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th 9 Mar

The Ukranian national flagThe Ukrainian family of three hosted near the coast have had at least one suitable accommodation offer but have decided to return home to Ukraine.

tu 7 Mar

Turkish national flagSo far 50,000+ dead, humanitarian aid for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake (you can enter your own amount).

su 26 Feb
Ukrainian family

The Ukranian national flagA Ukrainian family of mother with son and daughter who are both at Tommy Mills are looking for accommodation.  They have been staying with a family locally since September, more info roswynbradshaw@icloud.com or 07846 279326.

we 18 Jan
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

su 10 Oct

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

th 30 Sep

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

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

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

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

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

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

su 7 Mar

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
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
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
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.

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