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tu 17 Nov
2020

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in East SuffolkConcerningly despite this second lock down confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Suffolk continue to rise ... seventy third reason to be cheerful is Wes Anderson's eccentric world view.

su 25 Oct
2020

Maggi Hambling: Making Love with the PaintIt is a truth universally acknowledged that In Suffolk you are never more than five yards away from an artist.  Last night a BBC 2 doc about nearthecoast's very significant paint botherer Maggi Hambling ... more than once the non-surgical mask was slipped.

tu 15 Sep
2020

Daisy Cooper in Aldeburgh and 2010Born in Suffolk Daisy Cooper went to Framlingham College, was Suffolk Coastal prospective parliamentary candidate in 2010 and in 2014 looked like a shoo in for the Lib Dem presidency.  Daisy is now MP for St Albans and this week was elected deputy leader of her party ... we need more politicians called Daisy.

mo 7Sep
2020

Really like Scott Mortimer's Suffolk Noir cards set in Woodbridge.  Packs of nine cards available at Browsers Bookshop in the Woodbridge Thoroughfare.

sa 8 Aug
2020

Multiple power tools recovered by Suffolk ConstabularyAn arrest early last month in Ipswich has led to the recovery of multiple power tools from multiple burglaries and thefts across Suffolk.  The constabulary web site has pictures and the police are asking potential owners to come forward.

mo 20 Jul
2020

Suffolk Punches at the 2007 Framlingham Horse ShowThe Suffolk Punch was (may be is) one third of the Suffolk Trinity (with red poll cattle and black faced sheep) but as a breed it's severely under threat with just 72 mares in the UK.  A positive sign for this gorgeously coloured and historically important breed is using a new sex sorted sperm method a filly colt has been born in Whitchurch Shropshire.

fr 17 Jul
2020

The web site may be a little short on information but we very much approve of PINK Orange.  They supply throughout Suffolk to free school meal receivers free household meal kits during the summer hols.

tu 7 Jul
2020

Suffolk Roller Deby skater Dr Astrid CoxonIn a lifetime of laughter and tears we have noted that most people like what they're used to and that usually means clichéd predictability so when the Blue Thunder Rollers renamed themselves we were impressed they resisted Suffolk Punchers or such like.  Recently Suffolk Roller Derby skater Dr Astrid Coxon has revived the draught horse allusion.

Suffolk Myth 85:  Good afternoon and who let you in? is another popular Suffolk greeting.

sa 4 Jul
2020
American Independence Day

Lucy Sampson one half of Honey and the Bear♫ Today Saturday 4 July is US Independence Day but more importantly your local pub should re-open.  Let's hope bottled beer hasn't reprogrammed your taste buds and you have to relearn draught.  This afternoon you could use up those bottles while Maverick virtually festival on that there Facepack.  We'll be looking out for rocker Terra Lightfoot and local Honey and the Bear.

mo 29 Jun
2020

Annette Badland plays DCI Gwen DanburySet in East Suffolk police whodunit DI Gwen Danbury has no strong sense of place but name checks locals like Orford and Woodbridge.  Copper Gwen Danbury is played by the delicious Annette Badland who was so wonderful in Little Voice.

tu 16 Jun
2020

The Women's Tour will be coming to Suffolk tomorrow ... virtually.

th 11 Jun
2020

Suffolk County Council were surprisingly quick about that.

sa 23 May
2020

A Suffolk rainbow, they're special eh?

mo 18 May
2020

An ironic returning to normality with East Suffolk garden waste collections starting again next week on Bank Holiday?! Monday 25 May.

fr 15 May
2020

Yesterday 1,326 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk.  The  forty seventh reason to be cheerful ... the drummer could be from any Suffolk covers band

sat 2 May
2020
Framlingham Co-op ice bucketCo-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.
mo 6 Apr
2020

Yesterday unsurprisingly the total of confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk went over over 200 confirmed cases.  If like us you're suffering from sport deprivation here's a fourteenth reason to be cheerful ... they're going for two. ♫

sa 4 Apr
2020

Brown Wheelie Bin RemovalThe paid green garden waste wheelies arrived in October 2018.  At this difficult time East Suffolk district council are suspending garden waste collections but subscriptions will be extended when the collections restart.

tu 31 Mar
2020
world backup day

Recall our space exclamations rant?  Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawney is doing it.  The spaces between words show where the words start and end though this doesn't necessarily apply to Suffolk roadside signs FOR SALE  Bare Roothedging.  A full stop/exclamation shows where a sentence ends and by placing a space before it you're confusing things ... but we wouldn't break social distancing to argue this.

