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As more businesses in Felixstowe and the surrounding area, of all shapes and sizes look to get back to as normal as possible, Nub News has been delighted in supporting their return to action.

Non-essential retailers will be joining takeaways, garden centres, car showrooms and more on Monday in being open to the public and we are offering free advertising to promote your opening times, guidelines, offers and anything else - all for free.

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Instead of enjoying six weeks of summer bliss during the holidays, Felixstowe youngsters are set to be spending be their time in schools as plans are being considered as a way to help children in Suffolk catch up with their lessons following the coronavirus lockdown.

The Department for Education has been looking at the measure as one way in which to help support pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and those who struggled to learn under lockdown, and suggested retired teachers and Ofsted inspectors could help staff them.

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Cinema-lovers will be able to settle comfortably in their seats and watch the new blockbuster films on the big screen from July 4.

The Palace Cinema Felixstowe has come up with a novel way explaining how it will cater for customers while keeping within government guidelines.

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Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

9th Jun 2020 | Local News

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The idea was far removed from anything that would be considered acceptable in this day and age, with the provision of workhouses for those who could not support themselves due to age, infirmity or simply lack of work. With no real welfare state, the workhouse was a last resort, designed to be a place that no one would choose to go to unless desperate.

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Rob Dunger at home in his makeshift studio

Working from home is all well and good but when you need a bit more than just a laptop and phone, it can be more of a challenge, as Felixstowe radio presenter Rob Dunger found out when Covid-19 lockdown began in March.

Finding himself listed as an "endangered species" during the current lockdown, Rob was, initially worried about his work at Felixstowe Radio, where he volunteered as the weekday lunchtime presenter for the community station.

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Monday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

8th Jun 2020 | Local News

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The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

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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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