... a bit Suffolk
|tu 26 May|
By 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|
In 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.
|su 24 May|
Tommy Mills Framlingham looking for a Premises Manager (caretaker).
The village doesn't support you? Promote yourself on nearthecoast.
|sa 23 May|
A Suffolk rainbow, they're special eh?
|fr 22 May|
♫ Man in the Hat's two previous virtual hoedowns have triumphed with a sea of appreciative comments. He's doing it again TONIGHT ... PPE not needed but you are advised to social distance from your device.
We've renamed the roller derby section rolling to make it more inclusive.
HM Coastguard are warning that the Bawdsey Cliffs are dangerous because of erosion.
|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 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.
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For the duration of this difficult time Radio Stradbroke are broadcasting daily 10:00am-02:00pm, tomorrow it's Owen Hargrave.
|tu 19 May|
The 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.
If yours is a local event for local people then you won't need How to promote your event but then it could be support for others at this difficult time.
|mo 18 May|
An ironic returning to normality with East Suffolk garden waste collections starting again next week on Bank Holiday?! Monday 25 May.
In Saxmundham last week a teenager arrested on drugs charges
|su 17 May|
In Suffolk there were 331 coronavirus-related deaths up to the 1 May. Yesterday 1,350 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk. The forty eighth reason to be cheerful is surely an anthem for all contact sports.
|sa 16 May|
Earl Soham's independent label Twnti20 Records is inviting uploads for their first virtual open mike tomorrow week. Email your file(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for a Dropbox. There's a prize for the best stage costume.
Dr Nearthecoast is in and listening but at this difficult time only consulting via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|fr 15 May|
You 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.
Two 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?
|th 14 May|
The twice monthly(ish) digest emailed out today to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click Jaques Tati to receive it free.
Scot Alicia Rodgers and her mates bought roller skates after seeing Whip It (they are not alone) but then omitted the next step learning to skate. Alicia is now learning to skate for a charity live performance on 25th May. She's doing better than us (we can't shoot the duck off skates) and thankfully she had gained a helmet by the latter part of week two.
|we 13 May|
A man has been charged with the Darsham and Framlingham petrol station burglaries and ramming a police car.
In Saxmundham a man was threatened with a screwdriver during a Friday afternoon robbery .
Ufford Park golf course re-opens tomorrow, members and nine holes only.