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tu 18 Dec
2018

Christmas Second Class Stampsbloody Christmas ... eh?It may have been the Christmas postal deadline Friday for military with static post offices but significantly more terrifying is it's TODAY last posting for second class in the UK ... and a BIG queue in the Framlingham PO yesterday.

th 1 Nov
2018

HalloweenThrowback Thursday:  Thirteen years ago today we reported that the Framlingham Barclays has made the effort for Halloween.

sa 27 Oct
2018

The Rupa Ensemble at St Michaels Framlingham 27 Oct♫ Very happy to welcome new advertiser the Rupa Ensemble an octet of outstanding, stylistically agile singers especially adept in singing founder Julian Marshall's compositions.  They will be singing in concert at St Michael's Framlingham tonight.

mo 10 Sep
2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day ... we'll be lighting a candle at 8pm.

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.

su 5 Aug
2018

House sales around near the coastAs expected/hoped (remember GDPR?) the house sales review around near the coast is back ... that didn't take long for a Hopkins Home to not suit someone.

th 26 Jul
2018

Danish cyclist Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig We've added pro racing cyclist Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig in Framlingham to peeps in Suffolk.  Not only does the Dane take a very nice pic but we were impressed by her post-race interview at La Course.

mo 16 Jul
2018

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

su 15 Jul
2018

Looks like it probably won't rain today St Swithin's day.

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.

th 21 Jun
2018

Hoxne gets its own page.

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, you can't tell me what to do.

th 26 Apr
2018

Daisy Cooper canvassing in Woodbridge and 2010Throwback Thursday:  Eight years ago today Daisy Cooper was canvassing inAll things will pass ... Woodbridge as Lib-Dem candidate for Coastal Suffolk.  She stood for President of the Lib-Dems in 2014 and as MP for St Albans in last year's general election.

fr 6 Apr
2018

Appreciative and appreciated Facebook comments about Ladies in Framlingham.

tu 3 Apr
2018

Last week's digest the Parham/Thorpeness one prompted the most clicks ever, book yours here... it's free!

tu 16 Jan
2018

nearthecoast on Facebook Things keep changing, our Facebook page is now facebook.com/nearthecoast

su 24 Dec
2017

bloody Christmas ... eh? Ok, let's get this over, see you on the other side ...

th 21 Dec
2017

Winter Solstice - the shortest dayToday is the winter solstice, the shortest day, from now on the days get longer and the world continues on its way to hell in a handcart.

fr 15 Dec
2017

nearthecoast at AlamyAlways a good day when we license a pic on Alamy, today it's the label of an old pair of Levis.

tu 12 Dec
2017

pc tips/the Internet has spawned a social media page.

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. ♫

fr 17 Nov
2017

nearthecoast on Twitter We've got a new header pic on our Twitter feed ... #rollerderby eh?

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.

tu 15 Aug
2017

Messing with PageSpeed again today, we might wobble a bit.

fr 28 Jul
2017

The server move earlier this month meant Google PageSpeed (does what it says in the name) had to be re-installed ... which is why some of the pix are missing and the bulletin board looks very wrong ... working on it.

we 26 Jul
2017

Still tidying up from the server move earlier this month.

mo 24 Jul
2017

Eve early on New Year's Day 2007The pic zoom is back, try Eve on New Year's Day 2007 (remember her behind the bar at the Framlingham Station) or this same year misfortune at The Crown.  If the Gods of the Internet smile and the pic zoom doesn't go away again there are more Framlingham Ladies.

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

th 15 Jun
2017

We are ten today, big school next year.

tu 28 Mar
2017

Twitter was offering to translate our tweet from Swedish ...

sa 11 Feb
2017

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

sa 14 Jan
2017

1:30pm:  The bulletin board will unavailable whilst the software is updated.

4:30pm:  Hang on, we're still working on it.

4:55pm:  The bulletin board is back and mostly working, you may have to do a hard refresh Ctrl +f5 for it to display properly.

su 1 ja
2017

WELCOME to 2017: what a miserable soggy day ... the year can only get better.

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?

sa 3 Dec
2016

August wedding at St Michael's Framlingham gets 20,000+ views on Flickr.

we 23 Nov
2016

Didn't like the Flickr checkerboard top left and it slowed the page load so we've replaced it with recent uploads to our Alamy stock image account.

