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Suffolk MPs have called for changes in leadership and structure at the East of England Ambulance Service after a report revealed shocking failings.


Bullying was “normalised” at the region’s ambulance service and its leaders failed to act when staff were accused of sexual predatory behaviour towards patients, inspectors revealed today.

Yesterday, 18:13

The number of coronavirus cases in Suffolk’s hospital remains low despite concern over a second wave hitting the nation.

Yesterday, 16:37

Anorexic teenager Averil Hart, who died just weeks into her first term at university, was referred into an eating disorder team experiencing a “severe staffing crisis”, an inquest heard.

Yesterday, 18:20

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk – despite escalating numbers elsewhere.

Yesterday, 11:47

A former RAF serviceman from Bury St Edmunds has opened up on his health and employment struggles since suffering a stroke.

Mon, 21:03

Eighteen workers at the Bernard Matthews turkey processing plant near Halesworth have tested positive for Covid-19.

Mon, 19:00

The latest coronavirus infection data released by the government shows a further fall in cases in parts of Suffolk - despite fears of rising cases elsewhere.

Mon, 18:20

The mother of a “beautiful and intelligent” teenager with anorexia, who penned a diary about her rapid weight loss while at university, has told an inquest her “tremendously courageous” daughter’s death could have been prevented.

Mon, 13:06

Mobile coronavirus testing stations are continuing to visit towns across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Mon, 08:16

You can be fined up to £10,000 for failing to self-isolate when asked from today - as tough new rules to contain the spread of Covid-19 come into effect.

Mon, 07:00

Two NHS managers at the region’s mental health trust were paid six figures to leave their jobs while it remained in special measures, it can be revealed.

Mon, 05:30

An inquest into the death of a 19-year-old woman from Suffolk is due to take place from today - almost eight years after she died.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Coronavirus cases and infection rates are continuing to drop in Suffolk, but cases in north Essex have been rising, new public health figures show.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk has fallen again, new public health data reveals.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

A popular Ipswich pub has set up a new group in the hopes of getting more men to discuss their mental health.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

A “small number” of staff and students at the University of Essex have tested positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

New Government data has shown the last coronavirus R rate and infection rates in Suffolk.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The flu vaccine is offered free each year to children, but due to the coronavirus pandemic may be even more at the forefront of parents’ minds this winter.

Friday, September 25, 2020

More than 1,300 people waited longer than four weeks for an assessment from the region’s mental health trust last month, it has been revealed.

Friday, September 25, 2020

A new testing facility for critical key workers has been set up in Martlesham.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Coronavirus cases are starting to appear again in the county’s care homes – and with almost 200 deaths reported last time around, carers have been busy preparing for a second wave.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The long-awaited NHS coronavirus tracing app for England and Wales has launched and residents in Suffolk are being urged to download it and play their part in the battle against coronavirus.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

A former Premier League footballer, who has seen first-hand the impact of diabetes after losing his father to the condition, has teamed up with the charity Diabetes UK.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

A secondary school in Bury St Edmunds has confirmed two further cases of coronavirus – taking the number among pupils and staff to four.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

School leaders in Suffolk have expressed their “concern” over the increasing coronavirus infection rates as we look ahead to the winter.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Leisure centres across Suffolk are encouraging people to return to gyms in a bid to increase mental and physical wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

More than 300 students in Suffolk and at least six members of staff have been sent home for 14 days after confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The latest round of coronavirus restrictions came on the day infection rate figures in Suffolk continued to fall.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Battling painful symptoms of a virus they contracted several months ago, for these four coronavirus survivors, the fight is far from over.

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