Saturday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 05.09.20 at 00:05 by The Editor

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Did you know?
Freddie Mercury, real name Farrokh Bulsara, was born on this day in 1946.
The amazing frontman for the British rock band Queen, and one of their principal songwriters for such hits as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We are the Champions" was born of Parsi descent, in Zanzibar. Mercury was famously flamboyant on stage and known for his vocal range. He sadly died aged 45 on November 24, 1991 with complications from AIDS.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 06:15

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
02:30 3.86m
07:57 0.84m
14:34 3.87m
20:26 0.55m

The Strand will be fine

A dry start with plenty of sunshine through the morning. Cloud building by the afternoon with a gentle breeze and a scattering of showers. Feeling rather cool, even in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19C. low of 8c

Orwell Bridge: Open


Quote of the day:
“Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don’t want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you’re going to meet down there.”
- Freddie Mercury

Joke of the day:
Freddie Mercury: Can anybody find me somebody to love?
Freddie Saturn: If you like it then you shoulda put a ring around it.
Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus timetable

Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable

Today’s Post Office Openings:
Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00
Chelmondiston: 08-00-17.00
Holbrook: 09.00 – 17.30
Brantham (village hall): Closed

Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 06.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 06.00 – 23.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth’s: Times vary
Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.30 – 17.30
Stutton Community Shop: 09.00-12noon
Woody’s Butchers: 9am to 5.00pm

Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

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.

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

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