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The Crown in Stoke-by-Nayland produces over 1,000 meals per week for hospice and care home workers

The Crown in Stoke-by-Nayland produces over 1,000 meals per week for hospice and care home workers

The Crown in Stoke-by-Nayland produces over 1,000 meals per week for hospice and care home workers

The scheme sees the meals prepared at the pub, before being delivered to six hospices and care facilities in the region, as well as Hadleigh Foodbank.


Long Melford church keeps community spirit alive with online services during coronavirus lockdown

Long Melford church keeps community spirit alive with online services during coronavirus lockdown

Long Melford church keeps community spirit alive with online services during coronavirus lockdown

Streaming on Facebook every Sunday from 10.30am, the services run by Holy Trinity Church now have an audience of around 70 households.


Boxford post office installs colourful collage in honour of NHS staff battling coronavirus

Boxford post office installs colourful collage in honour of NHS staff battling coronavirus

Boxford post office installs colourful collage in honour of NHS staff battling coronavirus

Vibrant images of rainbows, which have become a symbol of gratitude during the crisis, now adorn the shop window at Boxford Stores.


Government urged to reimburse Suffolk schools forced to fund free school meals during coronavirus crisis

Government urged to reimburse Suffolk schools forced to fund free school meals during coronavirus crisis

Government urged to reimburse Suffolk schools forced to fund free school meals during coronavirus crisis

Problems with a Government food voucher programme has left some schools putting in place their own free school meal schemes to ensure pupils were fed.


Nearly 1,000 extra Suffolk potholes repaired thanks to quieter roads due to coronavirus lockdown

Nearly 1,000 extra Suffolk potholes repaired thanks to quieter roads due to coronavirus lockdown

Nearly 1,000 extra Suffolk potholes repaired thanks to quieter roads due to coronavirus lockdown

More than 6,300 potholes and other highway faults were repaired in the county in March and April, compared with 5,345 in the same period last year.


Clare schoolteachers answer call for PPE to keep front-line workers safe during coronavirus pandemic

Clare schoolteachers answer call for PPE to keep front-line workers safe during coronavirus pandemic

Clare schoolteachers answer call for PPE to keep front-line workers safe during coronavirus pandemic

At the forefront of the endeavours by staff at Stour Valley Community School is design technology teacher Dan Stephens.


Dolls House Grand Designs in Sudbury helps rekindle love for miniature models during coronavirus lockdown

Dolls House Grand Designs in Sudbury helps rekindle love for miniature models during coronavirus lockdown

Dolls House Grand Designs in Sudbury helps rekindle love for miniature models during coronavirus lockdown

Emma Waddell made the bold decision in 2010 to change careers and establish her own business, which sees her design and refurbish dolls houses.


Plant stall continues 20-year tradition by raising £700 for All Saints' Church in Little Cornard

Plant stall continues 20-year tradition by raising £700 for All Saints' Church in Little Cornard

Plant stall continues 20-year tradition by raising £700 for All Saints' Church in Little Cornard

Gerry and Cheryl Bird sold hundreds of plants by operating an online order and collection service in front of their home in Upper Road.


Willow Tree Farm shop in Glemsford expands workforce to cope with rise in demand following coronavirus outbreak

Willow Tree Farm shop in Glemsford expands workforce to cope with rise in demand following coronavirus outbreak

Willow Tree Farm shop in Glemsford expands workforce to cope with rise in demand following coronavirus outbreak

Michael and Deborah Russell, owners of the family business in Lower Road, have had to adapt their business with a delivery and collection service.


DaRo UV Systems in Sudbury keen to spread awareness of benefits of UV in tackling coronavirus

DaRo UV Systems in Sudbury keen to spread awareness of benefits of UV in tackling coronavirus

DaRo UV Systems in Sudbury keen to spread awareness of benefits of UV in tackling coronavirus

The company has seen a significant increase in sales for its mobile disinfection units, which are designed to disinfect rooms and visible contents.


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