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MPs from around the county are backing our campaign for people to Shop Local and help rescue Suffolk’s economy.

A ‘cheeky and provocative’ father-of-two, who became a well-known mole catcher in Suffolk and Norfolk after being taught the art in primary school, has sadly died at 83.

Suffolk’s leading arts organisations have been thrown a £3.8million lifeline by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund which should, hopefully, help them remain solvent until the early new year.

Plans for the government to pay two-thirds of the wages of workers at pubs and restaurants if they are forced to close will “keep the engines running”, Suffolk business leaders have said.

An award-winning chef and his wife are opening a deli in Hadleigh in order to give back to the community.

Greene King will permanently shut 26 sites and axe 800 staff amid the fall-out from the Covid-19 crisis and restrictions such as the 10pm curfew, it has said.

Tony Byfield has opened Ray’s Retro, Classic Toys and Collectibles in Sudbury in memory of his late father.

Cineworld has announced it will be temporarily closing its UK venues - including in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill - on Thursday.

It is often said that town centres are struggling to survive, particularly during Covid-19 - but with nine new stores moving in since lockdown, how is Sudbury bucking the trend? Here some of the new businesses to open in the last six months.

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.

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

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

Two NHS managers at the region’s mental health trust were paid six figures to leave their jobs while it remained in special measures, it can be revealed.

Coronavirus cases and infection rates are continuing to drop in Suffolk, but cases in north Essex have been rising, new public health figures show.

The deadline is nearing for people who want to apply to become “interested parties” who will have their say on the examination of the application to build Sizewell C.

A disused airfield in Suffolk may be turned into a facility with 127 storage containers, if plans are approved.

A young volunteer has told how she “didn’t see joy anymore” during the first national lockdown amid concerns another one could be just around the corner.

A Suffolk pub which has closed and reopened several times in recent years is welcoming back customers once more after the coronavirus lockdown.

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.

A major reconstruction of a Sudbury garden centre is being considered - potentially creating more than a hundred new jobs in the area.

People in Suffolk took advantage of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme more than 500,000 times in August, new figures reveal.

A dedicated officer is being recruited in Suffolk to lead the county’s efforts in eradicating food poverty.

War veteran Joyce Goodman has celebrated her 100th birthday by finally receiving a medal she should have collected 75 years ago.

Two Pizza Express restaurants in Suffolk are set to close as the chain continues to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Budget airline easyJet has confirmed that it will close its Stansted base.

Marks and Spencer is to cut around 7,000 jobs nationally as part of a shake-up of its stores and management.

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