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.

Aerospace engineers at an East Anglian manufacturer are using their skills to make vital specialist stretchers to enable coronavirus patients to be transferred by air.

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

Easing of lockdown restrictions means that people are once again able to buy, sell or move home. Find out what some Norfolk estate agents will be doing to ensure safety.

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 glazing and locks services firm has carried out a courtesy “disinfectant clean” of the offices of Norfolk Chambers of Commerce to prepare them for the return of staff.

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

Vineyards across the region are set to raise a glass to heroes of the coronavirus pandemic – by sending them a free bottle of local wine.

The number of people classed as “extremely vulnerable” to Covid-19 in Suffolk has risen to 35,000 - meaning nearly one in 20 people in Suffolk is now believed to be at high risk.

People suffering from Covid-19 have been warned about fake medicines and other products being sold online which falsely claim to treat or prevent the illness.

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

The boss of East Anglia’s biggest housing association has warned the housing crisis may deepen in the wake of coronavirus, saying there are “tough times ahead”.

Suffolk and Norfolk shop staff have endured a “totally unacceptable” rise in levels of abuse during the coronavirus lockdown, a regional retail chain has revealed.

Employer flexibility will be vital as anxious furloughed workers begin to return to work, a business expert says.

Suffolk’s coastal resorts had been relatively quiet on Saturday - but it has been a different story in some areas today.

In his latest column, Suffolk Constabulary chief constable STEVE JUPP praises the public’s efforts in adhering to lockdown restrictions - but says there is more work to be done yet.

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.

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.

A display manufacturer says reaction has been “phenomenal” as it gears up to go into full-scale production of hand sanitiser stations designed for workplaces and retail spaces as lockdown eases.

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.

Workers at a plastic bottle making factory in Halesworth have come to the aid of care homes in the area by providing them with free hand sanitisers.

A beach car park will reopen after the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions.

More than 3,000 people have booked appointments at Suffolk’s recycling centres from Thursday within just two hours of the system going live.

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.

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.

A specialist hospital disinfectant manufacturer is handing out gift versions of its product as a ‘thank you’ to NHS workers.

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.

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

A Suffolk and Norfolk-based garden centre chain is set to reopen on Wednesday, May 13.

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

A pubs giant says it is “keen to avoid a false start” as prime minister announced an easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Suffolk teachers and parents have raised their concerns about the prospect of schools re-opening in the county.

Community leaders have urged people to be responsible if they visit the Suffolk coast - amid fears more people could flock to the coast now lockdown rules have changed.

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.

Thousands of government food parcels have been sent to those deemed at highest risk of Covid-19 in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

The list of those believed to be “extremely vulnerable” to Covid-19 in Suffolk has grown again – meaning 22,000 people in the county are now believed to be at high risk from the virus.

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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.

Calls have been made to ensure that people stay safe while marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day this week during the current coronavirus crisis.

A Norfolk dentist has urged other practices across the region to join forces to get PPE supplies for NHS and care workers.

Pubs and brewing giant Greene King has launched a hardship fund to help its 38,000 staff during the coronavirus lockdown.

A Norwich charity plans to deliver 30,000 meals a week to the most vulnerable people amid coronavirus.

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

A bakery chain has celebrated its 2,000th ‘click and collect’ customer after launching the service four weeks ago in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

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.

A craft brewer has seen sales plummet by 40% after orders for pubs and beer festivals dried up amid the coronavirus crisis.

An NHS app to test, track and trace coronavirus will be trialled this week, Matt Hancock announced.

Suffolk health workers have been set the mammoth task of cycling around the world in 80 days - while raising money for good causes in the process.

Train operator Greater Anglia has invested in “fogging guns” to help keep trains an stations clean during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

The boss of a Suffolk-based pubs and brewery giant admits he faces a number of headaches when he finally gets to reopen premises post coronavirus lockdown.

A leading Suffolk charity says families and friends are “stepping up” for their elderly and vulnerable loved-ones after panic-buying made delivery slots impossible to secure.

The aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown is likely to lead to long-lasting change at work with East Anglia poised to benefit most, a finance chief believes.

A government loan scheme aimed at helping small businesses to bounce back could be vital in helping them to emerge from the coronavirus crisis, a finance expert believes.

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.

Staff at a regional grocery chain have been given face visors to keep them safe during the coronavirus lockdown.

