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As If British Bookstores Aren’t Having Enough Trouble, Books Can’t Get Into Port

Yes, it’s partly due to Brexit, and partly due to the pandemic, but the port at Felixstowe backed up so far that some companies won’t even try to import. “People are contacting us saying they’ve paid for books on pre-order as gifts, and we ultimately can’t guarantee delivery.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Words, Brexit, Felixstowe, 11.20.20

Oh, Whistle…

I finally, on a whim, read one of the most famous ghost stories in English, M. R. James’s “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You My Lad,” and was surprised to find two words new to me in the first few paragraphs: ‘I suppose you will be getting away pretty soon, now Full Term is over, Professor,’ said a person not in the story to the Professor of Ontography, soon after they had sat down next to each other at a feast in the hospitable hall of St. James’s College. The Professor was young, neat, and pre...
Tags: UK, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Cambridge, East Coast, James, Felixstowe, Universities of Oxford, Parkins, Ontography, St James s College, Burnstow, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, Luke Thurston

Chris Grayling to advise ports operator in £100,000 role

The former transport secretary's part-time job is with the owner of Harwich and Felixstowe terminals.
Tags: News, Chris Grayling, Harwich, Felixstowe

Chris Grayling to advise ports operator in £100,000 role

The former transport secretary's part-time job is with the owner of Harwich and Felixstowe terminals.
Tags: UK, News, Chris Grayling, Harwich, Felixstowe

Three saved after Felixstowe tidal current rescue goes wrong

People were warned not to attempt rescues themselves because they could be putting themselves in danger.
Tags: News, Felixstowe

Captain Tom's video message for Felixstowe fundraiser aged 101

He wishes good luck to a fellow centenarian aiming to support the NHS with a walking challenge.
Tags: UK, News, NHS, Tom, Felixstowe

Felixstowe: Strike dates set for UK's busiest container port

The Port of Felixstowe handles more than a third of the container cargo arriving in the UK.
Tags: Business, UK, Felixstowe

'Utterly ridiculous' path at Felixstowe's Walton Gate ridiculed

People have joked about it being something "police make you walk along to see if you're drunk".
Tags: News, Felixstowe, Walton Gate

Brexit: over £100m spent on extra ferries in case of no deal

Ports in Poole, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Immingham and Felixstowe would be used to ease Dover pressureThe Department for Transport has spent more than £100m on ferries to ease potential problems in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Documents outlining the £107.7m agreements say increased border checks in UK ports after Brexit could “cause delivery of critical goods to be delayed” in the event of no deal. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Department For Transport, Felixstowe, Poole Portsmouth Plymouth Immingham, Brexit Documents

Felixstowe teenager describes living with loneliness

Tamsin is one of many 16 to 24-year-olds who describe themselves as lonely.
Tags: News, Felixstowe, Tamsin

Brexiters say smooth post-Brexit trade with the EU is possible

Brexiters say the port of Felixstowe shows the country can manage post Brexit.
Tags: Eu, Felixstowe

U-turn over 'unsafe' Felixstowe rat gassing plan

Instead of the cull, there will be late-night cleaning of the area and bins will be given lids.
Tags: News, Felixstowe

Felixstowe rats to be gassed after vermin increase

Felixstowe's "booming tourist economy" results in an increase in litter and rats, says council.
Tags: News, Felixstowe

Range Rover in Felixstowe beach seaside rescue

A crowd gathers as attempts are made to remove the stricken 4x4 from the sea at Felixstowe.
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Returning home to Felixstowe: ‘Stories are everywhere’

Novelist Hayley Long always thought her home town, on the Suffolk coast, was a bit of a joke but now she’s proud of its gentle charmPlus: three more glorious, less well-known coastal destinationsOn my bookshelf I have a 1914 Ward Lock travel guide to Felixstowe. I’ve had it for years and it introduces the town I grew up in with words that make me smile each time I read them. “There is in Felixstowe and its surroundings, a combination of grace, prettiness and interest which lingers pleasantly in ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Life and style, Culture, Southwold, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Suffolk Holidays, Aldeburgh, Suffolk Coast, Felixstowe, Hayley Long

'Lucky escape' Felixstowe rail crossing driver jailed

A man drove his car over the Felixstowe to Ipswich line despite lights warning of an approaching train.
Tags: UK, News, Ipswich, Felixstowe

The Principality of Sealand

One cannot but be bemused by British eccentricity sometimes, with a nod to Passport to Pimlico, I mused on the existence of the claimed Principality, or micro-nation, of Sealand, which is nothing more than a wartime platform that lies off the Suffolk Coast. You can easily see it while eating your fish & chips on Felixstowe seafront…as we did. The platform, known as Roughs Tower, is about 12 kilometres off the coast and is a Maunsell Sea Fort, originally called HM Fort Roughs, built as an anti-a...
Tags: Science, United Kingdom, Michael, Bates, Suffolk Coast, Felixstowe, Sealand, Roughs Tower, Maunsell Sea Fort, Paddy Roy Bates, Suffolk Sealand

Counterfeit Fingerlings seized at Port of Felixstowe

They have been sent away for testing to see if they are hazardous.
Tags: News, Felixstowe

UK's busiest container port at Felixstowe marks 50 years

The Port of Felixstowe has changed dramatically since it first opened.
Tags: UK, News, Felixstowe

Felixstowe beach hut wins Best in Britain award

The hut's owner uses it for family celebrations as well as raising money for charity.
Tags: UK, News, Britain, Felixstowe

OOCL Hong Kong: Felixstowe Port welcomes 'World's biggest ship'

The OOCL Hong Kong made her first port of call in Europe at Felixstowe in Suffolk.
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, News, Felixstowe, OOCL, Felixstowe Port

Beached Felixstowe fin whale removed from beach

The 30ft (9m) female is one of three reported to have died on the East Anglian coast in recent days.
Tags: News, Felixstowe

Dead fin whale moved from Felixstowe beach

A cordon is set up to shield the public from viewing the disposal of the 30ft (9m) whale.
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Work starts to remove dead Felixstowe fin whale from beach

A cordon is set up to shield the public from viewing the disposal of the 30ft (9m) whale.
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Beached Felixstowe fin whale to be removed

The 30ft (9m) female at Felixstowe is one of three whales reported on the East Anglian coast in recent days
Tags: UK, News, Felixstowe

Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.
Tags: Science, Orford, Felixstowe

The best street tea in India: Kolkata’s chai

Kolkata is the tea capital of India and the stalls on Elgin Road sell the finest brews in the city: sugary, spicy chai in sustainable clay cups Roadside tea makers are an institution in every corner of India. Their ramshackle assemblages of pots and pans bearing tea, sugar, spices and buffalo milk are the oil that greases the cogs of daily life. Chai dhabas in different states follow local recipes, about which customers are fiercely partisan. Of India’s great cities, Kolkata is the undisputed te...
Tags: Tea, India, Food And Drink, Indian food and drink, Hamburg, Kolkata, India Holidays, Kolkata Holidays, Assam, Felixstowe, Elgin Road

Man dies in ship boiler room 'explosion' in Felixstowe

People say they heard an "explosion" on board the ship as it docked at Felixstowe.
Tags: UK, News, Felixstowe

Man dies in ship 'explosion' in Port of Felixstowe

People say they heard an "explosion" on board the ship as it docked at Felixstowe.
Tags: News, Felixstowe

Man dies in ship boiler room 'explosion' in Port of Felixstowe

A man dies in what people have described as an "explosion" on board a ship at the Port of Felixstowe.
Tags: News, Felixstowe