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Yesterday, 16:28

The long-awaited NHS coronavirus tracing app for England and Wales has launched and residents in Suffolk are being urged to download it and play their part in the battle against coronavirus.

Yesterday, 14:26

Police have confirmed they are investigating allegations of abuse at a private mental health hospital - where inspectors found CCTV footage of staff dragging, slapping and kicking a patient.

Yesterday, 12:10

A former Premier League footballer, who has seen first-hand the impact of diabetes after losing his father to the condition, has teamed up with the charity Diabetes UK.

Yesterday, 09:02

A secondary school in Bury St Edmunds has confirmed two further cases of coronavirus – taking the number among pupils and staff to four.

Yesterday, 05:30

School leaders in Suffolk have expressed their “concern” over the increasing coronavirus infection rates as we look ahead to the winter.

Wed, 15:48

The latest round of coronavirus restrictions came on the day infection rate figures in Suffolk continued to fall.

Wed, 18:59

Leisure centres across Suffolk are encouraging people to return to gyms in a bid to increase mental and physical wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

Wed, 18:59

Students at both a primary and preschool are self isolating after a member of staff and a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Wed, 17:29

More than 300 students in Suffolk and at least six members of staff have been sent home for 14 days after confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Wed, 12:39

Battling painful symptoms of a virus they contracted several months ago, for these four coronavirus survivors, the fight is far from over.

Wed, 09:01

A female patient at an Essex mental health hospital was dragged, slapped and kicked by staff, inspectors have said.

Tue, 21:00

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the nation faces an “unquestionably difficult” winter due to coronavirus in his latest address to the nation.

Tue, 19:21

More than 100 extra pupils at Ipswich’s Northgate High School are now self-isolating after a child showed symptoms of coronavirus.

Tue, 19:00

Center Parcs at Elveden Forest is one of many holiday resorts asking customers to rearrange their bookings as a result of the government’s ‘rule of six’ for Covid-19.

Tue, 17:22

New data shows that recorded coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk remain low.

Tue, 16:57

New coronavirus restrictions could be in place for the next six months, with Boris Johnson warning the UK has reached a “perilous turning point” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Tue, 15:53

Thousands of people will be eligible for this year’s flu vaccine and a number of new controls will be in place to ensure their safety during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - including one surgery offering drive-thru appointments.

Tue, 13:17

Face masks will be mandatory in restaurants and bars, weddings will be reduced to 15 guests and people will be encouraged to work from home in new coronavirus restrictions announced by the Prime Minister.

Tue, 12:27

Parents in Suffolk have been left torn over what to do should there be confirmed cases of Covid at their child’s school.

Tue, 11:37

Cancer patients in west Suffolk can now sign up for free online exercise sessions thanks to a lottery-funded programme.

Tue, 10:34

More than 100 students at schools across Suffolk are currently self-isolating after a number of pupils or staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Tue, 08:02

People should work from home “if possible”, cabinet minister Michael Gove has said.

Mon, 19:00

A Suffolk headteacher has said schools could become the “last line of defence” if they are not protected by an “easy and accessible” testing regime, with coronavirus cases looking set to rise.

Mon, 17:41

A coordination centre set up to keep children in school is ready to take action to prevent further coronavirus outbreaks.

Mon, 17:24

New data shows that recorded coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk are continuing to drop.

Mon, 15:48

A boy from Stowmarket who doctors feared would only live for another two weeks after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at four months old is preparing to start school.

Mon, 10:18

A number of students at Farlingaye High School are self-isolating after a pupil tested positive for coronavirus.

Mon, 08:14

Around 50 students are isolating at a Bury St Edmunds high school after one teacher and one member of support staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Mon, 06:35

Ipswich market traders and shoppers have expressed fear at the potential of a second lockdown - with concerns it would have a ‘devastating’ impact on businesses and the economy.

Mon, 05:35

A survey has revealed the majority of Suffolk and Essex residents are opposed to a second nationwide lockdown - but the health secretary has warned the country is at ‘tipping point’ in the fight against coronavirus.

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