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Sudbury businesses applauded for innovative approach to adapt to coronavirus crisis

Sudbury businesses applauded for innovative approach to adapt to coronavirus crisis

Sudbury businesses applauded for innovative approach to adapt to coronavirus crisis

Traders were commended at a Sudbury Town Council meeting this week, after successfully adapting to meet the increasing pressures of the pandemic.


Christopher Centre in Sudbury explores projects to replenish income lost to coronavirus pandemic

Christopher Centre in Sudbury explores projects to replenish income lost to coronavirus pandemic

Christopher Centre in Sudbury explores projects to replenish income lost to coronavirus pandemic

During the closure, the charity has been unable to generate any income from its meeting rooms and offices in Gainsborough Street.


Face mask range launched by Long Melford seamstress raises £1,200 for Marie Curie

Face mask range launched by Long Melford seamstress raises £1,200 for Marie Curie

Face mask range launched by Long Melford seamstress raises £1,200 for Marie Curie

Since launching the project, Elaine Butler has created around 800 non-surgical face masks, which are on sale from a makeshift stall outside her home.


New principal of Stoke College optimistic for school's future as coronavirus restrictions start to ease

New principal of Stoke College optimistic for school's future as coronavirus restrictions start to ease

New principal of Stoke College optimistic for school's future as coronavirus restrictions start to ease

Gareth Lloyd acknowledged it is an unusual time, having moved into the leadership role earlier this month, but he is excited by the opportunity.


Art exhibitions resume at Chappel Galleries following three-month closure due to coronavirus lockdown

Art exhibitions resume at Chappel Galleries following three-month closure due to coronavirus lockdown

Art exhibitions resume at Chappel Galleries following three-month closure due to coronavirus lockdown

Edna Battye, owner of Chappel Galleries, said the venue’s spacious nature meant social distancing could be conducted relatively easily.


Erivica Cakes in Hadleigh resumes trading after extended closure due to coronavirus pandemic

Erivica Cakes in Hadleigh resumes trading after extended closure due to coronavirus pandemic

Erivica Cakes in Hadleigh resumes trading after extended closure due to coronavirus pandemic

Business owner Terri Newman has established a range of cake-decorating tools and cooking equipment, which she hopes will help the store’s footfall.


Sudbury couple launch new online platform for artists to showcase works during coronavirus pandemic

Sudbury couple launch new online platform for artists to showcase works during coronavirus pandemic

Sudbury couple launch new online platform for artists to showcase works during coronavirus pandemic

Lupe Cunha and John McMillan have been delighted by the response to New Art For You, a website they set up in response to the coronavirus lockdown.


Quay Theatre in Sudbury seeks to boost performing arts during coronavirus pandemic with new online project

Quay Theatre in Sudbury seeks to boost performing arts during coronavirus pandemic with new online project

Quay Theatre in Sudbury seeks to boost performing arts during coronavirus pandemic with new online project

The Quay Theatre plans to provide its visitors with a virtual entertainment experience by streaming shows and events online.


Sudbury church reopens to public as lockdown restrictions begin to ease

Sudbury church reopens to public as lockdown restrictions begin to ease

Sudbury church reopens to public as lockdown restrictions begin to ease

St Gregory's Church had been closed for almost three months to prevent the spread of Covid-19.


Third market day introduced in Sudbury to maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding of traders

Third market day introduced in Sudbury to maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding of traders

Third market day introduced in Sudbury to maintain social distancing and avoid overcrowding of traders

The regular town centre market, which runs every Thursday and Saturday, will now also trade on Fridays until further notice.


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