Gallery: Summer festivals, water fights and big fun in Christchuch Park are some of the stories behind the headlines this week

Sheryl Meshirer-McGeown with her new dog Bertie Blackjack

Sheryl Meshirer-McGeown with her new dog Bertie Blackjack - Credit: Archant

Our weekly feature looking back at the photographic highlights of the week.

Sheryl Meshirer-McGeown, landlady of pub The Spread Eagle, was devastated when she tragically lost her beloved dog Marmie.

However, little did she know, friends, colleagues and regulars set out to raise money to buy her a new puppy – the incredibly cute Bertie Blackjack.

Around 250 people, sponsored by family, friends and work colleagues, took part in the 5k Big Fun Run event in Ipswich, which involved entrants completing two laps of a circuit taking in some of the best features of the town’s Christchurch Park.

Thousands of people flocked to Latitude Festival, the three-day arts event at Henham Park, near Southwold,

Around 40 members of the Felixstowe and District Horticultural Society submitted about 400 entries for the society’s two-day show at the resort’s leisure centre and judges were thrilled with the quality of exhibits.

Ormiston Endeavour Academy, formerly Thurleston High School, joined forces with their neighbours on their Defoe Road site, Thomas Wolsey School to host a fair where more than 200 painted pigs took pride of place raising hundreds of pounds to help disadvantaged children.

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The Framlingham Horse Show – celebrating its 119th year – was held on the town’s Castle Meadow against the backdrop of the 12th Century Norman castle.

A former soldier visited Suffolk police’s Martlesham headquarters as part of a 2,000-mile motorcycle ride in aid of a good cause.

The Blues and Greens Charity ride, led by former Royal Signals soldier and former prison officer Paul Carter, will go towards charities which support the families of fallen police and soldiers.

Thousands of people attended Stowmarket’s annual three-day carnival which has been hailed by organisers as the “best event for years”.

The pupils of Benhall Primary School, near Saxmundham, cooled off in the heat with their traditional end-of-term water fight.