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Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill has called the proposed felling of two centuries-old oak trees in Thurston a “disappointment” - as Extinction Rebellion (XR) protestors prepare a last ditch bid to save them.

Department for Education

Childminders are being banned from picking up or dropping off children from some schools, it has emerged, which is another blow for a sector struggling during the coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 19:00

Designs have been unveiled for 85 homes which were approved by the government’s planning inspectorate on appeal. 

Yesterday, 16:00

For grieving daughter Lisa Hovell, the coronavirus crisis in care homes seems far from over.

Yesterday, 14:10

Four more people have died with coronavirus in hospitals throughout Suffolk and north Essex.

Yesterday, 11:11

Residents in Suffolk and north Essex have been clapping and cheering on their doorsteps every week as a touching tribute to NHS staff and key workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Yesterday, 19:00

You have shared your beautiful garden photos for the last week – have you appeared in today’s gallery?

Yesterday, 18:47

Over 250 lockdown fines have been issued in Suffolk since the end of March, according to new data.

Yesterday, 07:30

Public health chiefs in Suffolk say they want to support communities to ensure as many people as possible are involved in the new ‘test and trace’ drive.

Yesterday, 16:47

More stalls will be joining food traders on markets in west Suffolk from next week.

Suffolk County Council

Testing of all care home staff and residents in Suffolk if one person gets coronavirus has been in place for more than two weeks, according to council care bosses.

Suffolk County Council

Businesses in Suffolk preparing to reopen in the next few weeks following the coronavirus lockdown are being urged to press ahead with safety measures for their stores.

Yesterday, 05:25

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is to mount a fresh protest to protect centuries-old oak trees which are set to be axed, despite authorities saying they could be saved.

Thu, 22:13

Suffolk headed onto the streets for a final Clap for Carers this evening.

Thu, 17:43

Our Lockdown Garden competition is open, and some entrants are letting us know why their little patch of Suffolk is so important to them.

Thu, 17:42

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that further adjustments to lockdown will be made from Monday including allowing households to meet in a garden.

Suffolk County Council

A handful of Suffolk primary schools are not expected to reopen their doors on June 1, it has been confirmed.

Thu, 16:07

Three more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

Thu, 08:12

Those hoping to see a rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX in Suffolk’s skies were left disappointed - after the launch was delayed due to poor weather.

Thu, 06:00

The organisers of the much-loved Suffolk Dog Day have started a new social media challenge after the planned annual event fell victim to the coronavirus outbreak.

Wed, 18:14

A new ‘important’ project to help track people who have been in contact with those who have tested positive for coronavirus is set to be launched.

Wed, 17:46

A rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX may be visible above Suffolk and north Essex later tonight - if the skies remain clear.

Wed, 17:12

The coronavirus lockdown is proving to be a useful time for people to spruce their garden up ahead of the summer months.

Wed, 17:07

A Suffolk volunteer is celebrating after winning an award for volunteering with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) after only two years of fundraising.

Wed, 16:46

Suffolk is set to see a prolonged warm spell this week with clear skies and temperatures reaching the mid 20s.

Wed, 14:44

A new type of snake has begun to appear across Suffolk; and it’s made of rocks.

Wed, 14:00

A retired police officer now working as a non-executive director at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has praised the efforts of staff during the coronavirus crisis.

Wed, 12:47

More than 1,000 McDonald’s drive-thru restaurants, including all sites in Suffolk, will be reopened to the public from next week.

Wed, 11:08

Plans to allow greater social contact between friends and family including permission to host garden parties and barbecues are set to be unveiled by ministers as they look to further ease lockdown restrictions.

Wed, 07:30

From smaller group sizes and staggered entry, to separate toilets and PPE - schools in Suffolk are taking a range of measures to prepare themselves for the return of some pupils next week.

Babergh District Council

Delays to a key blueprint which will map out the future development in two districts over the next 16 years were down to elections and national policy changes, according to two councils.

Tue, 15:38

New figures reveal that Ipswich has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the area, while West Suffolk has been least affected by the virus.

Tue, 15:22

There have been three more deaths related to coronavirus in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

Tue, 14:38

They are described as a “haven” and “little bit of paradise” during difficult times throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

Babergh District Council

New reserve pots dedicated to tackling the coronavirus crisis have been set up by two Suffolk councils.

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