Gallery: Lottery millionaires, historic celebrations and wheelchair rugby are some of the stories that made the news this week
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A retired couple from Ipswich, both former journalists at Archant, were just a few days into a 10-week sailing trip around Britain on their yacht when they discovered their new multimillionaire status.
Richard and Cathy Brown scooped £6.1m on the Lotto and plan to share their prize money with an environmental charity and their neices and nephews.
Martha the Airedale Terrier had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy but has beaten the odds and was hailed the Best Veteran in Show at the two-day Suffolk Show event held at Trinity Park,
The Spring into Summer family fun day at the Long Shop Museum in Leiston gave steam lovers the opportunity to ride on a working scale model of a Garrett traction engine and climb aboard the museum’s works shunting engine, Sirapite.
A varied collection of pre-1930 tractors proved to be a popular attraction at an annual steam rally in Woolpit.
Also a hit with the crowds attending the Woolpit Steam Rally near Bury St Edmunds was a fascinating display of wood sawing, using vintage saws powered by steam, oil and tractor.
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Eloise Vine, 11, and her brother Bradley, eight, decided to show their thanks to the staff who cared for their mum Sam Vine, who died at St Elizabeth Hospice on April 18. The pair organised a cake sale at their home in Fairfield Road, Ipswich and they were astounded when the whole street came out to show their support, helping them net £900 for the cause.
Prospective models have been strutting their stuff on the catwalk in a bid to be part of the first ever Ipswich Fashion Week.
The Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Martin’s Meadow, a site of just under 10 acres between Clopton and Monewden, was named as Suffolk’s Coronation Meadow in an initiative headed by The Prince of Wales.
A group of about 40 cyclists took part in a 50-mile ride through the Suffolk countryside to raise cash for the Help for Heroes charity.
Taste buds were tingling at Causton Junior in Felixstowe school after it was presented with a cooking kit worth £700 by bosses at a new store.
Following a series of taster sessions, the county’s first wheelchair rugby training session was held at Rock Barracks gymnasium, near Woodbridge.
Matthew Spencer tasted victory on home turf, when leading home a bumper field of 324 runners at the annual Ipswich JAFFA Friday 5, staged from St Joseph’s College.
Former pupils and teachers of St John’s Primary School reunited – some for the first time since the Second World War – when the school celebrated 150 years of history this week.