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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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Councils across Suffolk are this week writing to small businesses in their areas to invite them to apply for support from government schemes during the coronavirus crisis.

The Queen is to give a televised address to the nation over the coronavirus outbreak - only the fourth time she has spoken to the country during a crisis in her 68-year reign.

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More that 650 people have died in the UK from coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Suffolk farmers facing a crisis in seasonal worker recruitment as the vital picking and weeding season gets under way are getting unprecedented numbers of calls from the public offering their services.

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Police have promised a proactive approach to helping victims of abuse affected by restrictions on movement aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

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Madness, Rag’n’Bone Man and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will not be performing at Thetford Forest this year after Forest Live events were cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The family of an Ipswich couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary are refusing to let the coronavirus take the shine off their golden celebration.

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Neighbours are finding brilliant ways to stay in touch while keeping at least two metres apart during coronavirus restrictions.

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Suffolk is set to see the warmest day of the year so far on Sunday - prompting calls for residents to be sensible and observe coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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Community champion and former council leader Nick Ridley OBE has died at the age of 82 after a short illness.

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

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

An unknown hero dressed as Spider-Man has been running around Kesgrave in a bid to make children smile during the coronavirus crisis – but who is the person behind the mask?

Theatre-goers in Ipswich have been voicing their concern after an audience member was seemingly set on fire during the performance of One Man, Two Guvnors – but now the secret is out.

A 19-year-old man was punched in the face during a knife-point robbery in Ipswich - the fifth in Suffolk in the last 10 days.

Neighbours are finding brilliant ways to stay in touch while keeping at least two metres apart during coronavirus restrictions.

We are certainly living through extraordinary times.

Ipswich School has made more than 150 visors for local healthcare workers – and said it is prepared to make more for those in need.

Paul Geater

Are we ever going to get used to the “lock-down” life – or is this strange existence going to continue to feel weird until the day when we are told that we can return to “normal?”

I’ve been a news junkie since I was a child in the late 1960s. I think it was Apollo Eight at Christmas 1968 that got me hooked – and by the time the General Election of 1970 happened I was an 11-year-old political expert!

This was the week the world changed as society effectively started to shutdown in the face of the growing coronavirus crisis – but do we all really understand the scale of the changes we’re facing? Paul Geater shares his experience.

At times of national crisis you should really get to know the calibre of the MPs who have been elected to represent us for a five year term.

Things are changing rapidly on the political front at the moment with yesterday’s budget and the coronavirus crisis forcing the government and society as a whole to change the way things are being run – hopefully temporarily.

This time next week we will all be digesting the news from Rishi Sunak’s first budget. At the same time officials in Suffolk will be starting to think about the new Ipswich traffic taskforce – and about ways of reducing traffic congestion.

The fire that devastated the former Tolly Cobbold Brewery on Sunday has shocked the town – and prompted an outpouring of sadness.

Anyone who was at last week’s budget meeting of Suffolk County Council (or who has seen any of it on the authority’s webcast) will have seen that things are getting a bit tetchy among some of the members of the ruling Conservative group.

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