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Emily Townsend

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

Some dental practices in Suffolk are charging patients up to £40 more for personal protective equipment (PPE) used during appointments.

A former inmate has lifted the lid on life inside Hollesley Bay – criticising an “astonishing” lack of security, and claiming some prisoners treat the open prison like a “holiday camp”.

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A 16-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Ipswich has been found safely.

Police have arrested a man in Bury St Edmunds after discovering a 12-inch knife.

Suffolk’s first night out after months of pubs being in lockdown “went really well” – with officers only being called to a handful of fights.

An 18-year-old has been rushed to hospital with a broken jaw after a serious attack in Colchester town centre.

Suffolk workers have shared their experiences of the furlough scheme as more businesses start to welcome back staff.

Windy conditions will be felt across Suffolk and north Essex today, weather forecasters have said.

A teenage girl who went missing from her home in Ipswich has been found safe and well.

More than £130,000 is being set aside to help Ipswich community groups and projects get back on their feet through a coronavirus recovery fund.

The Duke of Cambridge savoured a pint of Suffolk cyder during his first visit to a pub after months of coronavirus lockdown.

Spiralling costs to replace flammable cladding on Ipswich’s St Francis Tower have been brought to the attention of the housing minister by the town’s MP.

More than 1,000 coronavirus cases in Suffolk at the height of the pandemic were not reported in public government figures, it can be revealed.

Extra NHS staff are being drafted in this weekend with Suffolk hospital chiefs anticipating a spike in A&E demand when drinkers head back to pubs.

Suffolk had one of the lowest coronavirus infection rates in England last week – with less than one positive test result per 100,000 people.

A patient left with a brain injury after NHS treatment has received a £200,000 settlement from a hospital trust.

National newspaper reports that Suffolk is one area which could face a local lockdown because of a rise in the number of coronavirus cases is based on just one extra test result.

Cladding still in place on Ipswich’s St Francis Tower has been described as being “more flammable even than Grenfell” in an ongoing court battle over who should foot a £3.6million repair bill.

Deprived areas, neighbourhoods with older populations, and ethnically diverse communities are among those hit hardest in Suffolk by the coronavirus, it has emerged.

A trustee of Suffolk’s largest wildlife charity has become involved in a dispute with the boss of a waste site over great crested newt habitats at his Grade II listed farmhouse.

Almost 600 more people have died in Suffolk in the past 12 weeks than they did last spring – with coronavirus only partly to blame for the rise.

A&E visits in Suffolk and north Essex have plummeted since the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown – with more than 15,000 people avoiding emergency departments.

The coronavirus pandemic is still “very much with us”, an MP and doctor has warned as new figures show the eastern region’s ‘R’ infection rate has risen closer to 1.

People living in Suffolk seized the opportunity to head to parks and open spaces when lockdown rules eased – with visits soaring by 137% above normal levels for this time of year.

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Deaths at Ipswich care homes have leapt up by 118% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be revealed.

Hundreds of people treated for Covid-19 infections at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have recovered enough to return home, it has emerged.

The death toll from coronavirus at Suffolk’s care homes remains in double figures this week – but new deaths are at their lowest level since the beginning of April, figures reveal.

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