su 29 Mar
2020

Yesterday 74 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk.  A seventh reason to be cheerful. ♫

we 25 Mar
2020

Yesterday 28 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Suffolk but the good news is the East of England Co-op is offering 10% off to all NHS workers ... and a yet another reason to be cheerful ♫.

we 18 Mar
2020

Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre cancelledAldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning.  The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year.  All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.

tu 10 Mar
2020

A Wing And A PrayerA Wing And A Prayer is not only a Ry Cooder track but also a project by glass artist Arabella Marshall she has been preparing for three years.  An artwork glass window is being installed in the ruined chapel at RSPB Minsmere, more info at www.awingandaprayer.org.uk

sa 29 Feb
2020

Bawdsey Radar TrustSuffolk Small Museum of the Year the Bawdsey Radar Trust is looking for two paid interns for six month placements.

tu 14 Jan
2020

Unfair to say in rural Suffolk it's still the 1950s but sometimes it does feel like the 1960s.

fr 3 Jan
2020

If Count Dracula's ship the Demeter had got lost in all that fog and landed at Orford instead of Whitby then after his first meal in Suffolk the Count would know a lot more about tractors.

su 22 Sep
2019
Nicholas Crane presenter of tv prog CoastWe've added Nicholas Crane on the Framlingham Market Hill to peeps in Suffolk.  He presents the tv show Coast so Fram gateway to the stars ... and that there Ed Sheraton.
we 12 Aug
2019
We've added comedian Rich Hall at the Maverick Festival to peeps in Suffolk.
tu 2 Jul
2019

Stallholder Karl on Framlingham's Saturday market joins our Suffolk Gentlemen.

tu 11 Jun
2019

Saturday a 40 minute afternoon walk (dogs on leads welcome) around Peasenhall followed by afternoon tea in support of Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the Disabled.

sa 25 May
2019

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

fr 24 May
2019

How very Suffolk:)  ♫ She Think's My Tractor's Sexy

tu 16 Apr
2019

The shop being built at the Stowupland Co-op garage is going to be a BIG one.

tu 26 Mar
2019

An Honest GentlemanAn Honest Gentleman is theatre from company Stuff of Dreams about Norfolk born gentleman of the road Thomas Easter.  The 16 date tour starts Friday in Beccles.

mo 25 Mar
2019

Suffolk ConstabularyThe Constabulary start this year's monthly Safe Rider Workshops for motorcyclists at Martlesham Heath next month 5-6th April.  The two day courses includes an escorted ride and lunch.

mo 11 Mar
2019

Women's Tour of Britain 2019This year's Women's Tour of Britain will again visit Framlingham but this year it starts in Beccles and ends in Stowmarket.

mo 4 Feb
2019

An actress in the Keeper's Daughter's production of Romeo and Juliet at Wingfield Barn's last summer has been added to Ladies in Suffolk.

sa 26 Jan
2019

The BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket is open again and the Stowmarket Co-op garage has the metal framework in place for a substantial building.

fr 25 Jan
2019
Burns Night

Fressingfield Players' Alice in Wonderland - pic contributedTonight it's the second night of the Fressingfield Players' Alice in Wonderland a family pantomime filled with riddles, rhymes and rabbits.  The three day run ends tomorrow with a matinee and an evening show.

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 Stowupland (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 10 Jan
2019
Suffolk ConstabularyWe do seem to get through chief constables, Steve Jupp will be the fourth in six years ... just saying.

The Suffolk joke is There's a bloke in our village who's been to Norwich ... well he had to.  We rather like Norwich with its market that always reminds us of a souq and the city now has its own section on here.

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.
su 28 Oct
2018

Immersive horror at Bungay Castle this coming Wednesday by Strange Fascination.

th 6 Sep
2018

Dance police at Hackney Carnival 2014Suffolk Police have removed their YouTube lip sync vid (something to do with Tim Passmore?) but the Norfolk cops vid is still there .. coppers dancing is a bit like a politician trying to tell a joke.

th 30 Aug
2018

Kirsty Merryn plays the Fisher Theatre Bungay tomorrow night.

tu 28 Aug
2018

Passing motorbike at the Rendham MummersYesterday amidst passing cyclists (who stopped to watch), motorbikes and drivers (one of whom informed the crowd The police are on the way) the Rendham Mummers in their usual chaotic manner delighted.  The post performance buckets go to the Suffolk and Norfolk charity Fresh Start.

fr 17 Aug
2018

A forged £20 note in Beccles Tuesday and more in Woodbridge earlier in the month.

