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COVID19 News

Railway cafe bar improvements despite restrictions

Greater Anglia has made some changes to its on train catering facilities as a result of the latest government guidance. In line with other hospitality venues, café bar services on the train operator’s Intercity services between Norwich and London must close between 10pm and 5am. Therefore, with immediate effect, there will be no catering service

New Wolsey cancel All Shows including Panto

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich have issued a statement:“Following the recent ministerial statement that social distancing will be required within theatres at least until November, with no certainty on when these measures and associated Covid-19 protocols might be removed, the management and Board of the New Wolsey Theatre have taken the extremely difficult decision

Bubble Rush

Bubble Rush event cancelled

St Elizabeth Hospice’s popular annual fundraiser, Bubble Rush, has been postponed until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Bubble Rush is a 5km fun run held in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. Open to all ages and abilities, Bubble Rush sees participants start in a sea of foam before passing through bubble stations around the

Covid-19 coach

National Express Coach services return to Ipswich

As demand for post-covid domestic travel grows, Ipswich has been added back onto the National Express network of scheduled coach services. The 482 service will run four times a day each way from Ipswich to Stansted airport via Colchester, Mark Teys and Braintree and twice a day each way to London. The route has been

SCRUBS – a short film from the New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey Theatre is well known for it’s theatre productions, but it has now finished work on a short film inspired by the recent COVID situation and it’s an absolute superb production. It’s gentle but also powerful. This first creative project based on work submitted to their StoryLine initiative by a member of the

Silver Lining in Challenging Times

Like many businesses, local Carpet & Flooring company Donnelly Watson has re-opened, but with appointment-led consultations after the COVID closure. The new appointment system allows customers to book one-to-one appointments in the showroom, located on Foxhall Road, Ipswich, or have one member of staff visit their home. In such difficult times for many businesses, the

Re-opening East Suffolk

Following the easing of restrictions on retail stores, East Suffolk Council has been playing a key role in ensuring the district’s grand ‘re-opening’ is as smooth as possible. Since the Government announced that non-essential shops could reopen on Monday 15 June, East Suffolk Council has been busy helping businesses prepare and have been working with

Backing community businesses after COVID

East Anglian housebuilder Hopkins Homes has teamed up with a national charity to support community businesses across the region as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The company has partnered with the Plunkett Foundation to provide free support and the expertise from the charity’s network of advisors under their Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme. Community businesses

Ferry Cancelled for 2020

Unfortunately Bryan Ferry’s headline show on 26th June at Newmarket Racecourses can no longer be staged due to the ongoing public health situation. However, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve secured a date for Bryan Ferry to perform in 2021. He will be headlining Newmarket Nights on 16th July 2021. Tickets will be automatically transferred

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

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