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Commuters from the peninsula catching Greater Anglia trains from Manningtree and Ipswich face a reduced service from Monday.

The Government and the UK rail industry have agreed a plan that will see a gradual reduction in train services across the country to reflect lower passenger demand, while keeping vital rail services running, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Users of 97, 98 and 92 busses can travel earlier

Shotley peninsula bus users can use their concessionary passes to catch early morning busses to take advantage of special supermarket openings after Suffolk County Council waived restrictions.

Elderly and disabled peninsula residents can use their concessionary bus passes on the numbers 97 and 92 before 9.30 as the coronavirus epidemic continues.

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Peninsula pet owners showing symptoms of, or tested positive for, coronavirus are being urged to wear a facemask when they interact with their furred or feathered friends.

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association is also advising owners to restrict contact with their own, and other, animals 'just like you would around other people'.

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Although it would be more preferable to shop locally on the peninsula, for those that use the supermarkets, another has changed its hours and has restricted the amount of goods customers can buy.

Tesco Superstore at Copdock is closing two hours earlier for the foreseeable future and introducing special morning shopping sessions for the vulnerable and elderly.

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Suffolk Trading Standards have issues two warnings after scammers used the Coronavirus pandemic to try and take advantage of people on the peninsula.

A Nub News reader contacted us and trading standards after receiving a phone call pretending to be from 'Southern Electric' offering £5,000 credit 'to help people through the Coronavirus crisis' if they can collect a £520 cash payment.

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Babergh cabinet member Jan Osborne with keys to a house

Babergh District Council has introduced measures to prevent the future eviction of any council tenant on the peninsula that cannot pay their housing rent as a direct result of COVID-19.

In addition to a range of measures announced yesterday to protect the council's workforce, residents and services over coming weeks, the councils have now moved to reassure council tenants they will not lose their homes due to loss of income because of coronavirus.

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