... a bit Suffolk
|sa 26 Jan|
The BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket is open again and the Stowmarket Co-op garage has the metal framework in place for a substantial building.
|we 23 Jan|
It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-model them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with. Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket. Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!
|sa 9 Jun|
Today continuing in to the night StowBlues. ♫
|sa 14 Apr|
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. ♫
|tu 20 Mar|
JOB To start ASAP general labourer near Stowmarket.
|tu 27 Feb|
JOB Full time Junior Personal Assistant wanted in Stowmarket.
|we 29 Nov|
JOB Mother of two with health problems seeks a Cleaner/PA in Great Finborough the other side of Stowmarket.
|su 12 Feb|
We think it was Jo Caulfield on tv (before she changed her hair style) who dealt with two bloke hecklers by Where are your girl friends? Outside grazing? Her current tour The Customer Is Always Wrong is at the John Peel Centre Stowmarket this Friday.
|we 16 Nov|
Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas shows together. In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir. The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.
|sa 29 Oct|
Wednesday in Stowmarket a middle aged man without a beverage was sitting in a fishing chair outside Costa Coffee and getting free wifi, rather reminded us of the coffee shop scene in Ghost World.
|mo 10 Oct|
Despite hints of rain and a wind that made our camera holding hands a touch painful some 30 at the Bury Saints new player session yesterday in Stowmarket. No contact until January and the players divide themselves in to defence and offence. A second Bury new player session next weekend in the Bury leisure centre (been there for roller derby) and nearer to the ntc homeland Ipswich Cardinals have two newbie sessions next month.
|mo 26 Sep|
We 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 Jul|
Last 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 Feb|
The 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 proximity 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 Oct|
Near Stowmarket Perfect Perennials will close for the winter this weekend ... that's the garden centre as well as the flowers.
|sa 6 Sep|
♫ 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 May|
Next 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 Nov|
Nice 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 Feb|
Easton 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 May|
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 Feb|
♫ Walkway are now NOT playing the Framlingham White Horse tonight but they are playing the Stowmarket Pickeral next Friday.
|fr 7 May|
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
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
more pix on Facebook
|sa 24 Apr|
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 Jan|
Framlingham College girl Georgia Rickards won 16 medals in one hit at the Stowmarket Swimming Club Championships.
|th 24 Sep|
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 Jul|
There will be just two showings next Monday of The Age of Stupid at Stowmarket Cinema.
|mo 4 May|
Theatrical Clive Merrison (Sherlock Holmes on the radio and the head teacher in The History Boys 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 Oct|
Lovely 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