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Thorpeness and the man who dared to dream ~ EADT 25 May 2012
Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie’s Eureka moment that led to the birth of a Suffolk village known for its kitsch architecture....

Thorpeness: the village that sailed to success ~ The Independent 20th May 2012

"I called my daughter after one of the boats – it was easier than painting a new name on one," he laughs.

The Plight of Aldeburgh Fishermen ~ Daily Express 11 May 2012
ON THE coast of Suffolk is a small tourist-friendly town called Aldeburgh.

Aldeburgh’s YouTube Orchestra ~ The Guardian 28 April 2012
In an unprecedented move, many auditioned remotely in their home countries by posting on YouTube.

2012 Aldeburgh Carnival Queen ~ Coastal Scene 1 May 2012

18-year-old Emily Stebbings is getting ready to take centre stage at Aldeburgh’s annual celebration.

Southern towns 'enjoy higher life expectancy' ~ BestMedicalCover 24 Apr 2012
The village where people tend to enjoy the longest lifespan is currently Hinton St George in Somerset, followed by Aldeburgh in Suffolk...

Auditioning for Aldeburgh ~ Limelight 13 Apr 2012
Leading up to the London Festival and Cultural Olympiad, an exciting new world orchestra takes shape at Britten’s iconic Aldeburgh Festival…

Local Councils ask EDF for £100m ~ BBC Suffolk Apr 12, 2012
Energy company EDF should spend £100m on improving infrastructure if a new nuclear power station is built in Suffolk, councillors have said.

Aldeburgh fundraisers boycott charity over 'chuggers' ~ Daily Telegraph Apr 9, 2012
Fundraisers in an upmarket seaside resort town have boycotted a leading cancer charity after 30 years of support...

Ogilvie Hall in Thorpeness ~ Coastal Scene Apr 2 2012

Ogilvie Hall in Thorpeness has received planning permission to be converted into five new flats subject to ...

Bicycle Tour of Britain passes through Aldeburgh ~ BBC News Mar 26 2012

The opening stage of the Tour of Britain 2012 will see cyclists race from Ipswich, via Aldeburgh and Thorpeness to Norwich.

Olympic Torch to visit Aldeburgh ~ London 2012
The Olympic torch will be carried through Aldeburgh on July 5th on its way from Norwich to Ipswich.

Suffolk: Tourism chiefs expecting record breaking year ~ East Anglian Daily Times Feb 29, 2012
Tourism chiefs in Suffolk are expecting a record breaking year - with more and more holidaymakers choosing to stay closer to home.

Ghosts of a bygone age in Thorpeness and Aldeburgh ~ East Anglian Daily Times Feb 29, 2012
Listen. The imagined gaiety of the ghosts subsides. In its place is the cackling of a hundred or more ....

MP prompts regulator to probe Aldeburgh Bank Closure ~ East Anglian Daily Times, Feb  24, 2012

A Suffolk MP has called on economic regulators to investigate the closure of rural banks after the issue was raised in Parliament this week.

Demolition and re-build at Thorpeness ~ East Anglian Daily Times, Feb 8, 2012

An existing cafe and restaurant is set to be demolished to make way for a new development that will also feature an indoor market and 10 flats.

Flamingo spotted in Aldeburgh ~ Coastal Scene, Feb 4, 2012
The female bird, named Fiona, flew off from Marwell Wildlife, in Hampshire, just before Christmas 2010.

Aldeburgh Volunteer RNLI Photographer of the Year  ~ East Anglian Daily Times

Steve Taylor, 27, an installer of computer network cabling who lives in Aldeburgh, was an RNLI beach volunteer when he took the snap in the winter of 2010.

Sun, Sea and Suffolk ~ World Architecture News Jan 4, 2012

Thorpeness’s Dune House features in World Architecture News. The house is a holiday house to rent from 'Living Architecture’ and is part of their recent building programme ....

Scallop vandal fails to cover their tracks ~ East Anglian Daily Times

While most people were safely indoors during the fierce winds, under the cover of darkness someone ventured out to Aldeburgh beach to splash the Scallop sculpture with paint and daub slogans such as “IT'S AN OLD TIN CAN” and ....

Thorpeness Coastal defence project completed ~ Coastal Scene Dec 23, 2011

The second phase of the project at Thorpeness involved nearly 2000 fabric bags filled with sand and shingle being used to strength the defences.

Maggi Hambling supports young artists ~ East Anglian Daily Times

Nineteen year old Jelly Green and Conrad Armstrong, 22, have recruited powerful support as Maggi Hambling will open the exhibition at Aldeburgh’s Peter Pears Gallery.

