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A couple who were stranded aboard a luxury liner are finally expected home tomorrow – two weeks after their dream South American cruise was due to end.

16:03

Nine more people have died in hospitals across Suffolk and north Essex due to coronavirus.

Footage has shown firefighters tackling a fire outside a factory in Hadleigh.

14:35

Almost 5,000 people have now died as a result of coronavirus in the UK.

Daily outdoor exercise under coronavirus lockdown rules could be banned entirely if people flout rules over social distancing, health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has warned.

A town centre newsagent has described a break-in which the shop’s front door smashed to pieces as the ‘icing on the cake’ during a difficult time.

13:12

Investigations are continuing after a car was stolen while the driver was in a fast food takeaway.

Signs asking people to stay away from the town of Southwold have come down after reports of a quiet weekend in the town, but concerns remain about the upcoming Easter holidays.

Stay at home and let the shopping come to you with these handy services – from essentials, to wine, chocolate and cake.

15:16

A charitable fund set up in memory of a popular Lowestoft teenager will close later this year.

People are being urged to remain at home today as Suffolk and Essex look set to bask in wall-to-wall sunshine.

08:57

Two people have been arrested after a cannabis factory was discovered by a specialised drugs squad.

07:15

I am not going to sugarcoat it, being pregnant amidst the coronavirus crisis has had its fair share of low points.

An army of Suffolk GPs have returned from retirement to help tackle the coronavirus crisis – with cases expected to “surge” in the next week.

Staff from three of Ipswich-based cruise line Fred. Olsen’s ships have recorded a song to send positive vibes during the coronavirus.

It’s nearly 60 years since 12-year-old schoolgirl Linda Smith went to buy a magazine for her great-grandmother at a newsagent’s in the quiet Essex village of Earls Colne. She would never been seen alive again.

The government has urged people to consider the lives of their family and friends before flouting lockdown rules during the forecasted warm weather.

06:00

Get involved and test your Ipswich Town knowledge with our latest quiz on all things Blue.

A new project is helping to ensure that frontline key workers are getting healthy, nutritional meals throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday, 20:57

Fire crews have tackled a fire in a containment shed containing hazardous materials outside a factory in Hadleigh.

Yesterday, 20:28

Police have urged people to follow government lockdown guidance after receiving a large amount of calls from concerned members of the public.

Politics

Yesterday, 18:35

NHS England’s national medical director says now is not the time to “take our foot off the pedal” after claiming the number of new coronavirus cases show signs of a plateau.

Yesterday, 13:53

A council is processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the government in response to the continuing coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 12:04

Sir Keir Starmer has been elected the new Labour leader in a move welcomed by leading members of the party in Suffolk where most local groups backed his campaign.

Yesterday, 07:30

Councils in Suffolk are preparing to take over parking enforcement in Suffolk from the police from Monday – and will be aiming to ensure roads are kept clear for emergency vehicles and key workers.

Fri, 17:00

West Suffolk Council has announced it is making its first payments totalling more than £3 million to businesses hit by the coronavirus.

Features

Yesterday, 06:36

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.

Fri, 21:00

Samantha Brook has great advice to help everyone self-isolating find moments of joy in their day.

Fri, 19:30

We’ve all had a lot to come to terms with recently but we’ll get through it together.

Fri, 19:11

Your week’s entertainment is sorted, with live gigs, virtual quizzes, and art gallery tours.

Fri, 18:30

When is the phenemenon happening and will you be able to get a good view from your town or village?

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Environment news

Yesterday, 16:52

A techy Ipswich environmentalist is set to launch a series of weekly educational guides to keep families entertained in their garden during the coronavirus outbreak.

Fri, 14:26

What will Sizewell C bring for the young people of Suffolk? Dan Mayhew, principal of Alde Valley Academy in Leiston, looks at the benefits and opportunities for his students and explains ‘Why Sizewell C is for me’.

Wed, 05:30

Campaigners are calling on EDF to delay its Sizewell C planning application until government declares the coronavirus emergency completely over.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The clocks go forward this weekend meaning we will lose an hour of sleep, but with the country in lockdown mode we have plenty of time to catch up.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Campaigners are seeking a second judicial review after the High Court threw out their first bid to stop the go-ahead to fell a century-old Suffolk woodland.

Business

Yesterday, 08:00

With the country locked down and people only allowed to go shopping for essentials many are looking online to buy what they need – or want.

Yesterday, 06:52

Farms earmarked for sale before the coronavirus lockdown may benefit from a surge in pent-up interest and an investor boost similar to the one after the credit crunch of 2008/9, land agents believe.

Yesterday, 06:36

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.

Fri, 22:13

A Suffolk-based nursery group has asked for a quarter-of-a-million-pound loan from the bank to stay afloat - highlighting the coronavirus-induced struggles of the industry.

Fri, 18:50

Through meals, aid supplies and medical equipment, Suffolk businesses have again been continuing to support key workers and those in need during the coronavirus crisis.