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we 17 Jul

Beer can instructions Life Skills No. 57:  We struggle with those beer four packs that are glued together to avoid a plastic binder.  Indeed on our first encounter we deployed a Swiss army knife and inadvertently cut through a can wall made of an aluminium only slightly thicker than a human hair.  Getting ready for England v Spain Sunday night we noticed there are instructions on the can side .. it was so much easier.

Suffolk Constabulary During Friday night a van in Suffolk Drive Rendlesham was broken into and garden power tools stolen.  Any info contact police reference 37/39419/24.

tu 16 Jul

The Great on Channel 4 Anorak Alert No.63: Surprisingly Peter III Emperor of Russia only ruled for the first half of 1762.  In series 1 episode 5 of The Great the foodie royal speaks of something involving loganberries.  The fruit was first crossbred in 1881 by James Harvey Logan .. picky eh?

Suffolk Constabulary Just after 9am last Wednesday in the High Street Southwold a woman cyclist in her 70s collided with a parked grey Vauxhall Vivaro van and sustained serious injuries later described as potentially life-changing.  Any information please contact Police Headquarters quoting reference: 37/39390/24, you can call 101.

mo 15 Jul

Ipswich Sport Karate Club Ipswich Sport Karate Club's tournament in the Hacheston village hall Saturday had a full house, a contact exhibition bout, lots of commitment and some very pleasant cake.

su 14 Jul
Bastille Day

Framlingham wedding at the Unitarian In Framlingham last year there was widespread flooding, the Tour of Britain visited, after 126 years Barclays closed leaving the town without a bank, Victoria Bell retired from the bookshop and there was a very particular wedding at the Unitarian.

fr 12 Jul

The Big Lebowski Saturday Night Sides Aldeburgh Cinema's Saturday Night Sides season has got some upcoming crackers including Breaking Away, The Last Picture Show and one of our all time favourites The Big Lebowski ... Let me tell you something pandejo.

th 11 Jul

Sax Music Fest ♫ Next month's Sax Fest has 22 hours of free live bands over the weekend so a load of bands and each night ending with a tribute band ... Saxmundham eh?

we 10 Jul

Debenham Films showing this month its first ever matinee Kung Fu Panda 4. Film @ Fram

tu 9 Jul

Fish, still missed.

mo 8 Jul

Yes, wasn't Maverick wet this year but still a delight.

su 7 Jul

Even if yours is a local event for local people you could still benefit from How to promote your event.

sa 6 Jul

womens gridiron During Peterborough Royals 26-49 Manchester Lions last Saturday there was just a single solitary punt and a rather unfortunate one.  Place ... more here

Suffolk Overheard Suffolk Overheard: ... and when she's not moaning she likes to complain.

fr 5 Jul

Iceland venue for the Cod Wars. When town councillor Major Gervaise DeRoute says he served during the war he means the Third Cod War.

th 4 Jul
American Independence Day

Old father time ... Throwback Thursday: 19 years ago today people were voting in the St Voting in Framlingham and 2005 Michael's Rooms Framlingham, they didn't need photo id or even their polling card and a teller was seated outside.  For the local elections a notice by the poll entrance about tellers (see 1.23 here). JUST VOTE!

we 3 Jul

Ray Kent's butchers around 2001 When the florists in Bridge Street Framlingham was butchers Ray Kent you served yourself with free range eggs by moving them from corrugated trays to cardboard boxes printed Akenfield.

tu 2 Jul

CERN Anorak Alert No.62: We like Tim Hartford the undercover economist and Radio 4's More or Less but last night in Skint he reckoned the world wide web is a British invention.  Well Tim Berners-Lee is British but he made the first pass at the web in Switzerland whilst working for CERN a European organisation.

Worried too many people might turn up for your coffee morning?  Garden fete?  Swingers' party?  Don't do promotion on nearthecoast then.

mo 1 Jul
Canada Day

PC Tips A shortcut we stumbled across that seems to be mouse only.  In web browsers Chrome, Edge and Firefox hold down Control key and rotate the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.  Don't forget Ctrl + wheel to get back where you were.

su 30 Jun

nearthecoast at Alamy  Our stock portfolio on Alamy is 8,500+ images and still growing.

th 27 Jun

Suffolk Overheard Suffolk Overheard: He travels all the way from Southwold just to be annoying.

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