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th 19 Apr
2018

The BaghdaddiesSilly we know but we rather took against the silliness of the Baghdaddies' name, but Rob after seeing them in Ipswich kept speaking very highly of them.  They are back at the Manor Ballroom tomorrow evening, thank you Peppery Productions. ♫

su 15 Apr
2018

Ipswich Cardinals 15-14 Essex SpartansAt the end of last season with minutes to go a one point kick would have put the Ipswich Cardinals into overtime against the Essex Spartans ... they went for two and didn't make it.  At the start of this season ... more here

sa 14 Apr
2018

Tomorrow afternoon in Stowmarket professional wrestling including a womens' three way and in the evening Wes Weston's Bluesonics at the California Social Club Ipswich, reckon you could probably take both in. ♫

th 15 Feb
2018

Suffolk ConstabularyThis all sounds a bit Police Interceptors, in the very early hours this morning a shop burglary in Melton, a car chase and finally a burnt out car in Ipswich.

mo 12 Feb
2018

Blimey!  The Ipswich Wolsey are already punting next winter's Christmas panto?

su 28 Jan
2018

♫ You don't have to be pretentious (though it might help) to enjoy opera especially the comedies.  In April the excellent English Touring Opera return to the Snape Maltings with The Marriage of Figaro and much nearer Thursday OperaUpClose present a stripped down modern The Magic Flute at the Ipswich Wolsey.

we 17 Jan
2018

Ipswich SEVEN 2-0 Ipswich EastWho would have thought it?  There are two hockey teams in Ipswich, SEVEN and East.  Sunday the ladies second teams were derbying next to the Ipswich Cardinals practice.  SEVEN won two nil and it was preceded by something that involved loud(ish) pop music but we couldn't give it much attention as we needed to avoid being flattened by american footballers.

sa 13 Jan
2018

National Cyclocross Championships in IpswichSometime in the early nineties we went to the National Cyclocross Championships in the woods by Ipswich's speedway track ... it was a low key event.  In 1983 we went to the World Cyclocross Championships in Birmingham ... it was a low key event.  The 2018 national championships are in Sunderland and being streamed by the BBC live tomorrow ... perhaps not so low key.

fr 5 Jan
2018

Suffolk ConstabularyIn total a squall of six burglaries today and yesterday in Ipswich, Melton and Martlesham.  Officers are investigating if they are linked.

tu 31 Oct
2017
Halloween

Who's Afraid of the Park?Disagreement on the Internet about the postcode for Chantry Park Ipswich but we did find it in time to attach ourselves to the last wave of halloweeners for St Elizabeth Hospice's Who's Afraid of the Park?  We immediately got detached from the wave by stopping to snap a frightener in the debilitating blackness.  Plenty of scary Miss Havisham type brides (including a genuinely ghostly pair) ... and we did jump a good few times:)

fr 20 Oct
2017

A good turn out for the Ipswich Cardinals' come and try american football Sunday with untypically spectators ... though one of them wasn't very happy.

fr 13 Oct
2017
Friday the 13th

♫ Sunday's Ipswich jazz club is the return of Gilad Atzmon as Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble and the Ipswich Cardinals have a second come and try American football for both juniors (14 and upwards) and seniors.

tu 12 Sep
2017

 WANTED  A secretary for an Ipswich nursing home and theatrical landpersons in and around Diss.

tu 15 Aug
2017

Bubble Rush in Christchurch Park IpswichJust so many happy faces engaging in the faintly subversive activity of getting covered in coloured foam on a Sunday in Christchurch Park Ispwich.  Bubble Rush organised by St Elizabeth Hospice was supported by hundreds of multi-coloured runners, walkers and foam divers.  We got to visit charming corners of the park for the first time and the Disney princesses made one little girl's day ... next year eh? 

mo 7 Aug
2017

Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans seniorsAt yesterday's juniors and seniors Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans games we learnt juniors are under 19 and reminded that in college rules kicking directly out of bounds is not a penalty.  The Three Chordettes entertained at half times with classy 40s style close harmony that prompted dancing ... limited ... more here

The closed Ipswich-Halesworth rail service should re-open today.

we 26 Jul
2017

East Suffolk LinesLaying new track will close the Ipswich-Halesworth rail service for nine days from this Saturday the 29th and the Ipswich-Felixstowe for the next two weekends.  Ipswich-Halesworth stations affected include Woodbridge, Wickham Market and Saxmundham, there will be replacement bus services for both lines.

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