Saturday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

6th Jun 2020 | Local News

Did you know?

On this day in 1944 D-Day took place as the biggest land, air and seaborne invasion the world has ever known was launched. Codenamed Operation Overlord saw 150,000 American, British and Canadian troops sailed to France from England and stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Felixstowe played its part by helping to fool Hitler into thinking the attack would take place in Calais, when fake landing craft, tanks and dummy troops were placed at Landguard Fort with German airplanes photographing them along the Orwell.


Today's sunrise over the Felixstowe area: 04.36

This evening's sunset: 20:10


Tide times:

• 00:27 4.11m

• 06:21 0.29m

• 12:55 4.1m

• 6:44 0.37m


Today's weather:

Cloudy, wet and windy start as rain pushes in from the north. By the afternoon this will have cleared, with blustery showers following from the south. Top temperature of 15c dropping down to a low of 4c.


Orwell Bridge: Open


Today's Post Office Openings:

Bent Hill, Wolsey Garden – 10.30 – 12.30

Felixstowe, Hamilton Road - 09.00 – 15.00

Old Felixstowe, High Road, East – 09.00-17.30

Walton High Street – 11.00 – 17.30

Trimley High Road – 06.00 – 22.00


Today's Post Office Openings:

Bent Hill, Wolsey Garden – 10.30 – 12.30

Felixstowe, Hamilton Road - 09.00 – 15.00

Old Felixstowe, High Road, East – 09.00-17.30

Walton High Street – 08.15 – 17.30

Trimley High Road – 06.00 – 22.00

Wear face covering. Respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.


This weeks' surgeries and dispensary times:

Grove Medical centre 08.00-18.30 (283197)

Haven Health 08.00-18.30 (670107)

Howard House 09.00-17.00 (282706)

Felixstowe Community Hospital (458820)


Live travel updates: Train times and traffic hold ups

Bus services:

Check here for Monday to Friday timetable


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Quote of the day:

"No thoughts had I of anything,

Or at least that's what I thought;

I even thought I couldn't think,

But now I think I never thought."

Christopher Miller, At This Point in Time


Riddle of the day:

We hurt without moving.

We poison without touching.

We bear the truth and the lies.

We are not to be judged by our size.

What are we?

Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

Previous Riddle Answer:

I am a shimmering field that reaches far. To the horizon I span beneath the universe's largest star. Yet I have no tracks and I am crossed without paths. What am I?

An Ocean

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