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

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.

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.

A woman suffered piercing to her skin and damage to her clothing after being bitten on the bottom by a dog in Glemsford.

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.

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 gang of men arrested on suspicion of hare coursing and causing criminal damage in west Suffolk have been released under investigation.

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.

As the East of England prepares to enter Tier 2 restrictions when the national lockdown comes to an end, which postcode areas in Suffolk and north Essex have the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates?

A group of men were arrested yesterday afternoon after police responded to reports of hare coursing near Lavenham.

A 52-year-old crisp packet, ancient Nik Naks packaging and Murray Mints wrapping from at least 1971 are among some of the most ancient litter finds in Suffolk.

A rallying call to help save lives by keeping Suffolk homes warm during winter has already raised an incredible £200,000 in a matter of weeks.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Former AFC Sudbury defender, Tyler French, has been named in the EFL Team of the Week after his performance for Bradford City at the weekend.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley felt “gutted” after learning of the postponement of tonight’s scheduled FA Cup extra preliminary round tie at Burton Park Wanderers, due to a home player testing positive for Covid-19, even though his side have consequently progressed into the next round. Likewise, Walsham le Willows have also been forced to withdraw from the FA Cup, for the same reason. ahead of tonight’s match at Newmarket Town.

A gymnastics club in Suffolk has been given a much-needed boost to help cope with the repercussions of closing down during Covid-19.

Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

Suffolk driver Alex Albon will be back on track this weekend as the Formula One world championship starts up again.

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