Roller skating Christmas pudding at Aldeburgh ~ East Anglian Daily Times

Life is stranger than fiction as TV presenter and restaurateur Ruth Watson switches on Aldeburgh’s Christmas lights.

Dog catches fish on Aldeburgh beach ~ Mail Online

Five-year-old Becky amazed her owner when she went bounding into the sea and returned with a catch that would make most anglers jealous - a sizeable cod.

Changes for Southwold and Aldeburgh summer theatre ~ WhatsOnStage.com

A new management structure for the Southwold and Aldeburgh summer theatre seasons has been announced.

Aldeburgh Documentary Festival gives voice to young film-makers ~ East Anglian Daily Times

Aldeburgh's prestigious annual documentary festival celebrates its 17th birthday this year.

Sir Michael Gambon on Aldeburgh recycling ~ East Anglian Daily Times

“Returning to Aldeburgh this week for half-term, as I do on every possible occasion, with my family, I noticed an article in your paper about the recycling centre at Fort Green....

Revealed in Aldeburgh: Albert Herring's secret sex-life when the show is over ~ Telegraph.co.uk

Aldeburgh is the best place in the world to be in on a summer's day during the festival. But in October ...

Peter Aldous MP takes seagull debate to Parliament ~ BBC News

Residents of Aldeburgh and Lowestoft had complained about large numbers of the birds. Aldeburgh town councillor Celia Leggett ...

Coastal erosion scheme set for approval ~ East Anglian Daily Times

It is hoped some properties between Thorpeness Haven and Aldeburgh will continue to be defended by the naturally-functioning shingle bank rather than ...

Feeling the love this year after a spring bombshell ~ East Anglian Daily Times
Having taken a blow in the solar plexus, you can either feel sorry for yourself or dust yourself down and press on. Folk who run the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival are made of the sterner stuff – and are keeping their fingers crossed about brighter days ahead.

Artist with beer cans on his feet buries head in Aldeburgh beach ~ East Anglian Daily Times

Mark Fuller’s performance art proved a head-turner as one of Suffolk’s more unusual art centres was officially opened at the weekend...

Sizewell: Nuclear bosses welcome Weightman report on Fukushima ~ East Anglian Daily Times

ENERGY bosses have today reiterated their commitment to building a new nuclear power station in Suffolk after a report

Clare Teal: Discovering timeless charm of Britten's best bit of ... ~ Yorkshire Post
Aldeburgh is a bit like stepping back into the 1950s (I would imagine) a sleepy ... to the bizarre village of Thorpeness, originally a small fishing hamlet, ...

Books, beach, bliss ~ Brisbane Times
With books and family in tow, I head to the Dune House in Thorpeness, Suffolk. ... We walk two kilometres along the beach to Aldeburgh, passing Scallop, ...

Anchovy and chips, anyone?‎ ~ Daily Mail (blog) - Sep 23, 2011

Which makes one grasp any straw of optimism with gratitude, and one has been available here at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival.

BBC News - Benjamin Britten's Aldeburgh house project gets... ‎~ bbc.co.uk - Jul 25, 2011

The money will be spent by the Britten Pears Foundation (BPF), which is based at the composer's house in Aldeburgh. His studio will be restored and there ...

Aldeburgh: Town council agrees to investigate taking over land at ... ~ East Anglian Daily Times
Aldeburgh Town Council has been contacted by Suffolk Coastal District Council ... site and Thorpeness Road – but developers will hand it over in the future. ...

9th Kings - Suffolk Anti-invasion defences
9th kings: Thorpeness to Sizewell 9th Kings: Aldeburgh to Thorpeness. 9th kings: Artillery Fire Plan 9th kings: Rear Areas. References: ...

Sizewell: Historic coastguard lookout being sold by Suffolk ... ~ East Anglian Daily Times
“It is also in the heart of the tourist hotspots of Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, with many coastal walks and attractions nearby.” Residents have until 12pm on ...

Who would live in a place like that? ~ Telegraph.co.uk
“My husband and I used to spend a lot of our holidays in Thorpeness, and couldn't resist ... One looks across the sea, one across the marshes to Aldeburgh, ...

Codling are showing well ~ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
There are plenty of whiting showing and a few codling from Orford, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, the codling seem to be showing well into the ebb. ...

Gallery: Pinkest walk ever for breast cancer charity ~ East Anglian Daily Times
The walk began at Thorpeness Country Club and strolled along the coast to Aldeburgh, then up to Aldringham and out to Sizewell before returning to the club ...

RNLI Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station Launches Both Boats to Barge in ...
Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station launched the RNLI's ALB 'Freddie Cooper' and ILB ... at 9.56pm to an uncontrollable barge several miles off Thorpeness. ...

