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Essex Folk Project - care home residents perform with professional orchestra at Colchester Arts Centre. Photo: Paul Starr

Essex care home residents perform their own songs with professional orchestra at concert

Staff and residents from four north Essex care homes joined a professional orchestra to perform at a special concert at the end of a music project.

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Burglary

Have-a-go hero tackles intruder during burglary at Ardleigh home

A have-a-go hero tackled a burglar who had broken into his home.

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Holocaust survivor from Martlesham Heath to light special candle at University of Essex

A Holocaust survivor who lives in Suffolk is taking part in a special event at the University of Essex to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.

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Three arrested after drugs raid in Thorpe-le-Soken

Three people have been released on police bail after suspected cannabis plants were found in a village outbuilding.

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Essex Folk Project - care home residents perform with professional orchestra at Colchester Arts Centre. Photo: Paul Starr

Essex care home residents perform their own songs with professional orchestra at concert

Staff and residents from four north Essex care homes joined a professional orchestra to perform at a special concert at the end of a music project.

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Business See all

Previous students on the Eastern Enterprise Hub's Creative Social Entrepreneurs Programme.

Eastern Enteprise Hub seeks new cohort for Creative Social Entrepreneurs Programme

The Eastern Enterprise Hub is currently recruiting for its popular Creative Social Entrepreneurs Programme, the next round of which is due to start next month.

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Silk Pearce website designer Ian Coote with a tablet device showing the new-look website designed for ACE Cultural Tours.

Colchester-based Silk Pearce complete ACE web redesign

Design and branding consultancy Silk Pearce has completed a major website redesign for Cambridge company ACE Cultural Tours.

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The new stair climber machines installed at The Edge Health and Fitness Club at the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket.

Newmarket’s Bedford Lodge Hotel invests £300k in new gym equipment

The Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket has invested £300,000 in upgrading its gym facilities at The Edge Health and Fitness Club.

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One of the new MAN trucks acquired by Tippers R Us.

Ipswich-based Tippers R Us invests £1m in top-spec MAN vehicles

Businessman Guy Nicholls is driving foward a new venture with a 10-strong fleet of top-specification MAN eight-wheeler tipper trucks – and is now looking to double the size of his fleet before the end of the year.

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Enjoying the sunshine on the beach at Felixstowe;

New £300,000 regeneration project aims to boost Felixstowe’s economy

Fresh impetus is to be given to regenerating Felixstowe with a new £100,000 a year project to boost the resort’s economy.

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Environment news

An artist's impression of Sizewell C

PM given 30-day deadline for compensation for people suffering Sizewell C ‘blight’

Home and business owners who claim the proposals for a new nuclear power plant in east Suffolk are “blighting” their lives have written to the Prime Minister demanding “immediate mitigation measures”.

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Features

Josef, Diane and their three daughters

East Anglian Stitch Textiles display comes to Braintree Museum following success at Ally Pally

When textile artist Lorna Rand had to make something about the First World War, she struggled for a while. Then she realised the answer was under her nose.

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