By Kotryna Visockyte
A woman from a Fenland village has launched a “walking library”, hiding books in various outdoor locations for people to find and read.
Asta Siskiene started the Walsoken Walking Library last year with her two daughters in their village, which is just outside Wisbech. “We bought bags, cleaned the books to make them covid-19 secure, put books in the bags, and scattred them through the village,” she said. “The project was born from love for books and desire to help others.” Continue reading Spreading the word in the Fens
By Rita Flores
Colchester and Ipswich museums join forces with Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities to bring home learning activities throughout the lockdown.
“Museum from Home” was the project launched during the first lockdown and it has been available across this new national lockdown, intending to bring a slice of Museum life to families since those have been closed. Continue reading Museums continue online activities for kids
By Abbey Richold
A manhunt has been launched by the Essex police after the body of an 83-year-old was found in his home in Aldham village last Tuesday.
Donald Ralph was found at approximately 1pm in what is believed by the police to be a targeted attack. Continue reading Essex police launch murder manhunt
By Austeja Treinyte
Colchester-based charity Lepra is celebrating this week as 11 runners have completed the London Marathon raising over £20,000.
The runners raised money by holding quizzes, casino nights and even running their own fundraisers on Facebook to help transform the lives of people affected by leprosy. Continue reading Runners raise £21k to beat leprosy