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Greater Anglia paid out more than £4.7m to passengers whose trains were late or cancelled under their Delay Repay scheme during the financial year 2019/20.

An Eye arts centre was ‘completely turned around’ in a revamp during the coronavirus lockdown thanks to a recovery grant and the efforts of tireless volunteers.

Proposals to revamp the Southwold police station site into a development of flats and houses have been refused by planners.

Jewellery was stolen as thieves broke into a home in Sapiston.

A popular Thai restaurant near the Suffolk-Norfolk border has been forced to close permanently due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Suffolk MP Dr Dan Poulter has visited the site of two major new roundabouts being built on the A140 at Brome, near Eye to ease traffic congestion.

The head of a charity which supports people at risk of homelessness in Suffolk and Norfolk has been recognised with a national award for her work.

A lorry has left the road and ploughed into a ditch near Wattisfield.

Southwold has been named as one of the most expensive coastal resorts to relocate to in the country - with house prices more than double the national average.

Campaigners are aiming to raise around £200,000 to fund vital repair works at a 17th century chapel at the ‘heart of the community’.

Halesworth community leaders are in favour of a new supermarket being built in the town centre - but details of which chain is behind the bid are yet to revealed.

Halesworth community leaders to discuss plans for a new supermarket set to be built on a prime town centre site on Monday.

A fraudster posing as the manager of the Shell Fiveways Service Station has stolen cigarettes, cash and Red Bull from the store on the A11.

Health chiefs have tonight put East and West Suffolk on the regional coronavirus watchlist because of a continued rise in cases.

East Suffolk Council has been granted nearly £100,000 in government funding to help prevent vulnerable people from living on the streets during the coronavirus crisis.

The death of a much-loved 95-year-old “family lady” was hastened by a horrific attack with a walking stick in her bedroom at a Halesworth care home, an inquest heard.

Greene King will permanently shut 26 sites and axe 800 staff amid the fall-out from the Covid-19 crisis and restrictions such as the 10pm curfew, it has said.

The prospect of a new supermarket in Halesworth could be a ‘win-win situation’ for the town centre, traders have said.

Councillors and air force personnel have welcomed the announcement of a review into road safety around US visiting forces bases in the UK following the death of Harry Dunn.

Three people have been arrested in Halesworth following a burglary in Ipswich, in which the occupants were allegedly threatened.

Organisers of the Suffolk Show have decided to cancel next year’s event after deeming it not possible to hold “safely and with confidence”.

The 100th Air Refueling Wing based at RAF Mildenhall will be conducting three days of exercise to improve its defence capabilities.

Building Sizewell C on the Suffolk coast will be “too expensive”, former energy secretary Ed Davey has said.

This week’s news that the rail franchise system is effectively dead and is to be replaced by a new “commissioning” model with the government engaging companies to run specific services has been lost in all the other news about Covid, but it’s a really big deal for travellers, says Paul Geater.

Police are appealing for information after a flat-bed lorry was stolen from Ilketshall St Lawrence.

A 92-year-old ‘devoted family GP’ has penned a book retelling his experience of serving the Southwold community for several decades.

A cow has become stuck in a water-filled ditch in Reydon, with four fire crews attempting to set it free.

Center Parcs’ Suffolk holiday resort in Elveden Forest featured prominently in a Channel 5 documentary on Friday night - did you watch it?

Police attending a blue lights emergency were shocked to return afterwards to find a rude note left on their car criticising their parking and calling them “ignorant”.

A woodland holiday resort on the Suffolk coast is set for a major revamp - with plans for 170 new lodges in the pipeline.

The East Suffolk rail line will be closed between Saxmundham and Lowestoft for a week at the end of October to allow Network Rail engineers to replace nearly two miles of track at Brampton, near Beccles.

East Suffolk Council has one of the best records in the country in tackling energy efficiency in homes, according to a new report.

A woman has been verbally abused by a group of teenage boys in a racially aggravated incident in Southwold.

People across Suffolk and Norfolk could experience some disturbances during September as US fighter jets take to the skies for overnight training exercises.

A man in his 50s arrested on suspicion of driving in the wrong direction on the A14 in Suffolk while over the drink-drive limit has been released on bail.

A train, car and trailer would have collided in Suffolk had a quick-thinking driver not applied the emergency brake, a report has found.

New data shows exactly how badly the coronavirus lockdown affected house sales in Norfolk and Suffolk earlier this year – but now the market is bouncing back.

