Staying in Tier 1 is Suffolk’s best chance at economic recovery from Covid-19, Suffolk leaders have said.

Government plans to bypass the planning system in order to set up lorry parks for queued up port traffic post-Brexit have been dubbed “a disgrace” amid fears locals will not get a voice.

Calls for a blanket 20mph speed limit for Suffolk’s residential roads have been rejected amid opinions that it could not be enforced.

More than 1,200 school pupils and 160 teachers in Suffolk have had to self-isolate because of potential coronavirus risks, new data has revealed.

A rise in cab fares for part of East Suffolk has been agreed for the first time in eight years.

Applications for spare seats on school buses in Suffolk open on Friday, after having to be frozen because of coronavirus.

Covid-19 test centres in Suffolk have been given a boost after public health chiefs confirmed extra capacity had been made to test people locally.

Hundreds of laptops have been dished out to children in Suffolk to help them while learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have significantly risen in Suffolk, but health bosses have said that the county remains much lower than other areas.

Plans to turn a Lowestoft seaside hotel empty for more than a decade into flats and a cafe have been deferred because of concerns over parking, bins and the size of the homes.

People in the 50-64 age group in Suffolk should find out from next month if they are eligible for a flu vaccine this year, as health organisations do not yet know how many vaccines will be available.

Anticipated demand for hospital beds this winter has been stress-tested amid a second wave of Covid-19, health chief have said.

Calls have been made for residential streets in Suffolk’s towns and villages to have a 20mph speed limit across the board, as a means of improving air quality.

Planning permission for a six figure revamp of one of Lowestoft’s most prominent seafront landmarks has been unanimously approved.

Owners of a struggling care home in Beccles say it will continue as a care home despite securing planning permission to redevelop it for flats.

Extra cash for Suffolk’s police force funded from the council tax rise this year is being spent on frontline rural policing, serious crime disruption and support for domestic abuse victims among its key priorities.

A six-figure sum has been given to Suffolk police to help enforce coronavirus rules, it has been confirmed – but nobody in the county has yet been issued a top-level £10,000 fine for Covid-19 breaches.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has outlined where the additional 54 police officers announced last autumn are being deployed – with a large proportion carrying out activities in the west of the county.

Backlogs in cases coming to Suffolk’s courts are “deeply worrying” according to the police and crime commissioner – with some victims and witnesses having to travel as far as Chelmsford to give evidence.

Public orders to tackle street drinking in two areas of Waveney have not been extended because there is no evidence police are using those powers.

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