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A ‘bubble’ of children have been told to self-isolate for two weeks after a student at Aldeburgh Primary School tested positive for Covid-19.

A metal cutting firm is celebrating after scooping a £50k grant towards a laser cutting machine which will substantially increase its capacity.

It has been suggested the use of face masks or coverings could become mandatory in shops – we ask, what do you think about wearing them?

A Suffolk estate agent expects the chancellor’s stamp duty holiday to keep the housing market busy through the usually quiet summer months.

Ipswich’s sailing barge Victor set sail on its first outing along the River Orwell since the coronavirus lockdown – to the delight of people based at the town port.

A firm specialising in helping businesses to expand into new markets has seen a dramatic rise in “traditional” retailers and wholesalers turning to online sales.

Care home staff showed their appreciation for Ipswich Hospital nurses by baking a tasty birthday cake to mark the NHS’ 72nd anniversary.

A freight forwarder has moved its base as it changes its way of working.

Center Parcs’ Elveden Forest resort opens tomorrow for the first time since the start of lockdown in March.

Six gorgeous gardens have scooped their owners our top Lockdown Garden prizes - take a look and see who won.

Ipswich Borough Council, like every other council, is facing an unprecedented financial crisis due to the coronavirus. We forecast a deficit of £10million this year due to increased expenditure and loss of income.

Changes are coming to maternity wards at hospitals in Suffolk and Essex where partners will be given more opportunity to support mums-to-be as coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.

Babies born during the coronavirus pandemic continue to bring light to so many families at a time of uncertainty – here are some of the faces of Suffolk’s newest arrivals in our latest lockdown feature.

When historians look back at how people in 2020 coped with the Covid-19 pandemic, Philip King’s striking gallery of people on their daily exercise in Ipswich in Ipswich may just provide an answer.

Dates for the reopening of swimming pools in Suffolk are still under wraps after leisure centres were told they could welcome members back from July 25.

A pub group says it expects its managed estate to take a 40% dive in takings because of new social distancing rules.

The Coast to Coast restaurant in The Buttermarket Shopping Centre has confirmed it will be closing permanently due to the devastating impact of coronavirus.

After the Government announced its latest lockdown changes on Thursday, we look at what happens next and when.

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has risen slightly, according to new public health data – but remains one of the lowest in England.

Suffolk-based cruise line Fred. Olsen has vowed to return “better, safer and stronger than ever” after the government urged people to avoid travelling on cruise ships during the coronavirus crisis.

Hospitality businesses will need to perform a balancing act between customers worried that a visit to their local will be devoid of the fun factor versus those concerned about their health, an expert suggests.

Plans to create a new woodland space in memory of those who died after contracting Covid-19 have won the backing of councillors.

Councils in Suffolk are being forced to install additional bins and empty them more frequently due to an “unwelcome rise in litter” as more people begin to enjoy time at parks and beaches.

Ipswich’s Northgate High School has set up a foodbank in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis as part of an event to promote greater respect and kindness in the world after the pandemic.

Family and friends of an ‘endearing’ grandmother who died after contracting coronavirus in Ipswich have set themselves the task of raising £100,000 for the NHS in her memory by completing a gruelling 90-mile walk.

Covid-19 mobile test centres can be reached across Suffolk – find out when a centre will be coming to your town or village.

A charity that supports isolated communities has been awarded lifeline funding of more than £40,000 that will allow it to keep all members of staff working for the next six months.

Anticipation is building among gym owners ahead of an “imminent” government announcement revealing when they can open their doors to customers again.

The chairman of Suffolk’s top rugby club has hailed a “humbling” community response for helping the club through the Covid-19 crisis.

Two branches of Frankie & Benny’s in Suffolk are to close as coronavirus deals the chain another blow.

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