Gallery: Santa arrives in Suffolk and Katherine Jenkins wows our troops - the week in pictures

Father Christmas arrives in Bury St Edmunds

Father Christmas arrives in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

Servicemen from Wattisham were this week entertained by songstress Katherine Jenkins at Camp Bastion, in Afghanistan.

Pupils at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School, in Framlingham, took a step back in time when they dressed as Victorians for the day.

Santa arrived at Notcutts in Woodbridge while characters from the Theatre Royal’s panto, Aladdin, paid a visit to Asda in Bury St Edmunds.

And on Thursday the festive lights were switched on in Bury St Edmunds, with a festive fair heralding the start of the countdown to Christmas.

More than 100 people residents turned out for the opening of the new Southwold and Reydon community fire station on Monday.

And a wolf sculpture was lifted into place in Bury St Edmunds, it will now stand guard over St Edmund’s crown on the Southgate Green roundabout.

Brownies, pupils and staff from Orwell park School and other members of the community took part in a 24-hour musicathon to raise money for local good causes.

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In rugby union, Hadleigh celebrated a victory over Haverhill, which earned them the Suffolk RFU Plate.

Developer Claire Bartley is preparing for her TV debut, after being filmed for Beat My Build.

East Anglian has been celebratimgs its connection with hit TV series Doctor Who as it turns 50.

And county council archaeologist Duncan Allen helped pupils from Snape Community Primary School piece together their finds.