Sunday's peninsula breakfast briefing

  Posted: 13.09.20 at 00:05 by The Editor

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Did you know?
On this day 40 years ago a bear called Hercules was found on the Outer Hebrides in Scotland after being missing for 24 days. The tame bear ran off while being filmed for a Kleenex television commercial and hundreds of volunteers were involved in the search for him until a crofter spotted the 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m), half-ton animal swimming - almost three weeks after the hunt for the creature had been called off. The bear was reported to have lost 20 stone (127 kg) in weight, and then consumed 120 pints of milk and dozens of eggs coming round from a tranquilliser.
Hercules became world famous after his three-week disappearance, making regular appearances on children's television in the 1980s, had a cameo role in the James Bond film Octopussy and appeared on Hollywood chat shows. The bear was also featured on the cover of Time magazine and promoted the Miss World contest.
He died on February 4, 2000 following an accident while making a Disney film.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 06:28

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
14:21 1.31m
08:31 3.23m
14:49 1.2m
21:10 3.29m

All good on the Strand

Dry with a few mist and fog patches possible first thing. Feeling pleasant in light winds and sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 25c, low of 14c.

Sunday quotes:
“It would be fitting, I think, if among the last man made tracks on earth would be found the huge footprints of the great brown bear.”
― Earl Fleming


Joke of the day:
What do you call a bears without ears?
- B's

Thought for the week
To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.
— Seneca, Hercules Oetaeus, 231-232

Today's food shop openings:
Holbrook Co-op: 07.00 -19.00
Brantham Co-op: 07.00 – 19.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 13:00

Premier Wherstead - 08:00 - 17:00
Hollingsworth’s: Closed

Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect only 9am - 12.30pm: Orders delivered 2-5pm
Woody’s butcher Holbrook – Closed.

Surgeries and Pharmacies: Closed until tomorrow:
Call 111 for emergencies.

Live travel information – Road and Rail
Bus services:
Check here for timetable

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