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su 15 Jul
2018

Looks like it probably won't rain today St Swithin's day.

sa 14 Jul
2018

Sign in Ashbocking advertising free horse manure not surprisingly by the stables with a dressage ring right on the B1077.

th 5 Jul
2018

Village fetes this Saturday include Cretingham, Bedfield (on the sports field) and Otley both of which start at 2pm.

th 28 Jun
2018

Batteries stolen earlier this month from speed indicators in Chillesford, Hollesley, Snape and Tunstall.

fr 15 Jun
2018
Our eleventh birthday

Splat Quack Go Suffolk's Muddiest Mud RunHere's a new one (to us at least) Splat Quack Go Suffolk's Muddiest Mud Run. superficially a Woodbridge happening tomorrow but in fact just outside Hollesley ... entries accepted on the day and it sounds a teensie bit like those Zombie Evacuations.

tu 12 Jun
2018

Women's Tour 2018 around near the coastExpect delays and parking difficulties when the Women's Tour of Britain starts in Framlingham tomorrow (we enjoyed the 2014 stage start in Felixstowe), takes a turn around near the coast, returns to Framlingham and then goes on to finish in Southwold.

sa 19 May
2018

There's an initiative for the community to buy the Brundish Crown, we hope they succeed, near the coast certainly doesn't need fewer pubs.

su 13 May
2018

Stonham Aspal may have lost it's pub but the village hall is very active with bingo, film, pub and quiz nights.

th 10 May
2018

It's the fourth Pirate's Ball this weekend starting tomorrow night in Thorington. ♫

mo 7 May
2018

We've paid for Suffolk Coastal's garden rubbish collection starting this month.  We've opted for the bigger bin and were looking forward to re-purposing going forward the old bin to store yet to be chopped up kindling ... but the bigger bin doesn't arrive until August.

su 6 May
2018

Last week a Browning shotgun was stolen in a Knodishall burglary. Suffolk Constabulary

fr 4 May
2018
Star Wars Day

5 In A Bar with Neil Oliver♫ Musical nights out tomorrow around near the coast include 5 In A Bar at St Mary's Sweffling with refreshments (we last 5 In A Bar at the 2014 Great Glemham Christmas show), and Man in the Hat at the Knodishall Butchers Arms. ♫

we 28 Feb
2018

Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green - pic by Google EarthThe Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green (it's between the A140 and Stowupland) has a giant TO LET sign outside.  Tripadvisor and someone who told someone else seem to think it's closed and has been for a bit.  We're pretty sure the letting agents are Fleurets who specialise in pubs and shops but we can't find it on their website ... maybe that's why it's got stuck.

fr 16 Feb
2018
Chinese New Year - year of the dog

Common Ground's autumn show The MarinerThrough some oversight or possibly just good old fashioned incompetence last year we didn't make it tobloody Christmas ... eh? Common Ground's Christmas show Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance.  We will try harder for their autumn tour of The Mariner and they have a shiny new website to tell you all about it.

tu 6 Feb
2018

A fine example of enviable near the coast local authority communication skills.

th 18 Jan
2018

A bit windy last night ... eh?

th 28 Dec
2017

The Friston Chequers now seems to be the Friston Old Chequers and has a fresh looking coat of paint.

tu 14 Nov
2017

 FOR SALE  In Bruisyard and on Gumtree a 12 x 8 greenhouse for £150.

th 2 Nov
2017

Sunddenly Last Summer - graphic by Bridget MorleyTonight at the Wingfield Barns Open Space Theatre start a tour around near the coast of Tennessee William's Suddenly Last Summer.  Performance this Saturday at the Huntingfield Hub and the Saturday after at the Halesworth Cut.

we 25 Oct
2017

As you approach Hoxne from Stradbroke on the B1118 there's now traffic calming giving priority to traffic coming the other way.

we 4 Oct
2017

House sales around near the coastHouse sales continued to sparkle in Woodbridge during the summer ... or maybe it's just a large town by the standards of near the coast.

tu 12 Sep
2017

Yesterday a motorist was assaulted and robbed between Metfield and Fressingfield.

