Gallery: The mayor presents awards, stepping back in time and a new teacher at Orwell Park are some of the stories that made the headlines

Ipswich Mayor Hamil Clarke gave awards to children who completed a summer reading program at Chantry

Ipswich Mayor Hamil Clarke gave awards to children who completed a summer reading program at Chantry Library - Credit: Archant

Our look back at the weeks top photos and stories

Ipswich mayor, Hamil Clarke, presented awards to youngsters who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge during a ceremony at Chantry Library where he also read some book passages to the youngsters.

Hundreds of people took a step back in time as the annual open day at the Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum got into full swing.

Historical re-enactment characters, including Winston Churchill, moved among the crowds while a Spitfire flyby also took place.

Students part of Orwell Park School’s Pre-prep age group, based in Nacton, are now under the guidance of a new senior teacher Rebecca Lemke.

Joy Lawson retired after working for 41 years on the children’s ward at Ipswich Hospital.

Firefighters rescued two men from a fire which broke out at a home in Bulwer Road. The blaze which tore through a house led to a man needing hospital treatment.

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A solid gold cigarette case given to the recipient of a Second World War Victoria Cross is expected to fetch up to £4,000 when it goes under the hammer this month at Lockdales in Martlesham.

Huge crowds descended on one of Suffolk’s most impressive country halls for parades, displays and demonstrations at the 2013 Helmingham Hall Country Show.

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