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we 20 Sep

Framlingham's last community copper was PC Andrea Honeywood.  Andrea retired PC Andrea Honeywood   in 2007 and in November 2020 we started the page Andrea's Beat relaying police reports in tribute to her.  Police reports have become much briefer for this short attention world and we now report them where they happened ... so reluctantly we've retired Andrea's Beat.

This Friday 5-8pm at the Butley Mills Studios is the private view (which isn't private) of Jim Racine's The Bird Alphabet ... on other random planets showing until 1 October.

Comedy and tragedy Saturday week in the Harleston Swan Hotel Carvery a rehearsed script in hand reading of Pygmalion by the Harleston Players and Roughcast TheatreFree entry (donations welcome) and a bar ... what's not to like?

tu 19 Sep

SRN Nearthecoast SRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, clicky pen and prescribing guidelines but still listening at or text 07970 865730

Over 65s can book a free Coronavirus vaccination at or phone free 119.

mo 18 Sep

Our stock portfolio on Alamy is now over 8,000 images.  nearthecoast at Alamy

su 17 Sep

Suffolk Overheard: Habitué?  Isn't that what you get in the newspaper when you die?

Thanks to Nigel Hadley we've found out UEA Pirates Rookies Day is Saturday. UEA Pirates

sa 16 Sep

Maverick Thanksgiving Party Rich Hall (at 11:45:55) will be back at Maverick for the Thanksgiving Party at Easton Farm Park Friday 1 December, early bird tickets available by email.  Ella Spencer shopping in the Framlingham Co-op told us she'll definitely be supporting but as yet she doesn't know in what shape.

On here clicking a pic will usually get you a link and/or a bigger pic, try it now-> Click to see a bigger pic

fr 15 Sep
Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

Bear by Staffan Gnosspelius Early this evening at the Sweffling printroom gallery Swedish artist Staffan Gnosspelius will be signing his book bear and talking about his very affordable prints which will show each weekend until October.

th 14 Sep

Eastern Angles recruiting an Associate Director  JOBS  Closing date 28 September for a 30 hours/week teaching assistant at Tommy Mills Framlingham and in Ipswich the Eastern Angles are recruiting an Associate Director (Engagement and Participation).

Halesworth Community Choir is now Halesworth Harmony and they are actively welcoming new singers for a concert next year Songs of Hope and Struggle.

we 13 Sep

Suffolk Constabulary Police are not treating as suspicious a dead man found in a field off Snape Road Friston but they can't identify him.

Later:  Police now satisfied they know who the man is.

The year moves on, it'll be the autumnal equinox Saturday week.

Buy us a coffee The barista where you can buy us a coffee is sportingly offering a short Americano with biscotti and dash of milk for just two pounds ...

tu 12 Sep
single vehicle

Suffolk Constabulary Around 12.40am yesterday a silver Volkswagen Polo collided with a tree on the Woodbridge Road B1083 Sutton and the single occupant in his late teens sustained potentially life-changing injuries.  The road remained closed for several hours reopening shortly after 9am.  Any info contact police quoting reference: 37/52983/23.


mo 11 Sep

Earl Soham and Laxfield have gained house sales pages.

su 10 Sep
World Suicide Prevention Day

London Haydn Quartet ♫ This afternoon the last of six chamber music concerts in Cratfield this summer.  It's SOLD OUT so you probably will be missing <sigh> the London Haydn Quartet playing a programme of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and not surprisingly Haydn.

What we noticed in Suffolk and 2020.

fr 8 Sep

PC Tips Microscoft have been pratting about again, this time adding an intrusive Filmstrip Off/On toggle filmstrip to the bottom of the Photos viewer.  Thankfully you can turn it off; click on the See more three dots at the top of the Photos window, click Settings at the list bottom and then there's a Filmstrip Off/On toggle under Personalisation.

Tour of Britain in Framlingham  In Framlingham yesterday the Tour of Britain flashed past as usual but nice to see the Tommy Mills kids out in the sunshine for a shout and a wave.

th 7 Sep

St Elizabeth Hospice furniture project We once broke a gas stove into small enough bits we could get rid of it in the wheelie bin over a number of weeks.  A more elegant way to divest of large or otherwise furniture is to give it to Ipswich's St Elizabeth Hospice.  They collect six days a week so it saves you time and money whilst helping a very good cause indeed.

Suffolk Overheard: Listen, it's quite simple, the bar is open Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays ... except when the pool team is playing away.

the A to Z of near the coast

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