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Second consecutive Outstanding rating for Christies Care

Christies Care, one of the largest providers of 24-hour, 7-day a week care in the UK, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding’ rating for the second consecutive time following a Care Quality Commission inspection.

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New year, new you: Lawyer outlines what to look out for to avoid injury at the gym

Unsurprisingly gym memberships are set to surge now we are in the New Year as many Brits look to shift the Christmas weight and start 2020 on a healthier note. With 12% of new gym members signing up in January, it is no surprise that the top New Year’s resolutions surround getting fit. But a leading lawyer has urged those undertaking new fitness regimes to take precautions to prevent themselves from injury.

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Suffolk audiologists say: “Love your hearing”

February is a month where love is in the air, and one local audiology company is encouraging the public to truly connect with their loved ones by taking action against hearing loss.

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The nightmare before Christmas: the divorced parents’ guide to resolving family disputes

For families everywhere Christmas can be a tricky time. Rows about whose family to visit, relatives we’d rather not see and who is cooking the Christmas dinner can all threaten to spoil what should be the most wonderful time of year.

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A frosty reception: don’t let the work Christmas party end in tears

With the Christmas season upon us and festive functions about to be in full swing, getting ‘merry’ with our colleagues is one way many of us like to wind down after a busy year.

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Ipswich school puts students’ future first

Former students from an Ipswich state school are being asked to go back to the classroom to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.

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Woodbridge School appoints Shona Norman as head

Woodbridge School, a leading independent school in the East of England, has appointed Ms Shona Norman as Head.

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Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum and the Company of Four celebrate successful first year of Halloween event “Thrill at the Mill”

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum, along with local AmDram group ‘The Company of Four’ are celebrating the success of the recent ‘Thrill at the Mill’ events, hosted at the Tide Mill during Halloween on 31st October and 1st November.

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Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull to play story-teller in a family musical treat, Mothers’ Day 2020

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, working with Ipswich Borough Council, will present a Mother’s Day musical treat, Peter and the Wolf, on Sunday 22nd March 2020 at the Ipswich Corn Exchange, featuring former BBC presenter Bill Turnbull.

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Leading lawyer offers discounted wills in exchange for charity donation

An Ipswich law firm is offering discounted prices on its Will writing services in exchange for a donation to charity.

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Suffolk homeowners see benefits of self storage during refurbishment projects

A Suffolk business is seeing record occupancy from domestic customers as more people decide to refurbish their existing homes, rather than move house in the current political and economic climate.

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Anglo Saxon enthusiasts urged to ‘stick an oar in’ to back ship build

A raft of opportunities for Anglo Saxon history enthusiasts to back a unique shipbuild has launched with the chance to sponsor one of 84 oars.

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Local amateur theatre group looks for cast members

Local amateur theatre group Felixstowe Musical Theatre are returning to perform at the Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe for the first time since the venue came under private management in 2015.

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Help offered for East Anglia’s war memorials

Local developer Hopkins Homes invites further applications to the Hopkins War Memorial Fund as 140 of East Anglia’s memorials are found to be in a Poor or Very bad condition.

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Lawyer warns bereavement in the workplace is not a ‘one size fits all’ rule

A leading law firm has warned employers that dealing with grief in the workplace needs to be sensitively handled and is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

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