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In conversation: Jeff Norman and Lawrence Thompson

It’s “Goodbye” from him and it’s “Hello” from him! Jeff is taking over editorship of The Messenger, and conducted an interview with the outgoing editor to mark the occasion. JN: So, this is your final edition as Editor, it’s not too late to change your mind, if you want to? LT: There comes a time

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In conversation with Gary Avis and Tim Holder

This month, I talk to Gary Avis and partner Tim Holder about the herculean task of bringing Covent Garden to Suffolk with their “Gary Avis & Friends” Show and also living in their “private paradise.” JN: How do you go about creating a show like that? Gary: The only reason that I could create a

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Gislingham woman admits six thefts

A woman from Gislingham may face a jail sentence after changing to a ‘guilty’ plea in a case involving multiple theft. Karen Robinson of Broadfield Road was due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court before changing the original ‘not guilty’ plea. According to the Diss Express, the woman’s lawyer said that she had been

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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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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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June 22nd 2016: Happy 90th. Birthday, Bob Moyes

Quite a few people will remember Bob Moyes, often seen walking around the Village in his hi-vis jacket listening to his classical music through his earphones. Some may even remember his dog-walking days. However, those sightings have been absent for a few months as Bob, following a long spell of ill-health, is now resident in

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Gislingham skate park

Just a quick update after Gislingham Skate Park committee met last evening (18 th May). We discussed the forthcoming Summer Fair, sadly, after several enquiries and quotes, it is way too expensive to provide a demonstration or equipment for young people to use at the Fair. However, we are planning a stall and other activities,

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Gislingham Residents in Charity Skydive

Following on from Ruth’s Charity Hair Shave in March, fundraising at Morrisons has been carrying on at a relentless pace. There has been a quiz night, bingo nights, 5 a side football tournament, British bake off cake competition and static bike rides. Now the bar has been raised and the biggest challenge to date is

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