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This year’s Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has been cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

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West Suffolk Council is to close all markets to allow staff to be redeployed in the fight to tackle COVID-19 and its impact.


Ipswich MP Tom Hunt is self-isolating at his flat in the town after developing symptoms of coronavirus Covid-19.

Businesses across Babergh and Mid Suffolk are set to receive financial support through grant funding announced in the Government’s package of measures designed to help smaller businesses.


Ipswich Council is offering free parking in all its parks and on-road bays to key staff working for the NHS and in the critical social care sector.

Following two weeks of stringent coronavirus measures, Ipswich Borough Council has summarised the changes which people should be aware of.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Pets at Home could join major outlets Lidl, McDonalds and the Marstons hotel and restaurant at a £75million retail park off the A133 in Clacton if new proposals get the green light.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

People in Suffolk are being urged to stay at home this weekend after county leaders issued a stark warning that “anyone can spread coronavirus”.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Garden waste collections are to be suspended and street cleaning scaled back by West Suffolk Council in a bid to divert resources elsewhere to fight the impact of coronavirus.

Paul Geater - Opinion

Thursday, March 26, 2020

I’ve been a news junkie since I was a child in the late 1960s. I think it was Apollo Eight at Christmas 1968 that got me hooked – and by the time the General Election of 1970 happened I was an 11-year-old political expert!

Friday, March 20, 2020

This was the week the world changed as society effectively started to shutdown in the face of the growing coronavirus crisis – but do we all really understand the scale of the changes we’re facing? Paul Geater shares his experience.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At times of national crisis you should really get to know the calibre of the MPs who have been elected to represent us for a five year term.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Things are changing rapidly on the political front at the moment with yesterday’s budget and the coronavirus crisis forcing the government and society as a whole to change the way things are being run – hopefully temporarily.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

This time next week we will all be digesting the news from Rishi Sunak’s first budget. At the same time officials in Suffolk will be starting to think about the new Ipswich traffic taskforce – and about ways of reducing traffic congestion.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The fire that devastated the former Tolly Cobbold Brewery on Sunday has shocked the town – and prompted an outpouring of sadness.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Anyone who was at last week’s budget meeting of Suffolk County Council (or who has seen any of it on the authority’s webcast) will have seen that things are getting a bit tetchy among some of the members of the ruling Conservative group.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Transport and environmental issues have been all over the news locally and nationally over the last week – and sometimes it’s been incredibly difficult to work out the logic behind those who take positions on these issues.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The UK is no longer formally a member of the EU – but in actual fact it remains tied very closely to Brussels for the next 11 months and quite what will happen then is still up in the air.

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