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we 16 Nov
2016

Bloody Christmas ... eh?Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their ChristmasChristmas Carol being rehearsed in Fressingfield shows together.  In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir.  The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.

su 13 Nov
2016

One SuffolkOur link checker is starting to pick up the now defunct local web sites that chose not to pay One Suffolk and the village site that bizarrely now thinks it's 2015.

sa 12 Nov
2016

Yakety Yak's production of Hay FeverHay Fever is a Noel Coward comedy about a totally mad weekend house party in the 1920s.  Last night's performance at the Bungay Fisher Theatre was beautifully costumed, had a very decent sized and appreciative audience and some the cast's ott business tempted applause mid-performance.  Last chance to see tonight at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston.

tu 8 Nov
2016

Friday night the Open Space Theatre Company will be performing Ibsen's A Doll's House in the Wingfield Barns but regrettably we'll be in the Fisher Theatre Bungay snapping the Noel Coward comedy Hay Fever.

we 2 Nov
2016

Hank Wangford at the 2010 Maverick festival♫ We could tell you the Hank Wangford four piece including guest BJ Cole (Britain's master of the pedal steel guitar) are playing the Bungay Fisher Theatre this Saturday but it's Sold Out ... might be returns.

fr 21 Oct
2016
Trafalgar Day - 21 October 1805

One SuffolkIf memory serves about the time PM Tony Blaire's vision for the information superhighway was to dole out rubbish computers in Framlingham the website One Suffolk arrived.  An unlikely partnership between Suffolk's constabulary, county and district councils it provided free websites for community organisations, small business and parish councils,  From next month Community Action Suffolk will be the new provider and they will charge for the service.

fr 23 Sep
2016

Shappi Korsandi - pic contributedIf you're prepared to schlep to the Haverhill Arts Centre tonight for Shappi Korsandi's Oh My Country tour celebrating her forty years in the UK it's  SOLD OUT  ... except there are some single tickets ... so it's not SOLD OUT then.

we 21 Sep
2016

The musical comedy 'Our House'♫ This may be a little ways off both in time and distance but looks terrific fun.  The musical comedy Our House based on the songs of Madness and presented by the Waveney Light Opera Group in the Beccles Public Hall and the middle of next month.

we 31 Aug
2016

You're never going to believe what happened next in Little Mutterings ...

sa 6 Aug
2016

Debenham diversion - pic by Tony HuttBefore satnavs and in north Essex we stopped to ask the way and were told Go straight on at the T-junction ... how very Suffolk we thought.  This diversion is in Debenham, pic by Tony Hutt.

fr 8 Jul
2016

BBC Radio SuffolkDon't know how long it's been there but we've only just noticed that BBC Radio Suffolk has appeared on Freeview channel 720.

we 4 May
2016
Star Wars Day

Current PCC Tim Passmore in EyeThings to do tomorrow should be vote for the Suffolk police crime commissioner (this year the candidates include two women and a green) and perhaps grab your last chance to register for the St Elizabeth Hospice 10th annual Midnight Walk.

mo 2 May
2016

Police have named the Thurston teenager who died yesterday and confirmed that he died from an injury caused by an air pellet.

su 1 May
2016

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 14 year old boy died following a possible firearms incident in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds.

sa 16 Apr
2016

Suffolk Young Farmers Country Fair tomorrow (the forecast looks better than today) at Easton Farm Park, not free admission but there are family tickets.

we 13 Apr
2016

Vegetables and fruitWe have a friend who grew up in Armagh.  On a trip he and his father discovered that in Belfast fish and chips is served with fruit ... a slice of lemon.  In a similar manner we have come to terms with fish and chips served with vegetables but went to pieces when in Long Stratton we were offered mint sauce with our mushy peas.  We refused but next time we'll pluck up our courage and try.

we 30 Mar
2016

Overheard whilst waiting for a burger at Thetford rugby club He's eleven months, what would he want with some chips?

tu 22 Mar
2016

Sunday the Bury Saints beat the Oxford Saints 75 to 8 in a pre-season friendly but no shame to Oxford as they play in a division below Bury.

sa 19 Mar
2016

Visited the Fisher Theatre Bungay last night for the first time yesterday toCharley's Aunt in Bungay discover it's small but perfectly formed with loads of tech and you can take your drink into the auditorium.  RoughCast Theatre were presenting the Victorian farce Charley's Aunt.  Audience members inevitably asked Are you the official photographer? (No, we don't photograph officials) and then observed They're very good aren't they? ... can't disagree with that.  Charley plays tonight in the Framlingham St Michael's Rooms.

fr 26 Feb
2016

Part of the Wyverstone ammunition stashThe thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives.  Kept in close Rifles from the Wyverstones arms cacheproximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would have been a fireworks display the village wouldn't forget.

