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A Colchester mum who was one of the first people in the UK to contract Covid-19 is calling for financial support from the government as she continues to suffer more than nine months on.

Suffolk Live

A Conservative Essex MP has said the government has “misjudged the mood of the country” as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to U-turn on free school meals.

Coronavirus

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.

Suffolk Live

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.

Essex

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

Colchester

Police officers are conducting patrols near Clacton train station after two girls were reportedly followed by men seen “acting suspiciously”.

Essex

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

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.

Suffolk

Essex County Council has requested to have tighter lockdown restrictions enforced on it in a bid to combat rising cases.

Coronavirus

A sea rescue by crews from Walton and Frinton RNLI and Harwich RNLI will feature in tonight’s episode of the popular BBC show Saving Lives at Sea.

Essex

Essex County Council has announced its intention to write to the government requesting to be moved into tougher tier two Covid restrictions.

Essex

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.

Essex

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.

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

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

Suffolk

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

Colchester

Parents are being urged to be vigilant after a mum fears two men seen acting suspiciously were trying to snatch her two-year-old boy from his pushchair.

Suffolk Live

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.

Suffolk Live

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

Essex

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

Essex

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.

Coronavirus

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.

Coronavirus

The flu vaccine is offered free each year to children, but due to the coronavirus pandemic may be even more at the forefront of parents’ minds this winter.

Suffolk

Supermarkets in Suffolk and Essex – including Morrisons and Tesco – have introduced a purchase limit on a small number of key products.

Coronavirus

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

Essex

With staggered start times, face coverings and class ‘bubbles’, school days across Suffolk and Essex have become very different to what children and parents are used to – how have you found it so far?

Suffolk Live

School leaders in Suffolk have expressed their “concern” over the increasing coronavirus infection rates as we look ahead to the winter.

Suffolk Live

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.

Suffolk Live

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