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A drunk man whose inflatable drifted a third of a mile out to sea in Clacton after “trying to win a bet” had to be rescued by the beach patrol team.

Authorities investigating the tragic death of a 40ft fin whale which washed up at Holland-on-Sea, believe the juvenile was hit by a ship and suffered a punctured lung.

Essex Police has arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of drug driving after they were called with concerns over someone’s driving in Braintree,

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was found abandoned in a cat carrier on the A14 flyover at Levington.

A 19-year-old remains in hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed in Chelmsford yesterday, with detectives arresting a man on suspicion of GBH.

Concerns have been raised about anti-social behaviour at the proposed SnOasis site in Great Blakenham – with fears those using it illegally for swimming and motorcycling “risk a serious accident”.

A young man has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries following a stabbing in Chelmsford – with police using additional stop-and-search powers in the area.

Argos announced it was closing its Carr Street store almost 12 months ago – with plans now in the pipeline to completely transform the firm’s former premises in Ipswich.

Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment an “unbelievably lucky” cyclist risked their life to travel over a level crossing while the barriers were lowering.

Zookeepers in Colchester have announced the exciting arrival of three bush dog pups during lockdown – and they want your help naming them.

A giant pet tortoise – measuring around one metre long – was seen wandering the streets of Kesgrave by bemused members of the public this afternoon.

A private beach in Wrabness remains cordoned off following a fire which destroyed five beach huts and damaged another two.

Children in East Bergholt have been enjoying their first day back at school in the open air, thanks to a local events company who has installed two tipis in the school’s grounds.

The owner of Collen & Clare says coronavirus could have a devastating impact on Aldeburgh’s high street – as she is forced to close two of her stores permanently as a result of the pandemic.

If you are a keen sky gazer, then here are all the important astronomical events to mark on your calendar throughout June – including a strawberry moon, space station and clouds made out of ice crystals.

Three men have been sentenced to time in prison in Suffolk and north Essex this week, receiving a combination of more than eight years behind bars.

Authorities are continuing to determine how they will move a 40ft-long dead fin whale from the Clacton shore, closing the beaches to the public for the remainder of the day.

The body of a 40ft fin whale, which is the second largest mammal in the world, has washed up on Clacton beach this morning.

A 67-year-old who has a love of crafts is using her time at home to create face masks with plastic windows, which she thinks could help children in schools and those who have trouble hearing.

Nando’s has reopened its Colchester Tollgate branch for deliveries as it gradually begins to fire up its grills across the UK.

A 17-year-old boy from Ipswich is fighting for his life after undergoing two open heart surgeries and being put into a coma following a freak motorcycle accident.

People in Ipswich say they will continue to “shop online for the foreseeable future” despite stores planning to reopen following the coronavirus lockdown.

More than 1,000 McDonald’s drive-thru restaurants, including all sites in Suffolk, will be reopened to the public from next week.

A Suffolk events company is using two of its gigantic tipis to support a primary school as it prepares to welcome an increased number of children from June 1.

A craft store in the usually bustling seaside town of Felixstowe has decided to cease trading following the coronavirus lockdown.

New figures reveal that Ipswich has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the area, while West Suffolk has been least affected by the virus.

Four men have been jailed in Suffolk and north Essex this week, with two of them sentenced to a total of 32 years after attempting to rob security staff at Tesco with a gun.

Colchester Zoo is preparing a number of new restrictions for when it is given the green light to reopen, after more than eight weeks of closure and a devastating loss of income.

Two independent businesses in Suffolk are part of a national campaign which hopes to ‘Save Our Venues’ from the devastating impact of Covid-19 – raising money to help support grass roots musicians and keep venues afloat.

A primary school which has been open to the children of key workers has closed after two pupils tested positive for Covid-19.

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