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First there was Monty, then came Sydney ... and now there is Buttons!

Pets can have a therapeutic affect on care home patients. Stephen Pullinger reports on three dogs that have become favourites with residents. First there was Monty, then came Sydney ... and now there is Buttons! When you conjure up a picture of a care home you would not normally imagine one with dogs scampering about.

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Diners given a festive treat at Lowestoft club’s Christmas meal

Diners sitting down to their Christmas dinner at the Lowestoft Over 60s community club’s festive event were surprised to be given their ticket money back to them as they sat down for Christmas pudding. Members of the club paid £5 to attend the annual festive dinner last Thursday December 15, but when they sat down to eat they were given their ticket money back.


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Waveney MP Peter Aldous was the guest of honour at a buffet lunch to mark the opening of an extension at The Laurels

Waveney MP Peter Aldous was the guest of honour at a buffet lunch to mark the opening of an extension at The Laurels learning disability home in Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft. The £50,000 project has created a new airy dining room overlooking the garden of the home run by

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Tempting meals for people living with dementia who may have difficulty swallowing their food

Chef Andy Gray is rightly proud of the dishes he brings out of his kitchen at a Suffolk care home. Aromatic salmon, tasty sausages and peas, flavoursome pork fillets and mash. They are all freshly prepared but there has been one important extra stage in the cooking process.

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Scheme aiming to give youngsters start in life

A new apprenticeship scheme is aiming to turn around the fortunes of young people and at the same time help small businesses across Waveney.
Laura Whittle, Corey Lark and Danny Finch have been chosen to trial the new Apprenticeship EAST initiative being pioneered by Lowestoft charity Access Community Trust.

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