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we 27 May

We visited Katie's Garden Newbourne for the first time last week.  A staff member asked Are you trying to leave without paying?  We were third in the socially distanced queue for the cashier and exit.  We were empty handed because we'd put our three tumbler tomatoes down for a mo':)

Suffolk Myth 85:  When honest Suffolk folk encounter someone they're not related to they often assume the stranger is a Londoner ... or from Norfolk.

tu 26 May

BBC Radio4 sitcom Cabin PressureBy yesterday 1,464 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk so far.  We've managed to confuse ourselves over what R (reproduction) number should be the target?  The Beeb's chart helps.  The fifty first reason to be cheerful is Cabin Pressure ... or is that a weasel in a submarine?

mo 25 May

Sally Butcher and a man who smoked a lotIn 2004 Framlingham town council meetings moved to Robert Hitcham's school, the St John hut in Fairfield Road was demolished at the end of the year and Get Together Drops played at the Midsummer Madness.  Pix on that there Facepack.

Short track slider (not a roller) Elise Christie has been on a journey.

su 24 May

Tommy Mills Framlingham looking for a Premises Manager (caretaker).

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sa 23 May

By yesterday 1,405 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk so farThe fiftieth reason to be cheerful is Saint Titch not only saying what you do but why you do it.

A Suffolk rainbow, they're special eh?

fr 22 May

HM Coastguard are warning that the Bawdsey Cliffs are dangerous because of erosion.

We've renamed the roller derby section rolling to make it more inclusive.

th 21 May

Classic car collector and restorer James McLean is looking to buy an any condition Jag, MG, Austin-Healy or Aston-Martin.

Two Spitfires over Framlingham this afternoon.

we 20 May

Roughcast Theatre at the Laxfield Low HouseRoughcast Theatre have given up on 2020 but set their programme for next year.  It includes a summer production of The Tempest with some outdoor shows.  We'll look forward to an outdoor Tempest as their Midsummer's Night Dream last year in the Laxfield Low House's garden was terrific fun and looked brilliant.

You can see our our Alamy stock photography by clicking on nearthecoast at Alamy

Radio Stradbroke's Home ServiceFor the duration of this difficult time Radio Stradbroke are broadcasting daily 10:00am-02:00pm, tomorrow it's Owen Hargrave.

tu 19 May

The Gala Princesses 2014The cancellation of next Monday's Gala Parade in Framlingham is only the second cancellation since 1948.  The parade was cancelled in 2007 because of torrential rain.  To prompt a little nostalgia the parade now has its own album on our Facebook page.

mo 18 May

In Saxmundham last week a teenager arrested on drugs charges

Suzi Rufell is a better roller skater than Rachel Parris.

fr 15 May

British american football summer season cancelledYou win some you lose some.  The Martlesham Wickes with new safety measures has re-opened but BAFA have CANCELLED this summer's British contact american football season though there could be friendlies later on.

Yesterday 1,326 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk.  The  forty seventh reason to be cheerful ... the drummer could be from any Suffolk covers band ♫

Suffolk ConstabularyTwo separate outbuilding burglaries in Laxfield mid-week.  Is the virus stay at home prompting a mini crime wave or has someone poked the constabulary's press office or both?

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