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Coronavirus News

A class of Ranelagh Primary School pupils in Ipswich are self-isolating after a positive case of Covid-19 was confirmed.

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Priest Lynda Sebbage knows exactly what it means to put grief on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A new charity appeal has been launched by the Suffolk Community Foundation in a bid to help save local lives this winter.

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Even though Covid-19 restrictions have put an end to some activities, there are still plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy in Suffolk this Christmas - here are some of them.

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Babergh continues to have the highest Covid-19 infection rate in Suffolk, government statistics have shown.

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Suffolk MPs Dr Dan Poulter and Tom Hunt are among 20 who have written to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham urging them “reconsider” calls for a circuit-breaker lockdown.

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Ipswich’s Regent Theatre and the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket are among arts venues and groups to benefit from £2.2million of government funding to help overcome the Covid-19 crisis.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Showbiz brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard are bringing their new variety show to the Ipswich Regent as part of a 2021 UK tour.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Jerwood prize-winning Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling has launched a new exhibition of her work during lockdown to mark her 75th birthday.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Acting royalty Vanessa Redgrave CBE will be joining former Church of England envoy and Beirut hostage Terry Waite at St Edmundsbury Cathedral raising funds for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Suffolk broadcasting legend Stephen Foster has announced his departure from BBC Radio Suffolk. As he takes voluntary redundancy, he promises more broadcasts in the future but for the time being takes a trip down memory lane revisiting heroes and highlights

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Robert Pacitti, one of the leading figures in Suffolk’s cultural life, founder of the eponymous Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival, has announced that he is stepping down and looking for someone with vision and creative energy to take the company and the festival forward.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Britain’s Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay is returning to his home county for two gigs at Trinity Park next month just weeks after the eyes of the nation were on him in the final of the talent show.


Yesterday, 12:32

It may not have been a full year of racing, but JASON CRUMP has been back on a bike, eight years after quitting. Now signed for Ipswich Witches, MIKE BACON caught up with him to see how his year had unfolded. And what his plans for the future are.

Yesterday, 10:30

Leiston’s eagerly-awaited FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie against Barnet, scheduled for this Saturday (October 24) is in doubt because of Covid-19 concerns surrounding the Hertfordshire club.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

BURY TOWN’s run of six straight wins, in all competitions, came to an end when they bowed out of the FA Trophy at Loughborough Dynamo this afternoon, undone by a late goal in a 1-0 defeat.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Football writer CARL MARSTON speaks to Leiston chairman Andy Crisp ahead of next Saturday’s FA Cup home tie against Barnet, and also previews this weekend’s fixtures

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

BURY TOWN and LEISTON have already earned more than £12,000 apiece in prize money alone, from this season’s FA Cup. Football writer CARL MARSTON talks to Bury chairman Russell Ward about the financial boost of the current cup run

Monday, October 12, 2020

This has already been an exciting start to the season for many of our Suffolk clubs, as football writer Carl Marston can testify from his frequent press box visits. In addition, below is all the best from tonight’s local action.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

League leaders NEEDHAM MARKET extended their unbeaten record with a deserved 1-1 draw at Banbury United in the Southern League Premier Central over the weekend.

Star Lifestyle

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.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

This is a column that has changed radically in my head from when I first thought: “What should I write about this week?” on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Anyone who has heard, or read, what Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has been saying over the last few months will not have been surprised at his broadside at the BBC over the weekend.


14 minutes ago

MPs from around the county are backing our campaign for people to Shop Local and help rescue Suffolk’s economy.

Yesterday, 17:10

Eight Prezzo restaurants across Suffolk and north Essex are now open for bookings - and one more will re-open its doors before the end of the month.

Yesterday, 16:30

Plans for Sports Direct to take over the vacant BHS department store in Ipswich are still ongoing - though the opening has been delayed until 2021.

Yesterday, 15:49

High street chain Geek Retreat says it is planning to expand into Suffolk and north Essex – with the first of its stores likely to be in Bury St Edmunds.

Yesterday, 06:30

Christmas could be a “make or break” time for independent shops in Ipswich following this year’s Covid-19 crisis, a town leader has warned.

Yesterday, 06:00

This newspaper has launched the Shop Local campaign in a bid to spark a spending spree at our independents this Christmas.

Yesterday, 06:00

Independent businesses across the region will go bust without a bumper Christmas, new research has shown.

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