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sa 14 Sep
2019

Rural Myth 80:  Honest Suffolk folk call Stackton Tressel The Gateway to Eaven, (Eaven is a nearby village rumoured to be even smaller than Little Mutterings.)

tu 18 Jun
2019

Canadians eh?

sa 15 Jun
2019

We're 12 years old today, before you know it we'll be having a gap year to travel.

sa 8 Jun
2019

Overheard a member of staff describe the Co-op as a cult ... truer than they know:)

we 24 Apr
2019

nearthecoast on Twitter The new Twitter 'experience' seems a bit left handed ... but admittedly cleaner.

sa 11 Aug
2018

Home grown tomato in Stately TerraceYesterday was a big one in the nearthecoast year, the eating of the first home grown tomato ... right up there with true l♥ve.

fr 10 Aug
2018

You can tell pigeons aren't middle class because they never save some for later.

mo 16 Jul
2018

L♥ve it!  Half Off If your dress like Trump  FREE If your dress like Hillary.

sa 23 Jun
2018

Fish on the Market Hill FramlinghamFish was a good friend to this web site and his chums both on and off line, especially in Framlingham.  In 2011 tragically he laid down in front of a train and committed suicide.  The bulletin board software has deleted the tribute to him, we have recovered the tribute which is now permanently at Fish 1972-2011.

we 20 Jun
2018

We really l♥ve Jessie Cave.

su 17 Jun
2018

It may be father's day but you're not my real daughter so you can't tell me what to do.

fr 6 Apr
2018

Appreciative and appreciated Facebook comments about Ladies in Framlingham.

tu 21 Nov
2017

BBC Radio 3 mixtapeBBC Radio 3 now has a 30 minute mix-tape 7:00-7:30pm, thankfully jock free so a pleasant relief from the preceding relentless jollity of Sean Rafferty's interaction with the studio guests. ♫

mo 30 Oct
2017

We've licensed a pic via Alamy to a French publisher ... feeling quite cosmo. nearthecoast at Alamy

mo 25 Sep
2017

The clocks go back at the end of OctoberWe were wondering why since our move to a new server maintenance things were happening in the morning instead of middle of the night, the server was on New York time:)  Clocks go back at the end of next month.

mo 4 Sep
2017

Apologies for being a bit silent recently but we've been doing stuff to please Mr Google.  He gave us a small pat on the head yesterday ... but we don't trust him.

th 6 Jul
2017

Today we're moving nearthecoast on to a new and faster server.  There could be a little disruption but as Stackton Tressel's wellbeing deliverance officer has taken to saying It's gonna be great.

Blimey!  One of our stock pix licensed for German telly.  nearthecoast at Alamy

sa 11 Feb
2017

Early Warning: Shrove Tuesday is comparatively late this year, last day of the month.

we 21 Dec
2016
Winter Solstice - the shortest day

Padlock graphic in Google ChromeNow when you visit www.nearthecoast.com you'll be forwarded to our secure site https://www.nearthecoast.com, see the little padlock on the address bar?

tu 15 Nov
2016

Problems with a data centre many levels above us took nearthecoast down this morning for maybe four hours.  Email sent to us between roughly 8:00-11:50am may have been lost.  As those signs say Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

su 13 Nov
2016

One SuffolkOur link checker is starting to pick up the now defunct local web sites that chose not to pay One Suffolk and the village site that bizarrely now thinks it's 2015.

tu 23 Aug
2016

A few days later than expected but our PhotoBox pro gallery has now CLOSED.

fr 15 Jan
2016

The AddIt toolbarWe've removed the AddIt toolbar that lived just above because it was really slowing the web site down, it might return if AddIt sort themselves out.

we 9 Sep
2015

63 years and 216 days ... congratulations your majesty.  Watching your coronation in black and white as the archbishop raised the crown giving it the full monty our great aunt Con lent over and said Here Lil, they're all actors aren't they.

fr 5 Jun
2015

We've collected past astonishers on to their own page.

fr 8 May
2015

♥ you democracy ... even when you get it wrong :)

th 7 May
2015
Black Spot Day

It does matter ... VOTE!


th 30 Apr
2015

Nice try flinders but Guess Who 35? isn't Eric Morecambe.  Guess Who 35?

07970 865730At the beginning of April BT made us an offer we couldn't refuse so after 16 years we transferred our Orange mobile to BT ... for most of this month we've had no or only a partial mobile service.  Seems to be working now, try texting us on 07970 865730

we 1 Apr
2015
April Fool

Hopkins HomesThe Vatican City has announced the excommunication vitandus of Hopkins Homes for engaging in joint commercial activities with Satan.  An excommunication vitandus barrs Catholics from dealing with the excommunicated which should slow the spread of Satanism within Suffolk.

mo 30 Mar
2015

175 years ago today Beau Brummell died in a French lunatic asylum ... it was probably what they made him wear.

mo 9 Feb
2015

Our attempts to please that nice Mr Google with how we look on a smartphone took if not a giant leap forward at least a significant step today.

tu 27 Jan
2015

Maximus Decimus MeridiusMaximus Decimus Meridius:  My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the armies of the north, general of the Felix legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius.  Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Starbucks:  ... I'll just put Max then.

we 21 Jan
2015

Today we are still mostly fixing mobile usability issues to please that nice Mr Google.

mo 5 Jan
2015

Is this the future of the NHS?

th 1 Jan
2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  No doubt in 2015 Andrea Hill will return as County chief executive and sponsorship renames Suffolk as Hopkinshomeshire, it'll be cheapest to park in Essex and use helicopters to travel around ntc, finally roller derby in Ipswich and perhaps we get a record 20,000 visitors in a month, we abandon VeganB46 but still drop a dress size and despite the continual house building and bureaucratic BS near the coast remains a pleasant place to live ...

we 31 Dec
2014

Wren on a 1937 farthing At midnight 54 years ago today the farthing stopped being legal tender.  We always thought it charmingly suitable that the smallest British coin had the tiny (the goldcrest is the smallest) British bird the wren on the reverse ... so comforting that the wren population, around Framlingham at least, seems to be increasing.

su 2 Nov
2014

9:02am:  The bulletin board will be going offline while we upgrade the software.