su 12 Aug
2018

Lavender and Jude the wedding dress shop in Stradbroke has moved to Bungay, can't say that's a surprise.

fr 10 Aug
2018

Suffolk ConstabularyWe've watched this Suffolk police lip sync video very carefully and we can't see PC Jeff or PCSO Christian anywhere?

tu 24 Jul
2018

Yesterday the hottest place of the year so far was Santon Downham (it's in Suffolk if only just) but remember it will end ...

th 19 Jul
2018

West Suffolk County Council coat of armsBury St Edmunds may not be near the coast but it is in Suffolk, was the county town of West Suffolk and is home to brewer Greene King and roller rink Curvemotion so it now has its own page, and why not.

mo 9 Jul
2018

Sam and the Womp at Stradbroke♫ A very large tv screen kept the fifth Stradisphere in Stradbroke informed about the football, and Saturday night we got to see surprisingly mature well known trouble makers from Harleston Red Mecca.  In the tent Das Fenster and the Alibis were a very theatrical (we like that) rockabilly type trio with stand up bass followed by Sam and the Womp who had a million selling number one in 2012 (no, we hadn't heard of them either).  The Balkan influenced trumpet (yes, we know) of Sam etc prompted dancing and intriguingly entertained us.

sa 7 Jul
2018
Land Rover Day at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Wetheringsett tomorrow.
th 21 Jun
2018
Summer Solstice - the longest day

Like we said before everything happens in June including Brandeston long weekend below.  Tomorrow Peppery initiates the third Ipswich Jazz Festival with Italian band ♫Rumba De Bodas♫.  Saturday in chronological order, Worlingworth Car Show, Playford Hall Open Day and in the evening and Aldeburgh Cinema Bill Nighie will do a Q&A after a showing of The Bookshop.

sa 9 Jun
2018

Last night and tonight at the Fisher Theatre Bungay Monkey Business have a show of Cabaret, Circus and Burlesque for just £12.

fr 1 Jun
2018

Woolpit Steam RallyThis weekend it's the Woolpit Steam Rally which in the Suffolk manner is held in Wetherden and tomorrow there's a jumble sale in Campsea Ashe and though we don't know where or what time the village hall seems an uncertain guess.

sa 5 May
2018

Middy in the War Years tomorrow at Brockford Station Wetheringsett.

tu 10 Apr
2018
Framlingham 2014 Felixstowe 2014 Framlingham 2014
mo 2 Apr
2018

Suffolk  Wildlife Trust's have a family Easter Eggstravaganza tomorrow morning and Wednesday afternoon at Foxburrow Farm Melton.

we 29 Nov
2017

 JOB  Mother of two with health problems seeks a Cleaner/PA in Great Finborough the other side of Stowmarket.

mo 18 Sep
2017

We've added Detectorist Mackenzie Crook to peeps in Suffolk.

we 16 Aug
2017
Not wearing socks is enough to cause comment in Suffolk ... eh?
fr 30 Jun
2017

♫ Tomorrow night the Suffolk  Singers present the concert Summer Serenade at Holy Trinity Blythburgh.

sa 17 Jun
2017

All day today at Goodrich Park Palgrave (it's near Diss) Journey Through The Ages Vintage Rally and Country Fair.

we 14 Jun
2017

The Constabulary warn against a telephone scam claiming to be the tax office.

fr 19 May
2017
It's six thirty pm and we're changing for dinner ... this may be Suffolk but do we look like we drive a tractor?
we 3 May
2017
Suffolk  Young Farmers Country Fair this Sunday at Easton Farm Park ... they're a bit non-committal about what time it starts.
fr 7 Apr
2017

It's the Suffolk  Neighbourhood Watch Association annual general meeting tonight in Woolpit village hall, ample parking and refreshments.

fr 10 Mar
2017

Laxfield Market is first Saturday of the month, Wenhaston Market is the last Saturday of the month, that's the 25th this month.

su 26 Feb
2017

Artful Dodgers junior roller derbyQuite a wait for roller derby to arrive in Suffolk, now we're watching out for junior derby in East Anglia.  There's been mutterings at Norfolk Roller Derby and it's reached Kent.

we 25 Jan
2017
Burns Night

Harvest with Combine, Norfolk 2009 by Justin PartykaThe Norfolk and Suffolk photographs of Justin Partyka's were a feature of Mary Chamberlain's book Fenwomen when republished by Full Circle.  The London gallery Osbourne Samuel are curating an online selling show Close to Home of his East Anglian works and running until 24th February.

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