... a bit Suffolk
|su 28 Oct|
Immersive horror at Bungay Castle this coming Wednesday by Strange Fascination.
|su 12 Aug|
Lavender and Jude the wedding dress shop in Stradbroke has moved to Bungay, can't say that's a surprise.
|th 19 Jul|
Bury 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|
♫ 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|
Land Rover Day at the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Wetheringsett tomorrow.
|sa 9 Jun|
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|
This 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|
Middy in the War Years tomorrow at Brockford Station Wetheringsett.
|tu 10 Apr|
Suffolk Ladies 2013-2018
|we 29 Nov|
JOB Mother of two with health problems seeks a Cleaner/PA in Great Finborough the other side of Stowmarket.
|fr 19 May|
|fr 10 Mar|
Laxfield Market is first Saturday of the month, Wenhaston Market is the last Saturday of the month, that's the 25th this month.
|we 25 Jan|
The 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.
|we 16 Nov|
Around near the coast theatre companies are putting their Christmas shows together. In Fressingfield Sunday Roughcast Theatre were rehearsing a Christmas Carol with an impressive Marley's ghost and a live choir. The show goes on the road next month with visits to Huntingfield, Stowmarket, Hoxne, Southwold and Wingfield.
|su 13 Nov|
Our 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.
|sa 12 Nov|
Hay Fever is a Noel Coward comedy about a totally mad weekend house party in the 1920s. Last night's performance at the Bungay Fisher Theatre was beautifully costumed, had a very decent sized and appreciative audience and some the cast's ott business tempted applause mid-performance. Last chance to see tonight at the Pavilion Theatre Gorleston.
|fr 21 Oct|
If 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|
If 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 31 Aug|
You're never going to believe what happened next in Little Mutterings ...
|sa 6 Aug|
Before 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|
Don'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 4 May|
Things 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.
|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|
We 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 some chips?
|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 to 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.
|fr 26 Feb|
The 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 proximity 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 29 Jan|
The Harleston Players present starting tonight six performance of Treasure Island over the next two weekends.
|th 21 Jan|
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.
|mo 31 Aug|
It's not near the coast, it's not even Suffolk but we just love the name, next weekend is the Strumpshaw Steam Weekend.
|fr 7 Aug|
Well there's a novelty, instead of the usual Suffolk fatuous justification Jokers Comedy Club in Ipswich apologises for this month's show not being up to their usual standard.
|tu 16 Jun|
Tomorrow the first stage of the Women's Tour starts in Bury St Edmunds, takes in Bradfield St George, arrives in Aldeburgh around 2:00-2:30pm and if it's anything like Felixstowe last year there'll be a free Costa Coffee van.
|th 11 Jun|
Police are appealing for a possible witness to Monday's gun incident in Beccles and that Tuesday's incident may be unconnected.
|tu 9 Jun|
Yesterday a man in Beccles was threatened with a gun and police advised ring 101 quoting ref ..., today reports of a man with a gun near Beccles and it's become ring 999 immediately.
|mo 8 Jun|
Two Framlingham brides added to Suffolk ladies.
|su 3 May|
The first Sunday in May is International Dawn Chorus Day, no events in Suffolk but one in the rather pleasant Sussex village Steyning, pronounced Stenning by blow ins and Staining by non-blow ins.
|we 22 Apr|
We attended our first election hustings yesterday, it was in the Wingfield Barns and organised by the Country Landowners Association. There was pretty much one of each flavour candidate but only Labour's Jack Abbot and the Green's Rhodri Griffiths (he lives in Parham) standing in Central Suffolk. To be honest we didn't stay long and during that time the audience neither booed or cheered but it was nice to see some election activity.
|sa 11 Apr|
There are 122 parishes in Mid Suffolk and only nine will bother with an election this May. Stradbroke looks particularly lively with 18 candidates for the 13 seats. It's unclear what Stackton Tressel will do as they don't seem to come under either Central or Coastal Suffolk. Stackton community leader Hamish McEdbanguh commented Sorry, I'm in a hurry.
|fr 3 Apr|
101 is the police phone number for non-urgent calls. We used it a little while back and the operator immediately connected us to the control room ... took the control room a while to answer though:)
From Tuesday the 101 service will have a press one now for type front end.
|we 1 ap 15|
The 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.
A Lowestoft man arrested on suspicion of a Wenhaston burglary yesterday.
|tu 17 Mar|
It was generally agreed that Michael Lord MP for Central Suffolk was an excellent constituency MP but it would seem his subsequent ennoblement to Lord Framlingham has rather gone to his head.
|mo 5 Jan|
Suffolk police have seized 400 Superman ecstasy tablets hidden in a public place near Norwich Road Ipswich, Norwich Road is a long road. In the same press release the police report arresting a 19 year old for supplying class B drugs, ecstasy is a class A drug.
|fr 2 Jan|
Suffolk police have released a pic of the 'Superman' ecstasy tablets suspected of killing at least two in Ipswich and possibly others in the UK including Telford Shropshire.
|th 1 Jan|
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 ...
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