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Lynn Warner, Events Manager - East of England Co-op and Nikki Hulse, Business Development Manager – Suffolk Libraries        ([picture credit: East of England Co-op)

A £2,500 donation from the recently created East of England Co-op Community Cares Fund has enabled Suffolk Libraries to increase the capacity of its new Lifeline service.

Launched at the beginning of May, the Suffolk Libraries Lifeline has made almost 5,000 calls and has been extremely well received by the community.

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Fewer pupils and schools in Suffolk, including those in Felixstowe, returned than anticipated, according to education chiefs, as parents proved to be cautious about sending their children back.

On June 1, primary schools were allowed to open doors to reception, year one and year six pupils for the first time since March as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's next step of easing the coronavirus lockdown.

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Celebrating Anne Bronte's 200th birthday will be the opening chapter of The Felixstowe Book Festival

As the actually annual book festival, originally planned to be held at the Orwell Hotel, had to be call doff due to Covid-19, organisers author Ruth Dugdall, and librarian and book lover Liz Rastrick, have invited virtual festival goers to join the group on Friday June 26, at 7.30pm, on ZOOM (ID: 858 5444 7275).

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Monday Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

1st Jun 2020 | Local News


Today is the 20th Anniversary of World Milk Day. People ncourage you to talk about the benefits of dairy with regards to health and nutrition, affordability and accessibility, and the sector's passion and commitment to feeding communities the white stuff.

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Joan with daughter Diane being cheered on by members of the WRAC association and a former WRAF

An amazing 101-year-old former Felixstowe Hospital nurse had some extra special support as she moved past the third way mark of her extraordinary NHS challenge.

Members of the Women's Royal Army Corp Association clapped and cheered Joan Rich as she epitomised their motto by completing her 35th lap of Allenby Park in the resort and edged closer to her target of completing 102 laps before her 102nd birthday in September.

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(Picture credit - Church Times)

A prominent Felixstowe religious leader is not in a hurry for churches to reopen as he would not want to be the cause of people meeting their maker earlier than necessary.

Andrew Dotchin, Vicar at St John the Baptist and also Rural Dean for the Colneys, is concerned allowing congregations back into churches would undo all the good work in preventing the coronavirus spreading even further, especially to those most susceptible, due to underlying health conditions.

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