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Podcast: Health secretary on Covid situation in Suffolk

Podcast: Health secretary on Covid situation in Suffolk

Podcast: Health secretary on Covid situation in Suffolk

16 October 2020

Health secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has been speaking to the SuffolkNews Podcast about the current Covid situation in the county.


Region's 'R' number joint highest in country as 239 cases recorded in Suffolk in one week

Region's 'R' number joint highest in country as 239 cases recorded in Suffolk in one week

Region's 'R' number joint highest in country as 239 cases recorded in Suffolk in one week

15 October 2020

The rate of infection from coronavirus in the East of England is currently the joint highest in the country.


Unemployment claims in Suffolk rise by more than double in 2020

Unemployment claims in Suffolk rise by more than double in 2020

Unemployment claims in Suffolk rise by more than double in 2020

13 October 2020

Unemployment levels in Suffolk have more than doubled in the last year, with 23,225 people in the county currently out of work.


Police have issued 289 fines in county for breaches of Covid-19 rules since lockdown started

Police have issued 289 fines in county for breaches of Covid-19 rules since lockdown started

Police have issued 289 fines in county for breaches of Covid-19 rules since lockdown started

13 October 2020

A six-figure sum has been issued to Suffolk police to help enforce coronavirus rules, it has been confirmed.


The three-tier system of Covid restrictions explained: Which tier is my area in?

The three-tier system of Covid restrictions explained: Which tier is my area in?

The three-tier system of Covid restrictions explained: Which tier is my area in?

13 October 2020

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveils a new approach to coronavirus restrictions, how does it affect Suffolk?


Suffolk avoids strict local lockdown despite rising Covid-19 cases

Suffolk avoids strict local lockdown despite rising Covid-19 cases

Suffolk avoids strict local lockdown despite rising Covid-19 cases

12 October 2020

A new 'three-tiered lockdown' system has been announced but Suffolk has avoided stricter measures enforced in other parts of England.


Police reveal hate crime is up 16 per cent in county ahead of national awareness week

Police reveal hate crime is up 16 per cent in county ahead of national awareness week

Police reveal hate crime is up 16 per cent in county ahead of national awareness week

09 October 2020

Suffolk has seen a 16 per cent rise in hate crimes in the last six months compared to the same period last year.


Call for harsher sentences for "evil" county line drug barons

Call for harsher sentences for "evil" county line drug barons

Call for harsher sentences for "evil" county line drug barons

09 October 2020

The police and crime commissioner said county lines drug barons should get it "lock, stock and barrel" as he called for harsher sentences.


Boy injured in shooting on way to school in 'stable condition'

Boy injured in shooting on way to school in 'stable condition'

Boy injured in shooting on way to school in 'stable condition'

08 October 2020

A teenage boy who was shot on his way to school last month is no longer considered to be in a life-threatening condition.


Meet the two new puppy recruits who will help to tackle crime in Suffolk

Meet the two new puppy recruits who will help to tackle crime in Suffolk

Meet the two new puppy recruits who will help to tackle crime in Suffolk

06 October 2020

Two new four-legged furry recruits will be helping to tackle crime after joining the Police Dogs Team in Suffolk.


The happiest places in Suffolk revealed

The happiest places in Suffolk revealed

The happiest places in Suffolk revealed

06 October 2020

Overall life satisfaction is increasing across the county, but which places have seen the biggest jumps in scores?


Rain and high winds to batter the county as Storm Alex hits

Rain and high winds to batter the county as Storm Alex hits

Rain and high winds to batter the county as Storm Alex hits

02 October 2020

Suffolk is facing a miserable three days of wet and windy weather as Storm Alex hits the county.


Ambulance trust failed to act properly on sex assault and harassment complaints, say inspectors

Ambulance trust failed to act properly on sex assault and harassment complaints, say inspectors

Ambulance trust failed to act properly on sex assault and harassment complaints, say inspectors

30 September 2020

The ambulance trust serving Suffolk has been put into special measures after bosses failed to ensure the safety of staff and patients.


Parents urged to not use Covid tests 'inappropriately'

Parents urged to not use Covid tests 'inappropriately'

Parents urged to not use Covid tests 'inappropriately'

29 September 2020

Thousands of letters have been sent to parents in Suffolk asking them to only book a coronavirus test if their child displays very specific symptoms.


'Now is the moment to take decisive action' as £10,000 fine introduced for restriction rule breakers

'Now is the moment to take decisive action' as £10,000 fine introduced for restriction rule breakers

'Now is the moment to take decisive action' as £10,000 fine introduced for restriction rule breakers

28 September 2020

A government minister says we are at a 'serious moment in time' in the fight against Covid-19 as £10,000 fines are introduced for rule-breakers.


Schoolboy, 15, regains consciousness two weeks after shooting

Schoolboy, 15, regains consciousness two weeks after shooting

Schoolboy, 15, regains consciousness two weeks after shooting

24 September 2020

A boy who was shot in the face as he walked to school has regained consciousness.


Yellow weather warning in place as 65mph winds set to hit Suffolk

Yellow weather warning in place as 65mph winds set to hit Suffolk

Yellow weather warning in place as 65mph winds set to hit Suffolk

24 September 2020

Suffolk residents have been warned of possible transport delays as winds of up to 65 miles per hour are set to hit the county.


Test and trace app launches after long delays

Test and trace app launches after long delays

Test and trace app launches after long delays

24 September 2020

The new Test and Trace app has launched to help battle the spread of coronavirus following months of delays.


Teenage cyclist injured after fail-to-stop collision

Teenage cyclist injured after fail-to-stop collision

Teenage cyclist injured after fail-to-stop collision

23 September 2020

A teenage boy has been left with wounds on his arm and knee after he was knocked off his bike in a fail-to-stop collision.


Have your say on changes to electoral map in Suffolk ahead of next local elections

Have your say on changes to electoral map in Suffolk ahead of next local elections

Have your say on changes to electoral map in Suffolk ahead of next local elections

23 September 2020

Under the proposals, there would be a total of 70 county councillors in Suffolk in the future – five fewer than there is now.

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