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we 18 Jan
2023
Theatrical masks of comedy and tragedy
Winnie the Pooh Day - AA Milne's birthday

A Murder at St Muttley'sCommon Ground Theatre's Christmas tour of Bah, humbug!comedy A Murder at St Mutley's continues this week in the Gallery Studio Theatre Ipswich and ends Sunday over the county border in Chipping Ongar.  For certain they'll be back touring near the coast soon.

we 2 Nov
2022

The last time we can recall using a fax was for accreditation with Essex Police for Operation Utah and it seemed clunky then.  Seems the fax is joining Betamax, the tamagotchi (though you can still buy them) and 8 track cartridges.

sa 22 Oct
2022

The East African Daily Times has recalled its Ukrainian reporter Venutia CratpoleEast African Daily Times because in six months she hasn't filed anything about ITFC or that there Ed Sheraton.  Venutia is due back Tuesday and will be reassigned as the EADT's Co-op and Posh Boys correspondent.

th 6 Oct
2022

Common Ground Theatre's The RavenThis autumn Common Ground Theatre are substantially touring Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven around near the coast and not near the coast.  We're looking at the wonderfully intimate Syleham and Wingfield village hall on the 12th or perhaps the Halesworth Cut on the 28th.

we 29 Jun
2022

Co-op Live onlineRegister for and attend the East of England online Co-op Live tonight and they'll donate £5 to a food bank you choose from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich ... we've registered.

mo 6 Jun
2022

Gridiron UKYesterday's Ipswich Cardinals 14-21 Colchester Gladiators was a little tetchy but disorder was limited to one outbreak.  Later there was a flop so ... more here

tu 17 May
2022

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

fr 22 Apr
2022

Suffolk Myths 95: Some Suffolk women got Covid three months before the first case in China.

su 10 Oct
2021

Friday afternoon between Bradfield (not Bredfield) and Mistley ...

th 30 Sep
2021

Dutch rider Anoushka Koster checking the sea's still thereWe knew there was a stage postponed to Saturday week of the Women's Tour finishing in Felixstowe, we were there for the 2014 stage start.  We hadn't realised that it's the tour's final stage.  On the previous day there's another spectator opportunity just over the county border when the tour visits North Essex, Colchester to Clacton.

mo 20 Sep
2021

Yesterday somewhere between Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge both ways there was very heavy rain but none to speak of at Cardinals 08-57 Cambridge ... more here

tu 31 Aug
2021

The second three team meeting of the Women's Central East Conference Saturday was held at the Peterborough Lions Rugby Club.  Despite helpful ... more here

sa 5 Jun
2021

A tree possibly in LiechtensteinStackton Tressel (pop 6,324) town council denies informal meetings to discuss a unilateral declaration of independence after the government finalises a trade deal with Liechtenstein  (pop 38,229).  Council chairman Dame Celia Baumhugger said she'd heard there were trees in Liechtenstein.

sa 3 Apr
2021

We thought the world was slowly drifting back to normality so discouraging that next weekend's Paris-Roubiax has been postponed until October.

fr 2 Apr
2021

Turkish National FlagTurkey has taken over from Germany as the third busiest country reading our digest ... Turkey?!

su 7 Mar
2021

Over The Moon back on Framlingham MarketEncouraging little signs of approaching normality this weekend are the welcome return of Over The Moon Coffee on Framlingham Market yesterday and the race to the sun Paris-Nice starts today with highlights on ITV4 tonight at 6pm.

sa 6 Mar
2021
The surface of MarsIt took us a while to work it out but if a parachute was used to land the Perseverance rover then Mars must have an atmosphere.  The vehicle has now moved 21 feet ... so a bit like the North Circular then.
su 14 Feb
2021
Valentine's DayNot surprisingly the Tour de Rwanda  has been pushed back from the end of this month to May but still the Wall of Kigali.
mo 1 Feb
2021
EACH virtual balloon raceEast Anglia's Children's Hospices has taken a big financial hit because of the virus.  You can help out by buying a £3 competitor in a virtual balloon race from Paris on St Valentine's Day, first prize £500.
tu 27 Oct
2020

Cat in the Wall at the Cambridge Film FestivalA chum recently described a Woody Allen film as arty.  Would they think the same of next month's Cambridge Film Festival?  We're intrigued by a Bulgarian view of Brexit Britain Cat in the Wall.

su 18 Oct
2020

You can watch the Giro d'Italia in Welsh and live on iPlayer despite Geriant Thomas crashing out early on with a fractured hip.

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