A corrupt prison guard and a drink-driver with one of the highest breathalyser readings ever seen in the county were among those Jailed in Suffolk this week.

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Coronavirus News

As local politicians call for resilience to combat rising coronavirus cases in Suffolk, here is all you need to know about the current situation.

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An open-air street food market is seeking out the perfect location in Colchester to bring foodie fans together in a socially-distanced space.

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Families in Suffolk have shared their experiences with health and education watchdogs as part of a national investigation into the impact of Covid-19 on youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – a survey which will then determine future improvements in education.

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Coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk and north Essex have continued to rise, but remain lower than the national average.

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From a drive-in cinema in the grounds of Helmingham Hall to a spooky festival at Clacton Pier – here are the Halloween events still taking place this weekend.

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The health secretary has praised Newmarket Hospital as it added 14 new beds to help in the country’s battle against Covid-19.

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What's on

Red Rose Chain’s annual summer extravaganza Theatre in the Forest is on the move from next year.

Yesterday, 19:00

Strictly siblings Kevin and Joanne Clifton are realising a long held ambition by performing in a show together. Kevin talks about surviving lockdown and looking forward to getting in front of an audience again

Thu, 18:30

This coming winter will see a beautiful Suffolk country estate brought to life with illuminations and music as its popular night-time event returns for a second year.

Thu, 18:00

The Empire Strikes Back, one of the greatest science fiction blockbusters of all time, is 40 years old this year and Bury St Edmunds annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition is marking the anniversary in grand style.

Thu, 17:19

What A Carve Up! – The New Wolsey’s all-star murder-mystery thriller – receives its online premiere this weekend and is the first production the theatre has produced since the Covid pandemic shut the main house in March.

Wed, 18:17

When ETO last visited Snape seven months ago at the beginning of their Spring Tour the Covid axe fell a few days later and the bulk of the season was lost. It was, therefore, particularly appropriate and heartening that they should return to Snape to launch their Autumn Season and Tour.

Wed, 17:38

Russell Miller has spent his life working in theatre. The Felixstowe-born producer started work as a teenager at the Spa Pavilion, worked in the West End and has ended up on Broadway. Now, he has become the author of a colourfully theatrical children’s book



Non-league football appears to be being squeezed, with regards further new Covid-19 restrictions which are being enforced on several of Suffolk’s leading clubs.

Thu, 11:30

Like many sports, MMA has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with very few shows taking place regionally or nationally in 2020. Mark Heath takes a look at the best prospects in the east who will be looking to make waves in 2021....

Thu, 06:30

There may have been little speedway in 2020, but the Ipswich Witches team that was set to grace Foxhall this summer have been keeping busy. MIKE BACON caught up with them to find out what they have been up to.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Both Bury Town and Leiston bowed out of the FA Cup at the fourth qualifying round stage on Saturday afternoon, but only after delivering brave displays and taking the lead in both matches.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Ipswich Witches’ young star Drew Kemp, 18, continues his upward path to glory in the sport of speedway.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Bury Town and Leiston are both involved in big FA Cup ties this weekend, hoping to get their names in the hat for the first round proper alongside Ipswich Town

Thursday, October 22, 2020

It’s another busy weekend of local football. MIKE BACON and CARL MARSTON give their thoughts and predictions

Star Lifestyle

Thu, 05:59

This week we had confirmation of the 15 Ipswich projects that are being put forward to the government for funding from the £25m Town Deal funding that is due to come this way from the scheme that was announced just before the General Election was called last year.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Over the last week there have almost been times when you could park Covid-19 and feel as if “normal” politics had returned to Suffolk with rows about council candidates and an argument between a local MP and government quango.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Every week at present feels like a crucial point in the battle against Covid-19 and the struggle to keep the country together – but this week feels more important than most as the government introduces the new three-tier approach to fighting the disease, writes Paul Geater.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Today East Suffolk lies at a crossroads – the future of the east of the county now seems certain to rest in the hands of London-based civil servants and ministers – and to be honest I don’t know which way they will jump when push comes to shove.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

This week we’re all being asked our opinions on proposals for new projects for Ipswich that might be funded with £25m as part of a Town Deal scheme using direct government investment.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

This week’s news that the rail franchise system is effectively dead and is to be replaced by a new “commissioning” model with the government engaging companies to run specific services has been lost in all the other news about Covid, but it’s a really big deal for travellers, says Paul Geater.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

It is a feature of the world we live in today that opinions (amplified by social media) have become more entrenched, in many cases more extreme, and that far too often what should be a rational debate can end up as a rather unpleasant name-calling exercise.


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A beloved independent bakery has opened a new cafe at one of their popular shops, serving freshly baked goods to eat in or take away.

Yesterday, 16:26

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill clothes shop in Ipswich town centre is closing down with the shop fitting up for sale today.

Yesterday, 16:01

Colleagues have paid tribute to a Norfolk managing director who helped spearhead the Best Employer initiative.

Yesterday, 14:00

Business confidence in the East of England has dipped – but remains higher than in other parts of the UK, a survey suggests.

Yesterday, 12:14

More than 40 jobs have been saved in Ipswich as a trampoline park reopens under new owners tomorrow.

Yesterday, 16:02

Stansted Airport is upping its drop-off charge for the second time this year as it seeks to take stock after the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 14:20

Up to thousands of jobs reliant on the offshore gas industry could be lost in East Anglia as the dire economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis hits the sector, an expert predicts.