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fr 21 May
2021

Suffolk Constabulary Shed burglaries at the beginning of the week in Tunstall  and Iken .

tu 18 May
2021
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Next Tuesday here in near the coast  we could be getting a test text message as the first step in a national emergency message service.  The government is generously making this service available to the NHS but being Tories they will be making money out of it.

we 12 May
2021

Suffolk ConstabularySometime between late Thursday afternoon and Monday morning £24,000 of GPS was stolen from around Marlesford and what sounds like farm machinery.

we 7 Apr
2021

Last week an overnight burglary near Walnut Lane Pettistree .

th 18 Mar
2021

East Suffolk  (District) Council's paid service (£45) collecting large items for disposal started up again this week.

we 3 Mar
2021
Belated reminder that the garden green wheelie bin collections restarted this week, collection with your recycling as usual.
mo 15 Feb
2021
The bin collections  should restart today, no garden green wheelie garden collections until St David's Day 1 March.
fr 12 Feb
2021

Wonderfully confusing calendar how bin collections  will hopefully restart next week.

we 10 Feb
2021

Again near the coast bin collections have been CANCELLED for today.

tu 9 Feb
2021

Understandably bin collections around near the coast  have been CANCELLED today as well.

su 7 Feb
2021

UK Power Networks' incident map01:00pm: With power cuts (Leiston is out at the mo') around near the coast caused by the Beast from the East's younger brother you are likely to find this UK Power Networks' incident map useful (enter your postcode).

fr 5 Feb
2021

The other Walpole has the misfortune to be home of Ken Burns he of the relentlessly sentimental background music and equally relentless pan/zoom across a still image.

sa 30 Jan
2021
More sheep worrying with two dead pregnant ewes in Gedgrave  (yes, we had to look it up).
th 21 Jan
2021

Last week two dogs worried pregnant ewes at Friston .

su 10 Jan
2021

Pleasant Green is near the coast's own Sleepy Hollow and is between Orford and Rendlesham.

th 3 Dec
2020

Dancing in Syleham  village hall gets another favourite on that there Flickr.

we 28 Oct
2020

Distraction Thefts of Mobiles

Police are reminding customer facing staff to keep their phones secure at all times after receiving seven reports of ‘distraction thefts’ since the start of October.  The offenders will enter a premises with a customer reception area such as a hairdressers or hotel and distract staff by asking for help or directions and waving papers around.   They will then take the phone from the reception desk/counter whilst the member of staff is distracted.

th 10Sep
2020

Very sorry to hear that Cliff Quay brewer Jeremy Moss passed away last Friday 4th September,

we 9Sep
2020

Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the DisabledLast year the walk raising funds for the Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the Disabled was in Peasenhall.  This year it was going to be a dog walk in Monk Soham  but sadly it's CANCELLED.

sa 29 Aug
2020

Roadside verge volunteer wardens rake and monitor verges as wildlife reserves.

we 19 Aug
2020

The Bentwaters Cold War Museum has thought about re-opening and decided leave it until next year.

fr 7 Aug
2020

Not surprisingly with the current unpleasantness house sales around near the coast are slow but most active in Saxmundham.

th 30 Jul
2020

The Bentwaters Cold War Museum is thinking about re-opening next month, we certainly enjoyed our visit.

tu 30 Jun
2020

Not surprisingly August's Maui Waui festival near Theberton  has been postponed until next year.

su 7 Jun
2020

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

we 27 May
2020

Katie's Garden plant centre NewbourneWe visited Katie's Garden Newbourne for the first time last week.  A staff member asked Are you trying to leave without paying?  We were third in the socially distanced queue for the cashier and exit and empty handed because we'd put our three tumbler tomatoes down whilst waiting.

fr 22 May
2020

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

we 13 May
2020

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

we 6 May
2020

Suffolk ConstabularyIf not a crime wave around near the coast at least a ripple.  Last night both Darsham and Framlingham petrol stations were burgled, Friday a quad bike was stolen in the Yoxford area and about the same time two expensive looking bicycles were stolen from a Woodbridge shed.

sat 2 May
2020

Framlingham Co-op ice bucketSuffolk, or at least Co-ops near the coast, have rediscovered the ice bucket challenge.   Yesterday in front of a few socially distanced onlookers a very good handful of Framlingham Co-op staff were cheerfully dunked by their co-workers.  If we'd paid more attention we would know which charity benefitted but we do know Wickham Market Co-op have been challenged to do the same thing.

th 2 Apr
2020

Suffolk ConstabularyYesterday afternoon a body was found in an Aldeburgh house and in the evening there was an armed robbery at the Fressingfield  Mace Store.

mo 24 Feb
2020

This Saturday the 29th a free (donations welcome) nostalgic Film Night at Horham Community Centre.

th 20 Feb
2020

9am-2pm Saturday week 29 February Knodishall Brownies are holding a table sale in the village hall with profits to the hall.  Tables are £10, phone Brown Owl Jo Mayhew on 01728 831748.

su 9 Feb
2020

Storm Ciara (not Clara) has closed the Orwell Bridge we think 3:00am-06:00pm.

sa 8 Feb
2020

 WANTED  A graphic designer to be paid for designing a Bauhaus style poster.

fr 22 Nov
2019

Didn't know there's a winery in Monk Soham, they are open 11:00am-04:00pm weekend after next for Christmas shopping.

