Tom Potter

Non-urgent calls to police will be free of charge from now on – after the government scrapped a 15p fee in place since the service was rolled out almost a decade ago.

Thirty-six years ago today, residents of a village outside Ipswich gathered for the laying to rest of an unknown baby.

Suffolk appears to have bucked a national trend by cutting back the number of long-term vacant homes across the county.

People in Suffolk have been adapting to the first weekend of sweeping measures to restrict unnecessary movement and prevent the further spread of coronavirus.

Alarming figures have revealed children as young as two being investigated for sexual offences in Suffolk.

Rising numbers of men are reporting domestic abuse to police in Suffolk.

Police have thanked the ‘vast majority’ for heeding advice on reducing the spread of COVID-19 – but warn officers may enforce new powers against anyone putting others at risk.

Suffolk Magistrates’ Court will be one of 158 priority court and tribunal buildings to remain open for essential face-to-face hearings from Monday.

Members of the public are being warned to be extra vigilant and wary of financial scams connected to coronavirus.

Criminal courts have resorted to handling only urgent work as the nation continues to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Police have called a truck driver’s behaviour moments after fatally injuring a cyclist ‘truly shocking.

Children of separated parents will be able to move between households during coronavirus restrictions, the government has confirmed, following concerns about the potential significant impact on families.

A lorry driver distracted by his phone before a fatal collision with a cyclist has been jailed for 40 months.

A Suffolk soprano lifted the spirits of retirement home residents by staging a self-isolation friendly operatic performance.

As supermarkets serve a critical role in the COVID-19 crisis, we explore the rights of workers fearful of turning up to work and being exposed to the virus.

Prisons across England and Wales will be closed to visitors from today as the government ramps up efforts to prevent the further spread of coronavirus.

A support service for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse has praised staff for ensuring its more than 200 users can continue to receive help.

All new jury trials will be halted in an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

An Ipswich man has been fined £15,000 and hit with 138 points for failing to identify who was driving a car suspected of speeding along the same road on more than 20 occasions.

An American born driver has been disqualified for driving on the wrong side of a road and causing a head-on crash.

Three men have been accused of conspiring to supply heroin and cocaine in Ipswich over a period of more than a year.

An 79-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a doctor and former Ipswich student more than 40 years ago.

An Ipswich man was returned to jail for threatening support service staff just three days after being set free.

A man has been jailed after trying to exchange a stolen musical instrument for drug money.

Four men have been charged with fraudulent evasion of excise duty following the seizure of 190,000 cigarettes and about 215kg of tobacco in Ipswich and Colchester.

A self-employed waste collector who paid two strangers to finish his job has been fined after piles of rubble were found dumped at the side of a Suffolk road.

Police have issued a message of reassurance amid the coronavirus outbreak – vowing to do everything to maintain levels of service expected by the public.

A property manager has been accused of running three unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in Ipswich.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed, or has dashcam footage of a collision which left a woman with concussion and three children with minor injuries.

The University of Suffolk and University of Essex have shared plans to protect the health of staff and students amid the spread of coronavirus.

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