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There is a chance of further rain on Friday - but this weekend is set to be warm and dry in Suffolk.

A housing development for a small village in Suffolk has been granted outline planning permission after being opposed by many residents.

A catalogue of measures to make Suffolk County Council more environmentally friendly have been unveiled.

Bury St Edmunds farmers’ market is set to return this weekend after it was forced to close by the coronavirus crisis.

East Anglia could be facing a shortfall of thousands of flu jabs this year a health meeting has heard – with drive-through vaccinations under discussion for Suffolk.

Suffolk couples have shared how they celebrated the biggest day of their lives – as they became some of the first in the country to say “I do” since the ban on weddings was lifted.

Five people have been arrested after police launched an operation to crack down on burglars targeting homes in rural Suffolk.

More than 30 libraries have reopened across Suffolk as community services continue to return following the the coronavirus lockdown.

The future of a village pub remains in doubt after planners rejected an application to turn it into a house.

A former East Anglian Daily Times reporter has thanked hospital heroes after suffering from the signs of an early onset stroke.

Organisers behind a new music festival and industry summit aiming to promote Ipswich as a destination for touring bands have been forced to cancel this year’s event.

Some dental practices in Suffolk are charging patients up to £40 more for personal protective equipment (PPE) used during appointments.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being accused of “kicking carers in the teeth” after claiming too many care homes didn’t follow procedures to guard against the spread of coronavirus in the way they could have done.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt is set to host an adjournment debate on the future of orthopaedic surgery at Ipswich Hospital.

Fashion chain Joules has announced plans to reopen several Suffolk stores next week - but the Ipswich town centre branch will remain closed for now.

A £23million budget shortfall is being faced by Suffolk County Council as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, latest figures reveal.

A Suffolk council has warned that a list of actions to address squeezed budgets following the coronavirus lockdown are being considered, and council reserves are likely to be “severely depleted”.

The manager of a fun-filled soft play area has hit out at government guidelines which she says unfairly impacts smaller businesses.

A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.

The East Anglian Children’s Hospice is reopening the first of its charity shops this morning, after months of closure.

A fire which tore through a Suffolk house leaving a family homeless is thought to have been caused by a mouse chewing through the power cable of an outdoor freezer.

Campsites across Suffolk have undergone ‘extensive’ alterations in the last few weeks as the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions has allowed for people to stay away from home.

A teenager has been charged with possessing a kitchen knife in the centre of Bury St Edmunds.

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