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An area of land in a picturesque setting will be put up for sale at auction again, for £10,000 less than first marketed.

A pet is not just for lockdown…but they can often become the forgotten victims of 2020. Derek James takes a look at how the pandemic is causing a crisis among the rescue centres

Nature’s beauty is a great comfort in these uncertain times, and, as always, autumn will bring a blaze of colour to East Anglia. Here are 23 places to see the season at its most glorious.

A man has died after being found collapsed in a Wetherspoons pub toilet on Saturday evening.

Work to transform a town’s former police station into flats will continue this week, with a week-long road closure set to be introduced.

Suffolk boasts a beautiful coastline, with colourful scenery and heaps of history – so where can you find some of the prettiest villages in the county?

Suffolk

The strange tale of the Carlton Colville ghost that kept coming back to tidy up and visit the children she’d looked after in life

Weird Suffolk

Crime

Friday, September 18, 2020

A legal loophole has caused police ‘significant challenges’ around enforcing the ban on drivers using a mobile phone.

A man was assaulted after trouble flared in an early morning argument in the street.

Lowestoft

The news that those who attack emergency workers are to face tougher sentences has been greeted as ‘a step in the right direction’ by those who represent police officers in Norfolk.

A sex abuse charity has warned children receiving support for trauma have been “set back” by lockdown as the service was forced to cut face-to-face contact.

Norfolk’s police chief has revealed the grim statistic that 26pc of the county’s overall crime demand is abuse related - with the figure “going up and up year on year”.

Health

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Suffolk Live

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

Data suggests that the number of coronavirus cases in our region is dropping, unlike other areas of England.

Calls for the East to avoid a further local lockdown have been made after warnings that it would be “disastrous”.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Health secretary Matt Hancock has warned a second national lockdown has not been ruled out to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Norfolk

Boris Johnson has urged the public to speak to groups thought to be breaking new rules on gatherings before reporting them to police.

Education

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Beccles

The new head of SET Beccles School has hailed the start of the new term and school year.

Plans to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centre provision will go ahead, after a challenge by opposition parties was dismissed.

Mary Evans

Excited children were given an extra special treat as they returned to nursery school.

Lowestoft

A coastal college has been selected to deliver new scholarships to help the engineering construction industry recover from the Coronavirus crisis.

A controversial decision to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centres made earlier this week has been challenged by opposition councillors – and could be due a fresh debate.

Mary Evans

Business

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Lowestoft

A town centre gaming company has relaunched after undergoing weeks of refurbishment.

Empty offices near a town centre could be set for a new lease of life.

Lowestoft

A charity has received the largest private donation in its history – a cheque for a “staggering” £40,000.

A popular town centre retailer is making final preparations ahead of unveiling a larger store in a new location.

Lowestoft

A task group has been formed to work with food processing plants across Suffolk to prevent coronavirus outbreaks similar to that seen at Banham Poultry.

Norfolk County Council

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