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In conversation with Richard Adams and Michael Stevenson

This month, I talk to Richard Adams and Michael Stevenson, Co-Directors of the forthcoming Gislingham Variety Club production of “When We Are Married” – Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April, Gislingham Village Hall. JN: What is the play about? MS: When We Are Married is a comedy by J. B. Priestley. It was first performed

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Confessions of a costume designer

By the time, you read this article we will be a quarter way through the year. Quite a sobering thought. The WI have been busy in March. Some of our members attended the South-Eastern Federation Annual meeting at Trinity Park. We enjoyed some very interesting talks on various charities and associations who try to help

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Neighbourhood Watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers January 2017. During that month, they show one crime, a burglary in Finningham Road – as usual, no details. A resident in West View Gardens reported that she saw a man carrying a length of guttering enter her neighbour’s property. She did not think that the

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Scam warnings

Council Tax Scams Residents are advised to be on their guard after several reports of fraudsters contacting Suffolk residents by phone, text or email about their council tax. One Suffolk resident has reported receiving an email from ‘Online Council TAX UK’ which claimed they were owed a refund, and requesting they provide their bank details

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Restrictions continue after avian flu found at second Redgrave farm

Restrictions on keeping chickens under cover that were originally scheduled to be lifted 28th February will continue following the discovery of the H5N8 strain of avian flu at a second farm. An additional 55,000 birds in Redgrave are to be slaughtered. Once the cull has taken place, the farm will be cleansed and disinfected. The

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Young Messengers – Road Safety

At school, two eco-councillors have been chosen to be the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs.) We wear badges so that we can be recognised. We feel that it is not just the pupils in school who need to know about road safety, it is also the parents and people who drive children to school. We

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Neighbourhood watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers December 2016. During that month they show one crime, in Finningham Road – as usual, no details, just a description of ‘public order offence’ During the same period the statistics show 6 ‘crimes’ in or near Mellis & Yaxley – mainly burglaries, so be careful about

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Teenage Cancer Trust quiz thank you

Thank you to all who came along and supported the quiz in memory of Jack and to raise money for the Teenage cancer trust which made such a difference to Jack’s treatment. A huge thank you to all who helped before, during and after, Malthouse Security who kindly sponsored the event and local businesses who

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Wanted more Friends!!

Friends of St Mary’s, Gislingham, is a charity dedicated to maintaining in good condition the fabric and surroundings of our wonderful medieval church. A recent in depth report has shown that several areas of remedial work are required and plans are being organised for this to be carried out as soon as possible. All the

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Gislingham WI update – trip to Alexandra Palace

In February Moira Hammond our WI representative for Associated Country Women of the World spoke to us about the work that they do for the disadvantaged. We as a WI collect pennies for friendship and she explained where our money is used to help others. Our March meeting is a trip to the National WI

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