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

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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.

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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 are certainly living through extraordinary times.

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An appeal has gone out for companies with unused personal protection equipment to donate it to help Suffolk’s carers stay safe during the coronavirus crisis.

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The first meeting of the new Ipswich traffic task force has been postponed until after the current lockdown that has transformed life in the country.

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Before the current suspension of football caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the last time the game was shutdown was during the Second World War. And, as Mark Heath found out, Ipswich Town have a unique tale to tell from that time of national crisis.

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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?”

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The largest stall on Ipswich market has been forced to close for the next few weeks because of the coronavirus crisis.

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Schools which are providing care for children of key workers are to remain open over the Easter holidays to ensure there are safe places for youngsters while their parents work during the national emergency.

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East Suffolk Council has removed charges at all its car parks to help key workers who have to find somewhere to leave their vehicle for their vital jobs – but do not expect to see many people taking advantage of the free parking.

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Network Rail has appealed to recently-retired signal staff across the region to consider coming back to work to support the industry in case there are staffing problems because of the coronavirus crisis.

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The planned closure of one of the busiest roads on the edge of Ipswich has been postponed to avoid the need for engineers to work on the project during the height of the coronavirus crisis.

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Ipswich Council is offering free parking in all its parks and on-road bays to key staff working for the NHS and in the critical social care sector.

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Ipswich Buses is reducing the frequency of journeys over most of its network as fewer people are using its services during the current coronavirus lockdown.

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Ipswich MP Tom Hunt is self-isolating at his flat in the town after developing symptoms of coronavirus Covid-19.

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Timetable changes have been confirmed for dozens of Suffolk bus services, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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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!

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Suffolk homes whose garden waste collection services have been suspended have been urged not to dispose of garden waste in black bins.

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A £500million Hardship Fund has been announced by the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to support the most vulnerable households – with Ipswich understood to have secured around £1.5m.

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Bus services in Suffolk are the latest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reduced timetables are being rolled out.

Suffolk County Council

The old adage that the worst of situations can bring out the best in people couldn’t be more apt right now.

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Many parents today will be faced with the task of helping to ensure their children continue to get an education - and for some while also juggling work.

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As adults grapple mentally with the increasing restrictions on our daily lives in order to fight an enemy we can’t see, our young children seem blissfully unaware.

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Supermarket chain Tesco is going even further to support the nation by introducing a ‘browsing hour’ before checkouts open for NHS workers.

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Coronavirus: Ideas to make the best of things while we’re hunkered down at home

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The Open University has hundreds of free online courses to keep your mind active and engaged

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The first steam train through Suffolk and Essex of 2020 has been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.

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Suffolk homes have been warned to keep an eye out for a number of scams from people trying to take advantage of the coronavirus situation.

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There are so many dramatic words that can be used to describe the past week: unprecedented, extraordinary, dramatic, harrowing. Last week my column only touched upon the coronavirus briefly, this week it feels inappropriate to mention anything but the virus and the challenges it poses to us all.

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