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A new £28.7million sports park off the A12 has delayed its opening - amid fears it would be “overshadowed by the risk of Covid-19”.

Colchester

A white rhino has given birth to her first calf at Colchester Zoo, bringing the total number born there to six.

Colchester

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

Colchester

A man who fell asleep was saved from his “heavily smoke-logged” Colchester flat when a fire broke out in the kitchen - after cooking was left unattended in the oven.

Colchester

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

Colchester

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

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.

Coronavirus

Backlogs in cases coming to Suffolk’s courts are “deeply worrying” according to the police and crime commissioner – with some victims and witnesses having to travel as far as Chelmsford to give evidence.

Tim Passmore

Work has started on a new retail park in Colchester with a B&Q, Aldi, M&S and essential road improvements for the area.

Colchester

Plans to build a same-day emergency treatment unit at Ipswich Hospital have moved a step forward, after a planning application was submitted – with hopes it will be open by the start of 2021.

Ipswich Hospital

The number of accident and emergency visits at Suffolk and north Essex hospitals have risen to levels seen pre-coronavirus lockdown, figures have shown.

Coronavirus

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

Colchester

Olly Murs will be returning to his home town of Colchester for the final show of his summer tour next year, it has been announced.

Colchester

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

Essex

A man celebrating his 35th birthday party in Colchester has been fined - after police interrupted his birthday party for breaching the new Covid-19 “rule of six”.

Coronavirus

The trial of a man accused of causing the death of a 39-year-old woman in Colchester by dangerous driving will take place in February next year.

Colchester

A “small number” of staff and students at the University of Essex have tested positive for coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

University of Essex

The A12 has reopened after police closed the northbound carriageway due to an oil spill.

Colchester

A widow from Colchester is taking on an ancient challenge to walk the length of a Roman route across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, tracing a story handed down through generations of her family.

Colchester

Every year, Suffolk Museums run the Transforming People to Transform Museums project – but this year Matthew Jones, the project officer, said the traineeship had a special purpose.

Suffolk Live

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of thefts at pubs and restaurants throughout Colchester.

Colchester

The tallest cherry picker platform lift in the country was brought in to help carry out an urgent inspection of Colchester’s treasured 137-year-old Jumbo water tower.

Colchester

A hospital stay wasn’t enough to keep lovebirds Bob and Joan apart after 67 years of a happy and prosperous marriage.

Colchester

From starting a pizza business in a horse box to opening his fourth and fifth Dough & Co restaurants – how a young entrepreneur from Bury St Edmunds has become a huge success.

Suffolk

Motorists are experiencing slow moving traffic following a collision between a lorry and a caravan that closed one lane of a major dual carriageway.

Colchester

Frail patients in need of hip or knee replacements who have existing medical conditions will not be denied care under plans to move orthopaedics surgery out of Ipswich, senior hospital chiefs have confirmed.

Ipswich Borough Council

Colchester’s treasured 137-year-old Jumbo water tower is in need of urgent repair after cracks and other signs of structural damage were found at the Victorian landmark.

Colchester

A 17-year-old boy from Colchester who was reported missing last week has been found.

Colchester

A new “ambitious” plan to buy 100 new council homes in Colchester at a cost of £22million is set to be approved.

Colchester

A man in his 20s has appeared in court charged in connection with a fatal collision on a Colchester housing estate.

Colchester

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