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A pledge has been made to protect wildlife habitats to halt the loss of at risk species in Suffolk.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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