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02/12/2020

Young Businesses to Receive Support from Dedicated Website

New and younger businesses that have been trading for less than four years are being encouraged to join a dedicated website that promotes their business. The MENTA Marketplace is being launched this month to act as a showcase for entrepreneurs across Norfolk and Suffolk. MENTA Business Support CEO, Alex Till, says of the the project

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Greater Anglia has commissioned a leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services to test for COVID-19 on its trains – and every test has come back negative. SOCOTEC has so far carried out 40 ‘biological assessments’ on a randomly selected number of trains departing or arriving from Liverpool Street. The COVID-19 virus was not

Hospice announces new virtual Christmas fundraising events

St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the launch of two new virtual fundraising events for supporters to take part in this Christmas. Following the postponing of the hospice’s Christmas Day Dip 2020, due to Covid-19 safety concerns, the fundraising team have created alternative yuletide fundraisers for the public to enjoy while supporting the hospice. The virtual

Covid cases in Ipswich are rising

Coronavirus cases in Ipswich are rising. Protect yourself and your family by following the rules. The latest testing information shows a large rise in positive coronavirus cases in Ipswich. Residents and businesses must act now to reduce the spread of the coronavirus if we are to avoid people becoming ill as well as the possibility

Win: Tim Minchin series on DVD

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning all-rounder Tim Minchin (Matilda the Musical) turns his hand to TV with another winner, writing and starring in eight-part Aussie road-trip comedy drama Upright.The hit series comes to DVD and digital on 23rd November 2020 courtesy of Acorn Media International after airing to unanimous praise on Sky Atlantic last year.Minchin leads the

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Win: Grandpa’s Stopwatch Book

Grandpa’s Stopwatch, about a child whose grandfather passes away, is a touching story of love, loss, and the healing power of timeGrandpa’s favourite thing is a stopwatch, and he and his grandchild use it to time everything: racing to the end of the street and back (best speed: 24 seconds); the time it takes to

Councils’ anger at Felixstowe shelter fire

The Leader of East Suffolk Council and the Mayor of Felixstowe have both condemned the actions of the people responsible for starting a fire which has caused extensive damage to a historic shelter on Felixstowe’s South Seafront. Having investigated the damage, East Suffolk Council have confirmed that it will cost in the excess of £10,000

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Exclusive Food Market comes to Suffolk Showground

The Suffolk Agricultural Association is delighted to present a top quality Food and Artisan Market at Trinity Park, Ipswich, home of the Suffolk Show, organised by Suffolk Market Events, when a fantastic range of the very best producers from our region will be together under one roof. Over fifty stalls will fill the fantastic space

Half Term at Baylham House Farm

It is always a pleasure to visit the farm but unfortunately this year Baylham House Farm are not able to hold their Spooky Spectacular as, due to current restrictions, all the witches, ghosts and ghouls are self-isolating.You can still meet all your old favourites – who will do their utmost to tempt you to feed

Extra chances to visit Ark

Noah’s Ark, or “VerhalenArk”, is the world’s only floating exhibition of Bible stories. Covering 2,000 square meters and 4 floors, the Ark is a half-sized replica of Noah’s original boat; a symbol of hope no matter what you believe. Throughout the “museum-ship” are enchanting exhibitions and displays of wooden sculptures telling some of the most

Flying extended at Owl Sanctuary

Over the past couple of months, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary has been welcoming visitors back to the centre to enjoy over 80 owls and other birds of prey, many of them flying free…and very close!In previous years of “normality”, the flying season would have finished at the end of September to enable the participant birds to

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