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A “kind-hearted, bubbly” young woman died of cancer after she was turned away from doctors more than 10 times - three years after she first complained of foot pain.

A new £28.7million sports park off the A12 has delayed its opening - amid fears it would be “overshadowed by the risk of Covid-19”.

A white rhino has given birth to her first calf at Colchester Zoo, bringing the total number born there to six.

A fire which engulfed three vehicles and a surrounding car port in a Colchester estate is being treated as arson.

A man who fell asleep was saved from his “heavily smoke-logged” Colchester flat when a fire broke out in the kitchen - after cooking was left unattended in the oven.

A 16-year-old lioness named Malika has sadly died at Colchester Zoo after suffering with liver disease.

A Colchester restaurant owner said 75% of bookings for Saturday night have been cancelled following the upcoming ban of household mixing in Essex as he called for more support from the government.

Essex will be placed into the ‘High’ level of restrictions under Tier 2 of the government’s coronavirus system following a rise in cases – but what does this mean you can and cannot do?

A Colchester woman suspected of racially abusing a family has been charged.

More than 30 students at the University of Essex have been issued with fines for breaking Covid-19 regulations after police attended house parties in Colchester.

Backlogs in cases coming to Suffolk’s courts are “deeply worrying” according to the police and crime commissioner – with some victims and witnesses having to travel as far as Chelmsford to give evidence.

Work has started on a new retail park in Colchester with a B&Q, Aldi, M&S and essential road improvements for the area.

Two people have suffered minor injuries after their car flipped onto its roof during a crash.

Plans to build a same-day emergency treatment unit at Ipswich Hospital have moved a step forward, after a planning application was submitted – with hopes it will be open by the start of 2021.

The number of accident and emergency visits at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have risen to levels seen pre-coronavirus lockdown, figures have shown.

A bagel and doughnut shop in Colchester town centre has announced its sudden closure following the impact of coronavirus.

The family of a woman who died in a collision with a car in Colchester have described her as a “rare and kind soul”.

Olly Murs will be returning to his home town of Colchester for the final show of his summer tour next year, it has been announced.

A police helicopter was used to help search for a male suspect last night after reports a woman had been threatened in Colchester.

A man celebrating his 35th birthday party in Colchester has been fined - after police interrupted his birthday party for breaching the new Covid-19 “rule of six”.

The trial of a man accused of causing the death of a 39-year-old woman in Colchester by dangerous driving will take place in February next year.

A “small number” of staff and students at the University of Essex have tested positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

The A12 has reopened after police closed the northbound carriageway due to an oil spill.

A widow from Colchester is taking on an ancient challenge to walk the length of a Roman route across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, tracing a story handed down through generations of her family.

Every year, Suffolk Museums run the Transforming People to Transform Museums project – but this year Matthew Jones, the project officer, said the traineeship had a special purpose.

Colchester council’s commercial housing company has started worked on a housing scheme in Lexden.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of thefts at pubs and restaurants throughout Colchester.

The tallest cherry picker platform lift in the country was brought in to help carry out an urgent inspection of Colchester’s treasured 137-year-old Jumbo water tower.

A hospital stay wasn’t enough to keep lovebirds Bob and Joan apart after 67 years of a happy and prosperous marriage.

From starting a pizza business in a horse box to opening his fourth and fifth Dough & Co restaurants – how a young entrepreneur from Bury St Edmunds has become a huge success.

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