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A young woman has shared her experience of living at an Ipswich care facility which was recently found to have failed vulnerable adults.

Yesterday, 20:20

The coronavirus case rate in Ipswich has more than doubled in the last week – although other areas of Suffolk remain among the lowest nationally.

A pilot project to help support youngsters self-harming has been launched in Ipswich, in a bid to tackle the problem as early as possible.

Yesterday, 17:39

A Colchester mum who was one of the first people in the UK to contract Covid-19 is calling for financial support from the government as she continues to suffer more than nine months on.

Yesterday, 11:15

Hospital chiefs are warning people not to be complacent as latest data showed a slight increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the region’s hospitals.

Yesterday, 09:02

Cancer patients at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals are to be given extra support by a new navigator service.

Yesterday, 06:00

A mum fears multiple families wanting answers over their relatives’ deaths in Essex will be left out of a planned probe into a string of fatalities at a mental health trust.

Yesterday, 11:49

Burger King branches in Norfolk and Suffolk are offering free meals to school-age children during half term.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

The rate of coronavirus infection in Suffolk and north Essex is continuing to increase – with cases doubling in some areas.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A Conservative Essex MP has said the government has “misjudged the mood of the country” as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to U-turn on free school meals.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A care home has closed its doors after the council pulled out 12 residents and 11 died with Covid-19.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

There are huge variations in infection rates across Suffolk and north Essex, new data has revealed – with cases falling in some areas and spiking in others.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Staying in Tier 1 is Suffolk’s best chance at economic recovery from Covid-19, Suffolk leaders have said.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Suffolk now has the lowest Covid-19 infection rate in the East of England - with no coronavirus-related death recorded in the county for the past seven days.

Friday, October 23, 2020

The latest coronavirus infection rates in Suffolk and north Essex have been revealed by the government.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Two members of staff at Chantry Academy in Ipswich have tested positive for Covid-19, meaning another five staff and roughly 11 pupils are now self-isolating.

Friday, October 23, 2020

A public health chief has called for people over 60 to get flu-jabs because “Covid and flu at the same time is not something we want to see”.

Friday, October 23, 2020

A primary school in Bury St Edmunds has closed after 25 staff and pupils tested positive for Covid-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Patients with heart problems will no longer have to make a round trip to Ipswich for a diagnosis after new equipment was presented to Felixstowe Community Hospital.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Another 130 students at one of Ipswich’s largest high schools are now self-isolating after five Copleston High students tested positive for Covid-19 since the weekend.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The number of people with eating disorders in Suffolk needing additional support soared during lockdown according to a local social enterprise.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The British Army have confirmed this afternoon that a Woodbridge-based soldier has tested positive for Covid 19.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Imposing a new national coronavirus lockdown would be “inappropriate” for East Anglia, a leading medic advising the government has said.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Covid-19 test centres in Suffolk have been given a boost after public health chiefs confirmed extra capacity had been made to test people locally.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A pupil and a number of staff are self-isolating after an “individual” at an Ipswich high school, tested positive for Covid-19.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The latest coronavirus rates in Suffolk have been revealed in new government statistics.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have significantly risen in Suffolk, but health bosses have said that the county remains much lower than other areas.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Orwell Bridge has been cleared after a crash between a lorry and an Audi on the fast lane of the A14 caused long delays.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New figures have broken down where coronavirus cases have been reported in communities across Suffolk.

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