Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

1st Apr 2020 | Local News

Frail Loop wins award
Frail Loop wins award

Did you know:

A year ago today, a peninsula farmer scooped the World Scarecrow of the year award. Frail Loop, pictured above, won the accolade when he was said by judges to be; 'outstanding in his field'.

Today's Peninsula sunrise: 06:29

Today's Peninsula sunset: 19:30


High Tide:

  1. 44 (3.42m)
  2. 22 (3.16m)

Low Tide:

  1. 07 (0.91m)
  2. 42 (0.93m)

Today's weather:

Another cloudy and chilly day so best stay in. Top temperature of 9c dropping down to a low of 2c.

Orwell Bridge: Open

Today's Post Office Openings:

Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00

Chelmondiston: 09.00 – 16.00

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: Order and collect only 9am - 12.30pm: Orders delivered 2-5pm

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 Business Directory:

Takeaway, delivery or any other services,

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Today's peninsula cinema showings:

All showings cancelled until further notice

Quote of the day:

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. (And an extra day for leap year)

Mark Twain

Riddle of the day:

Why is everyone so tired on April 1?

Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

Previous Riddle Answer:

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?

A rainbow


Join in with You'll Never Walk Alone (preferably at 07.45)


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