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Maasai Warriors Return to Harkstead

We are delighted to welcome back the Osiligi Troupe of Maasai Warriors to Harkstead Church in October. In 2013 they first came to Harkstead, and their two performances were a sell-out. It was a memorable occasion, as you will know if you were present. For anyone who has not seen …

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RSPCA Shop in Stowmarket

It’s going to be a busy rest of the year for your local RSPCA Branch, with (fingers crossed) a new shop opening in Stowmarket and the new kennels at our Martlesham Animal Centre progressing rapidly. The RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch has its animal centre at Martlesham, but helps …

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London to Paris in Memory of Eddie Rogers

Written by Ronnie Bradford On July 25 my dad and I embarked on a crazy adventure, riding from London to Paris on our push bikes in loving memory of my late Uncle Eddie and to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. Three hundred and thirty six miles in four days! …

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Museum of East Anglian Life’s Guinness World Record!

The Museum of East Anglian Life has just set its first Guinness World Record after successfully creating the Longest Suffolk Puff or yo-yo caterpillar. Throughout last year, more than 350 museum visitors and members of the local community cut out fabric, sewed, gathered and threaded puffs onto strings. A total …

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Charity Screening of Breathe

Manningtree Rotary in association with The Manifest Theatre are presenting a charity presentation BREATHE on Friday, September 28 at the Manifest Theatre, 2 Oxford Road, Manningtree CO11 1BP. The folks in Manningtree Rotary are known for their activities and events in our local community, but Rotary’s work around the world …

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Flu Vaccinations 2018

Important notice for patients registered at Needham Market Country Practice. Flu Clinic at Needham Market Country Practice. If you are over 65, or have any of the following: heart condition asthma COPD kidney disease diabetes are pregnant have a lower immunity have had a stroke or are a carer for someone …

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R&W Paul’s New Lease Of Life

A famous and familiar Ipswich brand returns as part of the latest puzzle room venture at Suffolk Food Hall. R & W Paul still features significantly along the Ipswich Waterfront, but is also now a central part to the latest crypto-challenge to open at Suffolk’s very first permanent puzzle room. The …

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Suffolk Trail Runners

SOCIAL RUNNING GROUP OFFERS MEMBERS AFFILIATION TO ATHLETICS BODY Members of one of Suffolk’s fastest growing running clubs are now able to affiliate to the sport’s governing body. Suffolk Trail Runners which specialises in social and non-competitive off-road running is offering a membership scheme which will mean ‘first claim’ runners …

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Lavenham Children’s Book Festival

There’s an exciting line-up of well-loved authors and illustrators in the second Lavenham Children’s Book Festival on October 20 and 21. The programme is aimed at children aged three up to 12, featuring tales about an angry dragon, Greek gods, a girl detective, East Anglian legends and an unusual uncle. …

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Questions On Cash

With Independent Financial Adviser, Nick Plumb Barry from Stowmarket asks: “I have just started receiving my state pension and I already had an annuity that pays me £14,000 a year that I purchased with a personal pension. The state pension is paid to me with no deduction for tax, but …

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