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.

we 12 Oct
2016

Bye Bye Betty - photo by Framk PowolnyHopefully you've noticed we've had a slight makeover?  Very regrettably we've had to let Betty go, increasingly she seemed ... well a bit random.

mo 19 Sep
2016

nearthecoast on FacebookNine years ago today we inherited the bulletin board from another place (they didn't like people saying things ... you know ... saying things).  Though most of the board's function has understandably gone to the evil Facebook the board still serves a useful if diminished use.

tu 23 Aug
2016

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

fr 27 May
2016

This web site is now NOT closed 2:00-5:00pm for staff training ... Sandra threw a sickie.

th 26 May
2016

This web site will be closed tomorrow 2:00-5:00pm for staff training.

tu 24 May
2016

Maxine Roper ran the London Marathon in memory of two lost friends including our chum Fish and has raised over £2,000 for the mental health charity Mind.  You can still donate (if only just) as today's your last chance.

th 12 May
2016

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th ... it's the only one this year so probably a good idea to be extra careful ...

we 11 May
2016

Yesterday after ten months we fixed our server side link checker and as a result we spent most of yesterday and this morning fixing bad links and we expect it will go on ... and on.

su 27 Mar
2016

The clocks have gone forward ... we wondered why Just A Minute was on so early.

fr 4 Mar
2016

 BE WARNED!  It's Mother's Day Sunday.

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.

tu 22 Dec
2015

   Have a good one and we'll see you on the other side. Winter Solstice - the shortest day

mo 21 Dec
2015

bloody Christmas ... eh?  TIME TO PANIC   Today last day posting for Christmas first class.

mo 19 Oct
2015

We now have over 2000 images on Alamy, it's taken eight years. nearthecoast at Alamy

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.

we 26 Aug
2015

We've added Dan Buster to our Suffolk gents page.

mo 3 Aug
2015

Bridal party at St Michael's FramlinghamOur pic of Saturday's bridal party waiting at the porch of St Michael's Framlingham has gone viral on Flickr, over 2,500 views and approaching 50 favourites.

fr 5 Jun
2015

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

th 28 May
2015

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

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

fr 24 Apr
2015

Guess Who 35?Not Stirling Moss though Guess Who 35? was British and now Linda in Framlingham stationers knows he was in entertainment.

mo 20 Apr
2015

If you are registered to vote you should have received a polling card by now (you don't need the card to vote though it does make it easier).  You can register online but you have to do it by midnight tonight to vote this May.

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.

tu 24 Mar
2015

Guess Who 35?Guess Who 35? on a motorbike he found in a hedge.  It was a 1926 New Imperial with burned out valves and no springs, but this is very unlikely to help you.

th 19 Mar
2015

From the Red Nose day before last Sgt Andy Buck gets a second fave. Red Nose Day in Framlingham

we 11 Mar
2015

Phoenix in Flames has joined our Flickr 1,000+ album.

Rather annoyingly that nice Mr Google is being rather slow to notice all the changes we're making to our mobile site to please him ... but then he's not changing his algorithm until next month.

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.

sa 7 Feb
2015

We're being a bit quiet because we're still trying to please that nice Mr Google with the mobile version of this website.  We seem to have achieved that but it's beggared everything else.  des' recursive axiom: Everything takes longer than you think even when you allow for des' recursive axiom which states everything takes ...

sa 31 Jan
2015

Dennington open fam 2006We got our first digital SLR camera in 2006, it was a Canon 300D (sold in the US as EOS Rebel) and second hand off eBay of course.  It had a screen on the back slightly bigger than a postage stamp and the following year we upgraded to a 350D.  Old digital cameras don't die as quickly as you might think, yesterday there were 7,690 uploads from 300Ds to Flickr.

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.

tu 20 Jan
2015

Today we are mostly fixing mobile usability issues on this site to please Google.

mo 19 Jan
2015

Up The WomenIf you think Mrs Brown's Boys is hilarious and Detectorists didn't make you laugh you probably won't think much of Up The Women (BBC 2 10:05pm Wednesday) ... mind you it's Jessica Hynes, the delicious Rebecca Front and Grumio from Plebs.

mo 5 Jan
2015

Is this the future of the NHS?

tu 6 Jan
2015

bloody Christmas ... eh?We stick by the tradition that Epiphany is twelfth night so we'll be taking down our Christmas cards today.

su 4 Jan
2015

Blimey!  There's been a bug and security fix for phpBB (the software that runs our bulletin board) for over a month now and we hadn't noticed ... did the 3.1.1->3.1.2 upgrade last night.

fr 2 Jan
2015

For the new year we've tweaked (not twerked) the on this day.  If you click on the day's date below the nearthecoast media bar top right it'll take you to whatnearthecoast media bar happened on this day in history.

th 1 Jan
2015

roller derby bout A Fistful of RollersHAPPY 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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