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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Bressingham Gardens Art Exhibition & Competition

The Bressingham Gardens have long been inspirational to gardeners, from novice to expert, opening up the world of plants and design, illustrating the excitement and passion of gardening. Now the Bloom family are pleased to invite artists to share in that beauty by creating a piece of work based on their interpretation of the internationally renowned gardens, as Shirley Hayes has done in this painting of Bressingham Hall. Open to all artists’ styles and mediums, the exhibition and competition is a wonderful opportunity to exhibit their piece of original artwork…

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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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Top Travel Agency: Deben Travel

A high street travel agency in Woodbridge has been named as one of the best agencies in the UK & Ireland. Deben Travel has been selected as the Top Travel Agency in the East of England, as part of a power-list of the best agents in the British Isles by industry bible the Travel Trade Gazette. The TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies list was revealed in a glittering ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday night after an extensive judging process, which saw agencies be rated by tour operators and other suppliers,…

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Ipswich Ravens Volleyball

The seasonal weather and illness caused last month’s indoor six-a-side competition at Northgate School to be scaled down, there was no Division 2 competition and just six teams entered Division 1 including Ravens men. They were able to continue their policy of providing opportunities to their junior boys to compete at adult level, with two under-15s in the team, and once again they were very pleased with the outcome. They finished second in the initial pool phase with a good win and a narrow defeat against the two Ipswich teams. This…

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Tales From The 19th Hole

The HOGS will have recently enjoyed their post-Christmas Bash at Seckford Hall on Saturday 27th December and be preparing for their AGM in mid-January. More about the golf next month, but the prediction is that Paul G will have been in the winning team; not long odds as fittingly his name has been on the trophy every year it has been competed for. However, instead of the golf they had a fundraising quiz night held at the end of October 2017. Several teams were made up of ‘non-HOGS’ who read…

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Tennis A Big Hit With Little Smashers

Woodbridge Tennis Club has welcomed a new face to its growing coaching team, with Martyn Bullingham hitting the ground running by coaching a group of budding young tennis players. The new coach is currently holding Mini Red Tennis sessions every Sunday morning at the club, designed to encourage children aged four to seven to get into tennis. Martyn explains: “With smaller courts, nets and rackets, and lower bouncing balls, Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing. Players can…

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Outstanding OFSTED Results In Rendlesham

Rendlesham Out-of-School Club is celebrating an ‘outstanding’ grade in its most recent Ofsted inspection. The club joins its sister nurseries, Rendlesham Day Nursery and Bridge Farm Day Nursery in Martlesham in gaining the highest grade possible. The report stated that, “Staff are highly knowledgeable about how young children learn. Children relish the interesting and exciting experiences on offer. The whole environment is stimulating and the activities capture children’s natural curiosity.” The manager of the setting, Joanne Dervish, has worked for the company for 10 years. The Ofsted report had this…

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Vacancy At Hall Farm

Hall Farm are currently looking for a chef de partie to join the team in the hall farm kitchen. It is a busy kitchen, which means experience required, with any experience in pastry being an advantage! They advertise great working hours with evenings off and a chance to be a part of their wonderful expanding local business! Please contact Head Chef Lee with a CV by emailing: Café@hallfarmshop.com

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End Of An Era At Tide Mill

A good turnout attended the Woodbridge Tide Mill end of season get together, at the Shire Hall on Friday 17th November. They enjoyed wine and canapés while John Carrington gave a summary of the season past, as well as welcoming new volunteers. The evening also saw the incoming chairman present outgoing chairman Nigel Barratt and his wife Anne with a specially commissioned, exquisite model of the Tide Mill, made by Paul Wells, as a thank you for years of dedicated hard work. John Carrington, chairman of Woodbridge Tide Mill Trust,…

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