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Thousands gather at Newmarket Nights to watch Tom Jones perform and Lowestoft mum Charley Davidson's Olympics ups and downs at Tokyo 2020




The past week has seen thousands descend on Newmarket's July Course for the first Newmarket Nights in two years.

It might have had something to do with legend Tom Jones taking to the stage to sing some old favourites.

Suffolk also threw its weight behind Charley Davidson, from Lowestoft, who competed in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics this week.

This is our county's week in pictures:

It was an unusual site at Newmarket's July Course last Friday as a massive crowd gathered in front of the stage to watch Tom Jones perform. It was the first Newmarket Nights events since before the pandemic began and those in the crowd spoke of their relief to see things getting back to normal. Tom Jones sang all the old favourites, with the crowd having gone wild for What's New Pussycat? and You Can Leave Your Hat On. Picture: Mark Ellis Photography 2021
It was an unusual site at Newmarket's July Course last Friday as a massive crowd gathered in front of the stage to watch Tom Jones perform. It was the first Newmarket Nights events since before the pandemic began and those in the crowd spoke of their relief to see things getting back to normal. Tom Jones sang all the old favourites, with the crowd having gone wild for What's New Pussycat? and You Can Leave Your Hat On. Picture: Mark Ellis Photography 2021
Beautiful drone images captured the wildflower maze in Bury St Edmunds' Abbey Gardens this week. Around 7,500 wildflowers were planted by West Suffolk Council last year on the site of former tennis courts. The maze was designed to mark 1,000 years since the Abbey of St Edmund was founded. The wildflowers contain a mix of perennial herbaceous plants including Blackeyed Susan, Sea Holly, Yarrow and Yellow Ox Eye. Picture: Paul Smith
Beautiful drone images captured the wildflower maze in Bury St Edmunds' Abbey Gardens this week. Around 7,500 wildflowers were planted by West Suffolk Council last year on the site of former tennis courts. The maze was designed to mark 1,000 years since the Abbey of St Edmund was founded. The wildflowers contain a mix of perennial herbaceous plants including Blackeyed Susan, Sea Holly, Yarrow and Yellow Ox Eye. Picture: Paul Smith
The whole county was cheering on Lowestoft mum Charley Davidson as she competed in the Olympics this week. Charley made made it into the boxing Round of 16 at Tokyo 2020 but lost out on a medal after losing her fight on Thursday. The match saw Charley face China's Yuan Chang, who beat her 5-0 in a unanimous decision by judges. The 27-year-old mother-of-three, who trained at Attleborough Boxing Club, began boxing when she was just eight years old. Despite the disappointment of Thursday's loss, we know Charley will be returning home to her proud family as well as proud residents across the county.
The whole county was cheering on Lowestoft mum Charley Davidson as she competed in the Olympics this week. Charley made made it into the boxing Round of 16 at Tokyo 2020 but lost out on a medal after losing her fight on Thursday. The match saw Charley face China's Yuan Chang, who beat her 5-0 in a unanimous decision by judges. The 27-year-old mother-of-three, who trained at Attleborough Boxing Club, began boxing when she was just eight years old. Despite the disappointment of Thursday's loss, we know Charley will be returning home to her proud family as well as proud residents across the county.
A popular art exhibition which returned to Thomas Gainsborough School in Sudbury this week has been hailed a success. A-level and GCSE students saw their artwork showcased at a special end of term event with special guests and parents present. A lot of the pieces had been created during lockdown which Angela Bowman, art teacher and event organiser, said showed both their resilience and expertise. The exhibition featured a varied selection of work in different media including fine art, textile design and photography while a performing arts showcase was also held. Picture: Gooderham PR
A popular art exhibition which returned to Thomas Gainsborough School in Sudbury this week has been hailed a success. A-level and GCSE students saw their artwork showcased at a special end of term event with special guests and parents present. A lot of the pieces had been created during lockdown which Angela Bowman, art teacher and event organiser, said showed both their resilience and expertise. The exhibition featured a varied selection of work in different media including fine art, textile design and photography while a performing arts showcase was also held. Picture: Gooderham PR
Suffolk News reporter Ben Robinson faced his fear of heights this week and climbed to the top of a crane on Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Work is currently being carried out on the town's old post office with construction due to be completed in 2022. Despite a ladder climb which Ben won't be repeating any time soon, he said the views from the top of the crane were worth the stress. With a bird's eye view of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the sugar beet factory, Ben described the scenes from the top as 'outstanding'. Picture: Mark Westley
Suffolk News reporter Ben Robinson faced his fear of heights this week and climbed to the top of a crane on Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. Work is currently being carried out on the town's old post office with construction due to be completed in 2022. Despite a ladder climb which Ben won't be repeating any time soon, he said the views from the top of the crane were worth the stress. With a bird's eye view of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the sugar beet factory, Ben described the scenes from the top as 'outstanding'. Picture: Mark Westley

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