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fr 21 Oct
Trafalgar Day

One SuffolkIf memory serves about the time PM Tony Blaire's vision for the information superhighway was to dole out rubbish computers in Framlingham the website One Suffolk arrived.  An unlikely partnership between Suffolk's constabulary, county and district councils it provided free websites for community organisations, small business and parish councils,  From next month Community Action Suffolk will be the new provider and they will charge for the service.

fr 23 Sep

Shappi Korsandi - pic contributedIf you're prepared to schlep to the Haverhill Arts Centre tonight for Shappi Korsandi's Oh My Country tour celebrating her forty years in the UK it's  SOLD OUT  ... except there are some single tickets ... so it's not SOLD OUT then.

we 21 Sep

Norwich band Eva Black at the Hoxne Swan this Saturday.

The musical comedy 'Our House'♫ This may be a little ways off both in time and distance but looks terrific fun.  The musical comedy Our House based on the songs of Madness and presented by the Waveney Light Opera Group in the Beccles Public Hall and the middle of next month.

we 31 Aug

You're never going to believe what happened next in Little Mutterings ...

sa 6 Aug

Debenham diversion - pic by Tony HuttBefore satnavs and in north Essex we stopped to ask the way and were told Go straight on at the T-junction ... how very Suffolk we thought.  This diversion is in Debenham, pic by Tony Hutt.

fr 8 Jul

BBC Radio SuffolkDon't know how long it's been there but we've only just noticed that BBC Radio Suffolk has appeared on Freeview channel 720.

we 22 Jun

The bit of Suffolk not near the coast and in 2014.

Ania Hobson open studio at Studio 90 RendhamThe coming weekend is the last of this year's Suffolk Open Studios.  In Rendham Ania Hobson is open studio at Studio 90 newly opened in April this year.

sa 18 Jun

St Elizabeth Hospice's parachute partySt Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich is hosting at Beccles Airfield a parachute party next month.  They are looking for jumpers but on the day there will be entertainment including face painting, hot food, popcorn and music for spectators.

tu 7 Jun

Very young starter at Colchester GladiatorsSix hours of British American football at Colchester Rugby Club Sunday.  A very rewarding tuck stall, a scoreboard (we do find it hard keeping up with the score especially when it's not clear whether a point after at the other end was good or not) and half time entertainment from twirlers carrying as many injuries as a roller derby league.  Hosts Colchester Gladiator's defence started strongly but the very short handed team faded to a 40-00 whitewash from the Bury Saints.  In the second game Kent Exiles came from behind for a 28-14 win over Herts Cheetahs.  Enjoyed it all and thankfully no overtime.

we 1 Jun

The usual and lengthy police info for the Suffolk Show today and tomorrow.

we 4 May
Star Wars Day

Current PCC Tim Passmore in EyeThings to do tomorrow should be vote for the Suffolk police crime commissioner (this year the candidates include two women and a green) and perhaps grab your last chance to register for the St Elizabeth Hospice 10th annual Midnight Walk.

tu 3 May

The weekend before last we saw Bury Saints beat Solent Thrashers 19-6 atBury Saint 19-06 Solent Thrashers home.  A scrappy match that in the spirit of Shakespeare's anniversary might be described as a Comedy of Errors.  For us the most surprising moment was when the visiting defensive coach was warned for unsportsmanlike conduct because one of his hand signals to his own players could be interpreted as threatening (NFL Rules Section 3 Article 1b).  This Sunday the Saints play the Herts Cheetahs, free admission.

mo 2 May

Police have named the Thurston teenager who died yesterday and confirmed that he died from an injury caused by an air pellet.

su 1 May

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 14 year old boy died following a possible firearms incident in Thurston near Bury St Edmunds.

sa 16 Apr

Suffolk Young Farmers Country Fair tomorrow (the forecast looks better than today) at Easton Farm Park, not free admission but there are family tickets.

we 13 Apr

Vegetables and fruitWe have a friend who grew up in Armagh.  On a trip he and his father discovered that in Belfast fish and chips is served with fruit ... a slice of lemon.  In a similar manner we have come to terms with fish and chips served with vegetables but went to pieces when in Long Stratton we were offered mint sauce with our mushy peas.  We refused but next time we'll pluck up our courage and try.

we 30 Mar

Overheard whilst waiting for a burger at Thetford rugby club He's eleven months, what would he want with a chip?

tu 22 Mar

Sunday the Bury Saints beat the Oxford Saints 75 to 8 in a pre-season friendly but no shame to Oxford as they play in a division below Bury.

sa 19 Mar

Visited the Fisher Theatre Bungay last night for the first time yesterday toCharley's Aunt in Bungay discover it's small but perfectly formed with loads of tech and you can take your drink into the auditorium.  RoughCast Theatre were presenting the Victorian farce Charley's Aunt.  Audience members inevitably asked Are you the official photographer? (No, we don't photograph officials) and then observed They're very good aren't they? ... can't disagree with that.  Charley plays tonight in the Framlingham St Michael's Rooms.

sa 12 Mar

Suffolk Roller DerbyTomorrow male roller derby in Ipswich.  A Brit Champs double bouter with hosts Suffolk playing Nottingham and Bristol playing from Stamford Brawls of Steel.  Tickets eight quid on the door or six online from Suffolk Roller Derby.

th 10 Mar

♫ Now that's a name for a tribute band ... Wrong Stewart and The Farces.

th 18 Feb

Signed Spectre clapper board - pic contributedChristies are already auctioning online properties and memorabilia from the James Bond film Spectre ... it is for charity though inexplicably none of the charities are in Suffolk or benefit cats, dogs, church roofs or trees.

fr 26 Feb

Part of the Wyverstone ammunition stashThe thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives.  Kept in close Rifles from the Wyverstones arms cacheproximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would have been a fireworks display the village wouldn't forget.

Arnold died of pancreatic cancer in July 2014 before he could face charges but last Friday following a related enquiry firearms dealer Anthony Buckland received six years for fraud and selling prohibited weapons.

fr 12 Feb

Norfolk Brawds B v Suffolk Roller DerbyWe like a guiding principle that's been pared down to a few words (Don't get involved Michael The Godfather) so much enjoyed Philthy Delphia's shouted Git It And Quit It to a lead jammer last Saturday.  She was advising from the outfield the Norfolk Brawds B team in a scrimmage with Suffolk Roller Derby.  The bout went both ways ending in a Brawds win.  Rewardingly the scoreboard had the perception to keep moving about so everyone could see it.  Thankfully no major injuries ... good stuff!

sa 6 Feb

Odd goings on between Halesworth and Bungay last month.

fr 29 Jan

The Harleston Players present Treasure IslandThe Harleston Players present starting tonight six performance of Treasure Island over the next two weekends.

th 21 Jan

Smilies at Suffolk Roller Derby Suffolk Roller Derby held their first fresh meat of 2016 earlier this month at the Inspire centre Ipswich.  We reckon there were 14 newbs ranging from ready to go to never been on skates before.  New male and female faces always welcome Fridays but to ensure there's enough loan equipment it helps to contact them first.

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