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A 15-year-old boy shot in Kesgrave two weeks ago remains in a critical condition in hospital, police have confirmed.

A boy from Stowmarket who doctors feared would only live for another two weeks after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at four months old is preparing to start school.

More than £43million is the anticipated financial hit facing a Suffolk authority as a result of coronavirus this year – though Government grants have made up for most of that.

New data shows that recorded coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk are continuing to drop.

A survey has revealed the majority of Suffolk and Essex residents are opposed to a second nationwide lockdown - but the health secretary has warned the country is at ‘tipping point’ in the fight against coronavirus.

As the nights draw in and the temperatures start to drop, many people are starting to look to spookiest season of all - Halloween. But how do you mark the ghoulish occasion during a pandemic?

A member of staff for rail operator Greater Anglia was sent home after testing positive for Covid-19.

A by-election in Lakenheath is the latest in a string of planned polls set to take place in May 2021.

Suffolk boasts a beautiful coastline, with colourful scenery and heaps of history – so where can you find some of the prettiest villages in the county?

Thefts of catalytic converters in Suffolk have more than doubled since last year, new figures have revealed.

One of Britain’s smallest pubs has made its long-awaited return after the lockdown having secured a permit to serve punters on the pavement.

Police have warned motorists to expect delays on Monday morning as they escort a 52-tonne tank through Suffolk.

The government is reportedly considering a second lockdown to combat the rise in coronavirus infections - but would you support new restrictions?

Nature’s beauty is a great comfort in these uncertain times, and, as always, autumn will bring a blaze of colour to East Anglia. Here are 23 places to see the season at its most glorious.

A young volunteer has told how she “didn’t see joy anymore” during the first national lockdown amid concerns another one could be just around the corner.

Roller-skating fun in the 1970s and 80s is the theme for our latest nostalgia gallery.

A Suffolk pub which has closed and reopened several times in recent years is welcoming back customers once more after the coronavirus lockdown.

A developer has launched a bid to build five new homes just off the A14 in Stowmarket.

A man who said he sexually assaulted a schoolgirl because he wasn’t getting sex from his wife and a man who flouted a court order banning him from contacting his ex-partner were jailed this week.

Data suggests that the number of coronavirus cases in our region is dropping, unlike other areas of England.

Breaking Latest coronavirus R rate rises above 1

Friday, September 18, 2020

The latest coronavirus R rate for the east of England has been revealed, and could be as high as 1.3, according to new public health data.

A popular Christmas attraction is putting its Santa’s grotto online in an effort to “keep everyone as safe as possible” due to Covid-19.

The value of tourism to the Bury St Edmunds economy grew by £2.2million last year, latest figures have revealed - but 2020 has been one of the worst for the sector.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Tributes have been paid to a former director and long-standing fan of Bury Town Football Club who has died at the age of 81.

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Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

Tributes have been paid to Stephen Williams, a well-known member of the Suffolk running and cycling community, who died last week.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

Suffolk Bowls has lost one of its greatest-ever players following the death of Derek Johnson, writes Steve Prentice.

Stowmarket Town had more to lose than most, when the Football Association initially made its decision to end the 2019-20 season, and then expunge all results following their further announcement yesterday, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking for a subject now that all cycle racing is suspended, I discovered that it was exactly 50 years ago, in March 1970, that men and women were first allowed to compete together in the same open cycling time trial, writes Fergus Muir.

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