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Passion for plants cultivates couple's new botany business

19 October 2020
Passion for plants cultivates couple's new botany business

Passion for plants cultivates couple's new botany business

19 October 2020

Having dreamed of opening her own plant shop, Ellie Bishop had to quickly adapt the make-up of the new business to navigate the coronavirus lockdown.


Village hall eager to welcome back regular groups after significant refurbishments

14 October 2020
Village hall eager to welcome back regular groups after significant refurbishments

Village hall eager to welcome back regular groups after significant refurbishments

14 October 2020

The venue has been adapted to comply with coronavirus safety regulations, and has now relaunched its regular monthly film night.


Building supplies firm launches new workshop to train people to restore their homes

13 October 2020
Building supplies firm launches new workshop to train people to restore their homes

Building supplies firm launches new workshop to train people to restore their homes

13 October 2020

After receiving requests for tips on how to restore buildings, the firm was inspired to set up training sessions to provide specialist knowledge.


Veteran charity shop volunteer, 98, steps down after more than 30 years of service

12 October 2020
Veteran charity shop volunteer, 98, steps down after more than 30 years of service

Veteran charity shop volunteer, 98, steps down after more than 30 years of service

12 October 2020

Due to the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, Renee Rowe made the difficult decision to step down from volunteering after 33 years.


New counselling support scheme launches for grieving pet owners

06 October 2020
New counselling support scheme launches for grieving pet owners

New counselling support scheme launches for grieving pet owners

06 October 2020

The service hopes to offer some comfort to people who have lost their pets and need help in coming to terms with their death.


Fitness studio and salon founder set to bid farewell after 29 years of running business

05 October 2020
Fitness studio and salon founder set to bid farewell after 29 years of running business

Fitness studio and salon founder set to bid farewell after 29 years of running business

05 October 2020

Nail technician Wendy Bailey established Alexandra’s in 1991, having been inspired to create a safe place where women could keep fit and socialise.


Charity reports rise in number of people with debt-related issues due to coronavirus pandemic

04 October 2020
Charity reports rise in number of people with debt-related issues due to coronavirus pandemic

Charity reports rise in number of people with debt-related issues due to coronavirus pandemic

04 October 2020

A charity which offers support and advice to people in need is urging those whose problems have been heightened by the pandemic to seek help.


New toy shop Ray's Retro keen to rekindle people's love of vintage and modern collectables

02 October 2020
New toy shop Ray's Retro keen to rekindle people's love of vintage and modern collectables

New toy shop Ray's Retro keen to rekindle people's love of vintage and modern collectables

02 October 2020

The new venture, which is set to open on Saturday, is in memory of Tony Byfield’s father Ray, who was a passionate toy collector.


Artist hails Open Studios weekend as great success

02 October 2020
Artist hails Open Studios weekend as great success

Artist hails Open Studios weekend as great success

02 October 2020

Staged on September 19 and 20, the two-day showpiece saw 12 artists open their studio doors to display their works to the public.


School praises dedication of staff during coronavirus lockdown after receiving prestigious accolade

02 October 2020
School praises dedication of staff during coronavirus lockdown after receiving prestigious accolade

School praises dedication of staff during coronavirus lockdown after receiving prestigious accolade

02 October 2020

The school is among a number of educational institutions in the county to be presented with The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Award.


New cake-making venture Jade's Bakes goes down a treat

28 September 2020
New cake-making venture Jade's Bakes goes down a treat

New cake-making venture Jade's Bakes goes down a treat

28 September 2020

Keen to keep occupied during the coronavirus lockdown, Jade Johnston spent three months baking a range of cakes, inspiring her to start her business.


Design firm awarded £30,000 grant to help boost productivity following challenges of coronavirus crisis

25 September 2020
Design firm awarded £30,000 grant to help boost productivity following challenges of coronavirus crisis

Design firm awarded £30,000 grant to help boost productivity following challenges of coronavirus crisis

25 September 2020

The firm plans to use the funding to purchase a pair of digital printing presses, as it seeks to become more innovative in response to the pandemic.


Café devastated after thieves steal charity boxes and food supplies during late-night raid

24 September 2020
Café devastated after thieves steal charity boxes and food supplies during late-night raid

Café devastated after thieves steal charity boxes and food supplies during late-night raid

24 September 2020

The business plans to install CCTV cameras on the premises to act as a deterrent to prevent further incidents, after two break-ins in two years.


Class told to stay home from school and self-isolate after pupil tests positive for coronavirus

24 September 2020
Class told to stay home from school and self-isolate after pupil tests positive for coronavirus

Class told to stay home from school and self-isolate after pupil tests positive for coronavirus

24 September 2020

Children who are not among the class of 32 pupils in self-isolation have been advised to continue attending school if they remain well.


Plans to transform historic building into cultural arts hub unveiled at community event

21 September 2020
Plans to transform historic building into cultural arts hub unveiled at community event

Plans to transform historic building into cultural arts hub unveiled at community event

21 September 2020

Around 350 people were offered an insight into the ambitious project to transform the Victorian-era Old School into a thriving arts venue.


Town mayor joins pupils for unveiling of primary school's new computer suite

21 September 2020
Town mayor joins pupils for unveiling of primary school's new computer suite

Town mayor joins pupils for unveiling of primary school's new computer suite

21 September 2020

Youngsters will be able to adopt a more interactive approach to learning, thanks to the purchase of new computing equipment.


Charity's visitor and education centre restored after £300,000 rebuild following devastating fire

18 September 2020
Charity's visitor and education centre restored after £300,000 rebuild following devastating fire

Charity's visitor and education centre restored after £300,000 rebuild following devastating fire

18 September 2020

The facility, owned by the River Stour Trust, was left a blackened ruin after a fierce blaze, which was caused by an electrical fault, back in 2018.


Visitors to be given insight into artists' work during weekend event

18 September 2020
Visitors to be given insight into artists' work during weekend event

Visitors to be given insight into artists' work during weekend event

18 September 2020

Visitors are being given a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of a town's fabled art collection and witness the creative processes involved.


Rugby club explores ambitious plans to redevelop site after arson attack

17 September 2020
Rugby club explores ambitious plans to redevelop site after arson attack

Rugby club explores ambitious plans to redevelop site after arson attack

17 September 2020

A Suffolk rugby club is exploring ambitious plans to redevelop its site following a devastating arson attack earlier this year.


Priests and deacons embark on next chapter in religious journeys after being ordained

16 September 2020
Priests and deacons embark on next chapter in religious journeys after being ordained

Priests and deacons embark on next chapter in religious journeys after being ordained

16 September 2020

More than 30 men and women in the county have been ordained as priests and deacons.