PUBLISHED: 09:06 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 19 September 2018 Tesco is launching a new discount store format in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire Archant Tesco is to launch a new discount store format in the East of England. The UK’s biggest retailer will be opening its first Jack’s store today as it brings the fight to German discounters Aldi and Lidl.Chief executive Dave Lewis will be at the launch even at the site in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire today (Wednesday).In a statement the company simply said it would be “sharing some exciting news” after earlier advertisements for staff for a “new store format” in Chatteris.It was reported in July that Tesco was close to launching a chain of discount stores in Britain called Jack’s, after Jack Cohen, who founded a business in 1919 that became Tesco.The Chatteris store will be the first to open under the new brand.Tesco is Britain’s grocery market leader with a share of … [Read more...] about Tesco to launch new discount store chain in East of England
Gallery Anglia in Bloom awards in Bury St Edmunds. Bury St Edmunds won best local authority floral display Picture: SONYA DUNCAN ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434 The region’s horticultural enthusiasts gathered in west Suffolk today for the prestigious Anglia in Bloom awards. Anglia in Bloom: Brian Massingham, chairman of Wisbech who won the Mike Ames award. Picture: SONYA DUNCANVillages, towns and cities across East Anglia were judged on their floral decoration, with winners being crowned at a ceremony held at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. There was success across Suffolk and Essex, with a number of awards presented over a variety of different categories, but it was Wisbech, in Cambridgeshire, who scooped the coveted overall best entry prize. Blundeston in north Suffolk was victorious in the large villages category, while Frinton-on-Sea in Essex won best small town. David Foster, Frinton in Bloom chairman, said: “We’re delighted, it’s a … [Read more...] about How did your town fare at the prestigious awards?
Contributed Photo / Jennifer Holder, left, and Shawanda Mason-Moore are co-founders of The Chattery, an education non-profit in Chattanooga. Contributed Photo / Jennifer Holder, left, and Shawanda... Shawanda Mason-Moore, 35, can mix a mean cocktail, but she is stumped by the nuances of doing laundry. Meanwhile, Jennifer Holder, 33, notes that her generation clings to the childhood habit of eschewing napkins for paper towels. "But I can cook pasta to al dente," she says. "I think that's pretty impressive." Mason-Moore and Holder, friends and co-founders of a local educational nonprofit called The Chattery, were musing about their "adulting" skills and deficiencies in a recent Facebook video. If you don't know the term, "adulting" is a buzzword among millennials who are hitting young-adult milestones — marriage, homeownership, parenting — later than previous generations. In short, "adulting" is the process of learning grown-up skills, even in one's 30s. Next week, The … [Read more...] about Kennedy: Guilt-free ‘adulting’ at summer camp
PUBLISHED: 12:29 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:29 16 July 2018 Andrew Hirst Fire crews tackling a previous crop fire in Suffolk Picture: RUSSELL COOK Archant More major fires have broken out at farms across the county. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was first called to a tractor on fire in Red House Lane, Leiston, at around 11.10am. Four crews from Saxmumndham, Aldeburgh and Leiston have attended and found the fire had spread to an acre of stubble field and some bales of hay or straw. A fire service spokesman said the crews were working to stop the fire from spreading, using three hose reels. Just minutes later, at around 11.30am, a further fire was reported at Hill Farm in Chelmondiston, south-east of Ipswich. Six engines from Princes Street, Ipswich East, Holbrook, Chatteris, and Woodbridge were on the scene by soon after noon - and a further two were on standby. The service spokesman said it was a standing crop fire, but no other details were available. The fires follow a … [Read more...] about Two major fires break out moments apart at Suffolk farms destroying crops and a tractor
PUBLISHED: 22:40 19 May 2018 | UPDATED: 22:40 19 May 2018 Generic image of a Cambridgeshire Police car. Picture: HELEN DRAKE Archant Police were unable to help a seriously injured person - because vandals let down the tyres on a marked car while officers patrolled a village on foot. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY Officers from the March and Chatteris policing team in Cambridgeshire had parked the vehicle in Church Lane, Doddington while they carried out foot patrols of the village. When they returned, they discovered the tyres had been let down - meaning they could not respond to a call for help. Officers posted on the Policing March and Chatteris Facebook page: “Although this may seem funny to some unfortunately we were unable to respond to help a seriously injured person as a result. This makes the situation much more serious. “Clearly we cannot allow this person to put lives at risk again.” The incident took place between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Anyone with information … [Read more...] about Vandals who let down tyres on police car prevent officers from reaching seriously injured person