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Thursday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

23rd Apr 2020 | Local News

Did you know?

He became popular with English kings. Edward I (1272-1307) had banners bearing the emblem of St George (a red cross on a white background) and Edward III (1327-77) had a strong interest in the saint and owned a relic of his blood. The St George cross was not used to represent England until the reign of Henry VIII.

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Don't pay to get grants and beware sanitising product claims

Babergh is urging vigilance against rising numbers of coronavirus cons, with more than 2,000 online scams identified in the last month alone.

Opportunistic traders and scammers have made almost £2 million by taking advantage of the Covid-19 crisis. The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is encouraging consumers to fight back, with the launch of its Cyber Aware campaign today, which both councils are supporting.

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Babergh planning committee will be held remotely

Council meetings for Babergh are set to resume remotely, following the Government's decision to grant local authorities' powers to meet and make decisions using digital technology to ensure public safety.

Council meetings across the country were suspended following the government's social distancing and lockdown measures, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Co-op providing emergency funding

Food banks, Community Foundations and Age UK will be among those to benefit after the Co-op pledged its support local community groups and services in the region during the current pandemic, to the tune of £75,000. 

The Shotley peninsula has two East of England stores, at Holbrook and Brantham with others in our larger surrounding villages, serving the area, and have all played their part in backing the local community.

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Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

21st Apr 2020 | Local News

Blossom arch, Marsh Lane

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April 21 is Bulldogs are Beautiful Day. This corresponds with the day that the bulldog was officially recognised by dog breeders back in 1886. Bulldogs are associated with the Asiatic Mastiff, which lived around 4,000 BC in Mesopotamia. The mastiff was introduced to Europe by traveling nomads.

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