Saturday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 23.05.20 at 06:25 by The Editor

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Did you know?
Kindness is good for the heart.

Acts of kindness are often accompanied by emotional warmth. Emotional warmth produces the hormone, oxytocin, in the brain and throughout the body.

The science bit: Oxytocin causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide in blood vessels, which dilates (expands) the blood vessels. This reduces blood pressure and therefore oxytocin is known as a ‘cardioprotective’ hormone because it protects the heart (by lowering blood pressure). Acts of kindness can produce oxytocin and therefore kindness can be said to be cardioprotective.

Mental Health Awareness Week

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Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:48
Today's Peninsula sunset: 
20:54

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Tide times:
• 12:52 3.73m
• 06:32 0.58m
• 13:11 3.82m
• 18:52 0.6m
Clear on the Strand this morning and evening

NEW WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!! Keep your town in your pocket.

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Today's weather:
Cool and breezy, but bright with sunny spells. Scattered blustery showers with the possibility of thunder.
High of 20 dropping down to a low of 10c.

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Orwell Bridge: Open

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Today’s Post Office Openings:
Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00
Chelmondiston: 08.00 – 17.30
Holbrook: 07.00 – 17.00
Brantham (village hall): Closed

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Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 07.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 07.00 – 23.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth’s: 08.00-17.30
Orwell Stores: 07.30 – 16.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 16.00 Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect options.
Woody’s Butchers: 09.00 - 17.30

Please respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.


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Holbrook and Shotley surgeries and dispensaries.
Holbrook: 328263
Phone access only 08:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 
08:00 – 13:00 Thursday 
08:00 – 18:30 Friday for urgent queries

Repeat prescription medication can be collected from 08:00 – 11:00 Monday to Thursday and 15:00 – 17:00 on Fridays. 
Additionally, those over 70 can collect from 14:00 – 15:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Shotley: 787435


Phone access only 08:00 – 18:30 Monday to Thursday.

Repeat prescription medication can be collected from 08:00 – 11:00 Monday to Friday and 15:00 – 17:00 on Monday to Thursday. 
Additionally, those over 70 can collect from 14:00 – 15:00 on Monday to Thursday.

Call 111 for emergency medical matters.

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For food deliveries, or prescription collection please contact your local support schemes:

Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899 
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408
Holbrook Helpers 07999583017
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799873381
Stutton Network 01473 327753
Tattingstone 07895052086


Or call Babergh’s Home, But Not Alone line 0800 876 6926 and a locality officer will connect you with a volunteer, or just to chat.

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Live travel updates: Road and rail

Bus services:
Check here for Saturday timetable

Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable

See which businesses are still operating with our Peninsula Business Directory:

Add your business or community group to our Local List

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Quote of the day:
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.
Jesse Jackson

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Riddle of the day:
At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen.

Answer will be revealed tomorrow.


Previous Riddle Answer:
What is always coming but never arrives?
A Tomorrow
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