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We took a trip to three of the town’s most popular pubs – Isaacs, The Greyhound and The Woolpack – to find out.

Publishing company Archant has confirmed it is seeking fresh investors after suffering significant falls in advertising revenue during the Covid-19 crisis.

Lockdown restrictions have eased further today in what commentators are calling “Super Saturday” - with large parts of the hospitality industry opening up to the public for the first time in months.

Many businesses have started to welcome customers back following the coronavirus lockdown. However, some pubs, restaurants and shops have been lost from our high street for good.

A well-known Ipswich pub and music venue has announced that it is to shut its doors following uncertainties caused by the coronavirus.

A pint-sized model of what was Britain’s smallest pub has been created by a customer who’s been missing the “iconic” drinking hole during lockdown - but he’ll have to wait for it to reopen.

The Royal Oak pub in East Bergholt will reopen its doors on ‘Super Saturday’ with brand new owners and a fresh refurbishment – following months of closure due to coronavirus.

Work is underway to help Hadleigh Market expand in future following a number of years of increasing popularity.

A petition to help save aviation jobs in East Anglia has received more than 10,000 signatures within 12 hours of being set up.

Holiday parks operated by Parkdean Resorts will reopen from next week.

The life-saving work of Suffolk’s specialist search and rescue team has been aided by two new advanced drones.

Hundreds of unsafe plug adapters have been taken off the market after being seized by port authorities.

Hosts to greet you, extended table service options and one-way systems will be just some of the temporary changes in place as pubs and restaurants make the final preparations ahead of reopening.

East Suffolk hospitality firms looking to reopen on July 4 and their visitors are being urged to take appropriate steps to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 and not to ‘blow it’.

Outside seating areas and further cycling provision will be introduced into Ipswich town centre as the second phase of its reopening after the coronavirus lockdown begins on “Super Saturday”.

Food & farming news


Nature lovers across East Anglia have been urged to share the “unknown, unsung and unfunded” wildlife projects in their gardens, communities and landscapes to give social media momentum to a new conservation movement.

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An East Anglian dairy farmer has cut his electricity bills by £2,000 a year – by harnessing the power of his cows’ manure to heat water supplies.

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The new regional representative for East Anglia’s farmers says the need for a strong agricultural voice has never been greater as the industry faces an unprecedented series of challenges.

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Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Thu, 20:42

An “eye-watering” new survey has shown the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on Suffolk’s economy – but the first signs of recovery are also starting to show.