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Duke of Cambridge makes a flying visit to Gislingham

When Lynda Robinson was playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lily on her lounge floor one evening, little did she know that within twelve hours, HRH The Duke of Cambridge would be standing on her doorstep. Unfortunately, for Lynda, whilst playing with Lily she slipped a disc in her back and was unable to

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In conversation with Chris Saunders

This month I talk to Chris Saunders about the 2nd “Gis-Fest” music festival he is organising at Gislingham Village Hall on Saturday 24th June. JN: How did the original idea for a Music Festival come about? Chris: Back in 2015, the GVHC proposed to organise some kind of event to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of

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Help me make a difference to impoverished communities

My name is Edward Griss and I am a member of the Primates Scout Explorer unit in Mendlesham. I am a resident in Columbine Way, Gislingham. I have been selected to be part of the 120 strong Explorers and Leaders expedition to South Africa representing Suffolk Scouts which will take place in July/August 2017. During

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Gislingham WI report

In March we had a coach trip to the National WI Craft Fair at Alexandra Palace. 21 of us set off from Gislingham Village Hall on a rather chilly morning and spent a very pleasant day looking at all the different crafts available and at the same time some of us had a bit of

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The Children’s Society – Thank you!

The amount collected from the annual house box opening was £559.37, slightly less than 2015. The soup lunch held on 19th November 2016 in Gislingham Village Hall raised £316.03. Making a grand total sent to the Children’s Society of £875.40. Very many thanks to all those who contributed in any way. Details of the profit

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Spot the online scams

Residents are being warned about a lot of scam emails and texts; most of which tell the recipient that they are locked out of their account, it has been blocked, or limited.  These are all examples of phishing. Phishing plays on the word ‘fishing’, in that the fraudsters fish for potential victims by sending emails, social

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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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