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The Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group at Suffolk County Council has adopted a new leader.

Mental health experts in Suffolk have produced a support pack for schools to help anxious pupils through their return from coronavirus lockdown.

The value of pension fund investments by Suffolk County Council plummeted by £327million as a result of coronavirus, latest figures show.

The leaders of Suffolk council are being urged to create a climate emergency role at cabinet level so the issue can be addressed with greater “energy and conviction”.

Fewer pupils and schools returned in Suffolk today than anticipated, according to education chiefs, as parents proved to be cautious about sending their children back.

If you are a keen sky gazer, then here are all the important astronomical events to mark on your calendar throughout June – including a strawberry moon, space station and clouds made out of ice crystals.

Testing of all care home staff and residents in Suffolk if one person gets coronavirus has been in place for more than two weeks, according to council care bosses.

Businesses in Suffolk preparing to reopen in the next few weeks following the coronavirus lockdown are being urged to press ahead with safety measures for their stores.

A handful of Suffolk primary schools are not expected to reopen their doors on June 1, it has been confirmed.

A decision on the revamp of children’s centre services in Suffolk should not be made while the coronavirus crisis continues, a trade union has warned.

A new push to get Suffolk cycling in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown could solve town centre congestion in Suffolk while encouraging social distancing, it has been claimed.

A greater reliance on video and messaging apps during the coronavirus lockdown has helped children’s social care teams communicate better with vulnerable youngsters, say care chiefs.

Changes to road and pavement layouts are on the cards in Suffolk to help ensure social distancing as lockdown eases.

Dozens of questions are being asked by schools in Suffolk as they prepare to open schools from June 1 in a bid to ensure safety.

Dedicated home-schooling activities have been produced to help children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Suffolk during the coronavirus lockdown.

A Suffolk council has admitted that people could be receiving council-funded care worth tens of thousands of pounds which they are not eligible for because of their immigration status.

A monthly package of more than £3million is keeping Suffolk care providers afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, it has emerged.

Long-delayed plans for 150 homes in Bungay have finally been given approval, following four years of wrangling.

Government provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) was unlikely to have been enough to meet demand in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

Special educational needs bosses in Suffolk have turned around the ailing performance in processing care plan assessments, and are now above the national average it has emerged.

Fuel prices have plummeted to their lowest in four years as supermarket giants slash costs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

People off work under the furlough scheme in Suffolk may be keeping busy by caring for older relatives, it is believed.

Care bosses in Suffolk have said their priority remains supporting providers in Suffolk though the coronavirus crisis, as some authorities plan public inquiries.

Suffolk education leaders are set to lobby the Government on reimbursing schools which have had to fork out for free school meals, following failings in the national programme.

Hundreds of people across Suffolk may have cancer symptoms they are not getting checked out it has emerged, as referral rates plummet to just 20% normal levels during the coronavirus lockdown.

Teachers will be reviewing the progress their pupils have made while learning at home during lockdown as they prepare for a gradual reopening of schools.

School transport providers in Suffolk will be required to provide flexibility once pupils start returning to the classroom, according to education bosses.

Suffolk’s recycling centres and rubbish tips will re-open from Thursday this week – but only for those who have booked an appointment first.

The Prime Minister has outlined a possible phased return of schools from June 1, as part of a planned second wave of easing lockdown measures from Covid-19.

Steps are in place for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to be admitted to new schools in Suffolk as planned this September - despite construction delays caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Ofsted inspectors have carried out a virtual monitoring visit on a struggling children’s home where frequent cannabis use was reported.

Schools across Suffolk have been urged to claim free tampons and sanitary products for their pupils from a government scheme to help support young female pupils.

With car journeys having dropped significantly during the coronavirus lockdown, plenty of vehicles have been left parked without use for days or even weeks on end.

Plans for a shake-up of a Suffolk council’s ward boundaries, which will see a reduction in the number of elected members and savings of more than £100,000,looks set to be postponed until 2025.

Providers behind two of Suffolk’s three specialist speech and language schools which have been confirmed for closure have opted not to run new smaller units.

A fresh injection of government cash to help local authorities tackle the coronavirus crisis has eased the pressure but council leaders are warning that more support will be needed further down the line.

Education leaders in Suffolk are praising the efforts of parents who are teaching their children during the coronavirus lockdown, urging them not to feel guilty if they have struggled.

A small number of recycling centres are set to reopen in some parts of the country – but what is the plan in Suffolk?

Education chiefs in Suffolk have approved plans which mean all new-build special educational needs schools must be equipped with sprinkler systems, after it emerged the Department for Education did not make the system mandatory.

Suffolk’s archive service has launched a project to capture life under coronavirus lockdown to be preserved for future generations.

Tributes have been paid to a “lovely vibrant” grandmother, who has become the first person to die after contracting coronavirus in Suffolk.

Bus services in Suffolk are the latest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reduced timetables are being rolled out.

A warning has been issued to householders following a spate of scam telephone calls from fraudsters claiming to be from British Gas.

Householders are being warned about a spate of automated scam calls from someone claiming to be from Inland Revenue.

Farming leaders said Boris Johnson’s general election win could relieve the “political paralysis” over Brexit – but urgent questions remain over how the prime minister will protect East Anglia’s vital food industry.

The return of bird flu to East Anglia should act as a “wake-up call” for the region’s poultry farmers to step up their efforts to prevent another devastating outbreak.

If you like your home to be filled with natural light, you need look no further than this landmark property situated in Reydon close to Southwold.

The world’s elite sheepdog trialling community has leapt into action to help a Norfolk enthusiast’s charity event to raise money for the hospital which saved her father’s life.

Farmers could switch from growing grain to grapes as a warming environment creates opportunities to make East Anglia a major wine production region, according to a climate change scientist.

An artist inspired by the East Anglian countryside is preparing for a fundraising exhibition after completing 100 drawings in 100 days to help a farming mental health charity.

With East Anglia’s annual Agri-Tech Week innovation showcase set to begin on Monday, Agri-Tech East director Dr Belinda Clarke explains how the collaborative vision of “One Agriculture” can create a diet that supports people, the planet and sustainable businesses.

Recruitment is due to begin “soon” for management jobs at the two vast tomato greenhouses being built in Norfolk and Suffolk – with hundreds more general staff expected to be hired in spring 2020.

The first major assessment of a “Payment by Results” pilot scheme in Suffolk and Norfolk has shown that farmers are more motivated to develop nature-friendly practices and are delivering “exceptional results” for wildlife.

A rejuvenated East Anglian fishing industry could restore hundreds of jobs and boost our economy by £32m – but only if government policies can maximise the “once-in-a-generation chance” offered by Brexit.

During a period of unprecedented change, farm businesses must evolve to stay ahead of the curve says BEN UNDERWOOD, East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA East).

A vast tomato greenhouse covering an area larger than the O2 Arena will be built outside Norwich as part of a £120m project creating 360 new jobs in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Suffolk superstar has taken to Instagram to share a picture of a derby grudge match where he is wearing a full Ipswich Town kit.

Organisers of the Latitude Festival had to pause performances on three of their main stages as a safety precaution, whilst a huge storm cloud hovered over Henham Park.

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