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Shotley peninsula now in lockdown

The Shotley peninsula has gone into effective lockdown this evening following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's nationwide TV broadcast in which he laid down stringent new rules in a bid to battle coronavirus.

On the day the number of confirmed cases in Suffolk rose from 15 to 18, more than 6,650 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, but the actual number of cases is estimated to be much higher, with the number of deaths is now 335, according to the latest figures available.

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Shotley and Chelmondiston recycling centre plans to stay open

Defiant volunteer Alan Nunn, who runs the Peninsula recycling centre, is looking to keep the essential service open for users and to prevent potential fly-tipping.

Mr Nunn believes he can safely open and operate the tip as usual, but will ban any non-peninsula users from trying to dispose of their rubbish the centre, located on the main road between Chelmondiston and Shotley,.

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Rachel Double, Lauren Watts and 17-month-old Otis after a nightmare 26 hour wait at an airport

A young peninsula mum has branded Ryanair's staff a 'disgrace' after being forced to wait 26 hours at a Polish airport without any hot food or milk for her 17-month-old son.

Lauren Watts, who is mixed race, could not rule out a suggestion that racism may have been a factor in the way she was treated, and forcing her to borrow £1,000 to get home.

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