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It has shone as a beacon on the Suffolk coast for more than 200 years - but now, preparations have started to demolish the much-loved Orfordness Lighthouse, before it falls victim to the sea.

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A 101-year-old Felixstowe fundraiser who is walking 102 laps of a park before her next birthday in support of the NHS was joined by another centenarian on Thursday.

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Digital doctor’s appointments could be set to stay in Suffolk, after health chiefs outlined their intention to make sure transformations in the system remain post-coronavirus.

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An independent coffee shop in Bury St Edmunds will open its doors for the last time on Friday, July 31.

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A second phase is to be launched in Ipswich for two grant schemes to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thank heavens we’ve finally got some clarity from the government on the need to use face coverings when we go out shopping – I just wish they hadn’t made such a dogs breakfast about coming to a decision on an issue that seemed pretty clear from the moment most shops reopened a month ago.

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The coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk remain one of the lowest in England – with some parts of the county reporting less than one positive test result per 100,000 people.

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An historic mill making specialist ingredients for the bakery industry is celebrating after councillors gave its plans to build a new £46.5m plant the thumbs up.

A new safe place to stay for up to eight people needing temporary accommodation has opened its doors in Sudbury.

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl from Ipswich who has been reported missing.

A potential ‘beacon of hope’ has been found which could help ensure the survival of the Suffolk Punch.

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Get back on trains and buses and go to work – that’s the message the Prime Minister is expected to give Britain on Friday as the government tries to get the economy restarted after the coronavirus pandemic.

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A town centre is offering a new experience for families to enjoy over the summer - a monster superheroes safari.

An historic mill making specialist ingredients for the bakery industry is celebrating after councillors gave its plans to build a new £46.5m plant the thumbs up.

Tour operator Awaze, which owns Hoseasons, is expanding its HQ in East Anglia with the creation of 40 new jobs.

An independent coffee shop in Bury St Edmunds will open its doors for the last time on Friday, July 31.

A cruise line company is expanding – in spite of lockdown.

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Red Rose Chain’s Theatre in the Forest is not letting lockdown stand in the way of their annual Shakespeare celebration. They are creating a new production of Twelfth Night which will be premiered online.

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Live entertainment looks to be heading back to the region this summer, with the organisers of Red Rooster Festival confirming they will be staging a socially distanced event this September.

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There’s nothing quite like a night out at the movies, enjoying some big screen action and adventure or perhaps a laugh or two with a timeless comedy, and that experience is made even more enjoyable by the event taking place under a brilliant star-filled sky.

Latitude Festival is set to return bigger and better in 2021, after it was cancelled due to coronavirus this summer, and the date has now been revealed.

A Suffolk horticulturalist has had her first book published after two decades of gardening experience and wants to share her tips on how to get the best out of your green spaces.

Suffolk’s official film office has launched a new database of local TV and film professionals to help kickstart the industry following the coronavirus lockdown.

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Tiptree’s Shaken Udder is running a summer campaign, featuring handy discounts and the chance to win big prizes.

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With social distancing measures relaxing many of us are turning our thoughts to a trip to the pub. If you’re not quite comfortable yet with being inside, take a look at some of these favourite Suffolk locals with capacious outdoor spaces for you to enjoy with a pint this summer.

You can also try the Tiger King pizza, barbecue brisket buns and pornstar martinis!

Some people collect stamps. Viktor Wynd, who lives in north Suffolk collects skulls, carvings, erotica, folk magic and other things that scare his children.

A pub group says it expects its managed estate to take a 40% dive in takings because of new social distancing rules.