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A Facebook group to support parents with homeschooling is one of many new communities to have grown online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

A Suffolk-based nursery group has asked for a quarter-of-a-million-pound loan from the bank to stay afloat - highlighting the coronavirus-induced struggles of the industry.

Parents have spoken of the challenges of homeschooling children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and have shared their tips.

A mum from west Suffolk who has incurable cancer had been planning special trips with her family in the time she has left - but then the coronavirus outbreak struck.

Parents are still expected to hear whether their child has got their preferred primary school place next month.

Many parents today will be faced with the task of helping to ensure their children continue to get an education - and for some while also juggling work.

A man has died in an accident on the A12 involving a lorry.

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in public toilets in a historic Suffolk street.

Three men have been charged with burglary after a haul of loo roll and hand sanitiser was discovered by police in Essex.

A mum who struggled to find fashionable breastfeeding-friendly clothes has come up with her own designs and is seeking the public’s support to help launch her business.

As adults grapple mentally with the increasing restrictions on our daily lives in order to fight an enemy we can’t see, our young children seem blissfully unaware.

Supermarket chain Tesco is going even further to support the nation by introducing a ‘browsing hour’ before checkouts open for NHS workers.

Updated Travel: A12 northbound is now open

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The A12 northbound in Essex was shut earlier this morning as roadworks overran.

The forecast is for fine weather this weekend - including Mothering Sunday - so while hospitality venues are shut to the public, the outdoors may beckon.

As thousands of us are stuck at home due to coronavirus, members of our community are providing a valuable lifeline.

A mother-of-four who has been told she has months to live is urging women to have their smear test so “other kids might not have to lose their mums like mine are going to”.

A boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Stowmarket.

Wind speeds could be higher than initially thought with gusts of up 70mph during Storm Dennis.

The Orwell Bridge is currently closed - and is due to remain shut until 9am today.

Highways officials have reopened the Orwell Bridge after it was shut for 19 hours due to Storm Dennis.

Wind speeds could reach 60mph in Suffolk this weekend as Storm Dennis is likely to bring widespread disruption.

The Orwell Bridge is due to close by 3pm today due to high wind speeds.

Theatre and art organisations in Ipswich are celebrating the ‘huge positive impact’ culture has made in the town as figures reveal they delivered more than 5,000 performances and exhibitions over two years.

Suffolk schools at the top of a league table for GCSE level are celebrating their continued success.

Young voices are amongst the loudest on the environmental crisis, and Suffolk youngsters are doing their bit within their school communities to make a difference.

An Ipswich man has said he needs to “face up to my actions” after attacking his partner while her three-year-old child was in the property.

A garage worker who felt “well enough to drive” to collect a friend from a pub was found to be more than twice the drink-drive limit.

An American serviceman crashed his car while being more than three times over the drink-drive limit following an upsetting conversation with his partner.

The coldsnap that has gripped Suffolk and north Essex this weekend is to continue over coming days, forecasters have warned.

Kind-hearted seamstresses held a sewing bee in Ipswich to make pouches for animals left struggling to survive due to the Australia bushfire crisis.

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