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Colchester Zoo is preparing a number of new restrictions for when it is given the green light to reopen, after more than eight weeks of closure and a devastating loss of income.

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The NHS trust running Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has made a plea for communities to stop donating personal protective equipment (PPE) after insisting supplies remain steady.

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A “debacle” over testing suspected Covid-19 patients has greatly improved in recent weeks, Ipswich and Colchester hospitals’ chief executive Nick Hulme has said.

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A man has been charged with failing to comply with the sex offenders’ register after being arrested by police officers patrolling in Essex.

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Zookeepers have announced the exciting arrival of a baby pygmy hippopotamus at Colchester Zoo.

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A muntjac deer which had become trapped in Colchester was rescued by firefighters.

Colchester

A dad has described the heartbreaking moment his family “watched their lives burn in front of them” after a fire ripped through their house in Colchester leaving them homeless.

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Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman died following a crash in Colchester.

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Pregnant women once again have the choice of home births in Suffolk and north Essex after it had been on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.

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They work tirelessly day in, day out to care for you and save lives - so take a few moments to thank these heroic frontline workers at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals on International Nurses Day.

Ipswich

People in need of urgent or immediate care have been encouraged to still visit Colchester and Ipswich hospitals for treatment - despite the Covid-19 crisis.

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A police appeal has been launched after a woman was allegedly raped by a man in a Colchester car park.

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Police are appealing for information after brazen thieves broke into an elderly woman’s home and stole her car keys.

Colchester

A retired nurse has returned to the frontline to fight coronavirus at Colchester Hospital - saying she “couldn’t sit at home doing nothing”.

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Inspirational twins who serve as volunteer medics for the NHS in Colchester have spoken of their pride as they step up their duties in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

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Police are investigating an incident of hate crime where a runner was struck by an egg in Colchester by someone in a passing vehicle.

Colchester

There have been 15 more deaths in Suffolk and north Essex hospitals of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

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A huge fire broke out at an industrial site in Stanway, with six crews working for several hours to extinguish the blaze.

Colchester

Suffolk construction employees who are now out of work due to coronavirus are volunteering day and night to help ensure frontline doctors and nurses in contact with Covid-19 patients have safe masks.

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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.

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

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

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Fresh fears have been raised over a planned move of orthopaedic surgery out of Ipswich Hospital, with opponents suggesting it is not in the best interests of patients.

Ipswich Borough Council

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.

Coronavirus

Police are investigating after a burglar threatened a man with a knife, before making off with his computer game console, phone and cash.

Colchester

A sales manager and a salesman for a Colchester engineering company accused of abusing their positions by trying to poach customers for a rival business they were setting up have been cleared after a judge threw out the case against them.

Ipswich

An Ipswich woman who claims she was locked in a loft and left without food and drink for three days told police that she escaped by kicking the door open and running to a neighbour for help, a court has heard.

Ipswich

Fears have been raised by public sector chiefs that the move of orthopaedic surgery out of Ipswich Hospital could lead to a further exodus of services in future.

Colchester

Two orangutans are coming to Colchester Zoo.

Colchester

July temperatures beat the 70F average on 26 days, but that super summer has been pushed into the shadows. Why?

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