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Take a virtual tour of Innovative Forms: The Lettering of John Skelton at the Lettering Arts Trust

Just before ‘lockdown’ the Lettering Arts Trust was delighted to launch a long-anticipated exhibition: “Innovative Forms: TheLettering of John Skelton”. Curated by John’s daughter Helen Mary Skelton, this intriguing retrospective has been in development for more than seven years. It brings together examples of public and private projects that demonstrate the breadth of John Skelton’s artistic experiments in lettering and how he based his work upon tradition – and then broke away from it.

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The Big 100 Artists Exhibition Online starts 6pm Thursday 7 May 2020 – Introducing new artists from East Anglia

Raising funds for Breast Cancer Support and sustaining research in a time of COVID-19

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Prettys Covid Assist

Help is at hand for local businesses that need legal advice as a result of the devastating Covid 19 outbreak. Prettys solicitors in Ipswich are offering up to an hour of free consultation without obligation to assist and support local businesses.

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The impact of coronavirus on commercial properties – what do you need to know as a landlord?

There is no doubt the impact of the coronavirus on the commercial property market is going to be significant. The government’s decision to close all retail and leisure outlets until further notice leaves both landlords and tenants uncertain where they stand.

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Home-Start in Suffolk receives £390,000 from the National Lottery for the continuation of the Building Resilient Families project in the Waveney area

Local family support charity, Home-Start in Suffolk, is delighted to have been awarded more than £390,000 in National Lottery funding to continue their work with vulnerable families in the Waveney area.

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Local Pub Offers Help By Delivering Hot Meals

Tough times can bring out the best in people and we’ve all seen some incredible acts of kindness over the last few weeks, some have been small and meaningful while others are ongoing and logistically tough. One local project needs your help to spread the word to isolated individuals in rural areas.

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Campaign to match Suffolk’s Voluntary Organisations with Businesses

Collaboration Will Help County’s Organisations Achieve More Through Pandemic

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COVID-19 causes rise in Wills but it is about preparation rather than panic

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to disrupt the nation and raise concerns about the health and the wellbeing of ourselves and of our loved ones, making a Will is naturally on the minds of many.

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Style, Colour & Craftsmanship

In recent weeks, many of us have been spending far more time than we usually do at home and in households all over the country there are conversations happening around home improvements.

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Here Together: Today and Tomorrow

St Elizabeth Hospice launches urgent appeal for support

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Here’s how employers should be protecting their essential workers, says top lawyers

As the impact of the coronavirus crisis grows every day, the way in which businesses must work has changed dramatically.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results in Suffolk show milder winter helps small garden birds

House sparrow species was top of the Suffolk Big Garden Birdwatch rankings.

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Winners of Suffolk High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

The winners of the Suffolk High Sheriff’s Awards 2020 have been announced on a special live show on BBC Radio Suffolk after the annual awards ceremony at Wherstead Park had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.

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Is the pandemic the nudge law needs to finally go digital?

Ian Carr, CEO of leading Ipswich-based law firm Prettys, explains how the legal field must adopt digital processes across its activities and services in order to manage business continuity in the face of adversity.

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Children’s Charity Launches Emergency Appeal As Annual Suffolk Bike Ride Postponed

Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, children’s charity Action Medical Research has postponed its annual ‘Suffolk Sunrise’ bike ride.

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