sa 9 Sep
2017

As predicted the Tour of Britain flashed through near the coast yesterday but perhaps the helicopter got lost?  It only seemed to turn up as the peloton was leaving Framlingham.

tu 5 Sep
2017

Tour of Britain 2012 in AldeburghThe Tour of Britain will be passing through near the coast Friday round about lunch time.  You will know it's approaching when you hear the helicopter, expect it to flash past and best not to get in the way.  Wednesday the day before there's an individual time trial around Clacton, if you download the start sheet you'll know who's likely to be coming along next and there will be several hours of spectating to do.

tu 29 Aug
2017

Sorry to hear that the Cratfield Poacher closed earlier this year, we had a des' dinner there in 2010.

th 3 Aug
2017

Saturday the Hasketon village fete on the green.

su 23 Jul
2017

Stradbroke T20 four years agoBack to back T20 (limited over) cricket in Stradbroke this afternoon with visitors Rumburgh and Saxmundham.

su 16 Jul
2017

Bentwaters Cold War Museum open today.

we 5 Jul
2017

Dunwich Dynamo 2015Next Saturday/Sunday night the 25th Dunwich Dynamo will be passing through near the coast.  This year the Gentleman Plumber will not be popping up his cafe near the Framlingham water tower but may be back next year.

fr 2 Jun
2017

Mackenzie Crook outside the Framlingham Crown JOBS  Around near the coast The Detectorists have one day's paid work next month for bearded mechanic type aged 40-80, filming in Staverton Park Butley.  Jobs also going for removal/builder types, a milkman and two male mourners in Framlingham and lots more, scroll down here.

we 17 May
2017

Horham Open Village and Fete Saturday afternoon.

fr 12 May
2017

♫ The Maui Waui Pirates Ball weekend at Thorington kicks off tonight with an outdoor showing of Pulp Fiction.

su 30 Apr
2017

The annual Hasketon book and plant sale tomorrow afternoon.

tu 25 Apr
2017

Wrestling tonight at Stonham Barns, first bell 7pm.

su 26 Mar
2017

 JOB  Warehouse Staff wanted in Pettistree.

mo 6 Mar
2017

There were daffs on a Tannington grass verge yesterday in full bloom.

th16 Feb
2017

That's a pity, the Women's Tour stage race having visited East Anglia for the last two years is giving us a miss in 2017.

mo 6 Feb
2017

Driving round near the coast Purple Bricks seem a popular alternative estate agent.

fr 27 Jan
2017

Radio StradbrokeRadio Stradbroke fund raiser tomorrow night in Syleham and Wingfield village hall (a new venue to us) with rock/indie/covers band Red Glass and a cheap bar ... sounds brilliant.

mo 9 Jan
2017

A quantity of cash was stolen in an Otley burglary last week.

tu 6 Dec
2016

Police advice on leaving your car unattended after Carlton and Westleton have 14 vehicle break ins at the end of last month.

sa 19 Nov
2016

Henley is the other side of Ashbocking a few miles north of Ipswich.  Tonight the Fat Band supported by duo Honey and the Bear (containing local ukulele goddess Lucy Sampson) are playing the community centre ... cash bar and light supper.

we 16 Nov
2016

Christmas Carol being rehearsed in FressingfieldAround near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas shows together.  InBloody Christmas ... eh? Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir.  The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.

th 27 Oct
2016

Butley Mills open studiosOpen studios at Butley Mills this weekend which will no doubt include sculptor Craig Hudson.

su 9 Oct
2016

 SOLD  In Grundisburgh a Saab 93 2.0t Vector Sport ... sounds tasty.

th 29 Sep
2016

We've only been to the Bealings once but they are absolutely charming and Saturday there's an extra reason to visit as a Healing, Psychic and Craft Fayre is being held in the village hall.

fr 23 Sep
2016

Sunday the Debach Airfield Museum will be open for the last time this year.

su 4 Sep
2016

Living art at Maui Waui ThebertonWe arrived at the Maui Waui festival Theberton yesterday along with the first significant rain for weeks which wasn't that disruptive but OTOH didn't help.  The living art show was part burlesque part catwalk and the combination of electro swing soundtrack, highly effective lighting and a enthusiastic audience made quite an event ... looking forward to next year.