Bullish on the beaches ~ Financial Times
... villages such as Thorpeness, Dunwich, Walberswick and Orford, and crowned by the smart, quintessentially English resorts of Aldeburgh and Southwold. ...

Thorpeness: Questions over windmill sale ~ East Anglian Daily Times
Thorpeness Windmill, which had been publicly-owned for more than 30 years, was put on the market in the summer with an estimated price tag of £150,000.

Vital sea defence work scheduled ~ East Anglian Daily Times
The EADT reported in May how homeowners living in North End Avenue, Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, were becoming increasingly concerned. ...

Cuddly toy back home after worldwide hunt ~ East Anglian Daily Times
When this cuddly little fellow was discovered outside the The Meare Shop and Tearoom in Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, it sparked a worldwide hunt for his ...

Facebear attempts to get toy ted home ~ The Sun
Liz, from the seaside town of Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, said: "As much as he's having a great time in Thorpeness, he's ready to go home. ...

Tourists warned they will be fined £2,500 ~ The Daily Telegraph

for feeding the seagulls at a Suffolk resort Holidaymakers have been warned they could be fined £2,500 for feeding chips to seagulls at an upmarket resort in Suffolk where the birds have become a "serious pest".

Facebook appeal to find lost cuddly toy's owner ~ East Anglian Daily Times
He was handed into The Meare Shop and Tearoom in Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, last Sunday. No-one has come in to claim him and tearoom owner Liz Everett has ...

Jamiroquai's car wrecker jailed ~ NME.com

An Aldeburgh-based pastry chef has been jailed for 20 weeks for vandalising Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay's Ferrari Enzo. Aaron Billington received his sentence ...

Golden accolade for revamped hotel ~ East Anglian Daily Times
The Brudenell, part of the Thorpeness & Aldeburgh Hotels company which was last week named Business of the Year in the EADT's 2010 Anglian Business Awards, ...

The British Way to the Sea ~ BBC Music Magazine

So, donning hiking boots and cagoules, we stumbled across the long stretch of shingle between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, site of the performances. ...

Chef quizzed over Jay Kay's car - mirror.co.uk‎ ~ Mirror.co.uk - Mar 3, 2009

Grahame Tinnion, operating director for Thorpeness and Aldeburgh Hotels, said: " At the moment, the picture is not very clear, other than we know the car has ...

Scallop by Maggi Hambling: Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, Suffolk ... ~ The Guardian

A pair of interlocking metal scallop shells four metres high, a structure known simply as Scallop, by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling, sits alone on ...

My perfect weekend: Miranda Raison ~ Telegraph.co.uk
We'll go either along the beach past Maggi Hambling's shell (a sculpture on Aldeburgh beach) to the Dolphin pub in Thorpeness, or a four or five-mile walk ...

On the fringe: festival fever ~ The Arts Council
Next for the arts-hungry festival-goers will be the 63rd Aldeburgh Festival, from 11-27 June, with an unmissable programme of classical music events.

First details of the Dune House at Thorpeness

Living Architecture invited one of Norway’s most reknown practices, Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, to create a house for us on this archetypally English seaside site.

Thorpeness coastal erosion threatens homes ~ BBC

To the north of the houses at Thorpeness lies a heath and a sandy beach. A pill box has fallen off the cliff top. Thorpeness with Aldeburgh on the horizon ...

Cliff protection work under way in village ~ East Anglian Daily Times
The EADT reported last week how homeowners living in North End Avenue, Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, were becoming increasingly concerned. ...


Residents’ homes under threat from the ravages of the sea ~ Evening Star

CONCERNED residents have urged coastal bosses to step in and save their homes from the ravages of the North Sea. In the last two weeks large sections of the cliff behind properties in North End Avenue, Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, have been washed away ...

Residents' homes under threat ~ East Anglian Daily Times

In the last two weeks large sections of the cliff behind properties in North End Avenue, Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh, have been washed away ...

Suffolk: the perfect seaside trip ~ The Daily Telegraph

However, it's best known as the home of the Aldeburgh music festival, ... A short drive (or a nice walk) further north is Thorpeness with its man-made ...

Excentric Aldeburgh! Early this morning a lady in a very nice ... ~ Twitter

Excentric [sic] Aldeburgh! Early this morning a lady in a very nice straw hat, was seen dancing on her own along the path to Thorpeness.

How our wildlife can survive the rising floodwaters

ROB Macklin looks upon the changes destined for the Suffolk coast over the next decades as an opportunity – not a reason for doom and gloom.

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Baggott & Son Newsagent, Aldeburgh.

Baggotts, 128-130 High Street, Tel: 01728 452753.  The shop where you’ll receive friendly local service is managed by Nick Dove who drives the launch tractor for the Aldeburgh lifeboat.

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