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The popular East Anglian Railway Museum, which provides a living record of the region’s transport history, has reopened after being “hit hard” by the Covid-19 crisis.

Colchester Zoo’s crowned crane pair Charles and Camilla have welcomed two healthy chicks to their ‘royal’ family.

A man accused of punching a police officer in the face in Colchester has been summonsed to court.

The family of a 14-year-old boy who tragically took his own life after struggling to deal with his mother’s death have vowed to “make it normal” for boys to talk about mental health to help prevent future tragedies.

Drivers heading from Colchester towards Ipswich will face diversions as works to resurface and renew road markings on the A12 goes ahead.

A cancer charity for young people set up in memory of a tragic 19-year-old has seen a 1,000% rise in demand for grants - despite losing £70,000 in income since Covid-19.

Colchester Zoo has warned that wildlife parks still face “huge financial concerns” despite reopening - because Covid-19 has forced them to drastically reduce visitor numbers.

A brand new research centre at Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals will carry out “ground-breaking” studies which will benefit young patients with conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy.

Plans have been submitted to build a food storage centre near the A12 in Ardleigh, which could create more than 300 permanent jobs.

A county lines drug gang operating in Suffolk and north Essex used a 26-year-old woman’s flat in Colchester as part of their network, a court heard.

Colchester Zoo has welcomed three emerald green iguanas following a successful breeding pair.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 33-year-old man was stabbed on Saturday night in Colchester.

A teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of arson following four grass fires at Friday Woods in Colchester, which were found to be deliberate.

A man was punched in the face and another was bitten when a fight broke out near The Playhouse in Colchester.

Owners of one of the best rollerskating rinks in Europe are ready to welcome back customers – but are drastically reducing their capacity to ensure everyone feels safe.

Police are increasing patrols in an area of Colchester after a teenager was raped in the early hours of the morning.

A fire has caused “extensive damage” at a Colchester Zoo coffee shop after a malfunction within the ice cream freezer.

A 32-year-old man who battled coronavirus and pneumonia has praised hospital staff for saving his life as he continues his battle against the disease.

More than 20,000 coronavirus antibody tests have been completed on NHS staff, patients and military personnel in the area in just six weeks.

Firefighters are at the scene of four different grass fires in Friday Woods, just a few miles south of Colchester.

A former gymnastics instructor from Colchester has been summonsed to court to answer allegations of sexual offences against children over a 13-year period.

Controversial plans for an adult entertainment venue in Colchester have been blocked after its application for a license was refused.

Controversial proposals to move hip and knee surgery away from Ipswich Hospital will now be subject to their own debate in parliament.

Park and ride services in Colchester are to resume from Monday, July 6 - albeit on a reduced timetable.

A litter of four cheetah cubs who were born at Colchester Zoo during the lockdown have been exploring outside for the first time.

Residents in Colchester are calling for an extension to the ban on private cars driving in the high street after seeing the benefits of cleaner air and safer roads in lockdown.

Animal lovers can see all of Colchester Zoo’s animals from July 4, as social distancing is reduced to one-metre.

A Suffolk pub which has been closed since January to undergo a complete refurbishment is introducing outdoor dining pods to help welcome customers and staff back safely.

Plans to move hip and knee surgery out of Ipswich could get a wider debate in Parliament, after the town’s MP raised the issue twice in the House of Commons this week.

An exclusive exhibition about Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has helped Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion enjoy a record-breaking year.

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