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Health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has pledged to take the coronavirus vaccine with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan live on air.

Stansted airport has launched a new coronavirus testing facility in a bid to get Britain flying again.

Hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex will be among the first to receive supplies of the new coronavirus vaccine.

Yesterday, 21:36

Coronavirus case rates have dropped across the whole of Suffolk, the latest Public Health England data has shown.

Yesterday, 19:00

Suffolk is being urged to “stick with it” after the county entered Tier 2 of the enhanced regional lockdown system – but aims to return to less restrictions.

Yesterday, 15:53

A new coronavirus vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, but who is likely to receive it first?

Yesterday, 08:33

A Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK.

Tue, 20:37

MPs across Suffolk and north Essex voted to reintroduce the three-tier system when the national coronavirus lockdown ends on Wednesday.

Tue, 19:15

Health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has revealed his step grandfather died with coronavirus last month.

Nearly six million items of PPE stopped at the Suffolk border because they did not meet UK safety standards were not government or NHS orders, it has been confirmed.

Tue, 16:45

Parts of Suffolk and north Essex have barely registered a coronavirus infection since the start of September – with one neighbourhood logging no cases at all.

Tue, 13:48

The Empire cinema, based inside the Buttermarket in Ipswich will not be re-opening its doors until 2021, it has been announced.

Mon, 19:28

Two of Suffolk’s districts have recorded some of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in the country - but the rate in Ipswich has continued to rise.

Mon, 11:30

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

Mon, 09:31

More than 90 Covid-19 patients are currently receiving care at Ipswich Hospital - the highest number since the pandemic began.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Coronavirus case rates have fallen everywhere across Suffolk and north Essex except from in Ipswich in the last week.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

A mum-of-five who was diagnosed with type two diabetes after her weight hit 21 stone has managed to turn her health around, after dropping four dress sizes.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Suffolk has a “realistic” chance of moving into Tier 1 before Christmas, new data has showed - but only if residents work together to continue to reduce infections, say MPs.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

As the East of England prepares to enter Tier 2 restrictions when the national lockdown comes to an end, which postcode areas in Suffolk and north Essex have the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates?

Saturday, November 28, 2020

A care home in Stowmarket has confirmed a number of staff and residents have tested positive for Covid-19.

Friday, November 27, 2020

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.

Friday, November 27, 2020

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.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Coronavirus cases have risen in Ipswich but have begun to fall elsewhere in Suffolk and north Essex, latest government data has revealed.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Additional testing is being lined up for Hadleigh assisted living homes in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Suffolk helpline formed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic has taken more than 12,000 calls from vulnerable people in the community.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

It will be at least two weeks before Suffolk and Essex can move out of Tier 2 virus measures – and everyone needs to stick to the rules to reduce cases and ensure that happens.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Nearly 9,000 children aged between two and three in Suffolk and north-east Essex have not received their winter flu vaccines – despite GPs alerting their parents.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

As the whole of Suffolk prepares to be placed under Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, we look at how the current situation compares to Tier 1 areas such as Cornwall.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The East of England has been placed under Tier 2 of the government’s coronavirus restrictions which will begin when lockdown ends – but what do the rules mean?

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A total of 17 coronavirus vaccination sites will be set up across Suffolk and north Essex, it has been announced.

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