Gallery: Soaring temperatures and dogs desperately trying to cool off - the photos behind the headlines

Staffie Holly takes a dip in a pool at the RSPCA centre in Martlesham Heath on Tuesday

Staffie Holly takes a dip in a pool at the RSPCA centre in Martlesham Heath on Tuesday - Credit: Archant

The weather has been a hot topic of debate this week with many comparing it to the summer of 1976.

After a freezing winter and bitter spring, we are now seeking shade. And the dogs at the RSPCA at Martlesham have had to resort to playing the paddling to cool off. Meanwhile, Adam Boxall opted for a neighbour’s bucket.

Terri Calvesbert celebrated the end of her school career while Reg and Elsie Wright celebrated their platinum wedding.

A village show took place in Grundisburgh and marathon cyclist Jilly Sherlock returned from a two-year trek just in time to see her father before he passed away.

Felixstowe in Flower was launched and Ipswich Town kicked off their pre-season training matches by taking on Gillingham this week, and emerged triumphant with a 2-1 away win.

Closer to home, the Latitude Festival has been taking place at Henham Park, near Southwold.

Thousands of music lovers have flooded through the gates, despite travel delays on Friday caused by a man on the roof of Ipswich station.

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