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Sue Gray report: Ipswich people respond to 'Partygate' findings (6 hours old)

What do people in a town which switched from Labour to Conservative make of Sue Gray's findings?

Sudbury to get pop-up post office as short-term solution (9 hours old)

A town of 20,000 people is to lose its only post office in June.

UK labour shortage: 'It used to be easy to get fruit pickers' (13 hours old)

Brexit and the pandemic are blamed for a lack of seasonal workers in the food and farming sector.

'Historic gem' Walpole Old Chapel handed £54,000 for urgent work (16 hours old)

The old chapel is at risk from falling down and immediate investigations need to be carried out.

Norfolk and Suffolk residents turn to social shops and pawnbrokers (1 day old)

A mother-of-three says she has had to sell belongings and use a social supermarket to get by.

Beccles attempts to make world's longest bunting line (1 day old)

Residents are knitting, sewing and crocheting nine miles (14.5km) of bunting for the Jubilee.

Suffolk torch relay celebrates Queen's Platinum Jubilee (1 day old)

About 250 "local heroes" have been nominated to take part in the 588-mile relay, organisers say.

Man jailed for killing woman in Suffolk car crash (1 day old)

Robert Lowe, 43, was on the wrong side of the road when he crashed into the victim's car.

River Stour: Man found unresponsive in Sudbury river dies (2 days old [23/05/22])

Police say the incident is not linked with any current missing person appeals.

RAF Lakenheath: Protesters oppose possible nuclear arms return (3 days old [22/05/22])

Campaigners says if weapons return to RAF Lakenheath "we're going to get rid of them".

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Ipswich MP Tom Hunt: Linking arms ‘less divisive’ than taking the knee (532 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 (532 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 (532 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 (532 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 (532 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’ (532 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’ (533 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 (533 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 (533 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 (533 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.