Andrew Papworth

Outdoor seating is being increased at 10 Ipswich cafes and restaurants - as part of changes to enable greater social distancing at eateries.

A new pedestrian crossing is to be built in Wherstead - as part of plans to make the area safer when a new 75-home housing estate is built nearby.

Growing numbers of people visiting Ipswich compared to lockdown levels show that “people feel safe to use the town centre”, a council leader has said.

An eye-catching display saw the iconic Felixstowe lit up in green - as part of a bid to encourage people to recycle more.

You can be fined up to £10,000 for failing to self-isolate when asked from today - as tough new rules to contain the spread of Covid-19 come into effect.

Unseen footage of an Ed Sheeran gig will be broadcast to help raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust after gigs were cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The deadline is nearing for people who want to apply to become “interested parties” who will have their say on the examination of the application to build Sizewell C.

It was one of Ipswich’s best-loved, award-winning restaurants for many years - but do you remember Old Orleans at Cardinal Park?

Dire warnings have been given that people in Ipswich are “at risk of losing their homes” after bailiffs were given the go-ahead to restart evictions.

A drive-in movie night at Ipswich’s Trinity Park is to be held to help launch a new charity with the ambitious goal of “ending homelessness” in East Anglia.

Excited children will get to see this year’s popular Rudolph Run in Ipswich despite Covid-19 - after organisers confirmed: “We are confident that we can safely deliver Rudolph for all volunteers and the public.”

Con artists are circulating dodgy emails trying to trick people into paying fake fixed penalty charges, police in Suffolk have warned.

This is the state-of-the-art new 3G all-weather sports pitch at Copleston High School - which teachers hope will help bring about a surge in grassroots sport in Ipswich.

Housebuilder Persimmon Homes has given £1,000 each to Capel Parish Nurses and SERV Suffolk and Cambridgeshire blood bikes - to help them continue giving support to elderly and vulnerable people.

A supermarket has given “caring and helpful” teachers at Ipswich’s Copleston High School free tea and biscuits in recognition of their “amazing” work to support families during the Covid-19 crisis.

Nearly 400 people have been given help by Citizens Advice in Ipswich to deal with housing or rent arrears since the Covid-19 lockdown, new statistics from the charity have revealed.

Ipswich’s MP has been named as an ambassador for a long-running charity which provides a range of support to people from over 50 nationalities in the town.

It has been a crisis with a profound effect on these young people’s lives which they will never forget - but as this stunning quilt by Capel St Mary Primary School children shows, it is the power of love and full hearts which has helped them through.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has launched a second attack against council housing policy - with the authority’s leader hitting back at claims it disadvantages people trying to find accommodation in their home town.

Building work at the new Thurston Primary Academy - which will allow it to double the number of children it teaches - has got under way.

A £1.3million revamp of two bungalows for people with learning difficulties in Ipswich has got under way.

A florist who saw footfall at her two Ipswich shops decrease during the Covid-19 crisis has decided to take to the road – to bring her colourful, fresh flower collection directly to the people.

Most people spend their journeys to work listening to music, tuning into the radio or reading the latest news on their smartphones.

An avalanche of people facing financial ruin as a result of Covid-19 has prompted Citizens Advice Ipswich to make a desperate £30,000 funding plea to recruit the equivalent of a new full-time debt advisor.

An Ipswich mum oblivious for years that a medical condition was causing her fertility problems, irregular periods and facial hair growth has urged others to become more aware of the condition.

Heartfelt tributes have been paid after the “unimaginable loss” of a charismatic and larger than life 47-year-old father who tragically died while on holiday in the Alps.

“I never thought my little shop would look this funky” - that was Annie Debrick’s reaction when an artist created a “beautiful, stunning” mural for her quirky independent store in Ipswich.

More than 80,000 people - including a senior MP - have backed a murder convict’s fresh appeal to clear his name amid cries he has faced a “miscarriage of justice”.

Schools must “avoid any talk of a lost generation” and be optimistic about their students’ futures amid fears the Covid-19 crisis will harm their opportunities, Suffolk’s newest headteacher has said.

Man who died in a crash at a Bury St Edmunds car park has been named.

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