9:54am:  The bulletin board is back, in the end we had to do a full re-install so the board style is the default subsilver ... we're leaving it like that.

we 1 Oct
2014

We've just taken the the road tax disc off our state of the art news gathering vehicle and feel liberated ... so far today though we've seen only one fellow liberatee.

th 24 Jul
2014

Don't know whether to be pleased or embarrassed but Alamy have licensed one of our pix to the Daily Mail Online ...

sa 19 Jul
2014

Fish's ashes were scattered on the River Blyth at Southwold on Tuesday 15 July.

sa 28 Jun
2014

If nothing else Bobby Womack thank you for this ... RIP

sa 3 May
2014

des' dinners has been restructured but nobody has lost their job.

fr 28 Mar
2014

Coming Soon!  Top ten reasons for not reading lists.

tu 25 Mar
2014

Life eh?  Life eh?

mo 17 Mar
2014

We get papped on Framlingham market ... #Suffolk eh?

th 30 Jan
2014

We were saddened to discover that Ming the Merciless' head of security General Kala died early last year from pancreatic cancer ... as far as we know she was never on the council but probably would have fitted right in.

we 29 Jan
2014

ntc on a BlackberryFinally mobile phone users visiting us have a friendlier and stable(ish) if not polished version to see, the left and right side bars disappear and the central content is bigger so it can be read without zooming.  It's been tested on four different telephones, comments welcome  by email, Twitter or Facebook.

we 1 Jan
2014

roller derby bout A Fistful of RollersNo doubt in 2014 the East African and councils will continue to rot your brain, nothing will get cheaper and you'll need your passport to buy a box of matches or a potato peeler, but there'll still be proper beer and coffee to drink, Suffolk Roller Derby should bout publicly, we'll get a record 20,000+ monthly visitors, we stick to VB46 and despite all the expected building near the coast it will remain a pleasant place to live, safe for trees and the barking ... bring it on 2014.

su 24 Nov
2013

The RutlesWe can't help thinking that if The Beatles hadn't been called The Beatles but Four Nice Young Men from Liverpool and surrounding villages they may have got more public funding but probably wouldn't have been quite so significant.

tu 17 Sep
2013

Wheelie bins arriving in Fram for the first timeFive years ago today the wheelie bins arrived inAll things will pass ... the now disappearing industrial south of Framlingham and what was then Solar was ram raided by four balaclavaed men.

fr 13 Sep
2013

Ray Dolby has died aged 80 ... that's the A, B and C of it.

su 8 Sep
2013

Abandoned Burger King by the A12 - pic Mr SmithMr Smith found these left overs from from a good time by the A12 near Saxmundham.  Is there a Burger King in Sax now?  We were surprised to discover there's a Costa Coffee and no Mr Smith, the babe on the bench is not Benjamin Britten although it is a bloke.

tu 18 Jun
2013

This web site was six on Saturday, our first report was reubens opening at the back of the Framlingham Crown.  We forgot all about it being our birthday.  Can we forgive ourselves?  Well at least we avoided the urge to have dodgy clip art of balloons, cakes and sprinkles.

tu 1 Jan
2013

Hopefully in 2013 Fram market will stay a place to rant and drink good coffee, Earl Soham beer from its new Debenham brewery continues to bring its own joy, Maverick gigs proceed triumphally, the new Wickham co-op discovers it's not Ikea, roller derby find its way to coastal Suffolk (it's found Bury St Edumds and the west of the county with a US military connection), the great and good get greater and gooderer and near the coast continues to madden and endear.  Happy New Year!

tu 4 Dec
2012

Alexa.com is telling us our pages are loading a bit faster since our server change/upgrade and publishing is certainly a lot faster, so worth all the pain ... maybe.

mo 15 Oct
2012

Our Twitter feed on the left there is back which is nice and a pig stolen in Dunwich ... not as funny as it sounds.

tu 4 Sep
2012

Hopefully you've noticed we look slightly different?  Not only that but the 400+ pages of nearthecoast.com should be looking more consistent but in true Suffolk style there are still bloody minded outposts of this web site fiercely resisting change.

tu 20 Mar
2012

Stackton Tressel now has it's own page, as does Little Mutterings.

fr 6 Jan
2012

<blush>  Our pic of Truly Thumptious and son has been nominated by US web site Derby Life for Most Derby photo 2011.

fr 23 Dec
2011

Merry Wotsit

Have a good one ... see you on the other side ...

mo 1 Aug
2011

A record 11,000+ visitors to this web site last month, perhaps it was our coverage of the Dunwich Dynamo?

sa 4 Jun
2011

What's that Skip?07:03pm  What's that Skip?  You don't know what oxymoron means?  Don't worry Skip, it's a self contradictory figure of speech ... like ethical banking, sports personality or technology centre.

th 31 Mrr
2011
world backup day

Wind up gramophone on ebaYThe truly green alternative to the iPod; no batteries, no USB, no mains adaptor, just wind it up and off it goes and on ebaY starting at just one penny!

su 15 Aug
2010

ASTONISHER No.1:  Country singer and songwriter Kris Kristofferson has a boxing blue from Oxford ... we know but it's true.

su 30 May
2010

We found the thing to click so ntcers can now tag our FaceBook photies.

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