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02/12/2020

Woodbridge News

greater Anglia Covid tests

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

St Elizabeth Hospice fundraising Christmas

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

Menta

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

HMRC ramps up investigation of job retention scheme claims

Employers in the East of England who may have wrongly claimed support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are being warned to act now to avoid significant penalties from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP says it is dealing with a flurry of enquires about repaying

Baylham Rare Breeds Farm

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

Suffolk beach

Stay safe on Suffolk coastline

A campaign has been launched today to remind East Suffolk residents and visitors about the importance of staying safe on the coast. Throughout the Covid-19 restrictions, and particularly since early summer, East Suffolk Council’s Coastal Management Team has received almost daily reports from concerned landowners, businesses and the community about people climbing eroding cliffs, climbing

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

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Eye Tests are more important than ever

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is calling on people in the East of England to look after their eyes during this year’s National Eye Health Week [21st – 27th September]. The charity is highlighting the role that high street optometrists can play in eye care, at a time when hospitals are facing

Pre-lockdown green collections set to restart

Pre-lockdown garden waste collections is set to restart in East Suffolk later this month after being impacted by Covid-19. Following disruptions to garden waste collections in East Suffolk due to Covid-19, the service is now set to return to normal on Monday 28 September, in accordance with the original bin collection dates. This means that

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