One new coronavirus-related death has been confirmed in the region after a patient with the illness died at Colchester Hospital.

A drug-dealer from London caught with more than 100 wraps of crack cocaine in Colchester has been jailed for more than two years.

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

A Colchester man who shared the heartbreaking story of losing his baby son at just one day old is now raising thousands for the charities which supported him and his wife through “the unimaginable”.

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.

The NHS trust running Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has made a plea for communities to stop donating personal protective equipment (PPE) after insisting supplies remain steady.

A “debacle” over testing suspected Covid-19 patients has greatly improved in recent weeks, Ipswich and Colchester hospitals’ chief executive Nick Hulme has said.

This was the dramatic scene at Colchester’s Middlewick Ranges after a fire - believed to have been started deliberately - broke out at the popular walking spot.

A man has been charged with failing to comply with the sex offenders’ register after being arrested by police officers patrolling in Essex.

Zookeepers have announced the exciting arrival of a baby pygmy hippopotamus at Colchester Zoo.

A muntjac deer which had become trapped in Colchester was rescued by firefighters.

A dad has described the heartbreaking moment his family “watched their lives burn in front of them” after a fire ripped through their house in Colchester leaving them homeless.

Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman died following a crash in Colchester.

Pregnant women once again have the choice of home births in Suffolk and north Essex after it had been on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.

They work tirelessly day in, day out to care for you and save lives - so take a few moments to thank these heroic frontline workers at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals on International Nurses Day.

People in need of urgent or immediate care have been encouraged to still visit Colchester and Ipswich hospitals for treatment - despite the Covid-19 crisis.

A police appeal has been launched after a woman was allegedly raped by a man in a Colchester car park.

A Colchester man has been charged with kidnap following a burglary that took place in the town in January.

Thousands of Colchester, Braintree and Chelmsford homes which have been “blighted by years of poor rural digital connectivity” will get their brand new hyper-fast broadband by December 2020, it has been confirmed.

Police are appealing for information after brazen thieves broke into an elderly woman’s home and stole her car keys.

A retired nurse has returned to the frontline to fight coronavirus at Colchester Hospital - saying she “couldn’t sit at home doing nothing”.

Inspirational twins who serve as volunteer medics for the NHS in Colchester have spoken of their pride as they step up their duties in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

A man has been charged after police raided a Colchester home and discovered more than 100 cannabis plants.

Police are investigating an incident of hate crime where a runner was struck by an egg in Colchester by someone in a passing vehicle.

There have been 15 more deaths in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

A huge fire broke out at an industrial site in Stanway, with six crews working for several hours to extinguish the blaze.

An Essex pub has been ordered to stop serving customers immediately after ignoring the Prime Minister’s ban on trading during lockdown.

Suffolk construction employees who are now out of work due to coronavirus are volunteering day and night to help ensure frontline doctors and nurses in contact with Covid-19 patients have safe masks.

With the prospect of weeks at home, finding interesting ways to spend quality time with family is even more important – Colchester’s best board game brains take a look at the best games to keep you entertained.

The impact of coronavirus restrictions has hit high streets this weekend – and these are some of the stores which have announced closures.

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