A drug dealer found in possession of nearly a third of a kilo of cocaine worth up to £16,000 has been jailed for 30 months.

A garden community project in north Essex has received a huge funding boost in a bid to bring forwrd plans to build 43,000 new homes.

An inquest has opened into the death of a couple from Colchester who died in a devastating house fire in Capel St Mary.

Fire crews attended homes last night that were at risk of flooding as many areas are still under threat following the bad weather.

A 19-year-old man from Colchester has been charged with the murder of Murdoch Brown following a stabbing and assault in the town earlier this year.

This half term families visiting Colchester Zoo will be in with the chance catching a rare glimpse of twin Amur leopard cubs who are now starting to explore their outdoor enclosure.

This weekend westie owners from far and wide brought their beloved dogs together for a stroll around an Essex park.

Today students across Essex are nervously waiting to find out their GCSE results.

Zookeepers have shared adorable pictures of two rare red panda cubs which are currently safely hidden away from visitors.

Colchester Zoo have paid tribute to one of their much loved residents that died this morning.

A zoo in Essex is celebrating the birth of two adorable red river hog piglets.

The Army's Chief of General Staff has criticised soldiers' indiscipline, including the video of Colchester-based paratroopers using a picture of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that went viral.

A Bury St Edmunds undergraduate has designed six new innovative seats for a Colchester-based commercial seating manufacturer.

It's been a bleak year for the High Street, with stores closing and warnings issued by retailers. But today we ask - how are your shopping habits changing, and what influences them?

Thirteen staff at a specialist printing consumables firm in Colchester have lost their jobs after a buyer for the business could not be found.

National Apprenticeship Week is highlighting the benefits of training on the job versus university, but figures suggest many employers aren't getting on board.

A military policeman based at Colchester is in the running for the British Army's Apprentice of the Year award.

A government campaign to encourage more people into the tens of thousands of vacancies in the adult social care sector is 'long overdue', a Colchester-based care group says.

The number of passengers using trains in East Anglia continued to rise last year - but there are signs that the growth is starting to slow down.

The first new Intercity-style train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region after being brought across Europe from the Swiss Stadler factory where it was built.

An eight-year-old from Colchester is climbing one of Africa's highest mountains and raising money for the St Helena Hospice, which cared for his grandfather at the end of his life.

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.

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