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.

The A120 has reopened after a lorry overturned on the westbound carriageway following a two vehicle collision near Coggeshall.

A man in his 40s has died following a collision on the A12 at Chelmsford, with the road closing for several hours overnight while investigations continue.

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.

Pubs and restaurants will reopen after months of closure this weekend on what is being called ‘Super Saturday’ – but will the skies stay dry or will punters be inclined to stay home?

A man in his 30s has died in a crash just outside Chelmsford last night.

A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital and a road is closed after a crash in Mistley.

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.

A five-figure sum of cash was seized by police after a vehicle was stopped at Harwich Port last night.

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.

Ipswich political leaders have united in condemning plans to move hip and knee surgery out of the town, and urged the final decision makers not to pursue the proposals.

Controversial plans to move hip and knee surgery out of Ipswich Hospital into a brand new facility in Colchester have divided opinion since being announced.

People in Suffolk and Essex will be able to get their hands on vegan sausage rolls from Thursday as the food retailer has announced which shops will reopen.

A man has been captured on a doorbell camera in Colchester taking two milk bottles from a doorstep in the early hours of the morning, minutes after they were delivered.

Two orthopaedic surgeons at Ipswich Hospital have slammed proposals to axe hip and knee surgery in the town and move it to Colchester, claiming that it will be “detrimental” to Suffolk patients.

Plans to move orthopaedic surgery out of Ipswich and into a new facility in Colchester have been recommended for approval, despite nearly two thirds of consultation respondents being against the move.

Jeremy Bamber is launching a new appeal to the High Court in a bid to have his murder convictions overturned.

Parties are cancelled so how have parents been ensuring their children have a wonderful time on their lockdown birthday?

A bungalow in Jaywick has been completely gutted by a huge fire which left more than 120 homes in the seaside town without power.

You might not be able to see it in person during the lockdown - but now Colchester Castle is educating children about their town’s past online, with new activities and virtual learning.

NHS frontline staff will be guests of honour at a special party on Clacton Pier once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

A woman from North Essex who wanted to break down barriers for breastfeeding mums has won an award to help progress her new business.

Plans for almost 100 more homes on Mersea Island are facing stiff opposition from locals.

More than 900 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours in the UK – the highest daily figure so far.

Supermarkets across the region are going to great lengths to make sure older, vulnerable shoppers and NHS staff are getting the supplies they need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nine more people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals across Suffolk and north Essex.

Find all of the bank holiday opening times for pharmacies and chemists in Suffolk and Essex here.

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