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Elmswell: Van driver dies in A1088 lorry crash (23 hours old)

The driver, a man in his 20s, died at the scene while the lorry driver received minor injuries.

Norfolk hospital patients to be sent to hotel to free up bed space (13 hours old)

Patients well enough to leave hospitals but still in need of support will be sent to a "care hotel".

Suffolk: Thieves steal seven Royal Mail heritage postboxes (1 day old)

Police say they were taken from several villages in Suffolk between 7 and 18 January.

Covid: One in five people in Ipswich are unvaccinated (1 day old)

Figures show 22% of eligible people in Ipswich have not had their first vaccine.

East Suffolk: Cycling and walking plans 'lack ambition' (2 days old [18/01/22])

Responses are being considered for a consultation on a council's walking and cycling strategy.

Suffolk families receive £32k compensation over special needs failings (2 days old [18/01/22])

A council is reviewing its special needs provision after a report exposed a series of failings.

East MPs ask for more money from 'levelling up' fund (2 days old [18/01/22])

A debate in Westminster hears the East of England has received less government money than other regions.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area? (14 hours old)

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid: Why are UK cases so high? (90 days old [22/10/21])

The UK has higher infections than most of its neighbours, as scientists fear a difficult winter.

When can I have a booster jab and how do I book one? (2 days old [18/01/22])

Some companies are cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to isolate after exposure to Covid.

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Ipswich MP Tom Hunt: Linking arms ‘less divisive’ than taking the knee (407 days old [09/12/20])

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has said he hopes football players will stand arm in arm to show their opposition to racism, instead of taking the knee - saying it is “less divisive”.

Council gives away £2,500 Christmas lights switch-on budget to foodbank (407 days old [09/12/20])

A council has given away the £2,500 it would have spent on its Christmas lights switch-on to a foodbank – to help those most in need this winter.

Man’s death ‘would not have occurred’ had he been admitted as mental health patient, coroner says (407 days old [09/12/20])

The death of a man from Bury St Edmunds who took his own life “would not have occurred” had he been admitted as an informal mental health patient at a Suffolk hospital, a coroner has said.

Woman admits defrauding pre-school out of thousands of pounds (407 days old [09/12/20])

A woman has admitted defrauding a Suffolk pre-school out of thousands of pounds while working as chair of trustees.

Junkyard Market organiser says Facebook video was not a ‘true reflection’ of event (407 days old [09/12/20])

The organiser of Ipswich’s Junkyard Market says a video shared on social media was not a “true reflection” of the event – after an apparent lack of social distancing was criticised.

£900k housing block improvements to help ‘rebuild community’ (407 days old [09/12/20])

Plans to regenerate parts of Sudbury are due to take a major step forward this month, as the £900K restoration of four council housing blocks gets underway.

Ipswich residents evacuated after ‘possible flat fire’ (408 days old [08/12/20])

Residents were evacuated from their flats in central Ipswich after “a smell of burning” was reported.

See a meteor shower and a rare pairing of planets in December (408 days old [08/12/20])

What can you see in the skies during December? Astronomer Neil Norman, from Hadleigh, tells us what to look out for, including a meteor shower and a pairing of planets

See inside the UK’s first-ever service station for electric cars only (408 days old [08/12/20])

This Braintree service station is the UK’s first ever forecourt exclusively for charging electric cars - offering a tantalising glimpse into how our green future might look.

Don’t speculate on future Covid tiers, says Suffolk MP after report (408 days old [08/12/20])

A Suffolk MP has warned against speculating over coronavirus tiers after a scientific report showed Covid cases are rising in the county.