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The multi-million pound conversion of the club that once housed the Hollywood and Kartouche clubs in Ipswich is nearly finished.

Julie Hinton is in no doubt. “What my mum went through as a child was horrific. Horrific,” she says.

A project to help visually-impaired people enjoy running events has been launched in conjunction with parkruns in the north Essex area.

Colchester-based ROL Cruise, the independent cruise retailer, has celebrated the arrival of 2019 with an array of honours in industry awards.

Historic almshouses once used by a famous mayor to provide homes for people who had “lived well and fallen into decay” have re-opened after a £1million facelift.

A former paratrooper from Kesgrave is running, kayaking and cycling the length of the UK to raise money for a new ‘off road’ powered wheelchair for his niece living with cerebral palsy.

Orphaned as a young boy when his parents were killed in the gas chambers, Ipswich-based Frank Bright is one of the last people in Britain able to offer first-hand testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust.

From classic books adapted into plays, to modern takes on fairy tales, there’s so many child friendly theatre shows on offer across Suffolk and north Essex this season.

A touring gin festival which is stopping off in Ipswich this spring will offer everything from Palma Violet gin to a rhubarb and custard-flavoured option.

The new 44-page Visitor Guide and Discover DL Mini Guide provide a snapshot of what Colchester has to offer potential visitors to the borough, to assist them during their stay.

A Colchester veteran who claims he suffered a campaign of abuse while serving in Suffolk has launched a fight to crack down on bullying in the Army.

Colchester-based Pot ‘O’ Rizotto has proved a hit during 2018, now there are plans for further growth and a subtle change in direction.

Ipswich-based property law firm Attwells has purchased a new Colchester office on North Hill in the heart of the town, with plans to open in March 2019.

We all consider ourselves to be good drivers, always kind and considerate on the road.

But how could we prove it? Telematics can - and it can bring lower car insurance premiums.

University Centre Colchester has announced a new academic partnership with the University of East Anglia, stating that its former long term partner, the University of Essex, is “more focused on international partnerships”.

A Colchester-based scholarly association, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), has chosen a Sudbury agency to support the commemoration of its 50-year anniversary in 2020.

A man with severe autism was taken to hospital with a broken jaw following an unprovoked assault.

Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has warned that trading at the budget retail chain in the run-up to Christmas has been “challenging”.

A delighted Suffolk farmer has scooped the top beef cattle award at Colchester Christmas livestock prime stock show for the first time.

Award-winning law firm, Ellisons Solicitors, which is over 250 years old, is opening the doors to a third office in its home town of Colchester.

The University of Essex’s radical past helped it snag the title ‘University of the Year.’

Around 64 jobs have been saved at a Colchester-based logistics firm, which has become part of Litchfield-based Palletways UK.

The man behind one of Essex’s most successful businesses has pledged £30million of investment in his county - creating at least 115 new jobs.

More than 500 people are homeless in Colchester as the borough council carries out its annual count of rough sleepers in the town.

A networking group launches next week that will offer Tendring businesswomen a supportive environment in which to grow their enterprises.

Colchester department store presents a festive showpiece featuring the arrival of Santa, community performers, Megan McKenna and the Big Christmas Light Switch-On this Sunday.

More street lighting and CCTV cameras are being demanded after an alleged sexual assault in an alleyway - hours after a march against sexual violence.

A women’s charity in Colchester is calling on the town to join them as they march down the high street after dark, protesting against sexual violence.

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a stray rhea after it “casually strolled” into an Essex garden.

It will be winner-takes-all at Cambridge United, in this evening’s East Anglian derby, and Colchester United do not have to look far to seek inspiration.

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