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

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 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.

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.

A key worker who was given the option of a five-hour round trip to get a Covid-19 test for her young daughter has described the system as “ridiculous”.

Dog owners in Suffolk are being warned not to get complacent by a senior rural police officer following more thefts in neighbouring counties.

The latest areas of Suffolk and north Essex to report a cluster of positive Covid-19 cases have been mapped.

West Suffolk Hospital has announced the death of a patient who had previously tested positive for coronavirus.

People needing coronavirus tests are being urged not to call their GP, 111, or their hospitals’ A&E after a surge in calls to the NHS.

The leader of Ipswich Borough Council is among more than 1,000 Labour councillors and mayors across the UK who have written to Boris Johnson urging him to rethink plans to end the furlough scheme.

The organisers of Stowmarket Carnival have announced the cancellation of the 2021 festival.

A popular Ipswich cocktail bar will play host to the annual Suffolk Fashion Show as it moves online for the first time due to coronavirus.

The rate of coronavirus infection has fallen slightly in Suffolk – with the west of the county recording the most positive cases.

People in Suffolk have been given an opportunity to have their say on proposed plans for a multi-million pound business park to be built off the A14.

Building work at the new Thurston Primary Academy - which will allow it to double the number of children it teaches - has got under way.

Demand for Covid-19 tests at the region’s hospitals has tripled in the past week, with NHS chiefs stepping up the number of testing slots available for staff.

Pupils and teachers at a school hit by a coronavirus outbreak have taken to the new systems “quickly and effectively”, a headteacher has said.

Where can you pick your own pumpkins for Halloween? The good news is that several pumpkin patches will be opening up in 2020.

Sunseekers were out in force again today in Suffolk to make the most of soaring September temperatures, some of the warmest weather in the UK.

A headteachers’ spokesman has told of pressure on schools as parents call in with a “daily deluge” of suspected coronavirus cases.

A 15-year-old boy remains in a critical condition in hospital one week after being shot in Kesgrave, police have confirmed.

Schools in Suffolk are being hit by a coronavirus testing “shambles” - with both staff and pupils being forced to take time off.

A Suffolk woman with terminal lung cancer says she has faced a hostile reaction from people because she can’t wear a mask without getting breathless.

Traffic is building on the A14 after a vehicle broke down on the westbound carriageway.

Suffolk councils could be forced to approve twice as many homes per year under new government proposals – a move that some claim could “permanently destroy” the character of many communities.

New coronavirus restrictions come into force on Monday – here we explain exactly what is changing.

The bomb squad were called to a home in Stowmarket on Sunday afternoon following concerns about an object found in a garden.

Firefighters have been called to a well in Sudbury after a dog became stuck.

If your child has a cough or cold, when should you keep them home from school - and how can you tell if it might be coronavirus?

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