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we 31 Dec

Wren on a 1937 farthing At midnight 54 years ago today the farthing stopped being legal tender.  We always thought it charmingly suitable that the smallest British coin had the tiny (the goldcrest is the smallest) British bird the wren on the reverse ... so comforting that the wren population, around Framlingham at least, seems to be increasing.

sa 27 Dec

bloody Christmas ... eh?So how was your Christmas?  Challenging?  You're not alone.  Lots of people on the Market Hill Framlingham looking not quite Fram but the only stall was the bread stall, the Co-op was busy but not hectic and whilst we were away training has picked up a second fave.

we 24 Dec

bloody Christmas ... eh? Have a good one ... see you on the other side ...

tu 2 Dec

Anorak Alert 8:  It's RAF Bentwaters Katherine Nash not BRentwaters ... #BBC eh?

tu 25 Nov

Samaritans RadarIn memory of Fish we've been meaning to mention the Samaritans' Twitter app Radar launched at the end of October.  The app monitors friends' Twitter accounts for concerning words or phrases.  The Samaritans have since suspended the app.

su 2 Nov

9:02am:  The bulletin board will be going offline while we upgrade the software.

9:54am:  The bulletin board is back, in the end we had to do a full re-install so the board style is the default subsilver ... we're leaving it like that.

we 1 Oct

We've just taken the the road tax disc off our state of the art news gathering vehicle and feel liberated ... so far today though we've seen only one fellow liberatee.

fr 26 Sep

Anorak Alert 7: We rather like the unlikely l♥ve child of Wee Jimmy ... more here

we 24 Sep
Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

Make life easier for us by putting text in the body of an email NOT AN ATTACHMENT and attach graphics as a jpg NOT A FRIGGING PDF but we do still like to hear from you.

th 11 Sep

big in Japan... actually we are quite big in Japan.

we 10 Sep

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day ... still miss Fish.

fr 8 Aug

The drastic plastic bulletin board has become the drastic plastic forum

mo 4 Aug

It's 8:40pm ... at 10:00pm we'll be turning all the lights off except one. 4 Aug 1914 WWI started

su 3 Aug

Guess Who 33?Guess Who 33?:  Congratulations to flinders for their first win by naming writer Charles Hamilton, one of his many noms de plume was Frank Richards who created the fat owl of the remove Billy Bunter.

th 24 Jul

Don't know whether to be pleased or embarrassed but Alamy have licensed one of our pix to the Daily Mail Online ...

sa 19 Jul

Fish's ashes were scattered on the River Blyth at Southwold on Tuesday 15 July.

mo 14 Jul
Bastille Day

The weather will be back soon on the right, not that your interested but it went after the cURL library also went missing when Apache had to be re-installed after a MySQL upgrade ... see, we said you wouldn't be interested ... weather's back ...

fr 11 Jul

ASTONISHER No.36:  The Bank of England got its first telephone in 1902 but was still buying quill pens in 1907.

we 9 Jul

Three years ago today ... still missed.

fr 4 Jul
American Independence Day

Very flatteringly Aldeburgh Music is following us on Twitter ... perhaps it was us being nice about Musicircus?

sa 28 Jun

If nothing else Bobby Womack thank you for this ... RIP

we 18 Jun

Anorak Alert 5: Next time you're on the telly talking about the Hoxne ... more here

su 15 Jun
Father's Day - pic contributed by R Magritte

Today is Something Day? ... It's our seventh Birth Day!  Haven't we grown! Happy Birthday To Us

we 11 Jun

Darren Smith - fishmmonger and market supervisor♫ Darren's got his beard on • Hip hip hooray • Darren's got his beard on and the sun is out to play! ♫  Delighted to welcome back fishmonger and Framlingham market supervisor Darren Smith.  Next available advertising slot is now 8th July at just £14.95 for two months ... did we say we get around 17,000 visitors a month?

mo 12 May

ASTONISHER No.35:  Singer Mama Cass Elliot died in her sleep ... more here

sa 3 May

des' dinners has been restructured but nobody has lost their job.

fr 25 Apr

House sales around near the coastHouse sales near the coast recovering?  Maybe not.

we 2 Apr

Last month you lovely ntcers visited a record 180,540 pages and for a week or sonearthecoast at Alamy our online stock photography portfolio has been regularly appearing on the right side bar.

fr 28 Mar

Coming Soon!  Top ten reasons for not reading lists.

tu 25 Mar

Life eh?  Life eh?

mo 17 Mar

We get papped on Framlingham market ... #Suffolk eh?

fr 14 Mar

Well that that didn't last long ... today our Alexa ranking is 300,005:)

th 13 Mar

Halesworth 2010 to 2007 has got its own page and encouragingly our Alexa ranking has gone under 300,000

su 2 Feb

We had a record 19,684 visitors last month perhaps because of becoming more mobile phone friendly.

th 30 Jan

We were saddened to discover that Ming the Merciless' head of security General Kala died early last year from pancreatic cancer ... as far as we know she was never on the council but probably would have fitted right in.

we 29 Jan

ntc on a BlackberryFinally mobile phone users visiting us have a friendlier and stable(ish) if not polished version to see, the left and right side bars disappear and the central content is bigger so it can be read without zooming.  It's been tested on four different telephones, comments welcome  by email, Twitter or Facebook.

su 19 Jan

Anorak Alert 3: Lovejoy (the later series without Eric and Lady Jane ... more here

fr 10 Jan

Guess Who 31?Congrats to SBB who's named Guess Who 31? but regrettably he won't be getting a cheque in the post ... though we're working on it ...

we 1 Jan

roller derby bout A Fistful of RollersNo doubt in 2014 the East African and councils will continue to rot your brain, nothing will get cheaper and you'll need your passport to buy a box of matches or a potato peeler, but there'll still be proper beer and coffee to drink, Suffolk Roller Derby should bout publicly, we'll get a record 20,000+ monthly visitors, we stick to VB46 and despite all the expected building near the coast it will remain a pleasant place to live, safe for trees and the barking ... bring it on 2014.

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