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Eight Prezzo restaurants across Suffolk and north Essex are now open for bookings - and one more will re-open its doors before the end of the month.

Eating disorder patients are still facing gaps in support in the east, nearly eight years on from the death of a teenager with anorexia nervosa, an inquest heard.

A Bury St Edmunds schoolboy has become the third in his family to brave the shave for Macmillan after his mum’s shock cancer diagnosis at the height of the Covid pandemic.

Priest Lynda Sebbage knows exactly what it means to put grief on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A new charity appeal has been launched by the Suffolk Community Foundation in a bid to help save local lives this winter.

The latest Government data has shown splits between districts in Suffolk and north Essex.

A man has been arrested after a large amount of drugs and cash were seized by police in Newmarket.

Mobile coronavirus testing stations are continuing to visit towns across Suffolk, as cases rise countywide.

A new three-tier lockdown system was brought in to try and limit the spread of Covid-19 this week - but what does being in the Medium Tier mean for Suffolk?

Ipswich’s Regent Theatre and the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket are among arts venues and groups to benefit from £2.2million of government funding to help overcome the Covid-19 crisis.

In his latest column, Suffolk chief constable Steve Jupp talks about the force’s work on coronavirus, ‘county lines’ drug dealing and hate crime, as well as some awards for brave officers.

An Oktoberfest event due to take place in Suffolk has been blocked by the local council due to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Villagers have spoken of their delight after Great Waldingfield’s much-loved “unusual” and “distinctive” crinkle-crankle curvy wall was given Listed Building status - paving the way for its restoration.

Graduation ceremonies for more than 1,700 students at the University of Suffolk will be postponed due to Covid-19.

Coronavirus case figures in Suffolk remain comparatively low compared to other areas of the UK – but where in the county is the virus spreading fastest?

A legal loophole which can allow drivers to escape punishment for taking photos or playing games on a hand-held mobile phone will be closed under new government plans.

The location for the rebuild of West Suffolk Hospital has been narrowed down to a handful of potential sites – with a decision on a favoured location set to be made next month.

Ghost tours are being offered in Bury St Edmunds this Halloween season - and they will run right through to March.

Children have teamed up with the community to plant bulbs to brighten up a shopping precinct after a “long and cold winter”.

A village community is calling on Suffolk County Council to “keep us safe” by tackling the long-running issue of traffic that is blighting their lives.

There are “no immediate plans” to introduce stricter Covid-19 restrictions in Suffolk, the Director of Public Health has confirmed.

An engineering system that uses Lego-type bricks has been installed at the former post office in Bury St Edmunds town centre as the first stage of redevelopment work begins.

Gravestones at a rural Suffolk church have been vandalised with what is believed to be gold spray paint.

A prominent historic building in Bury St Edmunds will be made structurally stable and transformed into two shop units with flats above if latest plans get the go-ahead.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Bury Town are by no means a one-man band – they have the core potential to be a very successful team this season – but Carlos Edwards has added that missing ingredient at Ram Meadow.

Bury Town chairman, Russell Ward, has revealed that the club would consider refusing to re-play last night’s abandoned Isthmian League match, if it was decided that the original result could not stand.

Bury Town 5 Witham Town 0 (match abandoned)

Explore the county’s stunning countryside... on your bike.

Bury Town fans had a taste of Carlos Edwards in action for their side last season, and now the 41-year-old ex-Ipswich Town star is set to play a bigger part in the Blues’ 2020-21 campaign after signing full-time for the Ram Meadow club.

Tributes have been paid to a former director and long-standing fan of Bury Town Football Club who has died at the age of 81.

Explore the sights of Suffolk on bike with these more rural routes.

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

The inquest into the sudden death of Danny Ayres, the speedway star signed to race for the Ipswich Witches, will begin today.

Which stars from our region have represented Team GB across the last 100 years?

Tributes have been paid to Stephen Williams, a well-known member of the Suffolk running and cycling community, who died last week.

The famous 2000 Guineas Stakes horseracing event at Newmarket Racecourse will be the first major sporting event held in Britain for three months after the Covid-19 lockdown.

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

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