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Suffolk police’s chief constable Steve Jupp has called on a small proportion of the population to stop ignoring lockdown rules after admitting police were forced to make an arrest.

Nine more people have died in hospitals across Suffolk and north Essex due to coronavirus.

Almost 5,000 people have now died as a result of coronavirus in the UK.

The government has urged people to consider the lives of their family and friends before flouting lockdown rules during the forecasted warm weather.

Daily outdoor exercise under coronavirus lockdown rules could be banned entirely if people flout rules over social distancing, health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has warned.

Spring has sprung, and the beauty of nature in our home areas is more important than ever this year during the restrictions of lockdown. Readers and staff have shared their photos and thoughts.

People are being urged to remain at home today as Suffolk and Essex look set to bask in wall-to-wall sunshine.

A new project is helping to ensure that frontline key workers are getting healthy, nutritional meals throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

I am not going to sugarcoat it, being pregnant amidst the coronavirus crisis has had its fair share of low points.

Police have urged people to follow government lockdown guidance after receiving a large amount of calls from concerned members of the public.

An army of Suffolk GPs have returned from retirement to help tackle the coronavirus crisis – with cases expected to “surge” in the next week.

NHS England’s national medical director says now is not the time to “take our foot off the pedal” after claiming the number of new coronavirus cases show signs of a plateau.

A techy Ipswich environmentalist is set to launch a series of weekly educational guides to keep families entertained in their garden during the coronavirus outbreak.

Tributes have been paid to much-loved great-grandmother and Sudbury stalwart Beverly Ann Richardson, who has died aged 77.

More than 4,000 people in the UK have now died in hospital as a result of the coronavirus.

Hotels in Suffolk have offered to provide NHS beds and “open up as hospitals” if wards find themselves swamped with coronavirus patients.

Planning applications are often some of the most controversial issues debated in local communities across Suffolk.

Find all of the bank holiday opening times for pharmacies and chemists in Suffolk and Essex here.

Police in Bury St Edmunds have received multiple calls regarding reports that groups of people are out “unnecessarily” in public spaces despite Covid-19 lockdown measures.

Some Suffolk firms are remaining open during the coronavirus lockdown, sparking fears from staff about spreading Covid-19.

High street chain Debenhams, which has stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester,

says it is “making contingency plans” to protect the business.

West Suffolk Council has announced it is making its first payments totalling more than £3 million to businesses hit by the coronavirus.

The owners of a Suffolk parenting magazine and directory have launched a new website to help families with homeschooling during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Queen is to give a televised address to the nation over the coronavirus outbreak - only the fourth time she has spoken to the country during a crisis in her 68-year reign.

More that 650 people have died in the UK from coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Photo highlights

Community sport

Fri, 18:36

With all competitive road running put on hold for the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19, Carl Marston recalls some popular races that have long since disappeared from the calendar

Bury Town manager, Ben Chenery, has backed the Football Association’s decision to declare the 2019-20 season, in non-league from steps three down to seven, as null and void with all results expunged, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Looking for a subject now that all cycle racing is suspended, I discovered that it was exactly 50 years ago, in March 1970, that men and women were first allowed to compete together in the same open cycling time trial, writes Fergus Muir.

An inspirational Suffolk teenage speedway star battling his way back to health after suffering serious brain injuries in a crash is to talk at a conference about his fightback.

Suffolk’s leading non-league clubs should learn more about the fate of this season, in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak, following tonight’s conference call involving the various leagues’ representatives.

Ipswich Town won the FA Cup on May 6, 1978 when they beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Wembley final – Roger Osborne the scorer.

Here are a few pictorial memories of that wonderful ‘day in May’, and the run to the final.

Bury Town chairman, Russell Ward, believes that it might ultimately be best to look towards starting next season on time, rather than trying to eventually complete all matches from the current, frozen season.

Suffolk enjoyed another fantastic day at the annual English Schools National Cross Country Championships, held at Sefton Park in Liverpool on Saturday, spearheaded by Ben Peck’s terrific win in the junior boys’ race.

Bury Town manager, Ben Chenery, has described the BetVictor Isthmian League’s decision to postpone this weekend’s games, and the following midweek fixtures, as “the right decision.”

It’s not long now until the start of the Premiership speedway season and Ipswich Witches will be looking to go one better than last year when they lost in the play-off final. MIKE BACON takes a look.

Bury Town skipper, Ollie Fenn, does not want “the hard work to go to waste” as his side continue to contest a play-off berth during the last couple of months of this campaign.

Lewis Sullivan’s sensational season continued with victory at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, in the process spearheading Suffolk to terrific team gold medals in the under-15 boys’ age group at Loughborough on Saturday.

Walsham-le-Willows have made a change a managerial change, with Fergus O’Callaghan stepping down as first-team boss, to be replaced by Trevor Collins as the new manager, with former boss Trevor Newman as his assistant.

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery admitted that his team caused their “own problems” after conceding an injury-time equaliser during Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Hullbridge Sports.

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