Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing - includes opening and closing times, riddles and other useful info

By Derek Davis

31st Mar 2020 | Local News

Port and Starboard Picture credit: Shaun Sams - 'Enjoy My Art'
Port and Starboard Picture credit: Shaun Sams - 'Enjoy My Art'

Did you know:

Techies tell us that March 31 has been declared World Backup Day. With so much of our lives, photos, and videos being stored in digital form, it is important we begin to make backups of our precious data.  Backing up your data is one of those easy-to-do procedures many people ignore. 

According to those who know, people now create and generate more than 1.8 zettabytes of data per year. Unfortunately, nearly 30% of people have never even backed up their data. If you are a small business, a data backup can be what saves your company. World Backup Day is here to make sure people start backing up.

Today's Peninsula sunrise: 06:31

Today's Peninsula sunset: 17:29


High Tide:

  1. 51 (3.67m)
  2. 23 (3.44m)

Low Tide:

  1. 19 (0.70m)
  2. 44 (0.78m)

Today's weather:

Mostly cloudy and even though the sun might peep through at times it will be chilly as March goes out like a cold lamb. Top temperature of 10c dropping down to a low of -1c.

Orwell Bridge: Open

Today's Post Office Openings:

Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00

Chelmondiston: 08.00 – 17.30

Holbrook: 10.00 – 16.00

Brantham (village hall): Closed

Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 07.00 -19.00

Brantham Co-op: 07.00 – 19.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00

Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00

Hollingsworth's: 09.00 – 12.00 / 13.00 - 16.00

Orwell Stores: 07.30 – 16.00

Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 18.00

Stutton Community Shop: 08.30 – 16.00

Please don't stockpile, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.


Shotley: 08:00 – 18:30

Holbrook: 08:00 – 13:00

Pharmacy opening times:

Shotley dispensary: 08:00 – 18:30 (plus 14:00-15:00 for over 70s only)

Holbrook dispensary: 08:00 – 13:00 (plus 14:00-15:00 for over 70s only)

A staff member will screen patients for symptoms before the they enter the building. Maximum three patients at any time and must maintain social distance

Click for up to date Coronavirus advice.

Peninsula Directory:

Takeaway, delivery or any other services,

Add your business or community group to our Local List Directory

Today's peninsula cinema showings:

All showings cancelled until further notice

Quote of the day:

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln

Riddle of the day:

After booming and zapping is when I emerge, to bring you bright dazzling beauty when I diverge. Some say that I hide enormous wealth, but those riches have always proven stealth. What am I?

Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

Previous Riddle Answer:

When did money begin to grow on trees?

When countries introduced paper currrency

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