Gallery: Charitable donations and a new arrival are some of the pictures that made the stories

The Suffolk Owl Sanctury at Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal has new arrivals.

The Suffolk Owl Sanctury at Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal has new arrivals. - Credit: Archant

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

Angry beach hut owners gathered on Felixstowe’s promenade to march against in protest at beach hut and chalet rent rises while the travelling funfair set up on Pier Bight, providing some Bank Holiday weekend fun.

All About Dogs returned to Trinity Park and featured a huge range of canine-centred attractions, with dancing dog demonstrations, stunts and agility displays in the main arena, and a competition to see which dog could leap the furthest after a ball across a big pool of water.

Easter visitors to Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns had the opportunity to meet Birkett the first new arrival of 2013 and more than 50 people took part in the Kit Off for Cancer event at Felixstowe. They were sponsored by friends, family and work colleagues to strip down to their birthday suits and pose for the camera.

An exhibition in Needham Market saw more than 700 pieces of art go on display over the Easter weekend.

Trainee beauty therapists put their skills to the test with a make-over competition. The beauty therapy diploma students at Suffolk One were tasked with creating Hollywood looks inspired by films Avatar and Black Swan.

The East Coast Mini Run, in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), is now an annual favourite for enthusiasts of the cult cars and this year more than 100 minis line up with bumpers shining and paintwork polished.

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The Suffolk Bangladeshi Society held a ceremony to celebrate the 42nd Independence Day for Bangladesh at University Campus Suffolk.

The annual John Michael Hairdressing Academy Apprentice contest gave salons the chance to donate professional equipment to help change the lives of youngsters in the poorest parts of Africa.

Children have been busy enjoying new toys after Ormiston Children and Families Trust received a massive donation of 50 boxes of children’s toys and clothes.

The St Nicholas Centre church in Ipswich was lit up blue as campaigners worked to shine the light on autism and help raise awareness of the condition to mark the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day.

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