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17th October 2018

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

Ipswich News

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

New serious crime team for Suffolk

A new county-wide proactive policing team has been launched in Suffolk to tackle the high threat and harm issues including the supply of controlled drugs. The Serious Crime Disruption Team (SCDT) has been established as part of the wider plans to restructure the force’s policing model which were announced in July. The changing nature of

Project encourages women to garden and grow vegetables

ActivGardens is running a series of fun workshops as part of its ‘Women’s Skills Exchange’ project to encourage women to learn about gardening, the environment, growing their own food, cooking from scratch and other skills. Our first workshop, ‘Empower with Flowers’, is Tuesday 9th Oct 10am-12.30pm at Chantry Walled Garden led by a local grower.

Get your running shoes on for charity

There are just a few spaces left for the Honour Run taking place on 21 October, so if you want one, you better get your running shoes on now! An impressive 186 participants have already signed up for fun run to help raise money for the Suffolk British Legion Poppy Appeal. There are currently 54

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Suffolk News

Cider and Song Festival

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

Landguard Fort Goes Greener

Landguard Fort are pleased to report that they have decided reduce their environmental impact by cutting back on their use of plastic. This has been achieved in the shop by using compostable cups instead of the ones lined with plastic. In addition they use wooden stirrers and their carrier bags are now paper instead of

Speed mentoring at Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes festival

Ten inspiring local women will be offering free ‘speed mentoring’ to the next generation, this coming Saturday 6th October 2018, as part of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes Festival taking place in Ipswich. The festival, being delivered by women for women, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the centenary of women’s suffrage in Britain. Sponsored

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

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Entertainment

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

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

St Michael’s Church welcomes Suffolk Singers

Suffolk Singers will be providing an evening of music specially selected to complement the wonderful acoustics of lovely St. Michael’s Church in Framlingham. The choir has been established for over 25 years and are on of the most accomplished amateur choirs in the county. They are a mixed choir of just over 30 voices whose

Peter Andre announces Ipswich gig

25 years since Peter Andre burst onto the Australian music scene, the internationally acclaimed, global media star is back with a 25-date tour of the UK in February and March 2019 visiting Ipswich Regent Theatre on 26th February 2019. Following his breakthrough in Australia which saw his second single “Gimmie Little Sign” peak at number

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