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22nd October 2018

Runners flock to Rendlesham for Honour Run

The first ever Honour Run event took place on Sunday 21st October 2018 to raise money for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal. The event was organised by Suffolk Coastal District Council and the Suffolk British Legion and took place in Rendlesham Forest, which was established during the First World War when Britain had an

Ipswich News

Lee spots face from the past

A shopping centre worker was busy working when a familiar face caught his eye in a touching pictorial memorial to the sacrifice Ipswich made in two world wars – only to discover that the man was in fact his great, great uncle. Lee Markwell, a member of the cleaning team at Sailmakers Shopping Centre, was

Howzat for a result!

Fourteen mature willow trees growing alongside an Ipswich canal are being harvested … to become cricket bats. The cricket bat willows are prized around the world and these will be used by JS Wright & Sons of Essex before being finished abroad. The Greenways Project, which manages the Alderman Canal nature reserve, will be replacing

Vegan buffet car at Greater Anglia

A new vegan food range available on Greater Anglia trains is delighting rail passengers. The train operator has introduced a vegan sandwich, chocolate and orange cake and flapjack at the buffet car on its Norwich – London Intercity services. One happy customer tweeted the company to say “Fantastic to see Greater Anglia has at least

Guide dog owner attacked four times

A MUM-OF-TWO whose guide dog has been the victim of four separate attacks in the space of just 18 months has likened each traumatic ordeal to being trapped in a horror film. Emma Free was speaking about her horrific experiences involving out of control dogs attacking her guide dog as part of National Guide Dogs

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Suffolk News

Steampunk Felixstowe!

Just over a week to go until the launch of a major new off-season event for both the seaside town of Felixstowe and the county of Suffolk – the Felixstowe Steampunk Halloween Festival is coming to the magnificent Landguard Fort and Felixstowe Museum on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018. Imagine a world where

Half Term Fun at Stonham Barns

During the October school holidays from Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th Stonham Barns are pleased to see the return of Alex Morley Productions who this time are presenting The Spooky Halloween Show – Adventure in Spooky Towers! from 2pm each day. Come and join Alex and Robbie as they check into the Spooky Towers Hotel

Halloween Half Term at Baylham House Farm

It is always a pleasure to visit the farm and just before Baylham House Farm closes at the end of the season it’s going to be even more fun. For the Halloween themed autumn half term week they are open every day and every child will be able to have a go at the activities

Look out the Vikings are coming!!!

On Saturday 20th October from 11am to 8pm a new show comes to Stonham Barns, the Saxon & Viking Festival. There will be over 10 different re-enactment groups from around the country creating a living history camp made up solely for the Viking and Saxon period. These groups will give an insight into the Viking

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Review: Madagascar The Musical

Marty the Zebra believes there is more to life than his home at a New York City Zoo, and after hearing the penguins talk about breaking out and heading back to their ancestral home, Antarctica, he decides he too is going to escape. His destination… The Wild! Realising his friend is missing from his cage,

Review: Be My Baby

Mary Adams is 19 years old, she works in a bank and comes from a respectable family, she’s also to her mother’s horror – PREGNANT. Be My Baby follows the lives of four young girls sent to Mother and Baby home in the 1960s in an attempt to ‘hush-up’ their shameful predicament. Amanda Whittington’s tale

New era for Museum of East Anglian Life

An exciting new era for the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket will be ushered in with the inaugural Cider and Song Festival launching on the 20th October 2018. The Cider and Song Festival will include the unveiling of the first tree to be planted in a brand new orchard at the museum, with 67

Antiques, Vintage and Retro Fair

Back again for the second time this year Stonham Barns will be hosting an Antique, Vintage, Retro & Collectors Fair on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. This will be another fabulous chance to look around the many indoor and outdoor stalls selling a wide variety of antiques and collectables to suit all tastes and

Review: The Return of the Soldier

Dame Rebecca West’s novel The Return of the Soldier was first published in the year that WW1 ended. Therefore this is not a story that has been written to mark the centenary of the war but dates from the time that the ravages of war were still raw and many had experienced the loss and

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