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Local headlines

Confidence is starting to return to the voluntary and charitable sector in Suffolk, an industry leader has said – but more than a third of organisations are still under threat of closure in the next 12 months unless circumstances change.

Suffolk is facing around 20,000 more people being made redundant as a result of Covid-19, an authority has warned – with increased demand expected on vital support services.

Tributes have been paid to a former Suffolk bishop who was a friend to the county’s farmers and is remembered for his community leadership after the murder of five women.

A six-figure sum has been announced to designate more roads in Suffolk as quiet lanes – roads where motorists must use additional caution.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across our region this weekend.

More than 250 people have been issued with fines in Suffolk under coronavirus regulations during the past six months, new figures have revealed.

Older people in Suffolk were conned out of over £27,000 through cyber crime, an Age UK report has found.

Some of the biggest hospitality names in Suffolk have joined over 100 businesses in writing to the Government asking for support for the industry.

The Government has released its latest round of coronavirus infection statistics for Suffolk and north Essex.

A children’s centre in a small Suffolk village could see a new farm shop and cafe built next door.

Asda is opening new vegan aisles in a number of stores across Suffolk and north Essex - to make it easier for shoppers to find products.

An East Anglian housebuilder has expressed delight at the unveiling of a new £40m ‘luxury hotel-standard’ headquarters near Stansted airport.

A music festival aimed at promoting Ipswich as a destination for touring artists will be held online on Friday, after coronavirus forced the cancellation of this year’s event.

A revamped vision for the future of Sudbury has been unveiled by town leaders, featuring new proposals for Belle Vue Park, a hotel, cinema and restaurants and cafes.

A 52-year-old woman who sent a bomb hoax letter claiming there were bombs in care homes in Sudbury has been given a suspended prison sentence.

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk – despite escalating numbers elsewhere.

A car has been seized and two men reported after police were alerted to possible hare coursing in rural parts of the Suffolk countryside.

The number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk’s hospital remains low despite concern over a second wave hitting the nation.

Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

Mystery still surrounds the identity of a suspected murder victim after human bones were found in a Sudbury river just over a month ago.

Nearly 60% of parents said they are worried about the size of their children’s class bubbles in Suffolk and Essex amid coronavirus fears – with more than half calling for face masks to become compulsory in schools.

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk - despite fears of rising cases elsewhere.

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

Mobile coronavirus testing stations are continuing to visit towns across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

You can be fined up to £10,000 for failing to self-isolate when asked from today - as tough new rules to contain the spread of Covid-19 come into effect.

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