sa 27 Aug
2016

Free wedding open day at Butley Priory today 11am-3pm.and Free (the music not the beer) beer and music (sounds like a good combination) festival at the Hoxne Swan this bank holiday weekend. ♫

tu 23 Aug
2016

Diversion in Victoria Mill Road FramlinghamDiversions seem quite the thing around near the coast at the mo'.  This one is in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham which is closed maybe a hundred yards from the junction with Station Road.

we 3 Aug
2016

House sales around near the coastSurprisingly three recent house sales in Monk Soham.

fr 15 Jul
2016

A woman died in a motorcycle accident yesterday evening in Walpole.

su 26 Jun
2016

Witnesham End of a RainbowDriving through Witnesham last weekend we thought That PC repair shop has gone, well it was very isolated, looks like a private house now.  Passing today we saw it's End of a Rainbow, they've been there eighteen months but sadly (if appropriately) this weekend was their last.

mo 20 Jun
2016

Police speed checking in Walpole and Yoxford today.

th 2 Jun
2016

near the coast in 2014.

fr 27 May
2016

Speed cameras today in Eye, Kenton, Melton and Woodbridge.

th 26 May
2016

US air crew at Debach in 1944Sunday afternoon the Debach Airfield has an open day with military vehicles, 1940s music, the Eastern Angles and free admission to the museum and car parking.

we 18 May
2016

Friends of East Suffolk Performing ArtsOver the past seven years FESPA have awarded more than £38,000 of bursaries to near the coast acting, dancing, music and stage management students.  If you are hoping to start a performing arts course this autumn make an application.

sa 23 Apr
2016
St George's Day

Music Hall MomentsEntertainments around near the coast tonight include the second and last night Music Hall Moments (comedy, songs and sketches) in the Great Glemham village hall or the FRAmlingham residents have a St George's night of tuck and fun (including ♫ from the Broadside Boys) at Tommy Mills.

su 10 Apr
2016

Bury Saints v Sussex ThunderDespite a pleasant morning here in near the coast we suspect that this year's Paris-Roubaix could be a muddy one.  Either way we won't be chasing it around the Internet because we'll be near Thetford snapping the Bury Saints v Sussex Thunder rematch that was such an outstanding semi-final last year ... it's free admission.

th 7 Apr
2016

House sales around near the coastThe near the coast April house sales review indicates that not surprisingly the start of the year has been slow.

sa 2 Apr
2016

Mitch Benn and Neil Innes - pic contributed♫ Don't know what we make of musical parodist Mitch Benn, he's a permanent on Radio 4's The Now Show and seems to be a chum of near the coast's own gentle and brilliant parodist Neil Innes.  You can make your own mind up tomorrow when he closes the show at Ipswich's Jokers.

th 17 Mar
2016

The constabulary warn about telephone scams involving council tax, one in which the caller claims to be from the district council.

tu 1 Mar
2016
St David's Day

Spices in gherkin jarsLife Skills 9:  Supermarkets that have a world food section (the Norwich Hartford Bridge Tesco has Nigerian 6% Guinness!) may have those large cellophane bags of ground spices at a pro rata one fifth the price of Schwartz refills.  We decant them into large one time gherkin jars and even then the jars aren't big enough.  Couldn't see any large bags in the Martlesham Tesco today but not surprisingly the Hackney Tesco does stock them.

mo 29 Feb
2016

Fram Con Club bar Saturday nightWe lost useful broadband Saturday morning (thank you BT) which was a pity as we wanted to tell you about wrestling that evening at the Stonham Barns and The Outlaws at the Framlingham Con Club.  Coming back from The Outlaws we passed The Railway at 10:50pm just as a nun ran past presumably not wanting to miss last orders ... honest, a nun ... a bloke but in a wimple and habit.

fr 26 Feb
2016

Part of the Wyverstone ammunition stashThe thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives.  Kept in close proximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would ... more here

sa 6 Feb
2016

House sales busy in Woodbridge ... but then it's quite a big place for ntc. House sales around near the coast

mo 4 Jan
2016

EA-CAT (pronounced 'ee'-cat) is the Eastern Community Assistance Team ... Same people, same commitment.

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