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mo 26 se 16

Leisure Tank - pic contributedWe first saw KC McKanzie as a solo at a Maverick concert in the Framlingham Crown, she intrigued and impressed us.  She is now one half of Leisure Tank and they are playing the Stowmarket John Peel Centre Thursday. ♫

th 21 jl 16

Romeo and Juliet in StowmarketLast night's thunderstorm wasn't that much in Stowmarket and hardly hindered the Keeper's Daughter's dress rehearsal of their promenade Romeo and Juliet in and around the John Peel Centre.  The show goes on the road tonight starting in Lowestoft and is a very different way of telling a 400+ year old story.

fr 26 fe 16

Part of the Wyverstone ammunition stashThe thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives.  Kept in close Rifles from the Wyverstones arms cacheproximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would have been a fireworks display the village wouldn't forget.

Arnold died of pancreatic cancer in July 2014 before he could face charges but last Friday following a related enquiry firearms dealer Anthony Buckland received six years for fraud and selling prohibited weapons.

th 30 oc 14

Near Stowmarket Perfect Perennials will close for the winter this weekend ... that's the garden centre as well as the flowers.

sa 6 se 14

Bootleg Boss at Stradisphere♫ Realised at Stradisphere what old rockers we are when from Stowmarket the Regency Gentlemen blew a straight ahead set of Chuck Berry/Rolling Stones/Free giving us a warm glow of pleasure.  Despite this like many we were pulled to the James Grigg stage by Born In The USA but we returned to the bar ... more here

su 4 my 14Star Wars Day

Women's Tour of Britain 2014Next week the inaugural women's Tour of Britain flirts with near the coast twice.  Stage 3 Felixstowe-Clacton on Friday passes just south of Woodbridge and the final and fifth stage on Sunday passes to the west of Stowmarket to finish in Bury St Edmunds.

we 20 no 13

The Fitzrovia Radio HourNice to have some stuff happening mid-week.  Tonight Swervy World launch their new album (cd and vinyl) at the John Peel Centre Stowmarket (we've yet to visit) on an admission by donation basis and also tonight a joint Suffolk Constabulary/Suffolk Horsewatch event in Swilland ... tomorrow night Slice of Life present The Fitzrovia Radio Hour in what was the Shalom Centre Framlingham (and again we've yet to visit).

mo 11 fe 13

Stowmarket on market dayEaston in the 1950s, a bowler hat being worn without irony in Stowmarket, that windmill in Thorpeness and Framlingham's Market Hill when the pharmacy was a chemist and had a flagpole ... clearly Fram's always had a flag fetish.

th 3 my 12

Police Direct reporting flooded roads around Bredfield, Debenham, Helmingham, Melton, Otley, Stowmarket and Woodbridge ... bad enough that Victoria from the Framlingham Bookshop gave up try to get from Stowupland to Fram this morning.

fr 25 fe 11

Walkway are now NOT playing the Framlingham White Horse tonight but they are playing the Stowmarket Pickeral next Friday.

fr 7 my 10

Counting at the count

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

Candidates and agents agreeing spoilt ballotsDaniel Poulter  Con  27,125

Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne  Lib-Dem  13,339

Bhavna Joshi  Labour  8,636

Roy Philpott  UKIP  2,361

Andrew Stringer  Green  1,452

Mark Trevitt  Ind  389

Richard Vass  New Party  118

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sa 24 ap 10

The local Tory chairman wants you to know Dr Dan Poulter does know what a safer neighbourhood team is and has been out with three snts.  We can tell you that that's Dan's fiancé Joanna Newman in the pic, that she grew up around Stowmarket and that Dan's speaking in the Bruisyard village hall tonight.

fr 22 ja 10

Framlingham College girl Georgia Rickards won 16 medals in one hit at the Stowmarket Swimming Club Championships.

th 24 se 09

Where that wiggly bit of the A14 with a 50mph limit used to be just west of Stowmarket there's now a brand new unwiggly bit.

tu 7 jl 09

There will be just two showings next Monday of The Age of Stupid at Stowmarket Cinema.

mo 4 my 9Star Wars Day

Clive Merrison in The History BoysTheatrical Clive Merrison They're clever but they're crass was dining in the Framlingham Station last night; bar manager Vix is leaving to work at the Stowmarket King's Head for the very sensible reason that it's much nearer where she lives.

su 14 oc 07

Just had a swimA display of Minis near the Moot HouseLovely weather for boulevardiers in Aldeburgh this afternoon.  This handsome fellow had clearly been enjoying a swim, a display of Minis, and on the new piste cunningly placed right outside the White Lion petanque was being played.  The match was a friendly between the

Petanque on the new piste

Another passer by lookingnewly formed Aldeburgh Club and the Meadlands club from Stowmarket.  The action was certainly attracting interest from passers by and it would seem part of petanque's point is sociability.

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