Suffolk's own caveman Will Lord who says he 'doesn't belong in bricks and mortar' has received national attention thanks to a documentary he's been in showing presenter Ben Fogle his unique lifestyle.
And he's not the only Suffolk person who's made a TV appearance this week, as former Bury St Edmunds student Gilbert Jackson fulfilled a lifelong dream after his team were on BBC Two's University Challenge.
Suffolk's week in pictures. Suffolk's own caveman, Will Lord, appeared on TV with Ben Fogle this week for an episode of 'New Lives In The Wild'. Speaking to Suffolk News, Will said it was during lockdown that he decided to start living in a tent in his Rougham garden instead of his home. Labelled as 'Britain's only caveman', Will said his fascination with the lifestyle began at prehistoric flint mine Grime's Graves, when his parents were custodians of the property. On his time with Ben Fogle, Will said: "He thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. There was always something new for him to be experiencing." Picture: Channel 5 A former Bury St Edmunds student fulfilled a lifelong dream after appearing on BBC Two's University Challenge earlier this week. 20-year-old Gilbert Jackson, who is currently in his third year at Imperial College, London, where he is studying for a masters in chemistry, was part of the university's team on Monday. The former St Benedict's Catholic School student and his team went up against St John's Cambridge and made it through to the second round, with 210 points. Picture: BBC/Lifted Entertainment, Part of ITV Studios/Joseph Scanlon Hundreds of women and girls donned twinkling pink bunny ears as they took to the streets of Bury St Edmunds for the annual Girls Night Out, which returned for the first time since Covid restrictions meant it had to be held virtually last year. Friends and families from across East Anglia geared up to walk either six or 11.2 miles around the town in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. The event kicked off from Angel Hill at 8pm, with many of those taking part doing so in memory of a loved one. Picture by Mecha Morton A new luxury hotel for cats has opened in Bury St Edmunds. The five-star boutique hotel, Longcroft Cat Hotel, has been opened by cat lover Lady Lorna Belhaven in the grounds of her eight acre Suffolk estate in Drinkstone. The hotel, which offers 'climate-controlled bedrooms', leading to a 'private, safe, garden play area complete with multi-storey viewing platforms for feline guests to play or relax', was officially opened last weekend. Picture: Longcroft Cat Hotel A sniffer dog has helped to find thousands of suspected illegal cigarettes at shops in Beccles and Lowestoft during a Trading Standards crackdown. More than 8,000 cigarettes and 8kg of hand-rolled tobacco was found under a manhole cover at the rear of one of the shops raided, which was the biggest find of the operation, with 12,000 cigarettes found at three shops in the towns. It is suspected that the items were illegally imported into the UK without duty being paid, and they do not comply with legal packaging and labelling requirements. They could also pose increased health and safety risks. The seized products will now be fully assessed to determine the exact offences committed. Picture: Suffolk County Council Lavenham was revealed as one of the UK's best villages, along with Stutton and Nayland, in a guide compiled by The Sunday Times. The list of the '50 best villages in the UK' said the three Suffolk villages were counted among the top rural addresses to live a 'dream country life'. Of Lavenham, judges said its crooked houses were the 'perfect hideaway for anyone seeking refuge from the modern world and its boring old right angles'. Meanwhile, Woodbridge was included in The Times' list of the UK's top 23 towns to live in. Picture by Mark Westley
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