh Carnival procession. Aldeburgh High Street.

Aldeburgh Carnival procession. Aldeburgh High Street. - Credit: Archant

Our weekly look back at some of the stories that made the headlines

The annual steam threshing day at Bardwell Windmill, near Bury St Edmunds, attracted several hundred people and visitors learned how to make bread from start to finish – the old-fashioned way.

Around 900 cars were on display at Stonham Barns, near Stowmarket, attracting about 4,000 people.

The clocks were turned back to the 20th century in Long Melford as collectors with a taste for the past converged on the Old School for the Strictly Vintage retro event.

Around 90,000 revellers descended on Hylands Park for the V Festival last weekend including Essex girl Jessie J.


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Crowds delighted in the infectious party atmosphere of Aldeburgh’s famous annual carnival. The 71st outing of an ever-popular event saw crowds of thousands line the streets in anticipation of the carnival procession.

A Formula One car was the centre of attention at a shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds. The publicity stunt was to mark West Suffolk Hospital’s involvement as a benefactor of this year’s Sir Bobby Robson Breakthrough online auction, which hopes to raise £1million.

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Classic car owners made a summer excursion to the riverside at Woodbridge. The Aston Martin Owners Club displayed 10 cars by the waterfront.

Schools across the region bucked the national trend and posted impressive GCSE results. It was a good results season for Suffolk and north Essex with A-level grades also above the national average.

Long boats, short boats and all kinds of craft set sail on Thorpeness meare, as the village’s annual regatta opened in style.

Phoebe Twite from Glemsford, near Sudbury, has grown a sunflower, which at around 12ft tall is more than three times her height.

A thrilling display by one of the world’s top stunt pilots and an exhilarating show from the Red Arrows were among the highlights of the Clacton Air Show.

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