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fr 20 May

Tomorrow a Plant and Cake Sale at the Brandeston Queen with proceeds shared between the village hall and the church.

th 19 May

Suffolk ConstabularyBetween 5pm last Tuesday 17 and 9am Wednesday 18 someone smashed the concrete base of a memorial bench on the Fen Meadow Framlingham.  The bench was undamaged.  Any info about this criminal damage, contact Suffolk Police quoting ref 37/30491/22, you can call 101.

Smashed the concrete base?  Perhaps equally surprising is it's already been fixed.

tu 17 May

Oxford Lancers 12-13 Cambridge PythonsIn Cambridge Saturday's Varsity game for the first three quarters looked like an Oxford Lancers win if not a repeat of last year's 36-00 Pythons ... more here

su 15 May

To donate humanitarian aid to Ukraine visit the Disasters Emergency CommitteeThe Ukranian national flag web site, you can set the donation amount.

fr 13 May
Friday the 13th

Mackenzie Crook outside the Framlingham CrownA feature length Detectorists has been commissioned by the BBC ... but will the new Danebury village hall be ready in time for the DMDC?  Blimey!  There's a book too Landscapes of Detectorists.

Saxmundham market not only runs on Wednesdays but now also the second Saturday of the month like tomorrow ... we're guessing that's newish?

th 12 May

Project LinusWe encountered Project Linus back in 2009 and we think them very laudable indeed.  They supply blankets and patchwork quilts to children and teens in difficult circumstances.  Next Wednesday 19 May at Framlingham library Project Linus will be showing how to make a hug.

we 11 May

Leiston's Jubilee WeekendLeiston's Jubilee Weekend is a two day event, Friday a free 8+ hours music festival including a skate jam presumably on the skate park.

tu 10 May

A local(ish) american football derby this Sunday when hosts the Ipswich Cardinals play the Norwich Devils.

sa 7 May
Black Spot Day

SRN NearthecoastSRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, pen and prescribing guidelines but still listening (apparently) at ntc@nearthecoast.com or text 07970 865730

fr 6 May

Buy us a coffeeOur very grateful thanks to supporter Peter for buying us a trio of coffees.  He points out that at the end of the month the Torch Relay manages to swerve around Bredfield.

The Debach Airfield Museum opens Sunday and then last Sunday in the month until and including September.  The Parham Airfield Museum opened at the beginning of April and tomorrow week has a WWII Military Vehicle display.

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th 5 May

Suffolk ConstabularyTwo sheds on Mill Common Blaxhall had the padlocks cut this week between 8pm Monday 2 May and 8am Tuesday 3 May.  Any information contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/26537/22, you can call 101.

we 4 May
Star Wars Day

Alan Smethurst 'The Singing Postman' 1927-2000The fortnightly(ish) digest emails out today to the 1200+ nearthecoasters on the list.  To get your free copy click on Alan Smethurst The Singing Postman.

About halfway between Great Glemham and Stratford St Andrew on Low Road there's free horse manure ... it's on the left if you're travelling from Glemham.

tu 3 May

Suffolk ConstabularyLast week three shed burglaries around near the coast, one in Felixstowe and two in Woodbridge.

The Saxmundham Waitrose cafe is back again, it went away for a bit around Christmas.

mo 2 May
Bank Holiday

Joe Edwards-Gill at St Mary's HomersfieldLast weekend we saw a bloke being snapped outside Lance's flat in Framlingham.  In similar Detectorists vein Joe Edward-Gill is chatting in St Mary's Homersfield (it's the other side of Harleston) this Friday.

The Suffolk Festival celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a Torch Relay ... wonder where they got the idea.  Later this month the relay wanders ... more here

su 1 May
International Dawn Chorus Day

Life Skills No. 44:  If as a small attempt to lighten life's load you usually order a lovelyBuy us a coffee latte don't order a lovely cappuccino because you'll get a latte, order a captivating cappuccinno.  Similarly if you say Get me anything but a cheese roll you'll get a cheese roll.

It needs more people to sign up for baby signing to ensure Sign with Ali this month at Framlingham Library ... £5 per family.

PC TipsAfter 25 years the other Alexa (an Amazon company) has retired, Semrush is probably the best substitute.

fr 29 Apr

nearthecoast's FaceBook pageFacebook have been pratting about with the pix at the top of a page (the cover); it's too PC Tipsbig, low res and by default the top half is missing when landing.  We dislike it so much we deleted it and FB then replaced it with a grey wilderness.  We gave up, laid back and thought of England ... and another thing the associated slideshow editor is buggy, clearly Wayne the work experience kid hasn't been properly supervised.

Next month Saturday 21 May in the impressively modern Hacheston village hall an all day of at least three types of karate, free entry for spectators.

Booking started the week before last for the Aldeburgh Festival's fringe at The Pumphouse.  Intriguing to us is Dr Lucie's Silent Disco and Lounge headphones provided.

su 24 Apr

Detail "On the Edge" etching by Su WhatlingThe Sudbourne Park Printmakers show at the Sweffling Printroom ends 5pm today.

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