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Mildenhall kitchen and bathroom shop closes after 109 years (2 hours old)

Covid lockdowns and Brexit supply issues mean the business founded in 1912 is to close, owner says.

Road and anti-flooding measures require £20m spend by Suffolk County Council (9 hours old)

Suffolk County Council is being asked for money to help maintain drainage systems and footways.

Covid: Don't kiss strangers under mistletoe - minister (18 hours old)

People should try to reduce Covid transmission so we can all enjoy Christmas "knees up", Therese Coffey says.

Covid-19: Newmarket Racecourse to host mass vaccination event (1 day old)

It is part of a government rollout to ensure people get their jabs amid the new Omicron variant.

Covid: Can businesses survive another lost Christmas? (23 hours old)

Businesses say they are desperate to stay open and keep safe this festive season.

Elveden: Appeal for cyclist who may have seen attack on jogger (1 day old)

A cyclist in his 40s to 50s rode past seconds before a sexual attack on a female jogger, police say.

Chelmsford bridge demolition halts trains over Christmas (1 day old)

No trains will run between Shenfield and Colchester between 25 and 29 December.

Sudbury: Three GP surgeries to move to new facility (1 day old)

The site will include a minor surgery theatre, treatment rooms, pharmacy and a training area.

Zog Energy becomes latest firm to collapse in gas price crisis (1 day old)

Zog Energy, which has about 11,700 domestic energy customers, ceased trading on Wednesday.

East Suffolk Council: The warning system targeting recycled waste (2 days old [30/11/21])

East Suffolk Council says it has to reject 20% of its recycled rubbish due to bin contamination.

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Ipswich MP Tom Hunt: Linking arms ‘less divisive’ than taking the knee (358 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 (358 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 (358 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 (358 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 (358 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’ (358 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’ (359 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 (359 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 (359 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 (359 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.