Gallery: The pictures that made the headlines

A baby porcupine

A baby porcupine - Credit: Archant

IN our weekly feature, we look back at the photos that made the headlines this week.

Barley, a much loved family dog from Suffolk could be on the verge of making Crufts history – as he attempts to win the first-ever crossbreed-specific event at the leading show while staff at the Africa Alive park at Kessingland got a prickly but pleasant surprise after one of their porcupines gave birth to a cute-looking baby.

Model-makers found an innovative and imaginative way of raising funds for the Help for Heroes charity by making a life-size Spitfire plane from egg boxes and a rare military artefact which belonged to heroic Antarctic explorer Captain Lawrence Oates was up for auction.

Stowmarket Railway Club’s bi-annual train and model collector’s fair raised £900 and a near sell-out audience experienced the sounds of The Voice Squad, at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils and staff at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Framlingham and Wilby Primary School looked like they had leapt from the pages of fairytales and stories as they dressed the part for World Book Day and talented youngsters were in fine voice for ‘A Celebration of Suffolk Schools Music’.

Bildeston Primary School is celebrating after it was given a ‘good’ Ofsted inspection and teacher Laura Wilbourn of Stradbroke CEVC Primary School is up for primary school teacher of the year.

The League of Friends of Aldeburgh and District Community Hospital has received a cheque for £1,500 to help boost health care from Waitrose Saxmundham and retired Paralympic swimmer Fran Williamson who has racked up six Paralympic medals in her 10 years representing Great Britain, visited Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill on Wednesday.

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A school that is rearing three pigs to help its pupils learn more about the origin of their food had a visit from one of the country’s top education chiefs, Dr Elizabeth Sidwell.

Ten lucky workers from a village shop have scooped £2.4million on the National Lottery. The group from the Co-op food store in Great Bardfield, near Braintree, picked up almost a quarter of million pounds each after all six of their numbers came up.

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