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tu 26 May
2020

BBC Radio4 sitcom Cabin PressureBy yesterday 1,464 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk so far.  We've managed to confuse ourselves over what R (reproduction) number should be the target?  The Beeb's chart helps.  The fifty first reason to be cheerful is Cabin Pressure ... or is that a weasel in a submarine?

mo 25 May
2020

Sally Butcher and a man who smoked a lotIn 2004 Framlingham town council meetings moved to Robert Hitcham's school, the St John hut in Fairfield Road was demolished at the end of the year and Get Together Drops played at the Midsummer Madness.  Pix on that there Facepack.

Short track slider (not a roller) Elise Christie has been on a journey.

su 24 May
2020

Tommy Mills Framlingham looking for a Premises Manager (caretaker).

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sa 23 May
2020

By yesterday 1,405 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk so farThe fiftieth reason to be cheerful is Saint Titch not only saying what you do but why you do it.

A Suffolk rainbow, they're special eh?

fr 22 May
2020

Man in the Hat♫ Man in the Hat's two previous virtual hoedowns have triumphed with a sea of appreciative comments.  He's doing it again TONIGHT ... PPE not needed but you are advised to social distance from your device.

We've renamed the roller derby section rolling to make it more inclusive.

HM Coastguard are warning that the Bawdsey Cliffs are dangerous because of erosion.

th 21 May
2020

Classic car collector and restorer James McLean is looking to buy an any condition Jag, MG, Austin-Healy or Aston-Martin.

Two Spitfires over Framlingham this afternoon.

we 20 May
2020

Roughcast Theatre at the Laxfield Low HouseRoughcast Theatre have given up on 2020 but set their programme for next year.  It includes a summer production of The Tempest with some outdoor shows.  We'll look forward to an outdoor Tempest as their Midsummer's Night Dream last year in the Laxfield Low House's garden was terrific fun and looked brilliant.

Yesterday 1,374 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk so farThe forty ninth reason to be cheerful is Lucy Worsley being Lucy Worsley.

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Radio Stradbroke's Home ServiceFor the duration of this difficult time Radio Stradbroke are broadcasting daily 10:00am-02:00pm, tomorrow it's Owen Hargrave.

tu 19 May
2020

The Gala Princesses 2014The cancellation of next Monday's Gala Parade in Framlingham is only the second cancellation since 1948.  The parade was cancelled in 2007 because of torrential rain.  To prompt a little nostalgia the parade now has its own album on our Facebook page.

If yours is a local event for local people then you won't need How to promote your event but then it could be support for others at this difficult time.

mo 18 May
2020

An ironic returning to normality with East Suffolk garden waste collections starting again next week on Bank Holiday?! Monday 25 May.

In Saxmundham last week a teenager arrested on drugs charges

Suzi Rufell is a better roller skater than Rachel Parris.

su 17 May
2020

In Suffolk there were 331 coronavirus-related deaths up to the 1 May.  Yesterday 1,350 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk.  The  forty eighth reason to be cheerful is surely an anthem for all contact sports.

sa 16 May
2020

Twnti 20 recordsEarl Soham's independent label Twnti20 Records is inviting uploads for their first virtual open mike tomorrow week.  Email your file(s) to info@twnti20.co.uk or phil@philreed.biz for a Dropbox.  There's a prize for the best stage costume.

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fr 15 May
2020

British american football summer season cancelledYou win some you lose some.  The Martlesham Wickes with new safety measures has re-opened but BAFA have CANCELLED this summer's British contact american football season though there could be friendlies later on.

Yesterday 1,326 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk.  The  forty seventh reason to be cheerful ... the drummer could be from any Suffolk covers band ♫

Suffolk ConstabularyTwo separate outbuilding burglaries in Laxfield mid-week.  Is the virus stay at home prompting a mini crime wave or has someone poked the constabulary's press office or both?

th 14 May
2020

Jaques Tati  1907-1982The twice monthly(ish) digest emailed out today to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click Jaques Tati to receive it free.

Alicia Rodgers - Week WanScot Alicia Rodgers and her mates bought roller skates after seeing Whip It (they are not alone) but then omitted the next step learning to skate.  Alicia is now learning to skate for a charity live performance on 25th May.  She's doing better than us (we can't shoot the duck off skates) and thankfully she had gained a helmet by the latter part of week two.

we 13 May
2020

Delightful daftness from Rachel ParrisSo far 1,295 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk yesterday, an increase of just five since Monday.  A forty sixth reason to be cheerful ... just pure delightful daftness

A man has been charged with the Darsham and Framlingham petrol station burglaries and ramming a police car.

In Saxmundham a man was threatened with a screwdriver during a Friday afternoon robbery .

Ufford Park golf course re-opens tomorrow, members and nine holes only. Golf eh?

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