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2nd June 2020

Live Video Workshops For Start-Up Businesses

All You Need Is A Laptop Or Phone…With the restrictions of the current COVID-19 lockdown, MENTA have turned to online training courses to help Start-Up Businesses. They have made their award-winning and fully-funded Start-Up Business training available online with LIVE video training. This means you can learn and plan your new business from the safety

COVID19 News

East Suffolk restart garden waste collection

East Suffolk Council has set a date for the resumption of its garden waste collection service. Operations will restart on Bank Holiday Monday May 25, following an earlier suspension due to the impact of COVID-19, and all subscribers will receive their first collection during the subsequent fortnight. The Council has taken the decision to restart

Felixstowe Book Festival Cancelled

Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be held in its usual form. “I am very sad that the Felixstowe Book Festival will not take place on 26th

Competition: artwork for stations to thank key workers

In addition to “clapping for carers”, Greater Anglia is now asking the public to get involved in thanking key workers by designing a poster for display at its major stations. Following a well-received display of posters created by staff at Cambridge station, Greater Anglia has now launched a competition asking people to create a poster

Never Mind the Lockdown: Watch punk band musical at home

The New Wolsey Theatre has teamed up with punk band The Alarm to produce an evening of virtual theatre featuring a digital version of their hit 2018 musical Oxy and the Morons. The evening, dubbed Big Night In, will feature pre-recorded interviews with the members of the cast, the writers and the show’s director and

Over £16.6m paid to East Suffolk businesses to date

East Suffolk Council has paid out COVID-19 business grants to 1,409 businesses in East Suffolk to date, worth a total of £16,685,000. Since the government announced its business grant package, Council staff have been working hard to ensure local businesses are aware of the funding available to them and how to apply for the much-needed

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COVID19 News

Still Open: Local businesses fightback against COVID19

• Following the Government’s advanced measures many businesses are now closed…. We have now updated this list and to the best of our knowledge all of the businesses listed here are still offering the advertised services – We apologise if there are any inaccuracies and if you come across a business listed that is no longer

Suffolk still not taking advice over distancing!

Suffolk Constabulary received 119 calls from members of the public reporting people ignoring the government restrictions to stay home and stay safe yesterday, Thursday 9th April. On the same day, a total of 58 warnings were given by officers in the county to those in public or gathered at other addresses. The message remains the

Police: Minority still not social distancing

Suffolk Police are thanking the majority of the public who followed Government instructions to stay home and stay safe over the weekend. However, while the majority have listened to the advice not to travel to tourist spots and parks, there are concerns over the number of people who ignored social distancing guidelines by visiting other

Concerts at Thetford Forest CANCELLED

Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country has been cancelled. Forestry England statement:We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live fans who were hoping to see bands in the nation’s forests this summer but we have cancelled Forest Live 2020 to keep

Use this time to self-improve

Locked-down Brits will become ‘super human’ and self-improve during isolation – with plans to learn a language or instrument, master DIY, paint a picture or write a novel. A poll of 2,000 adults found six in 10 are planning – or have already started – to improve themselves while house-bound. Among the intentions are taking

Get artistic in fight against Covid-19

School children across Suffolk are being called on to help in the fight against coronavirus by using their creative art and design talents. Suffolk Constabulary is running a competition for under 12s during the two-week Easter holidays. They are being asked to design colourful and bright posters with the tag line ‘Stay Home Save Lives’,

Suffolk Police Chief thanks public and business

Suffolk Constabulary is thanking the public and businesses after last week’s plea urging them to comply with government measures restricting people’s movements to tackle coronavirus. Officers were given the powers on Thursday last week (26th March), to fine people who refuse to stay at home and only go outside if they have a ‘reasonable excuse’.

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Top 10 Coronavirus Myths – by GP Dr Gero Baiarda

Dr Gero Baiarda is one of the hundreds of GPs currently on-call at GPDQ – the UK’s leading GP-on-demand service. Dr Baiarda has myth-busted 10 common beliefs associated with the SARS-COV-2 (more commonly known as COVID-19): The virus is a living organism that we can kill. It is not alive. It is a protein chain

Tina show rescheduled

Smash hit show What’s Love Got To Do With It? has rescheduled its Ipswich date to Wednesday, 25th November. Box office staff at the Regent Theatre are contacting ticket holders so they can transfer their tickets to the new date. A spokesman for What’s Love Got To Do With It? said: “As everyone is aware,

New community fund launched to help those in need

As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable residents, a new community fund of more than £70,000 has been launched to support those in need. Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism have agreed to allocate £1,000

7 tips for pregnant women during lockdown

Remain calm and relaxed It’s vital during such uncertain times to find ways to remain calm and relaxed. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath or practising mediation, taking time out each day to unwind and give your mind and body the rest it needs during this stressful period will go a long way

Discount for NHS workers

Just Eat has announced it is offering NHS workers 25 per cent off all orders as a way of saying thank you and to show appreciation for their extraordinary work. Following government restrictions, many restaurants and cafes across the UK have made the decision to close. Those that remain open are only offering takeaways, making

COVID19 Advice for Travellers

Have you booked a holiday? and now wondering what to do or where you stand? The team at Deben Travel and Cruise Ready offer you some support and understanding during this extremely challenging time. They have put together the following Q&As of common concerns for their clients (although the basic details apply to us all).

Surge in popularity for safety website as parents teach at home

A free website designed to help children stay safe around electricity has seen its visitor numbers rise by more than 90% in the past week. UK Power Networks, who deliver electricity to 8.3million customers across the East of England, London and the South East, hosts its educational website at www.powerup.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/. Hundreds of families have logged

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