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MPs across Suffolk and north Essex voted to reintroduce the three-tier system when the national coronavirus lockdown ends on Wednesday.

Nearly six million items of PPE stopped at the Suffolk border because they did not meet UK safety standards were not government or NHS orders, it has been confirmed.

Four areas of Suffolk have barely registered a coronavirus infection since the start of September – with one neighbourhood logging no cases at all.

Millions of unsafe items of PPE coming into Suffolk have been seized by Trading Standards, as more than half of checked items failed to comply with UK safety laws, shock new data reveals.

A 54-year-old man who died after being struck by a lorry on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds suffered from a history of “complex” mental health issues, an inquest heard.

Griff Rhys Jones said he was in a “stupor” as he watched the rocketing success of his online Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction to raise money for Ipswich’s Treehouse children’s hospice.

Four people have been arrested an one vehicle arrested after a week of action in the Stowmarket area following concerns from the community.

Two of Suffolk’s districts have recorded some of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the country - but the rate in Ipswich has continued to rise.

New flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for Suffolk and north Essex this afternoon.

Councillors at a Suffolk authority will not be upping their allowances this year – but a fresh review is set to take place within two years.

Suffolk’s West End star Ruthie Henshall has become the second I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! contestant to be eliminated from the ITV1 show.

Suffolk has a “realistic” chance of moving into Tier 1 before Christmas, new data has showed - but only if residents work together to continue to reduce infections, say MPs.

As the East of England prepares to enter Tier 2 restrictions when the national lockdown comes to an end, which postcode areas in Suffolk and north Essex have the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates?

The founder of the next billion dollar internet company could be living in Suffolk, according to a former Tinder boss.

A 52-year-old crisp packet, ancient Nik Naks packaging and Murray Mints wrapping from at least 1971 are among some of the most ancient litter finds in Suffolk.

A rallying call to help save lives by keeping Suffolk homes warm during winter has already raised an incredible £200,000 in a matter of weeks.

A cycle ride involving hundreds of riders has raised £150,000 to help repair Suffolk’s historic churches.

Have you enjoyed all the fun of Mendlesham Street Fair over the decades?

A care home in Stowmarket has confirmed a number of staff and residents have tested positive for Covid-19.

A worker for Suffolk-based Celotex wrote “WTF” on a diagram of its flammable insulation used on Grenfell Tower – after learning the product’s fire test had been manipulated, an inquiry heard.

The death of a “bubbly and funny” 33-year-old after she fell from a second-floor window was drug-related, a coroner has ruled.

Coronavirus cases have risen in Ipswich but have begun to fall elsewhere in Suffolk and north Essex, latest government data has revealed.

Additional testing is being lined up for Hadleigh care homes in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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Community sport

Monday, November 23, 2020

Rick Andrews has this evening announced his resignation as manager of Stowmarket Town, which will come as a big surprise to all those interested and involved in the non-league scene in Suffolk.

Tomorrow’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division clash between Stowmarket Town and Ely City has been called off.

The 2019-20 Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup Final will be played over two legs.

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.

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