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Yesterday, 16:00

Mobile coronavirus testing units are continuing to visit towns across the region next week – here is where you can find them.

Yesterday, 09:04

Childminders are being banned from picking up or dropping off children from some schools, it has emerged, which is another blow for a sector struggling during the coronavirus crisis.

Fri, 16:00

For grieving daughter Lisa Hovell, the coronavirus crisis in care homes seems far from over.

Fri, 14:10

Four more people have died with coronavirus in hospitals throughout Suffolk and north Essex.

Fri, 13:16

Latest figures show the reproduction rate of coronavirus is likely to be falling in the east of England, latest estimates show.

Fri, 13:14

Private hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex have been helping treat some NHS patients during the coronavirus outbreak.

Fri, 12:54

Don’t expect to be back in the dentist’s chair on Monday week - that was the blunt warning from local surgeries after the government announced dental services could restart from June 8.

Testing of all care home staff and residents in Suffolk if one person gets coronavirus has been in place for more than two weeks, according to council care bosses.

Fri, 07:30

Public health chiefs in Suffolk say they want to support communities to ensure as many people as possible are involved in the new ‘test and trace’ drive.

Fri, 00:01

Calls have been made for tighter social media regulations after it was revealed over 100 online grooming offences were recorded in Suffolk in the past two and a half years.

Thu, 18:59

A 67-year-old who has a love of crafts is using her time at home to create face masks with plastic windows, which she thinks could help children in schools and those who have trouble hearing.

Thu, 17:42

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that further adjustments to lockdown will be made from Monday including allowing households to meet in a garden.

Thu, 16:07

Three more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

Thu, 09:15

A lockdown Thursday night ritual will be coming to an end tonight as the last Clap for Carers takes place on doorsteps across the region.

Thu, 09:08

A teenager has embarked on a marathon challenge – a year after suffering serious leg injuries in a freak sporting accident.

Wed, 19:05

A mother of four is urging people to seek medical advice if they have any health concerns after her toddler son was diagnosed with cancer during the coronavirus lockdown.

Wed, 18:14

A new ‘important’ project to help track people who have been in contact with those who have tested positive for coronavirus is set to be launched.

Wed, 14:44

Four further people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals.

Wed, 14:00

A retired police officer now working as a non-executive director at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) has praised the efforts of staff during the coronavirus crisis.

Wed, 11:08

Plans to allow greater social contact between friends and family including permission to host garden parties and barbecues are set to be unveiled by ministers as they look to further ease lockdown restrictions.

Tue, 17:47

A Suffolk GP has allayed fears that changes at a doctor’s surgery in the county has left patients concerned about how to access services.

Tue, 15:38

New figures reveal that Ipswich has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the area, while West Suffolk has been least affected by the virus.

Tue, 15:22

There have been three more deaths related to coronavirus in hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

Tue, 09:43

Mental health awareness week encouraged people to be kind to one another and saw a range of online and socially-distanced activities held across Suffolk to raise awareness.

Gyms may be shut and swimming pools all but empty, but that hasn’t stopped people in Ipswich keeping fit – as Ipswich council has revealed that 45,000 people have been taking part in its online health classes.

Mon, 15:46

A further three people have died in the region’s hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

The region’s mental health trust has been criticised for a “shocking” lack of beds as data revealed a fresh rise in patients being sent out of the area for treatment.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

June 1 is looming on the horizon, filling some in Suffolk with dread that schools will be reopening for select year groups – and others with anticipation of the announcement of ‘social bubbles’.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

One new coronavirus death has been recorded at Ipswich Hospital as a patient in their 90s with underlying health conditions passed away.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

At the start if this year Emily Nicholls from Ipswich took on the biggest fight of her life – a cancerous brain tumour.

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