PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 July 2019 Katy Sandalls Staff at the MIND charity shop were thrilled when they discovered that a book that had been donated was a signed copy. L-R Val Jacobs, Andy Holden, Karen Hamilton-Frost, Ruby Kaur, Linda Jones and Bogna Skorczak Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant A Suffolk charity shop could be in for an unexpected windfall after a valuable first edition copy of a Roald Dahl book was found among its latest donations. Karen Hamilton-Frost from the MIND charity shop with a signed Roald Dahl book that was donated Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Mind charity shop in Ipswich is celebrating after finding what it believes could be a signed, first edition copy of one of the author's best known children's books - Danny, the Champion of the World.The book tells the story of a young boy called Danny and the adventures he has fixing cars and poaching pheasants with his widowed dad William. A hardback version of the tale was found by … [Read more...] about Could a book found in Ipswich charity shop be worth thousands?
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0 Have your say REMEDYING an historical anomaly will be the last thing on Paul Warne’s mind if his Rotherham United side pick up three valuable survival points this afternoon. The Millers chief may be a qualified teacher but he has never been one for consulting the history books regarding football.It is just as well, given Rotherham’s bizarre run of results against today’s opponents.Incredibly, the Millers have not beaten Forest in their last 23 meetings in all competitions since a victory at the City Ground in April, 1955.To add to the freakish flavour, the pair’s previous eight league meetings in South Yorkshire have all strangely ended in draws.Should the relegation-threatened Millers finally have their day, those supporters with long memories may finally cast aside some painful memories against Forest but Warne is rather more concerned with the here and now. Most of us who have been in football for years know you get a (similar) … [Read more...] about Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest – Millers out to upset the history books
IT looked like one of those incredible miracle stories of a missing child found safe and well after years of loss and heartache. Sadly, this time there was to be no happy ending. The person who claimed this week to be missing US boy Timmothy Pitzen has been exposed as a liar, a fantasist and a nasty piece of work. Timmothy was six when he vanished in 2001 after his mother unexpectedly took him out of school and checked in to a hotel in Illinois. Tragically she took her own life there — but there was no trace of little Timmothy. Her suicide note said that her son was safe but that no one would ever find him. Police and Timmothy’s devastated family have been searching for him for eight years. And this week it finally looked as if there had been a breakthrough. On Thursday, a thin and dishevelled man found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, told police he was Timmothy. He claimed to have escaped from kidnappers who were holding him against his will. It was all utter … [Read more...] about Throw the book at fantasist who gave missing Timmothy Pitzen’s parents false hope
PUBLISHED: 18:05 05 April 2019 Steve Russell The gravestone of Ebenezer Tye in Halesworth Cemetery Picture: STEVEN RUSSELL Archant He’s already written about Suffolk’s ‘witch’ trials. Now playwright Greg Hanson is taking a look at the last man hanged in public in the county St Helens Street, Ipswich, showing County Hall in about 1910. County Hall was completed in 1837, as a law court with a prison at the back. The last public hanging at Ipswich Gaol was in April, 1863 - John Ducker - and the last execution in November, 1924. Picture David Kindred archive.It’s one of many dozens of gravestones in Halesworth Cemetery. Standing among pale daffodils, it’s listing slightly. We can still make out the name – Ebenezer Tye – but other details are harder to crack because the stonework has been discoloured and worn by the elements. Not at all surprising. It’s stood here for nearly 160 years.In the winter of 1862 … [Read more...] about Murder: Do you know this Suffolk case?
Greece, with its endless beaches and chilled-out way of life, has long been a drawcard for Brits booking a summer holiday. Yet, if you’re heading to mainland Greece or one of the Greek Islands this year, you may find queues at the airport coming home are a bit longer than they’ve been in previous years. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have recently issued new advice stating that as of April 7, 2019 the ‘Hellenic Police will begin implementing systematic passport control checks for all European citizens travelling to/from destinations outside the Schengen area’. The UK is not included in the Schengen area – an area which is made up on 26 European nations, including the Netherlands, France and Germany – which means if you hold a British passport, you could face increased waiting times at passport control on departure and arrival into Greece. What this means is that you will have to make sure you allow yourself extra time to get to … [Read more...] about Travelling to Greece this summer? You need to know this new regulation