we 20 Nov
2019

Sunday a charity fair in the Hasketon  Victory Hall, a quid to get in but that does include refreshments.

sa 16 Nov
2019

As we've noted before the Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green still has a TO LET sign and the recently expanded Stowupland  Co-op petrol station attractively has planters on the grass verge.

tu 29 Oct
2019

You are in designated public placeDesignated Public Place Orders (DPPOs) were enacted in a bunch of near the coast  towns over ten years ago.  They aren't simple drinking bans, it's not illegal to have wine with a picnic as long as a copper doesn't ask you stop ... read the question.  DPPOs have been replaced by Public Space Protection Orders and last month East Suffolk Council resolved (didn't they vote?) to remove the DPPOs (number seven in the minutes).  Impressively they also thought to remove the signs that imply Framlingham Fen Meadow is the haunt of drunken muggers rather than sober(ish) dog walkers.

mo 21 Oct
2019

Very sad to report that the multi-talented James Holloway passed away some days back.

su 13 Oct
2019

It's the Cratfield Turkey Trot this afternoon at Whitehouse Farm.

mo 23 Sep
2019

The Debach Airfield opening this Sunday will be the last of the year and it's Jeep Day Road Run too.

fr 23 Aug
2019

Edith In The Beginning at Sutton HooOver the weekend theatre company Stuff of Dreams will present the new play Edith in the Beginning.  It tells of Edith Pretty and the Sutton Hoo treasure and will be staged outdoors on the porch of Edith's residence Tranmer House at the Sutton Hoo site.

we 7 Aug
2019

 JOB  Pig stockman wanted near the coast by Rattlerow Farm.

mo 29 Jul
2019

The level crossing at Westerfield is open again.

th 25 Jul
2019

The Prima Donna festival at the end of next month near Pettaugh does pretty much what it says on the tin.

fr 12 Jul
2019

Voices floating past in near the coast and the early hours of Sunday will be the Dunwich Dynamo.

th 11 Jul
2019

Roughcast's A Midsummer's Night DreamRoughcast Theatre are touring Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer's Night Dream around near the coast finishing with a dash over the channel for two shows in the Dordogne ... perhaps because it might be their last chance:)  Tomorrow there's a free performance at the Laxfield Low House.

Driving from much of near the coast to Norwich there was no petrol station until Long Stratton and that one on the wrong side.  Since May there's been a BP petrol station on the Scole A140/A143 roundabout near Diss.

mo 1 Jul
2019

To disprove that everything happens in June Mid Summer Music is at Grundisburgh House this coming Saturday. ♫

su 9 Jun
2019

Women's Tour 2019Expect some delays tomorrow around near the coast when the 2019 Women's Tour 2019 journeys from Beccles to Stowmarket.

sa 25 May
2019

near the coast's other notable warbler Laura Wright joins our peeps in Suffolk page.

sa 18 May
2019

493rd Bomb Group MuseumThe free entrance airfield museum at Debach opens during summer on the last Sunday of the month running until the last Sunday in October.  So the museum will be open tomorrow week.

th 2 May
2019

Council elections around near the coast today but you would be hard pressed to know it.  A stunning lack of information about who the candidates are.

su 7 Apr
2019

♫ Repeating last year's success Kio are playing for dancing at Stonham Aspal village hall this Saturday.

th 28 Mar
2019

We've added a judge and spectators at Butley to Suffolk Gentleman and a gratifyingly side lit rider to our Flickr portfolio ... it's been a while.

su 10 Mar
2019

Building work at the Co-op petrol station Stowupland will continue until at least May and possibly July.

fr 8 Mar
2019
International Women's Day

The ruined chapel at MinsmereA Wing and a Prayer is a large, colourful, glass art piece by Arabella Marshall which is expected to be installed into the ruined chapel at Minsmere this summer.  It will launch a three year programme of arts, nature and heritage based activities.

th 14 Feb
2019
Valentine's Day

Roughcast Theatre present Hobson's ChoiceStarting Monday Roughcast Theatre have an eight date Suffolk tour of the comedy Hobson's Choicenear the coast venues are Hoxne, Wingfield (nearly SOLD OUT) and the Halesworth Cut.

we 23 Jan
2019

It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-Haynings garage Framlingham being updatedmodel them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with.  Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket.  Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!

th 3 Jan
2019

All we could find on the web about Sunday's motorcycle trial was it was Sunday and somewhere around Butley.  In the event it was a mile or two from the village, well signposted with orange pennants, had a burger van and an enormous free car park.  Lots of women judges and unlike our last trial visit eleven! years ago there were a lot more modern bikes including two electrical jobbies.  We always like the surreal cinema image of a single motorbike making its way through the woods.

tu 1 Jan
2019

Ed Sheeran in 2006 and Earl SohamWe could rant about the relentless building around near the coast making rural Suffolk increasingly suburban with little if any improved infrastructure but we'll console ourselves that it's still a pleasant place to live.  We have bubbling a slight change to our look and very probably stylish merch.  In 2019 no doubt there'll be continued sightings of Ed Sheeran, the East African will report local fury about something or other and there'll be even more building ... wishing you the best for 2019.

Donate your retiring Christmas tree to entertain the meerkats at Stonham Barns.

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