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we 8 Mar
International Women's Day

Road works eh? On the A12 between Ipswich and the M25 there are three sets of road works with at least two likely to run into next year and signs on the A12 between Martlesham and the A14 announce road works due this month ... not easy to find details online.

After two years the temporary traffic lights in Fairfield Road Framlingham have gone leaving a shiny new fence and tarmac pavement but doing nothing about the giant tree in the ditch that is the River Ore and no doubt causes the flooding.

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tu 7 Mar

Petanque in Aldeburgh and 2007 In prehistoric times when the Campsea Ashe pub was still The Talbot it briefly had a boule pitch at the side and there were attempts in Aldeburgh to get a team going.  Brandeston has a petanque team for this year's summer league and needs more players.  Email Joanna Moorman for more info.

Turkish national flag So far 50,000+ dead, humanitarian aid for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake (you can enter your own amount).

Suffolk Constabulary A car in a Church Street Saxmundham car park was entered 5:40-6:10pm Friday and a holdall containing a Samsung tablet, clothes, a Swiss army knife, a power pack and charging cables stolen.  Any info contact police quote ref 37/12967/23, you can call 101

mo 6 Mar

The year moves on, it's the spring equinox Monday week.  Spring Equinox

we 1 mar
St David's Day

Film @ Fram - See How They Run Tonight's Film @ Fram is See How they Run (cert12) and though we increasingly distrust trailers it does look fun with an interesting cast mix.  Excitingly in April showings are moving to the new Castle Rooms with a drink and nibbles!

tu 28 Feb

We all know that governments both local and otherwise just love anything new and vibrating but not so good about keeping something desirable going.  A bit surprising then that the Katch service could return in April despite being a mini-coach functioning as a taxi with a very limited number of possible destinations.

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mo 27 Feb

Keep on Rolling! A belated RIP for the Kansas City Bomber (doubled by Judy Arnold) who died the Wednesday before last.

Saturday after next in the town hall Eye Bach Choir will perform Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.  We don't know the work but from this taste it's certainly choral.

su 26 Feb

The Ukranian national flag A Ukrainian family of mother with son and daughter who are both at Tommy Mills are looking for accommodation.  They have been staying with a family locally since September, more info or 07846 279326.

sa 25 Feb

When we visited the Ipswich Cardinals last Sunday we found a lot ... more here  Gridiron UK

tu 21 Feb

Suffolk Constabulary A home garage near Framlingham Road Easton was broken into overnight Sunday/Monday and a red Honda TRX 350TE quad bike stolen.  Any information please contact Suffolk police quoting crime ref 37/10306/23, you can call 101.

Donkey near death experience in Kelsale Sunday.

mo 20 Feb

Who's Afraid? Postcards old and new do tend to grab the comedic effect of people falling over especially as early roller skates had no toe stops.  Though this charming Edwardian set is no different it also observes that children are frequently much better skaters than adults ...

Lots of upcoming sociability in Wilby village hall with next pizzas for St Patrick's Day.

su 19 Feb

French dance and music When French Anglo band Topette!! played in Wickham Market a while back we were surprised that peeps knew the dances.  Perhaps it's something to do with traditional French dance and music every third Tuesday in Saxmundham ... so this coming Tuesday then.

fr 17 Feb

The Framlingham Crown re-opens today presumably with a shiny new kitchen.

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