Arnold died of pancreatic cancer in July 2014 before he could face charges but last Friday following a related enquiry firearms dealer Anthony Buckland received six years for fraud and selling prohibited weapons.

fr 29 Jan
2016

The Harleston Players present Treasure IslandThe Harleston Players present starting tonight six performance of Treasure Island over the next two weekends.

th 21 Jan
2016

Smilies at Suffolk Roller Derby Suffolk Roller Derby held their first fresh meat of 2016 earlier this month at the Inspire centre Ipswich.  We reckon there were 14 newbs ranging from ready to go to never been on skates before.  New male and female faces always welcome Fridays but to ensure there's enough loan equipment it helps to contact them first.

fr 4 Dec
2015

We've added author and journalist India Knight on the Market Hill Framlingham to peeps in Suffolk.

sa 5 Sep
2015

Today is the public debut co-ed roller derby teams Mustard City Rollers and Suffolk Roller Derby in Norwich ... expect pictures.

mo 31 Aug
2015

It's not near the coast, it's not even Suffolk but we just love the name, next weekend is the Strumpshaw Steam Weekend.

sa 29 Aug
2015

A free day out today at the Suffolk Food Hall Wherstead with 50+ modern and vintage tractors and a have a go JCB.

fr 7 Aug
2015

Ipswich Comedy ClubWell there's a novelty, instead of the usual Suffolk fatuous justification Jokers Comedy Club in Ipswich apologises for this month's show not being up to their usual standard.

mo 3 Aug
2015

The Suffolk Community Foundation has grants from £500 to £20,000 available for local charities, community groups and social enterprises that are delivering work within the town council boundary of Leiston and Sizewell.  Applications to be in by the 28th.

th 30 Jul
2015

As we've said before you don't have to be young to be bad, a 77 year old Ipswich man has been arrested with three others at a Stonham Aspal cannabis farm.

tu 16 Jun
2015

Tomorrow the first stage of the Women's Tour starts in Bury St Edmunds,Aviva Women's Tour 2015 takes in Bradfield St George, arrives in Aldeburgh around 2:00-2:30pm and if it's anything like Felixstowe last year there'll be a free Costa Coffee van.

th 11 Jun
2015

Police are appealing for a possible witness to Monday's gun incident in Beccles and that Tuesday's incident may be unconnected.

tu 9 Jun
2015

Yesterday a man in Beccles was threatened with a gun and police advised ring 101 quoting ref ..., today reports of a man with a gun near Beccles and it's become ring 999 immediately.

mo 8 Jun
2015

Two Framlingham brides added to Suffolk ladies.

su 3 May
2015
International Dawn Chorus Day

International Dawn Chorus DayThe first Sunday in May is International Dawn Chorus Day, no events in Suffolk but one in the rather pleasant Sussex village Steyning, pronounced Stenning by blow ins and Staining by non-blow ins.

we 22 Apr
2015

Election hustings at Wingfield BarnsWe attended our first election hustings yesterday, it was in the Wingfield Barns and organised by the Country Landowners Association.  There was pretty much one of each flavour candidate but only Labour's Jack Abbot and the Green's Rhodri Griffiths (he lives in Parham) standing in Central Suffolk.  To be honest we didn't stay long and during that time the audience neither booed or cheered but it was nice to see some election activity.

sa 11 Apr
2015

There are 122 parishes in Mid Suffolk and only nine will bother with an election this May.  Stradbroke looks particularly lively with 18 candidates for the 13 seats.  It's unclear what Stackton Tressel will do as they don't seem to come under either Central or Coastal Suffolk.  Stackton community leader Hamish McEdbanguh commented Sorry, I'm in a hurry.

fr 3 Apr
2015

Suffolk Constabulary101 is the police phone number for non-urgent calls.  We used it a little while back and the operator immediately connected us to the control room ... took the control room a while to answer though:)

From Tuesday the 101 service will have a press one now for type front end.

we 1 ap 15
April Fool

Hopkins HomesThe Vatican City has announced the excommunication vitandus of Hopkins Homes for engaging in joint commercial activities with Satan.  An excommunication vitandus barrs Catholics from dealing with the excommunicated which should slow the spread of Satanism within Suffolk.

A Lowestoft man arrested on suspicion of a Wenhaston burglary yesterday.

tu 17 Mar
2015
St Patricks's Day

Look out, Miss, Lord Framlingham has arrived!It was generally agreed that Michael Lord MP for Central Suffolk was an excellent constituency MP but it would seem his subsequent ennoblement to Lord Framlingham has rather gone to his head.

mo 12 Jan
2015

It's that season again, 500ltrs of heating oil stolen in Theberton yesterday.

mo 5 Jan
2015

Suffolk police have seized 400 Superman ecstasy tablets hidden in a public placeSuspect ecstasy table near Norwich Road Ipswich, Norwich Road is a long road.  In the same press release the police report arresting a 19 year old for supplying class B drugs, ecstasy is a class A drug.

fr 2 Jan
2015

Suspect ecstasy tableSuffolk police have released a pic of the 'Superman' ecstasy tablets suspected of killing at least two in Ipswich and possibly others in the UK including Telford Shropshire.

th 1 Jan
2015

roller derby bout A Fistful of RollersHAPPY NEW YEAR!  No doubt in 2015 Andrea Hill will return as County chief executive and sponsorship renames Suffolk as Hopkinshomeshire, it'll be cheapest to park in Essex and use helicopters to travel around ntc, finally roller derby in Ipswich and perhaps we get a record 20,000 visitors in a month, we abandon VeganB46 but still drop a dress size and despite the continual house building and bureaucratic BS near the coast remains a pleasant place to live ...

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