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It's so great to be back!
AFTER three months like no others in memory, Fishponds is emerging from coronavirus lockdown.
The virus has taken a toll, not only in terms of lives, jobs and opportunities lost but in other ways, impossible to measure but felt by everyone: time spent separated from friends and loved ones and the loss of the ordinary routines and pleasures of life we took for granted.
But there has also been a huge outpouring of love and support, for those who have had to isolate to avoid the virus and for those on the front line fighting it.
The lockdown has changed the way people interact, how schools operate and even how we use our streets and visit our shops.
The Fishponds Voice has also been affected. The closure of many of our advertisers and rule changes for our deliverers left us unable to bring our paper to you for three months.
Having continued to bring you the news on our website, now we are back in print, as more businesses in the area prepare to emerge from lockdown.
While there are too many to recognise them all on our pages, we salute everyone – from NHS staff and shop workers to recycling crews and phone buddies – who has helped keep life going through lockdown.
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