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Bosses have welcomed the Chancellor’s new measures to support hospitality businesses in Essex and other Tier 2 areas – calling them “a very significant improvement”.

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.

Harwich’s very own Mary Berry has proved you are never too old to volunteer after baking more than 150 pies for the vulnerable during lockdown.

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

Essex’s public health chief has called for people to “act now” to prevent further restrictions in the future as the county enters the “High” alert tier.

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

A Colchester restaurant owner said 75% of bookings for Saturday night have been cancelled following the upcoming ban of household mixing in Essex as he called for more support from the government.

Essex will be placed into the ‘High’ level of restrictions under Tier 2 of the government’s coronavirus system following a rise in cases – but what does this mean you can and cannot do?

Patients in Suffolk and north Essex are among thousands across the UK to have their routine blood tests cancelled due to a supply chain failure.

A Clacton woman who lost her daughter when she was just 18 years old is lining the seafront with coloured ribbons to remember those who have died.

The organiser of a wedding party in Margaretting has become the first person in Essex to be fined £10,000 for organising a large gathering.

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.

Nearly 400 jobs are set to be axed at Stansted Airport following a 90% reduction in demand for travel amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

A popular wood-fired pizza company is opening a new restaurant in Halstead this week – with Bury St Edmunds next on the list.

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

The director of a theatre ticketing firm has been ordered to pay up after being convicted of fraudulent trading over money owed to an Essex theatre.

A top Essex police officer has spoken out to reassure parents over concerns about child safety.

An award-winning pub in Nayland is launching a Victorian-style glass house to help prepare for the winter months amid coronavirus fears – creating an ‘inside garden’ for its guests.

An unauthorised traveller encampment at Clacton’s Martello Bay has prompted the Toby Carvery restaurant to temporarily close its doors.

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

Nearly 60% of parents said they are worried about the size of their children’s class bubbles in Suffolk and Essex amid coronavirus fears – with more than half calling for face masks to become compulsory in schools.

A senior member of staff at Ravens Academy in Clacton has tested positive for coronavirus, leading to a full closure of both the primary and pre-school.

A Covid-compliant Halloween festival will be held over nine days at Clacton Pier during the October half-term.

Everything you need to know about Osea - location for Sky’s The Third Day.

A man was assaulted and taken to hospital following an incident in Clacton where men reportedly forced their way into a caravan armed with weapons.

An arson investigation has been launched after two vehicles were deliberately set on fire in Bradfield.

Clacton Pier has been illuminated in green to raise awareness of a genetic disease which took the life of a toddler at just 13 months old.

Musicians from Felsted School hope to prove ‘classical is cool’ when they perform in the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals as part of the Chineke! Junior Orchestra.

The UK is continuing to loosen its lockdown rules to allow people more freedom as coronavirus cases remain under control – but when will you be able to hug a family member?

A family from Colchester says it is their ‘dream come true’ to be the new landlords of The Crown pub in Manningtree – adding it was an opportunity they couldn’t miss.

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