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.

Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s Aldi and Lidl shops across Suffolk have taken drastic measures to protect vulnerable shoppers from the effects of mass panic buying.

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

All council-maintained country parks in Essex are shutting because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Colchester Zoo is temporarily closing its doors on Monday to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Every National Trust site in Suffolk and Essex has closed to help restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

Three men have been charged with burglary after a haul of loo roll and hand sanitiser was discovered by police in Essex.

Foodbanks across Suffolk and Essex are under ever-increasing pressure as panic buying strips supermarket shelves of would-be food donations.

More than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the UK in the last 24 hours.

John Lewis will close all of their shops across the UK in reaction to government advice and the coronavirus pandemic.

Supermarket chain Tesco is going even further to support the nation by introducing a ‘browsing hour’ before checkouts open for NHS workers.

Updated Travel: A12 northbound is now open

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The A12 northbound in Essex was shut earlier this morning as roadworks overran.

The forecast is for fine weather this weekend - including Mothering Sunday - so while hospitality venues are shut to the public, the outdoors may beckon.

Waves of events have been postponed and venues and offices are closing to the public in Suffolk and Essex due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Every school in the UK will close indefinitely from Friday, March 20 to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

A musician is attempting to bring calm in a time of panic by broadcasting live performances to care homes across Suffolk and Essex amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A primary school in Dovercourt has told parents that a pupil has reportedly contracted Covid-19 - with a “thorough clean-up” in place but no immediate plans to close.

The Colchester half marathon, due to take place later this month, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Follow our live blog for all the latest information on coronavirus in the East of England – and all the government’s advice in one place.

The latest government figures have shown that the number of people with coronavirus in the East of England has risen by 28 - and there are now three cases in Suffolk.

Thousands of scouts and guides have been left disappointed after the Essex International Jamboree was cancelled due to coronavirus fears.

Police are looking for this missing man in Colchester - can you help them find him?

See the moment two children are airlifted to safety by the coastguard after getting stuck in mud off the coast of Essex.

The death of a man near a bingo hall in Colchester is not being treated as suspicious.

Exclusive designs for a proposed play park on a 200-acre estate in Essex have been revealed.

A GP surgery near Chelmsford has confirmed that one of its patients has tested positive for coronavirus and is operating on a reduced number of doctors due to the need to self-isolate.

Universal Credit was discussed in parliament - with Clacton’s MP asking how the government will help people unable to get to job centres.

A knifepoint robbery and violent assault in just 48 hours have resulted in demands for more officers on patrol in Colchester.

Last week, parents found out if their children had got into their first choice high school - next up it will be turn of those with children starting primary school this September.

Furious residents have blasted plans for more homes on Essex’s Mersea Island, telling developers their community is already at breaking point.

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