Archive: Aug 2016

Introducing Red Glass

Jeff Norman interviews Liam Hayes of local youth band Red Glass. JN: So Liam, when I first met you, you were seven years old and playing the Cornet in the Gislingham School Brass Band. You would play at the annual school Music Festival etc. and my memories of you in those days were your passion

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Review: The Birdwatcher by William Shaw

I’m going to kick off this monthly book review with what has become (so far!) my crime novel of the year – The Birdwatcher by William Shaw. They say: Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on the murder investigation. He is a murderer himself. But the victim was his

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School corner: A review of Mary Poppins the Musical

This West End musical is one of the best Disney classics by far. Mary Poppins is a show for the family and has impressed all ages from young to old. Combining much-loved characters, it includes numerous laughs, villains and a very high standard of acting. It’s unsurprising that it has become one of the best hits of

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Going wild in the garden

There is a very fine dividing line these days between what is a weed and a plant, especially now that natural- style, wildlife friendly gardening is so fashionable – and rightly so, since many of our genuine natural habitats are disappearing. Incorporating wildflowers into our gardens may initially feel a tad uncomfortable to those of

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Parish council update

The Parish Council meeting on 15 August dealt substantially with planning applications. As well as discussing the Planning Enquiry due to be held on 22 and 23 August into the outline planning proposal to build 40 new homes behind Westview Gardens, there was much discussion on the proposal to build five new houses on Mill St opposite Sunnybrook Close. On

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