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Sunday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

7th Jun 2020 | Local News

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In 1665 the last great outbreak of bubonic plague to hit England swept through the capital, London. The outbreak was much smaller in scale than the Black Death of the 14th century, but was still notable for having killed as many as 100,000 people - about a quarter of the city's population - in eighteen months.By July 1665 the plague was spreading rapidly in London. Many fled, including the King Charles II, if they were wealthy enough to afford it. Parliament was moved to Oxford University from Westminster Palace. Many of the city's businesses closed. Diarist Samuel Pepys wrote much about life in the city during the plague, and of empty streets.By September, as many as 7,000 people a week were dying, and many were thrown into mass graves. The true toll was likely to be much higher, since the deaths of poor were not recorded.The University of Cambridge closed down during the outbreak, forcing a young Isaac Newton to continue his studies from home - during this time he expanded significantly on his new idea about the laws of gravity, among other things.

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Fewer than one in five primary pupils returned to school in the Felixstowe area, along with the rest of the county, new data shows.

Data collated by Suffolk education chiefs for the return of Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils from June 1 found that upwards of 69% of Suffolk's primary schools opened in the last week, but a much lower proportion of pupils within those actually returned.

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Saturday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

6th Jun 2020 | Local News

Going Into The Jaws of Death by Robert F Sargent

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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.

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Apprenticeships available for Felixstowe youngsters

New opportunities are being presented to those people in Felixstowe and the surrounding villages, either starting out, or looking for a change in circumstances following the Cover-19 crisis.

East Suffolk Council is offering five apprenticeships for those prepared to travel to Melton near Woodbridge, or Lowestoft, in Communities, Communities, Customer Services, Elections, Private Sector Housing and Property Information.

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Given the pool of talent living and working in Felixstowe and the surrounding villages, it would be no surprise if the person to take on the prestigious role of chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD) is right here.

The IoDis seeking a chair to replace the outgoing David Sales to represent the interests of its members in the East of England, and today seeking applications for the post.

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