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For grieving daughter Lisa Hovell, the coronavirus crisis in care homes seems far from over.

A woman has been injured in a collision with a lorry, which left her car on its roof on a slip road off the A14 in Bury St Edmunds.

Four more people have died with coronavirus in hospitals throughout Suffolk and north Essex.

Popular animal visitor attractions may be temporarily closed, but residents on one Bury St Edmunds estate created their own zoo environments where visitors could be transported to different continents.

Residents in Suffolk and north Essex have been clapping and cheering on their doorsteps every week as a touching tribute to NHS staff and key workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

Glasswells is reopening its Suffolk stores after a 10-week closure due to Covid-19.

Public health chiefs in Suffolk say they want to support communities to ensure as many people as possible are involved in the new ‘test and trace’ drive.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is to mount a fresh protest to protect centuries-old oak trees which are set to be axed, despite authorities saying they could be saved.

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

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 community has reacted with shock after the popular headteacher of Wells Hall Primary School, in Great Cornard, died suddenly, aged 50.

Supermarket giant Aldi has submitted plans for a multi-million pound development at Bury St Edmunds after “overwhelming” public support for the project.

Suffolk headed onto the streets for a final Clap for Carers this evening.

Cineworld cinemas across Suffolk could start showing films again as soon as July, as Britain slowly comes out of lockdown.

Our Lockdown Garden competition is open, and some entrants are letting us know why their little patch of Suffolk is so important to them.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that further adjustments to lockdown will be made from Monday including allowing households to meet in a garden.

Three more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex.

Those hoping to see a rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX in Suffolk’s skies were left disappointed - after the launch was delayed due to poor weather.

The organisers of the much-loved Suffolk Dog Day have started a new social media challenge after the planned annual event fell victim to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tributes have been paid to Jim Cleaver, the “wonderful” headteacher of Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard, who has died aged 50 after suffering a heart attack.

A mother of four is urging people to seek medical advice if they have any health concerns after her toddler son was diagnosed with cancer during the coronavirus lockdown.

A new ‘important’ project to help track people who have been in contact with those who have tested positive for coronavirus is set to be launched.

A rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX may be visible above Suffolk and north Essex later tonight - if the skies remain clear.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher has spoken openly about his son Christopher’s struggles with mental health as part of a new campaign.

Suffolk Bowls has lost one of its greatest-ever players following the death of Derek Johnson, writes Steve Prentice.

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.

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