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A selection of news and updates from around the county. If you have a story you would like to share please email us.

Charity shop guru, Preloved Chica, visits St Elizabeth Hospice stores to see impact of Covid-19 on customer experience

From vinyl records and vintage furniture to prom dresses and everything in between, charity shops are Aladdin’s caves full of pre-loved clothes and other items. However, with Covid-19 and government restrictions surrounding social distancing, how has the shopping experience changed for those who love searching for hidden gems?

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SUFFOLK’S DJV BOUTIQUE, IPSWICH JOINS RANKS OF SMALL BIZ 100

ON 13th OCTOBER 2020 DJV Boutique based in Ipswich will be given a spell in the limelight as part of this year’s Small Biz 100, a national campaign highlighting some of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses.

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Long Shop Museum Motorbike Show – 13th September 2020

On Sunday 13th September, the Long Shop Museum will be holding its annual Motorbike Show. The event will be held from 10 AM to 4 PM, with all being welcome to come marvel at the wonderful selection of motorbikes that will be all over the museum site.

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New Youth Mural on Ipswich Waterfront

The National Lottery Community Fund has supported a new mural inspired by blockbuster MARVEL film, Black Panther. Black British artist EVEWRIGHT led 16 young people to design a new mural through online workshops, creating an exciting creative activity during the lockdown and the mural was painted last week in Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Fenn Wright appoint Caroline Edwards

We are very pleased to announce that Caroline Edwards joined Fenn Wright on 3rd August 2020 as Country & Equestrian Property Specialist.

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Ipswich Borough Council secures £3M to make former Burton’s building a Waterfront arts and media hub

Another landmark in the successful development of Ipswich Waterfront has been achieved with today’s announcement from government of a £3M grant that will ensure our transformation of these unused buildings. This government funding is a vote of confidence in the way the Borough is taking forward the town and adding another key attraction to this regenerated area.

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Art Auction raises more than £6400 to help support struggling families in Suffolk

Home-Start in Suffolk hosted their first ever online art auction this month and raised a fantastic £6444

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Southwold set to bring theatre to front rooms across the UK this summer

Theatre-lovers who might have been missing out on seeing shows will be treated to live performances from Southwold this summer while sitting safe and comfortable at home.

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Free badges to aid communication for people with hearing loss

As the wearing of face masks becomes mandatory in shops in England from Friday July 24th local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre are giving away badges to help support communication for people with hearing loss.

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Local Rotary donates £1500 to help support struggling Suffolk families

Deben Rotary are proud to donate £1500 to Suffolk based family support charity Home-Start in Suffolk

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Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is re-opening

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is re-opening on Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5 July. After that weekend it will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Mill has acquired the Industry Standard ‘Good To Go’ mark which means that it has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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HOME-START IS WHERE THE ART IS

Home-Start in Suffolk launch online art auction to raise vital funds to support struggling Suffolk families

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Delaying treatment for hearing loss can lead to other problems

People living with hearing loss have been advised not to hesitate in seeking professional help during the lockdown as delayed treatment may lead to lasting communication problems.

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Golf is back at Ufford Park! Play safe. Stay safe.

Following the Government announcement in May, Ufford Park Woodbridge was delighted to be able to open its award-winning golf course, following nearly two months of closure.

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Arts La’Olam announces ‘#betweenspaces’: an inspirational cultural programme for lockdown

Arts La’Olam, based in Ipswich, is excited to announce a new programme of events, commissions and participatory online workshops that bring families and people of all ages together in a spirit of creative celebration, addressing social isolation and creating legacy artworks that commemorate these curious times.

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