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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.

Woodbridge School launches new charitable Christmas campaign

#Woodbridge4Woodbridge Challenge – to support Home-Start in Suffolk and promote mental wellbeing

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#Shoplocal online with Pressi.co.uk

Pressi is a purple bow not a brown box but you can still shop with ease instantly online, in just a few simple steps a consumer can send an instant Pressi for a local supplier and it can be redeemed immediately. Making it easy for that beloved Aunty in Scotland to gift her niece in Suffolk.

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Woodbridge School Prep launches new ‘Mindful Moments’ campaign to offer Mindfulness support and advice to children, parents and the wider community during lockdown

As England enters a second COVID lockdown period, Woodbridge School Prep has launched a new ‘Mindful Moments’ campaign, as part of its #Woodbridge4Woodbridge programme. The School will be making a range of ‘Mindful Moments’ videos publicly available on its YouTube channel and across social media – featuring simple-to-follow Mindfulness techniques, such as breathing and reflection – to promote health and wellbeing during lockdown, not just amongst its pupils, but also parents and the wider community.

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New Wolsey Theatre announces The Snow Queen Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto this Christmas

We have some great news for Ipswich Panto fans. Peter Rowe has re-imagined his Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto and adapted The Snow Queen story for a Live Streamed show that we’ll be staging this Christmas.

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Suffolk County Council and FCC Environment shortlisted for prestigious recycling award

Suffolk County Council and its waste and recycling partner FCC Environment are delighted to have their flagship Recycling Centre in Bury St Edmunds reach the final shortlist as ‘Civic Amenity Site of the Year’ in the 2020 LetsRecycle Awards for Excellence.

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CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Home-Start in Suffolk part of £5m national partnership with John Lewis, Waitrose and Fareshare to support UK’s struggling families

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New dates announced for exhibition inspired by Marvel

The much-anticipated Power of Stories exhibition, which includes a display of sensational costumes from the hit film Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, will now open from 3 April to 29 August 2021. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the exhibition was unable to open in July as planned.

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Mercury Theatre announces Cinderella shall go to the ball! Glittering pantomime to be streamed online.

The Mercury Theatre has announced that it will be streaming its record-breaking pantomime Cinderella for audiences to celebrate at home this Christmas, while providing a valuable lifeline for the show’s cast and crew.

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Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum opens online Gift Shop. A safe way for customers to support the Tide Mill Charity

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum has launched an online shop to sell Tide Mill merchandise without the need for customers to visit the Mill. Like all Charities the Mill has had to come up with alternative ways to maintain some sort of income. The Mill relies on visitors’ entrance fees, donations and Gift Shop purchases to maintain itself. Visiting has been severely curtailed by the Covid pandemic and the need to restrict opening to pre-booked times at the weekend. This has hit gift shop sales hard so this online shop will be a big boost.

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Woodbridge School’s double Olympian Head of Hockey excited to launch new state-of-the-art Astro Pitch

Woodbridge School is delighted to announce that it will be providing students with a new state-of-the-art all-weather Astro Pitch, to be completed in October 2020

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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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