Suffolk South is my old constituency and where many of my family will cast their votes, based pretty well on the old Saxon hundred of Babergh. You can get an inkling of where my politics originate from the East Anglian Daily Times, which describes Babergh as "one of those rare areas where independents are found in substantial numbers on the district council because local people do not believe party politics has any place in civic affairs. This somewhat outmoded view means that rural Babergh bucks the Suffolk trend and is not dominated by Conservatives in the council chamber". Damn right.
Tim Yeo, an inoffensive enough MP, is facing a challenge not only from the LibDems but from UKIP's David Campbell-Bannerman. I suspect either would make a decent enough MP for the next Parliament. Good luck to 'em both.
Anyway, Hollesley is just outside the old Hundred but part of the county that bred the Suffolk Punch, a breed that has been working Suffolk fields since the 1500s. After the war when the tractor displaced the horse from British agriculture, the breed was kept just alive by a small stud operated by the borstal boys of Hollesley Bay Colony. The breed is still endangered. The stud is now run by a Trust, and have just announced the birth of the first foal of the year; in a good year, some 30 to 40 Punches are foaled each year across the UK. So congrats to dam and filly.
That's what I call good news.