Week in pictures: A dramatic week with an old fashioned romantic tale thrown in

IT has been another busy week in Ipswich with 18 performers vying for the Ipswich Has Got Talent title last weekend.

Acoustic duo were crowned the winners for their rendition of an Alicia Keys song.

Another highlight came when an Ipswich couple proved your are never to old to fall in love. At the age of 75, they tied the knot in front of family and friends just a year after first meeting.

It was revealed a new community centre is to be created at St Mary on the Quay by the Waterfront. The church will be converted into a centre that provides a quiet sanctuary in a busy and historic market town. In other cultural news, we gained a fascinating insight into landscape painter John constable’s methods when one of his paintings came up for auction.

Tributes have continued to flood in to Christopher Thompson, “a good man with a heart of gold” after his body was found in Chantry Park.Two people have been charged with his murder and were remanded in custody after an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court.

Dog owners in the Hadleigh area were urged to vaccinate their dogs against a deadly infection after two labrador puppies died of the highly contagious Parvovirus

Also in Ipswich a team of disabled young people have been recognised for their work during this summer’s Olympics with two awards. A group of 11 people from the Papworth Trust’s Suffolk centre had tea with the mayor this week and even got to try on some ceremonial clothing.

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There was good news for Ipswich Town fans. The Super Blues may be struggling to perform on the pitch but the club is top of the table when it comes to match day discipline according to government figures.

Investigations in Hadleigh continued this week following a massive blaze which turned three tankers into a fireball and the campaign to save the dilapidated Ipswich landmark County Hall gathered pace and also two sisters were angered after being forced to pay for the approval to add their father’s name to his wife’s gravestone.

Today, the town will kick-start it’s Christmas celebrations by unveiling the brand new Christmas lights, which will be switched on at 5pm.

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