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

Parents are facing uncertainty over how their children will get to school in September, as spare seats on school buses cannot currently be offered for sale.

A social workers’ association in Suffolk is calling for a rethink on a planned shake-up of children’s centres, claiming that it will reduce the availability of safe spaces.

A taskforce is to be formed to investigate ways of kickstarting the economy in part of Suffolk following the coronavirus lockdown, including means of upping demand for local firms.

CCTV systems in Lowestoft will be upgraded to high-resolution cameras, it has been revealed.

An ambitious blueprint to reinvigorate Lowestoft town centre has been unveiled featuring ambitions for up-market hotels, new green spaces and vibrant waterfront nightlife.

Suffolk councils have received nearly £6million in emergency cash from central government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the latest settlement – but council bosses have warned more is needed to see them through the crisis.

East Suffolk Council has forecast a £4.5million hit on its finances this year as a result of coronavirus, but bosses say that it is in a stronger position than most authorities.

Digital doctor’s appointments could be set to stay in Suffolk, after health chiefs outlined their intention to make sure transformations in the system remain post-coronavirus.

A final decision on the revamp of children’s centres in Suffolk has been delayed after an error was spotted in the council’s reports.

The number of parents wishing to home school their child is expected to rise in Suffolk, after the coronavirus lockdown gave families a ‘trial run’.

Suffolk’s official film office has launched a new database of local TV and film professionals to help kickstart the industry following the coronavirus lockdown.

Issues such as home schooling, special educational needs and school transport have prompted fresh calls for a dedicated council committee scrutinising education issues.

An action plan to tackle food poverty in Suffolk is to be published before the end of next year as part of a pledge to help families struggling to make ends meet.

Plans to create a new woodland space in memory of those who died after contracting Covid-19 have won the backing of councillors.

A catalogue of measures to make Suffolk County Council more environmentally friendly have been unveiled.

East Anglia could be facing a shortfall of thousands of flu jabs this year a health meeting has heard – with drive-through vaccinations under discussion for Suffolk.

A revamp of Lowestoft’s iconic East Point Pavilion has secured the lion’s share of a £750,000 pot awarded to East Suffolk from the government.

High streets in 12 Suffolk towns are to get a major boost after hundreds of thousands of pounds were approved for a project to provide free Wi-Fi and footfall tracking.

A £23million budget shortfall is being faced by Suffolk County Council as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, latest figures reveal.

A final decision on a shake-up of children’s centres in Suffolk is set to be made next week – with one more centre remaining open full time than planned.

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