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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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Schools on the peninsula will shut down for the vast majority of pupils from Friday, in line with a national policy announced by prime minister Boris Johnson this afternoon.

Holbrook academy have already moved to a partial closure, and will carry on asking only pupils from years, 11, eight and seven, or those children whose parents are considered essential workers, to attend school for the rest of the week.

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Cracking Breakfast Briefing

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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That winning feeling for Shotley Open Spacers

Back in the day when all the talk was of Brexit, Corona virus was an allergic reaction to a brand of fizzy pop and Ipswich were a Championship team, a team of six quizzers caught the train to Glasgow to take on the mighty Eggheads.

Little did they, as they downed beers, and in Marian's case something a bit more sophisticated, tested themselves with questions from an Egghead's book courtesy of quizmaster extraordinaire Shane on the journey, that they would create brainteasing history.

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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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