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Gallery: Insects brought to life at Abberton Reservoir Wildlife & Country Fair

PUBLISHED: 06:36 03 June 2014 | UPDATED: 06:49 03 June 2014

Jacob Delf, five, looks for insects at Essex Wildlife Trust's Wildlife and Country Fair at Abberton Reservoir on Saturday, 31 May.

Jacob Delf, five, looks for insects at Essex Wildlife Trust's Wildlife and Country Fair at Abberton Reservoir on Saturday, 31 May.

Youngsters experienced a bug’s life at the annual Wildlife & Country Fair at Abberton Reservoir.

The Essex Wildlife Trust event on Saturday also saw the opening of two new bird hides overlooking the reservoir.

Island Hide was opened by Colchester mayor Colin Sykes, while the town’s MP, Sir Bob Russell, opened Gwen’s Hide, named after the late Gwen Young who volunteered for more than 20 years at the Abberton visitor centre. As well as minibeast hunting and pond dipping, other activities at the fair included a live birds of prey show and a bouncy castle.

Jo Wray, senior warden at the Abberton site, said: “Saturday was a fantastic day. We had about 800 visitors and it was great to see so many people, of all ages, enjoying our nature reserve and activities at the fair. We were really pleased with the opening of the hides. It was especially lovely to have so many of Gwen Young’s family with us to open Gwen’s Hide in her name.”

Firefighters tackled a two-car blaze in Haverhill after a suspect was seen setting one alight by a member of the public.

A damning dossier compiled by a senior whistleblower from the region’s ambulance trust has claimed at least 40 patients died or were harmed due to delays over Christmas and New Year - including one person who froze to death.

Two high-end cycles – worth £10,000 in total – were stolen after burglars broke into a garage in Elmsett, near Hadleigh.

Staff and students at Colchester Academy are celebrating their success after the school received its first ever ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.

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