December 13 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Our weekly look back at the pictures behind the stories.
Thousands of bikers from across Britain and Europe parked up in Suffolk for the annual Copdock Motorcycle Show. Now in its 22nd year, the exhibition of vintage motorcycles has been described as “the region’s largest and best loved classic bike show”.
Parents and children at the Just Learning nursery in Rushmere took part in a buggy walk to raise money for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
The Ipswich Community Playbus which provides learning for children under five has celebrated its 10th birthday.
There were musical treats galore for guests at a fundraiser for the Ipswich branch of the British Korean Veterans Association.
Authentic shanty songs mixed with performances from the Harwich Royal British Legion Pipe Band and a band from St Stephen’s Church, which brought a 40-strong ensemble for its performance at the Gresham Sports & Social Club in Tuddenham Road in Ipswich.
A group of young bookworms have been rewarded for completing a summer-long reading challenge. Youngsters gathered at Saxmundham Library for the culmination of the Creepy House book programme.
Men and women showed off their agricultural prowess during a ploughing competition with vintage tractors. About 40 people competed in the event, which was organised by the East Anglian branch of the Ferguson Club.
More than 40 people took to the hills in Stowupland to support the fund set up for nine-year-old Harrison Kemp.
Money from the day, organised by the village’s mountain rescue team, will help to purchase equipment so Harrison can go about his daily activities.
A Big Brew Up was held at Woodbridge’s Rock Barracks, with troops from 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) paying for the privilege of having a cuppa and a piece of cake.
A school placed in special measures by Ofsted three years ago has seen a dramatic turnaround. Ravenswood Community Primary was graded “inadequate” during an inspection in July 2010 but was this week graded “good”.
Ipswich followed in the footsteps of some of the fashion capitals of the world on Wednesday night to stage the first-ever Ipswich Fashion Week and more than 500 people attended.
The Ipswich Chord rail project was brought one step closer as a bridge was transported then put in place next to the existing rail bridge in Sproughton Road.
A team of charitable energy workers have helped pave the way for improvements at Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice caring for local patients with progressive illnesses.
Three volunteers at Ipswich Hospital won an award for going out of their way to make a difference to one woman as her husband was dying.
Phil Gooding, Alice Cates and Trish Hockley were nominated for the Shining Lights award.