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su 13 Nov

 JOBS  The HMPPS IS RECRUITING! leaflet that came through the letterboxRemembrance Sunday only gives link info by QR code, if you're old school the link is prisonandprobationjobs.gov.uk

we 9 Nov

Alan Smethurst 'The Singing Postman' 1927-2000The fortnightly(ish) digest went out today to the 1300+ nearthecoasters on the list.  To get your free copy click on Alan Smethurst The Singing Postman.

sa 5 Nov
Guy Fawkes 1570-1606

Royal MailLife Skills No. 51:  A bit incomprehensible why the post office feel the need to add to stamps what they call a bar code but what looks like a QR code and then say we can't use the old ones after Jan 31?  With a first class stamp at 95p it can soon add up so worth trading them in.  If you've lost the leaflet that came through the letterbox you can download one which is slightly different.

The village doesn't support you?  Promote yourself on nearthecoast.

th 3 Nov

Old father time ...Throwback Thursday16 years ago today it was the fifth annual fireworks on Framlingham's Pageant Field with over 1,500 paying firework watchers ... quite the triumph.

we 2 Nov

PC TipsThe last time we can recall using a fax was for accreditation with Essex Police for Operation Utah and it seemed clunky then.  Seems the fax is joining Betamax, the tamagotchi (though you can still buy them) and 8 track cartridges.

Worried too many people might turn up for your coffee morning?  Garden fete?  Swingers' party?  Don't do promotion on nearthecoast then.

su 30 Oct

The clocks go back The clocks have gone back.

sa 29 Oct

A lot of merging has made the page nearthec in the teens when there were Designated Public Place Orders, petrol stations closed for makeovers and the Forward Green Shepherd and Dog was TO LET ... so no change there then.

How to promote yourself on nearthecoast.com.

th 27 Oct

Buy us a coffeeIf you like what we do you can buy us a coffee, regrettably we can't accept a Costa Coffee points card ... a lovely latte?  How very kind.

we 26 Oct

Jess the black and white catOur fortnightly(ish) digest emailed out today ... click Postman Pat's black and white cat to get your free copy.

sa 22 Oct

The East African Daily Times has recalled its Ukrainian reporter Venutia CratpoleEast African Daily Times because in six months she hasn't filed anything about ITFC or that there Ed Sheraton.  Venutia is due back Tuesday and will be reassigned as the EADT's Co-op and Posh Boys correspondent.

fr 21 Oct
Trafalgar Day - 21 October 1805

Anorak Alert No.48:  Someone on the radio described LS Lowry's Going To The Match as nostalgic with flat caps ... he had obviously not seen the painting which has sold for £7.8 million.

A to Z of ntcDon't know your way round nearthecoast?  You need the A to Z, it's FREE, kills 99% of known germs plus you don't have to pay and display or walk through the gift shop to get out.

fr 14 Oct

Gridiron UKDespite that there Facepack making it increasingly difficult to curate a photo collection we now have a flag football album.

we 12 Oct

Life Skills No. 9Life Skills No. 50:  Spices in most supermarkets (even the big one at Martlesham) only seem come in those little glass tubes making Life Skills No. 9 redundant... but Cupboard Love on Framlingham market has spices and stuff loose including the ground coriander we wanted, just bring a jar.

tu 11 Oct

Now would be a good time to make us your home page. Make us your home page

mo 3 Oct

Hattie McDaniel in 1939Astonisher No.55:  In 1939 Hattie McDaniel played Mammy in Gone with the Wind and for her performance was the first African American to win an Oscar.  She couldn't attend the film's premiere in Atlanta Georgia because the cinema was whites only.

mo 26 Sep

Piazza San Marco by John BawtreeOur thanks to painter in oils and watercolours John Bawtree who has renewed his top ad.  John's fortnight in the Framlingham Carousel was so successful he's already booked a return next year.

fr 23 Sep

Darren Smith fishmonger - 01502 519732Darren Smith is back from his recent holiday and still looking a little brown.  Tomorrow he'll be selling fresh fish on Framlingham market as usual.  He gets lots of link clicky clicky in our fortnightly(ish) digest.  Supporting us explained here.

Autumnal Equinox  As always the year moves on, today is the autumnal equinox.

tu 20 Sep

The Ukranian national flagUkraine is still at war, to donate humanitarian aid visit the Disasters Emergency Committee web site, you can set the donation amount.

su 18 Sep

A Suffolk tractorSuffolk Myth No.98:  In much of Suffolk the Adnams brewery is known as The Fount of Eternal Youth though there is a splinter group near the coast who hold that a pint of ESB Vic makes your tractor run better.

sa 17 Sep

A witch ducking this year?Planning a witch ducking (we l♥ve Daisy May Cooper) this autumn?  You're welcome to promote it on here.

sa 10 Sep
World Suicide Prevention Day

Around the World in 80 DaysAnorak Alert No.48:  On Radio 4Ex today cuddly Michael Palin recalling his return from Around the World in 80 Days after some hesitancy concluded that the container lorry that met him at Felixstowe docks took him to Ipswich railway Station ... it didn't.

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