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Planning applications are often some of the most controversial issues debated in local communities across Suffolk.

With the country locked down and people only allowed to go shopping for essentials many are looking online to buy what they need – or want.


Councils in Suffolk are preparing to take over parking enforcement in Suffolk from the police from Monday – and will be aiming to ensure roads are kept clear for emergency vehicles and key workers.

Farms earmarked for sale before the coronavirus lockdown may benefit from a surge in pent-up interest and an investor boost similar to the one after the credit crunch of 2008/9, land agents believe.

A 50ft Dutch barge has been put on the market with a freehold price tag of £49,900.


The number of potential modern slavery victims identified in Suffolk increased by more than a third last year, according to official figures.

Yesterday, 14:56

A total of 14 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at Ipswich Hospital – after an administrative error meant they were not reported over three weeks.

Yesterday, 14:50

Police are appealing for information after an object was thrown from a bridge and broke the windscreen of a lorry travelling along the A14 near Ipswich.

Yesterday, 12:37

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the numbers of people heading into Ipswich town centre has been outlined in new figures.

Yesterday, 22:13

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.


Find all of the bank holiday opening times for pharmacies and chemists in Suffolk and Essex here.

Yesterday, 20:49

More younger people are falling severely ill with coronavirus despite having no underlying health issues, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Yesterday, 20:30

Open for business! Get your next takeaway from this burger station - it may be the best you ever had.

Yesterday, 19:30

We’ve all had a lot to come to terms with recently but we’ll get through it together.

Yesterday, 19:11

Your week’s entertainment is sorted, with live gigs, virtual quizzes, and art gallery tours.

Yesterday, 19:04

A pregnant woman was surprised more than most on April Fools day when her twins were born two weeks before the planned delivery date – now she wants to reassure mothers due to give birth during the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 18:50

Through meals, aid supplies and medical equipment, Suffolk businesses have again been continuing to support key workers and those in need during the coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 18:30

Some Suffolk firms are remaining open during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking fears from staff about spreading Covid-19.

Yesterday, 18:30

When is the phenemenon happening and will you be able to get a good view from your town or village?

Yesterday, 18:05

Four people have been arrested following two incidents of theft from a Suffolk quarry.

Yesterday, 18:03

High street chain Debenhams, which has stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester,

says it is “making contingency plans” to protect the business.

Yesterday, 17:35

Four new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Suffolk, with Essex seeing an increase of 21 in the past 24 hours, latest government figures have revealed.

Yesterday, 17:00

Cigarettes and alcohol were stolen from an Ipswich convenience store after thieves broke in early this morning.

Yesterday, 16:58

Two important Suffolk arts venues are celebrating after scooping bumper grants to help them with major redevelopment projects.

Yesterday, 16:33

Five schools from across Suffolk have converted to academy status in a bid to work together in a new partnership.

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