Back in mid-March when lockdown was brought in, one of the most seriously-affected industries was public transport.

Firefighters were called to Dunwich Forest this afternoon to douse a campfire which had been left unattended.

Plans to scrap ‘inconsistent’ car parking charges in towns throughout east Suffolk will be rolled out from Monday - with 70% of prices to be reduced or frozen.

An empty cruise ship with space for nearly 2,000 passengers has moored off the coast of Suffolk after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the travel industry.

Could East Anglia’s rail network be facing a new Beeching-style axe if passengers do not return to trains after the lockdown? That is the prospect being raised by national transport writer Christian Wolmar.

A ‘fantastic’ Suffolk GP who is continuing to fight the coronavirus pandemic is celebrating 30 years serving the Southwold and Reydon communities.

Statues have been placed around a Suffolk market town to commemorate the key workers and volunteers that helped people through lockdown.

Lowestoft-based supply firm Everything Office has gone into liquidation - owing more than £1million.

Community leaders in Southwold are encouraging residents to suggest new uses for the town’s police station after it was listed as an asset of community value (ACV).

A tourist trail is set to be built throughout Southwold as part of plans to boost the seaside town’s economy after it was severely impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Danny Ayres’ partner has spoken about his struggles off the track after an inquest was opened into the speedway star’s death.

CCTV cameras are set to be installed throughout Halesworth town centre as community leaders bid to clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

Roads in the centre of Halesworth will be closed to traffic for four hours each day for several weeks to aid with social distancing.

More charities could close following the collapse of Age UK Suffolk, a voluntary sector expert has warned.

Officers from Suffolk and Norfolk police have reported 250 lorry drivers as part of a national crackdown on seat belt avoidance.

Age UK Suffolk is to cease operations from the end of next week after the charity was hit by ‘significant’ financial losses as a result of coronavirus.

Community leaders in Southwold are pressing ahead with a multi-million pound project to demolish several buildings in the town to make way for new office and retail units.

Firefighters battled a blaze in the loft space of a bungalow in Westhall, Stradbroke.

Bosses at Bungay Primary School say they are on ‘going in the right direction’ despite a recent ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report.

Litter louts are to be targeted in the timely return of Suffolk’s “Don’t be a Tosser” campaign - amid escalating levels of rubbish strewn across beauty spots following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Heartless thieves have stolen two litters of puppies and several dogs from a boarding kennels in Suffolk in broad daylight, leaving the owners no choice but to close the family business.

The government is set to announce it will continue to support rail companies until March 2022 as public transport struggles to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.

Jobs in East Anglia are at risk as Boots has said it expects to cut more than 4,000 jobs because of the “significant impact” of Covid-19.

A lorry is stuck on the top of a roundabout after coming off the A143 in Ixworth this morning.

Five people have been arrested after police launched an operation to crack down on burglars targeting homes in rural Suffolk.

Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a motorist failed to stop in a crash which left one person injured.

A woman in her 20s was killed in a crash on the A140 which left three others with potentially life-changing injuries.

The A140 remains closed after a serious crash left people requiring rescue from their vehicles.

The funeral of the RAF Lakenheath-based American pilot who tragically died in a crash last month is being livestreamed this afternoon.

RNLI lifeguards are set to return to Southwold beach this weekend as more coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased.

A seaside dog walk which regularly sees hundreds of Dachshunds and other breeds stepping out in Southwold has been put back to next year because of coronavirus.

Ever-rising amounts of traffic mean there is an “urgent and pressing need” for improvements to the A12 along the Suffolk coast, MP Dan Poulter has warned.

Police were called to reports of a rave near the Suffolk coast.

New guidance has been released for how people in workplaces, schools and communities will respond to concentrated outbreaks of Covid-19 in Suffolk.

Suffolk farmer and food hero Jonny Crickmore was delighted to discover celebrity chef Jamie Oliver had selected a wedge of Baron Bigod cheese from his Fen Farm Dairy to enjoy at an anniversary picnic with wife Jools.

Age UK stores in Suffolk are at risk as the charity it will not be reopening all of its shops.

Pet owners have been warned to beware of organised crime groups stealing dogs.

An inquest into how a father-of-three died following an arrest at Pakefield’s Pontins Holiday Park has been delayed while the family appeals a decision not to charge anyone with his death.

Increasing confidence from parents has prompted a rise in the numbers of pupils returning to school - with nearly 2,000 going back in some format.

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