Volunteers have been bringing spring cheer to people who are self-isolating, by delivering them the gift of a plant.

A town group based on mutual support has already generated thousands of pounds of business for its members during the coronavirus lockdown.

The national mood is slipping from trying to contain coronavirus to trying to get normal life back under way.

NHS and key workers received another deserved round of applause from Norfolk as part of the Clap For Our Carers campaign.

Boris Johnson has promised to set out a “road map” next week for the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Volunteers who are using their own cars have been urged to check they are covered by the correct insurance policy by Norfolk police.

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.

East Anglian firms are refinancing assets including vehicles and machines to gain access to government loans to help them through the coronavirus crisis, a finance broker says.

A Norwich care home has rallied together to spread some positivity during lockdown with a video.

Some NHS staff fighting coronavirus on the frontline are turning to foodbanks as the crisis hits family finances and workers struggle to access supermarkets, volunteers have warned.

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.

Norwich’s skyline has inspired one of two prints raising money for coronvirus charities from a city-based illustrator and graphic designer.

A team of 50 people in East Suffolk say they feel “really proud” to have made more than 3,000 items of PPE for frontline staff fighting the coronavirus crisis in East Anglia.

The virtual shutdown of the East Anglian economy has brought business confidence crashing down with nearly a third of firms ceasing operations, a new survey reveals.

Suffolk chief constable Steve Jupp has warned people it is “completely unacceptable” to assault police officers enforcing coronavirus restrictions after officers were spat and coughed at and attacked by a dog.

More than 1,300 UK workers have applied to work on a large East Anglian soft fruit farm over the summer months in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown.

Award-winning Latitude Festival is the latest event to be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local business Sanitise is working to disinfect homes and businesses across Norfolk and the rest of the UK.

Quizzes are the new cultural currency of lockdown. Jay Flynn’s Virtual Pub Quiz has set new online records in less than a month and now it seems that the National Theatre is getting in on the act to try and help them raises funds to weather the financial woes of enforced shut-down.

Suffolk engineering company Scooterpac, known for its customised mobility scooters, has switched over production to make much-needed PPE for the NHS Nightingale Hospitals.

A number of small company owners across Norfolk and Suffolk have still failed to make a claim for grant aid to help them through the coronavirus crisis, according to a regional business body.

Staff at a firm which makes anti-microbial door handles have been working flat-out after branching out into other protective equipment to help frontline staff during the coronavirus crisis.

Their national flag may be the stars and stripes – but that hasn’t stopped these American families living in Suffolk from showing their love for Britain’s NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

Prisoners at HMP Highpoint in Suffolk are reportedly set to begin creating scrubs and face visors for NHS staff in the fight against coronavirus.

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

A great-grandfather who raised thousands for charity has been remembered after his death from coronavirus this week.

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East Anglian farmers’ leaders are pleading with government to delay the implementation of a new subsidy system which will see direct payments for crop growing activities cut to zero over a seven-year period.

The application process for a government scheme to keep workers in jobs during the coronavirus lockdown is working well so far – but there are potential pitfalls, financial experts have warned.

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis admitted it is “dreadful” that care workers who want coronavirus testing are unable to get access.

Councils across Suffolk have issued a plea to the Government for more cash to tackle the coronavirus crisis, as the public purse has taken a multi-million pound hit in Suffolk in just one month.

The streets of Attleborough may be quieter than usual but behind some of those closed doors is an army of workers, busier than ever, keeping businesses going in the present lockdown.

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said staff should be free to speak out over the coronavirus crisis – as trusts in his region told workers to avoid certain subjects on social media.

More than £100million in crucial business grants have been handed out to businesses in Suffolk – but thousands are yet to claim, new data shows.

At least 50 cases of suspected coronavirus have been reported in Suffolk’s care homes, it has emerged.

A major Suffolk brewery has ensured its business remains strong despite the coronavirus lockdown – but has called for further support on reopening.

Suffolk firefighters will drive ambulances during coronavirus crisis to ease pressure on the ambulance service.

Hundreds of Suffolk and Norfolk store staff working for a regional retail chain are celebrating an extra week’s pay as a reward for going “above and beyond” during the coronavirus crisis.

A patient in their 60s has died at a ward in Carlton Colville after testing positive for Covid-19 – the first coronavirus death at the county’s mental health trust.

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