East Bergholt United FC

December was very much an up and down month for the First Team. They started positively with victory over Westerfield, the third win on the bounce. There was also a five goal success over Felixstowe Harpers, but that was sandwiched between two five goal reversals at Cranes and Henley and the team completed 2017 with a narrow 3-2 defeat at the hands of near neighbours Capel. However, 2018 started well. The Green Boys were pitched against the favourites for the League title in the eyes of many, Achilles, in Round…

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Become A Beanstalk Reading Hero

Could you help transform the prospects for a child through the power of books and stories? Local literacy charity Beanstalk has launched a new campaign for 2018 to highlight the extraordinary difference members of the community in Suffolk can make by volunteering in primary schools to support children who struggle with reading. The work Beanstalk’s ‘reading heroes’ carry out will improve the lives of children that need extra help to prevent them from falling behind at school and to bring enjoyment into reading. For over 40 years Beanstalk has recruited,…

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Janet Drake’s Yogalates

From Monday 4th December, Mind Body Moment will teach Yogalates™ in a course like structure, starting with a one-to-one assessment followed by an introductory course (six 90-minute classes – max six clients). On completion the client can join any of the general sessions (four 90-minute classes – max 10 clients). Louise Solomon developed Yogalates™ over 20 years ago. It is the original award winning exercise method integrating Pilates and Yoga, creating a system that develops core stability and strength, while enhancing stamina, flexibility and balance, and brings relaxation and well-being…

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Stour Valley Arts & Music

Formed in 2011, this outstanding young quartet with its “richly romantic energy and passion” (Strad Magazine) is fast becoming a favourite of audiences, in the United Kingdom and abroad. Almost immediately, they were offered an award by the Elias Fawsett Trust and also the Countess of Munster Trust, among others. In 2011, they achieved a Masters Degree in Chamber Music at the Hannover University of Music, Dance and Theatre, they then won first prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, in 2015 and in 2016, they won third prize…

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Capel Plough Football Club

The Saturday first team started their season on Saturday 19th August, with a 2-2 draw at home to Grundisburgh when, after being two goals down at the break, the team did well to come back in the second half, especially as they had a player sent off with half an hour left to play. Goals from Nick Middlebrook and an own goal gave them their first point of the season in the Senior Division of the Suffolk and Ipswich League, with the team having now been in the Senior Division…

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Angel Delights Tea Rooms Closure

Due to the success of their outside catering business, Angel Delights Tea Rooms have taken the tough decision to close the tea rooms. They would like to thank all of their customers for all of their support over the last four and a half years, it’s been a great success and they hope you have enjoyed the tea rooms as much as they have. They will still be taking orders for scones, biscuits, birthday and wedding cakes, quiches, hampers, Christmas orders and many more. Their outside catering service covers many…

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Manningtree Chess Club

Manningtree Chess Club has, in recent years, grown significantly in terms of both members and playing strength. As a result the club enjoyed a highly successful season in the Suffolk League. The first team managed the double, winning both the Division 1 title and the Suffolk Cup, while the second team won the third division title without losing a single match. The second team also won the Suffolk Plate and the Under 145 Cup. There were also some notable individual successes with Phil Hutchings winning the Division 1 player of…

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