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More than 700 people have signed a petition to save a children’s club in Mistley which has been a “lifeline” to parents of special needs children for more than 20 years.

A fire which engulfed three vehicles and a surrounding car port in a Colchester estate is being treated as arson.

A 16-year-old lioness named Malika has sadly died at Colchester Zoo after suffering with liver disease.

More than 30 students at the University of Essex have been issued with fines for breaking Covid-19 regulations after police attended house parties in Colchester.

A bagel and doughnut shop in Colchester town centre has announced its sudden closure following the impact of coronavirus.

A police helicopter was used to help search for a male suspect last night after reports a woman had been threatened in Colchester.

Extinction Rebellion activists protested at banks in Essex in an attempt to persuade them not to invest in fossil fuels.

A new BBC programme gives viewers an insight into two animal-action-packed weeks at Colchester Zoo during the pandemic.

A former soldier who was told he may not walk again after a crash on the A12 has defied the odds to hike 360 miles across the UK.

Debenhams stores across Suffolk and north Essex made almost 70 people redundant via conference call this week, it is alleged.

Hundreds of visitors flocking to picture-postcard Dedham have left local roads in chaos, with the area now like “a Butlin’s holiday camp”.

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

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.

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

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

An Essex-based football charity has donated more than 15,000 pairs of boots to children in Africa – and has set its sights on giving even more vital kit this year.

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.

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

A Colchester police officer has been praised for his “heroic actions” after he jumped into water in Castle Park to save a teenager from drowning.

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.

JD Sports stores across Suffolk and Essex will reopen from June 15, as lockdown restrictions ease further.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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