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The owners of a pub near Stowmarket town centre have applied to convert the property into a takeaway - just weeks after it was listed for sale.

Construction work on a new fire and police station in Stowmarket will get underway in the new year, after planning permission was granted.

Outbreaks of coronavirus in Suffolk care homes are not the fault of staff, an MP has said, after carers have come under fire from the general public.

The headteacher of Stowmarket High School has spoken of his frustration after he was forced to tell around 500 pupils to stay at home due to a flooding issue associated with new facilities.

Calls for a Suffolk council to make sure all its contractors pay the real living wage by 2022 failed to gain enough traction, with the financial pressures of Covid-19 cited as a key reason.

A judge has welcomed seven new Suffolk magistrates in a ceremony nearly nine months after it had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus lockdown.

The former deputy leader of Suffolk County Council has left the Conservatives - just weeks after being dropped as a candidate in next year’s elections.

Improvements to the booking system for Suffolk’s rubbish tips are in the pipeline – and the system could be kept permanently post-Covid.

The first trailer for Netflix blockbuster movie The Dig, a drama based on the discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial site in Suffolk, has been released.

The Government has said it is confident that regular Orwell Bridge closures in high winds will rapidly be cut back in 2021 – with a reduction in closures by as much as 80% anticipated.

Villagers are celebrating a major victory in a long-running campaign against a controversial housing development.

An influential Suffolk Conservative is to step down from her councillor roles in 2021 – including her key positions as deputy leader and education cabinet member at the county council.

Foodbanks in Suffolk and north Essex are working “flat-out to make Christmas happen” as many families continue to face financial hardship amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The death of a woman which prompted a murder inquiry in Suffolk remains unexplained, an inquest has heard.

Health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has pledged to take the coronavirus vaccine with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan live on air.

Hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex will be among the first to receive supplies of the new coronavirus vaccine.

What a difference a day makes – in the space of 24 hours, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft were transformed into bustling scenes as national coronavirus restrictions were lifted.

Coronavirus case rates have dropped across the whole of Suffolk, the latest Public Health England data has shown.

Suffolk is being urged to “stick with it” after the county entered Tier 2 of the enhanced regional lockdown system – but aims to return to less restrictions.

Forecasters are predicting the chance of wintry showers before this weekend as temperatures continue to drop.

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.

Parts of Suffolk and north Essex have barely registered a coronavirus infection since the start of September – with one neighbourhood logging no cases at all.

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