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Suffolk Coastal MP and cabinet minister Dr Therese Coffey found herself in a Twitter row with England striker Marcus Rashford in the hours before the government performed its u-turn on free school meals for the poorest children.

Suffolk Coastal MP and cabinet minister Dr Therese Coffey has found herself embroiled in a Twitter row with Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford who has found himself in the headlines this week after highlighting child poverty.

Network Rail has upgraded safety systems on 28 crossings on the East Suffolk Line between Ipswich and Lowestoft in a move which could ultimately lead to increased train speeds on the route.

A second dead whale has washed up on a beach in the region – this time the remains of a decomposed baby whale have turned up at Southwold on Sunday morning.

Network Rail has made a new video to spread the message about safety near railway tracks - because its staff are not able to visit schools as usual, due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

East Suffolk council is to restart its bulky waste collections – picking up unwanted furniture and large electrical items from homes – next week.

Fine weather and a relaxation of some lockdown rules is expected to tempt some people to go out for a family trip to the coast or countryside this weekend – but what facilities will they find when they get there?

Clear evidence of the effect of lockdown on rail services can be seen in a series of photographs from the region’s largest stations taken over the last week – there are still few passengers to be seen, even during rush hours.

The government’s furlough scheme - to pay workers unable to earn because of the coronavirus crisis - is being extended until October, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Greater Anglia is to increase the number of trains it runs on services in the region as the government has published new guidance on remaining safe on public transport.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds are celebrating after she gave birth to a son in a London hospital early today.

The coronavirus lockdown is set to have a major impact on rail travel – but Greater Anglia managing director Jamie Burles warned it could be months before the new way of working becomes clear for passengers and staff.

Greater Anglia’s fleet of electric locomotives, which hauled Intercity trains to London for nearly 20 years, is preparing to move out to a new life as a freight workhorse.

Track replacement work at Maryland, on the approach to Stratford in east London, has been completed – meaning that trains from East Anglia should now be able to reach the capital without problems.

The number of passengers using London’s Liverpool Street Station has fallen by 95% since the introduction of the lockdown on March 23, according to new figures from Network Rail.

In a normal year steam enthusiasts, like myself, would have visited several rail galas by Easter – but with the lockdown forcing the temporary closure of the nation’s heritage railways, it is a good time to look at some of the steam survivors with a strong link to East Anglia.

One positive aspect of the lockdown on economic activity is the reduction in the level of air pollution from the fact there is far less traffic on the roads, fewer factories are operating, and there are much fewer aircraft in the sky.

Britain may be in lockdown over Easter – but there is no reason for wildlife fans to be denied their fix of the natural world in their own garden or from the window of their home.

It may be operating fewer trains and carrying a fraction of the passengers it was - but Greater Anglia’s trains are now much more reliable for essential workers, figures show.

The boss of Network Rail in East Anglia has outlined how staff are working through the coronavirus crisis to keep trains moving for essential workers and freight travelling around the country.

This is what an Intercity train from East Anglia to London looks like during the coronavirus crisis – only three passengers were on this service from the region to Liverpool Street.

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