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Yesterday, 16:00

Environmental campaigners from Extinction Rebellion in Ipswich took the message that things have to change after the Covid-19 lockdown is eased to the town’s main council offices.

Yesterday, 11:09

Enjoy meeting family members or friends from Monday – but be very careful if you’re planning a barbecue or picnic with them. That was the advice from Suffolk MP and hospital doctor Dan Poulter.

Fri, 16:00

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

Nearly 300 people were stopped from fraudulently claiming single person council tax discount in west Suffolk, new data reveals.

Fri, 16:47

More stalls will be joining food traders on markets in west Suffolk from next week.

Fri, 16:30

Suffolk MPs are to press the Department for Education to ensure schools have the funds to avoid a “digital divide” opening up between their pupils in the post-coronavirus world of learning.

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.

Fri, 09:08

Earlier this week I was very pleased to announce that my head shave raised £2,330 for Age Uk Suffolk. I am so grateful for everyone’s generosity. It really shows how important the charity is to people locally. Our charities have never been so important, yet at the same time, many are financial pressures due to their traditional fundraising activities being disrupted by Covid-19.

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.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thu, 05:30

Dominic Cummings is an arrogant, out-of-touch fool who should have apologised to the country and handed in his resignation to the Prime Minister by 10am on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Over the last week or so, something has definitely shifted in the national approach to coronavirus, life, and the determination to look beyond the current crisis towards whatever we are going to eventually come to accept as the “new normal.”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

I am a naturally cautious person – and right now I am very concerned about what the subtle changes to lockdown introduced by the government this week will do to the country and to our ability to fight coronavirus, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

We may still be in the grip of the lockdown and waiting for the Prime Minister to come up with his road map out of the strictest elements of it, but there is no doubt that we are seeing subtle changes in the way it is applied.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

There can be few people whose lives or businesses have not been seriously impacted by the extraordinary – and tragic – times that we are currently living through.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

This week’s comments about pubs and restaurants possibly being shut until Christmas as a result of the lockdown seems to have been greeted by shock and horror by many people – however I’m not one of them.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Easter is supposed to be a time of hope. This year that really hasn’t been the case. Good news has been at a premium. The Prime Minister’s return to Chequers after leaving hospital has been a rare piece of good news among the gloom.

Friday, April 10, 2020

This week’s pictures showing an empty Intercity train on the line between East Anglia and London has shown just how much the coronavirus crisis has impacted the rail industry.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

It has been almost 80 years since a new leader took the reins of his party in quite such crisis-ridden circumstances as Sir Keir Starmer has found on taking over at the head of the Labour Party.

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