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An office complex has offered its tenants free short-term use of bikes to encourage them to improving their fitness and promote eco-friendly transport.

The chief executive of the county’s mental health trust has announced he will retire next year.


A couple were able to stay connected to their prematurely born twins online after they were split up for specialist treatment at hospitals nearly 60 miles apart.


Over-50s in Suffolk have been warned that getting the flu jab is more “essential” than ever this year amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Yesterday, 18:31

Health experts have reminded people to ensure they stick to social distancing measures as temperatures soar over the next few days.

Yesterday, 11:30

Hospital bosses have cut back on the number of ward areas used for coronavirus patients as Covid-19 admissions fell to just three at Ipswich.

Yesterday, 10:57

Doctors have issued health warnings as Suffolk heads into a heatwave that could bring temperatures as high as 34C.

Yesterday, 05:30

Suffolk looks set to roll out its own test-and-trace system which public health chiefs say could operate independently of the government’s national scheme if required, we can reveal.

Tue, 16:30

A public rally for Suffolk calling for NHS workers to receive a pay rise this year is due to be held in Ipswich this weekend.

Mon, 14:52

A Suffolk emergency medical charity which supports the ambulance service has put a new response vehicle on the road.

Mon, 09:04

Suffolk’s county-wide coronavirus infection rate has risen following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, new public health data has revealed.

Mon, 06:00

Doctor’s surgeries in Suffolk are performing better than the national average, according to new figures. Find out how yours ranked in our searchable table.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A bar in Ipswich says pictures showing around 100 people breaking social distancing rules while queueing outside does not represent the “huge efforts” it has made to ensure customer safety.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A group of “at least 100” people were seen queueing outside Sin Bar in Ipswich on Saturday night, with passers-by criticising a lack of social distancing.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Mobile coronavirus testing is to be offered again across Suffolk and Essex next week.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has recently launched a crackdown on obesity - and ANDREW PAPWORTH thinks his wilingness to take personal responsibility makes this a powerful campaign.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

“This for us is a complete culture change. We have got to all now wake up and smell the coffee.”

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The parents of a young Suffolk boy living with two complex and rare brain conditions are calling on the county to support its children’s hospice.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The coronavirus infection rate rose in every area of Suffolk last week, although numbers remain low.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Deaf adults and children in Suffolk have been confronted in shops, judged and misunderstood by many as the new face mask laws cut off their ability to communicate with wearers.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

A former Ipswich Hospital midwife will have restrictions imposed on future employment after a tribunal found her actions put two pregnant women at risk of “serious harm”.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A mum-of-two from Ipswich who couldn’t fit into her clothes and said her weight had become a hindrance at work, has transformed her relationship with food during the lockdown.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A popular pub near Sudbury is closing for two weeks after it was discovered that one of its customers who visited has coronavirus after a routine test.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Plans to build an isolated consulting room at a Woodbridge surgery have been given the go-ahead.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Customers who visited the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Assington on Friday are being warned to be wary of any coronavirus-like symptoms after a fellow diner tested positive.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A brand new research centre at Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals will carry out “ground-breaking” studies which will benefit young patients with conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

A man from Stowmarket has written an emotional and intimate book about surviving three traumatic brain tumour operations in just seven years.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Four neighbourhoods in Suffolk have not reported a single coronavirus-related death, according to the latest data.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Overweight people are being urged to lose five pounds to reduce pressure on the NHS and lower the risk of dying with Covid-19 as part of ‘ambitious’ government plans to crack down on obesity.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

A Suffolk nurse has spoken of her experiences working in intensive care fighting the Covid-19 crisis.

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