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Queues formed outside Primark in Ipswich today as ‘non-essential’ shops across Suffolk reopen their doors after a month-long lockdown.

The mother of an Ipswich schoolboy has told of the devastating loss of her “handsome and happy” son Charlie who was “always smiling”, after he tragically died at the age of six from mitochondrial disease.

A father-of-two who has lived in Felixstowe all of his life has launched a fundraising page after the town’s tree was dubbed “the worst in Britain”.

A mum-of-five who was diagnosed with type two diabetes after her weight hit 21 stone has managed to turn her health around, after dropping four dress sizes.

An Ipswich pub has extended its offering with new heated pods following a move to outside dining during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Arcadia group slipping into administration could be a “devastating” blow to high streets across the region, according to town leaders.

An open-air street food market is coming to Ipswich next week, serving street food, craft beers and high-end cocktails in an outdoor stripped-back setting which is Covid-compliant.

Christmas lights switch-ons have been forced to move online like most events in 2020 – so where and when can you watch them in Suffolk?

A cordon has been put in place around the former Birketts building in Museum Street due to a suspected gas leak.

Some big brands have been questioned for trading as “essential retailers” in lockdown – but are these shops truly essential, or are they bending the rules?

St Elizabeth Hospice has launched its ‘Be a Star’ campaign to help its team support more than 900 patients and their families this Christmas – which for many will be their last.

She has featured on The Ellen Show, is starring in the Cinderella movie, and now the Ipswich drummer Nandi Bushell has been invited to join the Foo Fighters onstage.

A family in Barham had a lucky escape when a lit firework smashed through their front window but failed to explode.

The holidays will not be coming to Suffolk this Christmas, as the iconic Coca-Cola truck cancels its UK tour for the first time in over 10 years.

From today people are being told to stay home and protect the NHS under a second national lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

A mum-of-two from Kesgrave is urging families with fertility issues not to blame themselves, after IVF helped her have the family she had always dreamed of.

An Ipswich woman who struggled with her weight since childhood is launching her own weightloss group after dropping three dress sizes and being made redundant from her job of 26 years.

Boris Johnson tonight confirmed England will go into a second lockdown for four weeks from Thursday, closing pubs, gyms and non-essential retail.

The owner of a popular fashion company which celebrates styles from the 40s and 50s has moved into a new store in the heart of Ipswich – saying it is the “best thing” they have ever done.

An Ipswich rehoming charity is on the hunt for some friendly families after welcoming mice to its centre for the first time.

Three people dressed in dark clothing have been caught on CCTV trying to break into an Ipswich cannabis lounge using a brick.

A third case of coronavirus has been confirmed at Whitehouse Community Primary School in Ipswich, with a fifth class bubble sent home to self-isolate.

There were twice as many drug-related deaths in Ipswich last year compared to the previous year, new figures have revealed.

A cabin manager for easyJet who lost her job of 14 years following a turbulent time for the aviation industry has launched a successful dog training business in Ipswich.

Patients in Suffolk and north Essex are among thousands across the UK to have their routine blood tests cancelled due to a supply chain failure.

The trial of two men and two women accused of murdering Ipswich man Joe Pooley, who was found dead in the River Gipping, is set to start today.

The editor of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star takes your questions about local media and his newspapers as part of a special Q&A session to mark Journalism Matters week.

Ipswich School of Dancing’s Emma Hawley is pleased the BBC has decided to give Nicola Adams a female partner on Strictly this year.

Eight schools and colleges in Suffolk have had to contend with cases of coronavirus since returning to the classroom in September.

University students are facing stress over tenancies during the coronavirus crisis – but are they entitled to any refunds?

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