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By Derek Davis

19th Mar 2020 | Local News

Shotley Open Spacers winning Eggheads team

Did you know?

Today, on this date one year ago, a team from the peninsula created quiz history. Shotley Open Spacers not only beat the legendary Eggheads, arguably the greatest quizzers in the country, but our boys and girl became the first, and still only team ever, to get every single answer correct on the way to a resounding victory.

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Bristol Arms

Pubs on the peninsula have been given the green light by the government to legally sell hot takeaway food during the coronavirus outbreak, it has been confirmed.

Currently, planning permission is required for businesses to carry out a change of use to a hot food takeaway. The government has confirmed regulations will be relaxed to enable businesses to deliver this service without a planning application.

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Simon Bourdon jailed for six years after admitting stalking a woman

A Woolverstone man has been jailed for six years after admitting stalking a woman.

Simon Bourdon of Main Road, Woolverstone, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday March 17 after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing on December 16 last year to one count of stalking, four counts of breaching a restraining order and one count of disclosing private photographs or films. The offences all took place between April 3 and November 18 last year.

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Suffolk Walking Festival

A peninsula walk leader has expressed his disappointment after the Suffolk Walking Festival was cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gary Richens chairman of Shotley Open Spaces group, which organises health walks on the peninsula as part of its commitment to the national Walkers Are Welcome organisation, was upset for organisers, participants and local businesses.

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Babergh's customer service pop up at Shotley library

Holbrook leisure centre and Babergh's monthly customer service pop up facility at Shotley are among the casualties, as the district council announced a range of measures to protect services, communities, councillors and employees over the coming weeks.

The moves include cancelling all council meetings for March and April, with the council exploring alternative ways to allow democratic council decisions to continue to be made in the meantime.

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