Michael Steward

More than 40% of Suffolk police officers have not had access to adequate personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey has found.

Ipswich’s new Deichmann shoe shop will open its doors on Saturday – with free shoes for the shop’s first 25 customers.

A family has paid tribute to a well-known Ipswich taxi driver who “loved to make people happy”.

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

An Essex couple were stopped by police after travelling to Wales to deliver Christmas presents to their family.

A new generation of RAF gunners have been praised after successfully completing 20 weeks of initial training during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Extra markets will be held across west Suffolk in the lead-up to Christmas following the end of the national lockdown, a council has announced.

Ipswich saw one of the biggest rises in coronavirus case rates for the seven days to November 23 – jumping from 92 to 157.8 per 100,000 people.

A pensioner has been charged with firearms offences and will appear in court next year.

An official graph outlining Covid-19 outbreaks across England shows how close Suffolk is to other Tier 1 areas such as Cornwall and the Isle of Wight.

St Elizabeth Hospice’s annual Light up a Life remembrance service will be held virtually this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the charity has announced.

A woman has died following a car crash on a country road in the early hours of Friday morning.

A 19-year-old driver has been handed nine penalty points on his licence after crashing into a garden and damaging three gas meters in Ipswich.

A Suffolk police sergeant has opened up about a series of traumatic events which led to him receiving counselling – and has urged colleagues who might be suffering to seek help.

Five people were arrested yesterday on suspicion of hare coursing, police have said.

A public sector pay freeze for police officers has been described as a “kick in the teeth” by the county’s police federation.

A woman who used her car “as a weapon” by deliberately driving at her partner in Essex has been jailed for 12 months.

An Ipswich man has been warned he could be facing jail after admitting possessing hundreds of indecent images of children.

An army veteran caught with an imitation rifle, hand axe and lock knife in Brandon town centre while dressed in camouflage will be sentenced in the new year.

A 60-year-old man who damaged an outdoor pizza oven belonging to a neighbour has been sentenced in court.

The number of coronavirus outbreaks across care homes in Suffolk has more than doubled over the past three weeks, latest figures have revealed.

The coronavirus case rate fell across Suffolk in the seven days to November 17, latest figures have revealed.

Three people were arrested during an anti-lockdown protest in Ipswich on Saturday as Suffolk police enforced its message that “gatherings will not be tolerated” in the county.

Firefighters were called to an Essex flat this morning by concerned neighbours after a man fell asleep while cooking.

Police are urging horse owners to be vigilant following reports of suspicious activity around equine facilities in Suffolk.

The Government has been urged not to let “everything loose” in the lead-up to Christmas after it emerged that families could be allowed to meet for up to a week as part of a UK-wide relaxation of coronavirus rules.

Cold case detectives have said they will “never give up hope” of catching the killer of an Ipswich mother who was brutally murdered 27 years ago.

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Ipswich teenager who is believed to have travelled to the Essex or London area by train.

Ipswich’s St Elizabeth Hospice has launched two new virtual fundraisers this Christmas following the cancellation of its traditional festive event due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The body of a man was found in a field near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon, police have confirmed.

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