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mo 18 oc 10

PC Mark BoastWe could only stay briefly at the SAFEChild annual conference in Kesgrave Friday but we did stay long enough to get a cup of tea and to hear PC Mark Boast of the High Tech Crime Unit explain that anything that can store noughts and ones can store pictures and vids even if it can't display them.

we 15 se 10

It is expected that the National Police Dog Trials will be coming to Suffolk for the first time in April and held in Trinity Park, Ipswich ... but the doggies have been saying No personal Winnebago, no jumpy through flaming hoop.

su 12 se 10

Mr Bushtucker and fan ~ pic contributedLast night The Outlaws were in Ipswich doing what they do best and afterwards Mr Bushtucker did what he does second best.

fr 10 se 10

LtoR Neale Foulger and Shane KirkWe got to mouth off about roller derby and councils last night to musos Shane Kirk and Neale Foulger on Ipswich Community Radio's Why the Long Face?  Shane and Neal have been doing it for three years and have got boys' banter well polished.  An odd experience, the BBC's motto may be Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation but how do they know?  When you're sitting in that studio you might be the last person in the universe.

fr 6 au 10

The Brandeston Queen's wants you to know they are on Twitter, you can buy their chutneys in Leo's Deli Framlingham, Grange Farm Shop Hasketon and Procter's Sausages in The Walk Ipswich, and they are looking for a sous chef or chef de partie.

su 20 jn 10Father's Day - pic contributed by R Magritte

The Killer QueensWe arrived at Suffolk Pride in Christchurch Park, Ipswich early this afternoon and it wasn't that well attended, long silences from the stage ... the crowd started to grow and drag acts The Sugar Plum Fairies ... we thinkMiss Leslie Lush (the divine one that is) and the Killer Queens (they're from Norfolk ... where else?) raised a good time atmosphere, and the very pink Sugar Plump Fairies and the naval gentlemen in a bath created surreal interactions in the crowd, very jolly!  Immaculately clean portaloos but no hand basin, antiseptic hand foam instead and bloody smoothflow the only draught on offer but a very child friendly and FREE day out.  We'll be going next year ... more pix on Facebook.

tu 15 jn 10Our third birthday

the only gay in the villageEaston today and the only gay in the village is already trying out for Suffolk Pride in Ipswich this Sunday.

fr 4 jn 10

Local weather (there's nothing for you here) on Ipswich ... Leiston, Lowestoft, Orford, Southwold ... and Lotus.

fr 21 my 10

The Ipswich Film Theatre reopened yesterday at the Corn Exchange with Colin Firth in A Single Man.

tu 11 my 10

Tomorrow will be the fourth anniversary of the then teenager Luke Durbin's disappearance in Ipswich while on a night out.  Police are keen to trace a silver car seen on CCTV in the early hours of that night.

th 6 my 10

Nobody puts baby on the corner  Saxtead Road near Framlingham  Near Debenham

we 28 ap 10

Richard VassRichard Vass New Party candidate for Central Suffolk held a public meeting Monday night in the magnificent and perhaps a teensy bit intimidatingly posh setting of Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich.  We arrived before the meeting start and it has to be said it was bit thin on the ground.  Richard (who lives in Bury St Edmunds but works in Ipswich) has an attractive boyish enthusiasm and it's disappointing that the mainstream media have shown no interest at all in him or his party.

We asked about the party's name as it's 1930s association with the fascist Oswald Mosley is unfortunate; No, not an error of judgement but it is a working title and the party is likely to be renamed The Progressive Party after the elections.

sa 13 fe 10

Two Fingers of FirewaterVeterans of two Maverick Festivals Two Fingers of Firewater are in Ipswich tonight.

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