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Suffolk in 2011

mo 17 Oct

Young cyclocross riderIt's been a couple of years since we've seen a cyclocross and though a nice day may have helped there was impressive youthful involvement at the Amis Velo Supacross in Colchester.  Old timers complained like they always have that the course was too easy and national junior cross champion and Ashfield cum Thorpe resident Hugo Robinson won the event with such ease it must have been little more than a training run for him ... mind you he still broke sweat.

mo 10 Oct

The Keeper's Daughter Dracula!The Keeper's Daughter are taking Dracula! out on the road again and this time on the roads of three counties starting at Cotton Friday night.  Laughs, scares and pretty girls ... what else do you want?

th 6 Oct

The Good Pub Guide has awarded the Middleton Bell value pub of the year.

mo 3 Oct

Marlesford railway stationHorse and trap at the Framlingham StationBrandeston, a horse and trap at the Framlingham Station and Marlesford railway station on post cards.

sa 24 Sep

Wednesday afternoon a boiler and five radiators were stolen in Walpole.

mo 8 Aug

A yellow pressure washer was stolen from a barn in Sudbourne at the end of last week.

sa 30 Jul

The free Westleton wild flower festival in the village hall started yesterday and ends tomorrow, and it's the divine Buster Keaton in the feature length comedy The General at the Aldeburgh cinema tomorrow evening.

th 21 Jul

In even the quietest places, two chain saws stolen in Bruisyard.

sa 16 Jul

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds  WANTED RSPB Minsmere (the ad says Westleton) a learning manager.

th 14 Jul

Bikes stolen from an unlocked shed in Marlesford and unpleasantness at Thorpeness golf club.

su 19 Jun

Open garden 2:00-5:00pm this afternoon at The Barn Westleton (there's a cocktail garden!) and open gardens in Sibton 11:30am-5.30pm.

we 18 May

The Apache helicopter back again last night but this time around Horham.

tu 7 Jun

Needham Market Limes definitely back ... The Outlaws play in October.

we 20 Apr

A 70 year old local man has died after a road accident in Swilland earlier today.

fr 8 Apr

missing cocker spaniel CocoA £2,500 reward for Coco the young cocker spaniel bitch missing from Laxfield and recently spotted in Bruisyard.

fr 1 Apr
April Fool

Jewellery and euros stolen in Woodbridge (again) Tuesday morning and police want to contact a Wangford good Samaritan in a black 4x4 ... and now more dubious goings on in Wangford.

th 24 Mar


Sandy gutters and Scots pines so  clearly the Sandlings but Butley?  What road is it exactly?

th 3 Mar

Recent local house sales have included Charsfield, Cretingham and Hoo.House sales around near the coast

mo 28 Feb

Outlaws fans at the Needham Limes - pic The Outlaws Looks like the death of another near the coast music venue, the Needham Market Limes will close today unless it gets a saviour.

th 20 Jan

mobile police station in RendhamDespite chillingly miserable rain there'd already been a customer for PCSO Kevin Mann at the mobile police station in Walpole when we visited last Monday morning, Nat Bocking had visited to tell Kevin about the handy bus project.  The Suffolk Coastal mobile is one of four in the county and has on board Internet, loads of info, can postcode free bicycles and mobile phones and has a computer linked speed indicator display to monitor traffic speed through a village.  We followed Kevin on to Rendham but the rain seemed even more penetrating so we didn't hang about.

tu 18 Jan
Winnie the Pooh Day - AA Milne's birthday

Damien Payton isn't so much gamekeeper turned poacher as gamekeeper The Village Grocer in Walpoleturned grocer.  His Village Grocer van takes a week to visit villages between Felixstowe and Southwold and the0n starts again.  Despite the chilling and insistent rain yesterday he was parked up on that corner in Walpole where there used to be a pub and his fruit and veg looked in good shape ... more pix

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