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su 11 de 11

Vix of Vix and the KicksVix is a very hard working lady but the Kicks keep up with her and together at the Pre-Crimbo Bash last night in Hoxne (a Suffolk village that still has a pub and a shop) they were achieving that hardest of tasks getting people to dance.  We left before the Merry bloody Christmas!midnight finish because we didn't want the village's attractive Christmas lights to go off before we could snap them.

mo 5 de 11

Here's a scary one, a map of road fatalities and injuries 2000-2010.  Zoom in to where you live near the coast and like us be shocked at what mayhem there has been within just a few miles of your house.

fr 2 de 11

A Christmas CarolWelcome back to the Framlingham Castle Inn (your support is much appreciated A&H).  You can see The Keeper's Daughters' production of A Christmas Carol at the Castle Inn this Sunday night or all over East Anglia this month.

fr 11 no 11Armistice Day

Ron Beadle MBE at the 2006 HachfestSorry to hear from Deano that St John Ambulancer and Suffolk Land Rover Owners' Club marshal Ron Beadle who was awarded the MBE at the beginning of the year passed away Saturday.

su 6 no 11

House sales near the coast July to September depressingly few.

we 2 no 11

Blimey!  The Keeper's Daughter theatre company could rival James Brown for hard work, A Christmas Carol is out on the road all over December with four double headers, the first pair on the first weekend ... what's more it's Dracula in Stowupland village hall tonight.

mo 26 se 11

Ashbocking and ... normal for near the coast ... (actually rather cute and clever)

mo 26 se 11

The driver who died Saturday near Hollesley has been named.

sa 24 se 11

A male driver died this morning when his car collided with a tree near Hollesley.

we 21 se 11

near the coast has very pleasant countryside, often good beer and a sense of community particularly in the smaller places, a little bit too much quiet sometimes and it does occasionally feel like this ...

we 15 jn 11

Are you finding near the coast that like Deano warm weather and fortnightly bin men results in maggots?

su 5 jn 11

Today is the second and final day of Pettafiesta at Pettaugh.

th 2 jn 11

the Suffolk Show on TwitterParking at this year's Suffolk Show plus a family ticket on the gate is £48.  Just three quid more and it'll be cheaper to supply alcohol to the under aged (£50 fine) but not to wander into a bus lane in a large town near Chelmsford (£130 fine).

we 1 jn 11

Rural Myth 33:  You can always tell a Townie, they're the ones who put their wheelie bins out Sunday night for collection on Thursday.

sa 7 my 11Black Spot Day

Shaw's Ballot PencilWell done near the coast!  So many of you turned out to vote that counting the parish/town polls Suffolk Coastal hit the pause button Friday night and will start up again Monday and Suffolk county chief exec Andrea Hill has gone on handbag leave.

we 27 ap 11

Princess Margaret by Cecil BeatonDepressingly nearly three quarters of the parish and town councils in Suffolk Coastal will not have a contested election this 5 May.  Encouragingly 30 will have contested elections a significant increase on 2007 so maybe it's time for regime change where you live ... and we agree, there's probably a parish out there that hasn't had an election since Princess Margaret was a goer.

mo 18 ap 11

FREE is always popular and yesterday we reckon it attracted some 5,000 to Trinity Park for the National Police Dog Trials and impressively the Suffolk Constabulary paid for it all with sponsorship and pitch fees.  Parental shoulders were needed to see much but plenty of other stuff to do, an enormous queue for ice cream, the Surrey police pups were overwhelmed with attention and a Suffolk dog was expected to finish in the top five.

Welsh police Parental shoulders Climbing

fr 15 ap 11

Think about it, if you're deaf you can't use a voice phone to make a 999 call ... but you can now send a 999 text though the phone does have to be registered, more info @

we 6 ap 11

Predicted warmest day this year so far near the coast, maybe 20+°C.

we 16 mr 11

Full time chef needed in Pettistree (digs available if wanted) Robert 01728 747979 and a FREE three piece suite in Framlingham.

fr 4 fe 11

Demo at Stradbroke library 10am-12pm tomorrow and Suffolk Exhibitions are back in Bawdsey tonight.

sa 1 ja 11

Last year's A Fistful of RollersWe predict that at in 2011 near the coast's great and good will continue to kindly agree, munch scrummy cake, vote the minutes a true and accurate record and relentlessly pursue niceness ... but also the Maverick festival will delight, Why The Long Face? amuse, The Outlaws will do the odd gig near the coast, and who knows?  Maybe roller derby will find its way to Suffolk ... but don't hold your breath.  Happy New Year!

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