My horses are carefully managed to maintain their health and condition. By letting them into fields full of grass, you risk them developing laminitis, an extremely painful and ultimately fatal condition caused by over eating. Do not put my horses' lives at risk like this.
All gates are now locked and CCTV is being installed. I am saddened that I need to do this in a community like Kirton and Falkenham.
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Delete any such e-mails. Do not click on any links in them.
If you do get one of these Phishing e-mails and get taken in then all your subsequent e-mails end up on someone else's screen.
In the case of BT a call to 08081006778 will quickly get it sorted although you must run a virus scan afterwards in case they have managed to get a keylogger onto your computer.
See security advice on the Links page of this site. Read More...
There are about a dozen clusters on a young oak tree as you leave Kirton, just past Brook Cottage on the opposite side of the road as you head towards the entrance to the fishing lake. The landowner has been made aware.
The larvae are dark brown and hairy with a series of white marks down the side and a characteristic pair of orangey-red ‘warts’ at the rear end.
They spend the winter months in tough webbing nests (above right) and emerge in spring to feed communally until about the end of May.
Although occasionally found on oaks, brown-tail moth larvae are much more common on hedgerow trees such as blackthorn and hawthorn or on scrubby plants, especially bramble.
The hairs of these larvae can provoke an allergic reaction, so contact with the larvae or their nests should be avoided.
The text message claims to be from the “Ofcom Communications Team” and mobile phone number of the sender is six digits in length.
This is a scam. If you receive the text message then do not click on the website.
Reporting the scam
You can report the scam to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or via the website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
If you are concerned that you may have submitted your personal details then contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via the website http://www.ico.gov.uk/
To contact the Ofcom Advisory Team call 0300 123 3333.
Ofcom has alerted the authorities for investigation.
A warning from Suffolk Constabulary (in a letter to a friend following a spate of house burglaries in the Knodishall, Marlesford, Leiston, Heveningham, Badingham and Bungay area). Probably only affects computers with the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Whilst using the internet, a message flashes up onto your screen, which you will also find locks your computer, with words to the effect of it being from the Metropolitan and Strathclyde Police (or similar forces). The message will imply that you have been viewing unsuitable web sites and they have locked your computer to prevent further viewing; you are then asked to pay £100 or a similar amount to have your screen unlocked, but even if you pay you will find your machine remains unusable... Read More...
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Dover Rd To Camden Rd Read More...
"Changes to BBC HD channels on satellite on 6th June"
We will shortly be making a change to the satellite transponder that carries BBC One HD & BBC HD. The signal on this transponder is currently broadcast using a modulation scheme called "DVB-S". On 6 June we will be upgrading to a newer "DVB-S2" scheme. This is a more efficient way of operating the transponder and it creates more capacity from the same amount of spectrum. More spectral bang for our buck, if you like.
The change will mean different things to different people:
If you watch TV using Freeview or Virgin Media or can't currently view HD channels you will not be affected.
If you have Sky, you will not notice the change and won't have to do anything on or after 6 June.
If you have Freesat you may need to put your HD box or TV into standby for 30 seconds and then restart to continue to receive the two BBC HD channels. If the channels are still unavailable then carry out a 'freesat channel retune' or a 'first time installation'. Full instructions can be found in the manual for your box or TV. Further help with retuning can be found at www.freesat.co.uk or by calling their customer support team on 08450 990 990." Read More...
Having received two suspicious phone calls in two days, in spite of having Telephone Preference Service, I thought you ought to be aware.
Caller: Is that Mr R-H?
Me: Who is calling, please?
Caller: Is that Mr R-H>?
Me: Who is calling, please?
Caller: I can’t tell you because of the Data Protection Act.
Me: Don’t be ****** ridiculous!
Caller: Is that Mr R-H?
Me: Who is calling, please?
Caller: This is the Industrial Works Unit [who they? no explanation given]. Am I right in thinking someone in your household used to be employed?
Me: None of your business. Goodbye.
If a caller wants to know who you are, they should identify themselves first. If you are still suspicious, terminate the call. They have your name and phone number so probably have your address. If they are genuine they will write to you. But beware of spoof mail as well!
See this website Safefromscams – for information on phone, mail, tradesman and other scams.
See the links page (Computers and Internet) for sites that will tell you all about the latest wheezes the criminals are trying. Read More...
Were you in the area in the early hours of this morning? Residents at the address were disturbed by a noise at around 4am, did you see or hear anything? Calls relating to this incident should be made to Felixstowe Police on 01473 613500 reference FE/10/1330
Please use this link to pass any useful information to Suffolk Police about this incident.
DO NOT USE THIS LINK IN AN EMERGENCY OR IN A SITUATION THAT REQUIRES AN IMMEDIATE POLICE RESPONSE WHEN YOU SHOULD RING 999.
Police Direct Team Read More...
4 February between 08:10 and 16:30 Church Lane Kirton: jewellery, 2 games consoles, large flat screen TV were among the items stolen from a house break-in. Anyone with information on unusual activities (white van) contact the police on 01473 613500 ref FE/238. Read More...
Suffolk Police’s top tips for winter driving
Gritting information from Suffolk County Council
NHS Suffolk advice for keeping healthy, particularly for older people
Look out for vulnerable people
East of England Ambulance Service urges public to use 999 wisely
Take fire safety precautions – advice from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service
School closures – information from Suffolk County Council
Refuse collections – advice from borough and district councils
Members of the Suffolk Resilience Forum, including Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Constabulary, NHS Suffolk, and district and borough councils, are working together once again to ensure the county’s residents stay safe during the current adverse weather conditions.
The Forum is issuing a series of key messages and top tips to let people in the county know what’s being done to deal with the bad weather and how they can keep safe in the snow and ice.
For information about scams in general (real and imagined) see http://www.hoax-slayer.com
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS Parcel Delivery Service suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).
DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.
As a general rule NEVER forward scam/virus warnings you receive from well-meaning friends – their email and the forwarded parts may contain a virus.
This also applies to cute animal/baby pictures, missing persons notices or any chain letter-style messages.
If you feel you must forward a particular message to all your friends, please remove all the email addresses of the previous recipients. I do not want my email address broadcast to the world and its spammers and neither, probably, do you nor the previous recipients. Read More...
If you were alarmed by this event call the Ministry of Defence complaints line 02072 186 020.