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su 12 May

Bowled second balllIn Stradbroke yesterday the home team were at 60 runs when a middle order batsman was bowled second ball.  Next man in out first ball but impressively the tail wagged finishing at 106.  The visiting Colchester Cavaliers were scoring steadily when we started to feel hungry, no lunch.  Cricket teas seem to have joined affordable postage stamps and tomatoes that taste of something so we went home ... final score.

mo 29 Apr

Ipswich CardinalsThe forecast was even money rain for the Cardinals at Colchester Gladiators yesterday but the weather restrained itself to just spitting early on.  It ... more here

th 18 Apr

Gridiron UKThe British American football season's second week Sunday with the Norwich Devils at home to the London Olympians and Ipswich Cardinals away to East Essex Sabres at Deanes Sports Centre Benfleet.

fr 9 Feb

♫ The impressively careered Dana Gillespie and the impressively numerous London Blues Band play the Ipswich Jazz Club this Sunday afternoon.  American football in East AngliaRegrettably we'll be in Colchester for UEA Pirates v Essex Blades:(

we 17 Jan

Buy us a coffeeMaking us feel internationally glamorous Tessa Prior Thompson bought us a coffee from the Victoria Falls.

sa 7 Oct

Women's gridironWhen rugby ended at Shelford near Cambridge Sunday the staff locked up the pavilion and departed leaving three women's flag american football ... more here

tu 29 Aug

Gridiron UKNorwich Devils 30-07 Bournemouth BobcatsThere were no game pausing injuries in the first half of Norwich Devils 30-07 Bournemouth Bobcats Sunday but in the third quarter the  ... more here

su 2 Jul

Suffolk Punches at the Framlingham Horse ShowDedham may be just over the county line but today the Society of Equestrian Artists will be painting Suffolk Punches in the Munnings Art Museum's grounds.  Entry to the grounds, car park and cafe free.

th 9 Mar

The Ukranian national flagThe Ukrainian family of three hosted near the coast have had at least one suitable accommodation offer but have decided to return home to Ukraine.

tu 7 Mar

Turkish national flagSo far 50,000+ dead, humanitarian aid for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake (you can enter your own amount).

su 26 Feb
Ukrainian family

The Ukranian national flagA Ukrainian family of mother with son and daughter who are both at Tommy Mills are looking for accommodation.  They have been staying with a family locally since September, more info roswynbradshaw@icloud.com or 07846 279326.

we 18 Jan
Theatrical masks of comedy and tragedy
Winnie the Pooh Day - AA Milne's birthday

A Murder at St Muttley'sCommon Ground Theatre's Christmas tour of Bah, humbug!comedy A Murder at St Mutley's continues this week in the Gallery Studio Theatre Ipswich and ends Sunday over the county border in Chipping Ongar.  For certain they'll be back touring near the coast soon.

we 2 Nov

The last time we can recall using a fax was for accreditation with Essex Police for Operation Utah and it seemed clunky then.  Seems the fax is joining Betamax, the tamagotchi (though you can still buy them) and 8 track cartridges.

sa 22 Oct

The East African Daily Times has recalled its Ukrainian reporter Venutia CratpoleEast African Daily Times because in six months she hasn't filed anything about ITFC or that there Ed Sheraton.  Venutia is due back Tuesday and will be reassigned as the EADT's Co-op and Posh Boys correspondent.

th 6 Oct

Common Ground Theatre's The RavenThis autumn Common Ground Theatre are substantially touring Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven around near the coast and not near the coast.  We're looking at the wonderfully intimate Syleham and Wingfield village hall on the 12th or perhaps the Halesworth Cut on the 28th.

we 29 Jun

Co-op Live onlineRegister for and attend the East of England online Co-op Live tonight and they'll donate £5 to a food bank you choose from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich ... we've registered.

mo 6 Jun

Gridiron UKYesterday's Ipswich Cardinals 14-21 Colchester Gladiators was a little tetchy but disorder was limited to one outbreak.  Later there was a flop so ... more here

tu 17 May

Oxford Lancers 12-13 Cambridge PythonsIn Cambridge Saturday's Varsity game for the first three quarters looked like an Oxford Lancers win if not a repeat of last year's 36-00 Pythons ... more here

fr 22 Apr

Suffolk Myths 95: Some Suffolk women got Covid three months before the first case in China.

su 10 Oct

Friday afternoon between Bradfield (not Bredfield) and Mistley ...

th 30 Sep

Dutch rider Anoushka Koster checking the sea's still thereWe knew there was a stage postponed to Saturday week of the Women's Tour finishing in Felixstowe, we were there for the 2014 stage start.  We hadn't realised that it's the tour's final stage.  On the previous day there's another spectator opportunity just over the county border when the tour visits North Essex, Colchester to Clacton.

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