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 else you are entitled to a free flu vaccination. We are not writing invitation letters but if you are in one of the groups above, you will need to phone reception on 01449 720 666 after 10am to make an…

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New Dedicated Clinics Established to Provide Earwax Removal

Every year in the UK, approximately 2.3m people experience problems with earwax and need to have it removed. With more and more GP surgeries reducing their wax removal services with long delays to get an appointment, one local hearing care company has joined forces with two local surgeries to try and help. The Hearing Care Centre, based locally at Framfield Medical Centre in Woodbridge, and Wickham Market Medical Centre in Wickham Market, will be offering both ear syringing and micro-Suction techniques from mid-July. The private ear care clinics will be…

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Ales on the rails to wet a few whistles

North Weald Station will see the return of the Real Ale Festival on 20-22nd July, with a planned menu of 75+ ales and 20+ ciders. Friday and Saturday evenings will see drinkers entertained with folk music and Sunday, London City Voices choir will bring the festival to a close. This year, the theme draws inspiration from the commemoration of the 50 years since the final regular steam service on British Rail. Since the last services ran around Carlisle, Liverpool and Manchester, a selection of 18 beers from the North West…

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Kickstart Gym

  Words from Kickstart Gym Hello from Kickstart Gym! It’s been a busy few months here – hard to believe we have been open for over three months already. For those of you who haven’t heard about us, we are a new multi-function private gym in Great Blakenham, designed for personal training, Muay Thai boxing and physiotherapy. Our Muay Thai classes have been growing rapidly recently, so welcome to all the new faces. We had an influx of new students from our five-week Muay Thai beginner’s course, which was such…

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Viva Voices

Viva Voices community choir sings a lively mix of pop, rock, easy listening, musicals and songs from around the world. They meet for 10 weeks every term at the United Reformed Church, ending each term with an informal performance in front of family and friends with a collection for a different charity. The charity for summer term was Guide Dogs for the Blind, and so far a total of £1,272 has been raised across all four choirs. They urgently need more members, so do come along and give singing a…

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Enpointe School Of Dancing

The Enpointe School of Dancing performed The Princess and The Frog at Henley Community Centre in May. The cast of 43 dancers took to the stage to re-enact the story while showcasing their ballet and tap dancing skills. The show was a wonderful success and the school raised £500 for their chosen charity – EACH. In addition to the show being a fantastic success, an excellent opportunity arose resulting in the two branches of the dancing school combining together as one. The school was originally founded in 2011, at Witnesham Village Hall with…

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Royal Naval Association

On Friday 16th June, more than 100 people attended a Service of Commemoration at Stowmarket’s St Peter and St Mary’s Church to mark the end of the Falklands War 35 years ago in 1982. The war, which saw 74 days of bitter fighting to re-take the islands after Argentina had invaded in a dispute over sovereignty, resulted in 255 British servicemen, three Falkland Islanders and 649 Argentine servicemen killed in action. There were an additional 777 British and 1,188 Argentine non-fatal casualties. Attending the service, were a small group of…

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Brooklands Primary School

Brooklands is extremely lucky to have so many sporting ambassadors in the school including Marie Hunting who plays netball for Ipswich Storm, experienced marathon runners Pippa Wake and Megan Glazin and a former regional level badminton player in Lily Loveday. They are also soon to be joined by Brantham team footballer Charlie Goddard and Harry Legg, who is a keen cricketer. Meanwhile Tam Harvey is recovering from her recent, impressive 100 kilometre charity cycle ride. Pretty inspiring stuff, so much so they too have been inspired to take to two…

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The Old School House Nursery

The children of The Old School House Nursery have been celebrating their achievements with their annual sports day. Held on the school playing field, it was so nice to see family and friends turn out to encourage and cheer them on. Races were split into age groups and all of the children couldn’t wait to get started. Starting with a running race to get those legs moving – albeit very short legs for some! The smile that greeted those holding the finish line was worth the wait. Next came the…

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