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Health bosses expect to see hundreds of positive Covid cases after Latitude Festival

30 July 2021
Health bosses expect to see hundreds of positive Covid cases after Latitude Festival

Health bosses expect to see hundreds of positive Covid cases after Latitude Festival

30 July 2021

Public health bosses in Suffolk have said that everything that was needed for Latitude Festival to go ahead safely was done.


Artists who have won 'apply to play' slots at festival unveiled

30 July 2021
Artists who have won 'apply to play' slots at festival unveiled

Artists who have won 'apply to play' slots at festival unveiled

30 July 2021

Eight acts who successfully bid for ‘apply to play’ slots for this year’s two-day Sound City Ipswich Festival have been unveiled.


Borrowing of up to £100,000 for preliminary work on new park entrance agreed by district council

30 July 2021
Borrowing of up to £100,000 for preliminary work on new park entrance agreed by district council

Borrowing of up to £100,000 for preliminary work on new park entrance agreed by district council

30 July 2021

The council agreed to amended proposals to borrow up to £100,000 for preliminary work, only if other sources of funding are not available.


Groups of Suffolk children over age of 12 to be offered Covid vaccines from August

30 July 2021
Groups of Suffolk children over age of 12 to be offered Covid vaccines from August

Groups of Suffolk children over age of 12 to be offered Covid vaccines from August

30 July 2021

Health bosses in Suffolk have confirmed a handful of specific groups of youngsters aged 12-18 will be offered Covid-19 vaccines from August.


Decision on new Lidl store delayed after plans removed from meeting agenda

29 July 2021
Decision on new Lidl store delayed after plans removed from meeting agenda

Decision on new Lidl store delayed after plans removed from meeting agenda

29 July 2021

Approval for a new Lidl store was scrubbed from the agenda at a planning committee at zero hour, delaying a decision by at least a month.


Town to get new Travelodge after plans given go-ahead

28 July 2021
Town to get new Travelodge after plans given go-ahead

Town to get new Travelodge after plans given go-ahead

28 July 2021

Plans for a 100-bedroom Travelodge hotel in the centre of a Suffolk town have been given the green light.


School chief asks for parents' 'continued support and patience' at start of term

27 July 2021
School chief asks for parents' 'continued support and patience' at start of term

School chief asks for parents' 'continued support and patience' at start of term

27 July 2021

School chiefs have thanked parents for their understanding during the pandemic and asked that this continues heading into the new term.


Work to start in weeks on keeping popular Suffolk waterfront traffic-free

23 July 2021
Work to start in weeks on keeping popular Suffolk waterfront traffic-free

Work to start in weeks on keeping popular Suffolk waterfront traffic-free

23 July 2021

Permanent changes have been agreed to keep a Suffolk waterfront area free of traffic.


Half of Suffolk secondary schools running Y6 summer schools

23 July 2021
Half of Suffolk secondary schools running Y6 summer schools

Half of Suffolk secondary schools running Y6 summer schools

23 July 2021

Around half of the county's secondary schools are running summer schools to help Year 6 leavers


Sound - but no video - as Suffolk council agrees to provide audio of meetings

23 July 2021
Sound - but no video - as Suffolk council agrees to provide audio of meetings

Sound - but no video - as Suffolk council agrees to provide audio of meetings

23 July 2021

A Suffolk council will provide audio of full council and executive meetings - but has ruled out video on cost grounds.


2,400 Suffolk students and staff self-isolated in final full week of term

22 July 2021
2,400 Suffolk students and staff self-isolated in final full week of term

2,400 Suffolk students and staff self-isolated in final full week of term

22 July 2021

Rising numbers of self-isolating staff and students were down to community spread and not a lack of rigour in Covid-19 protocols, it is claimed.


Suffolk health chiefs aim to tackle problem areas of smoking, diet and binge drinking

22 July 2021
Suffolk health chiefs aim to tackle problem areas of smoking, diet and binge drinking

Suffolk health chiefs aim to tackle problem areas of smoking, diet and binge drinking

22 July 2021

Health chiefs in Suffolk are planning a "radical change" in their approach to smoking, obesity and exercise.


Police numbers across Suffolk to hit eight-year high

21 July 2021
Police numbers across Suffolk to hit eight-year high

Police numbers across Suffolk to hit eight-year high

21 July 2021

More police officers and better visibility - that's the pledge from police and crime boss Tim Passmore.


Council's carbon emissions at half level of a decade ago - with Covid speeding up progress

21 July 2021
Council's carbon emissions at half level of a decade ago - with Covid speeding up progress

Council's carbon emissions at half level of a decade ago - with Covid speeding up progress

21 July 2021

Greenhouse gas emissions from a council's activities have fallen by more than 28 per cent in the last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


University's health and care quarter to open next year as 'unprecedented' numbers apply for courses

21 July 2021
University's health and care quarter to open next year as 'unprecedented' numbers apply for courses

University's health and care quarter to open next year as 'unprecedented' numbers apply for courses

21 July 2021

A multi-million pound health and care quarter being built at the University of Suffolk packed with state of the art facilities is set to open in 2022.


Council to slash carbon output by 80% with new energy contracts

20 July 2021
Council to slash carbon output by 80% with new energy contracts

Council to slash carbon output by 80% with new energy contracts

20 July 2021

A Suffolk council will cut around 80% of its carbon output under new gas and electricity contracts.


Task force to look at rural transport provision in two areas of Suffolk

19 July 2021
Task force to look at rural transport provision in two areas of Suffolk

Task force to look at rural transport provision in two areas of Suffolk

19 July 2021

A new task force will spotlight transport provision in two rural Suffolk districts and aim to plug any gaps in the service.


Extra police for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots in Suffolk for 'Freedom Day'

16 July 2021
Extra police for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots in Suffolk for 'Freedom Day'

Extra police for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots in Suffolk for 'Freedom Day'

16 July 2021

An additional police presence is set for bars, pubs and tourism hotspots from next week, as officers aim for a safe relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions.


New calls for nightingale court over backlog of thousands of cases

16 July 2021
New calls for nightingale court over backlog of thousands of cases

New calls for nightingale court over backlog of thousands of cases

16 July 2021

Demand on Suffolk and Norfolk's victim and witness care unit has increased by 70 per cent as a result of a backlog of court cases.


Increasing Covid hospitalisations, urgent surgery and self-isolating staff could put extra pressure on county's hospitals

16 July 2021
Increasing Covid hospitalisations, urgent surgery and self-isolating staff could put extra pressure on county's hospitals

Increasing Covid hospitalisations, urgent surgery and self-isolating staff could put extra pressure on county's hospitals

16 July 2021

Rising hospital admissions from Covid coupled with a programme of urgent non-elective surgery could place more pressure on hospitals this summer.