The RSPCA are trying to find the owners of a red parrot found flying around a building site in Colchester in Essex.
The brightly-coloured eclectus parrot called Ripley was found by builders working on a new sports centre in United Way, next to Colchester United’s ground.
“Ripley obviously doesn’t give a hoot about health and safety but, luckily for her, the quick-thinking workers were able to confine her in an empty room before I got there to catch her.
“I took her to our Essex North East branch and Ripley is now being cared for by staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s Danaher Animal Home.
The RSPCA is trying reunite Ripley with her owner and are asking anyone with information to contact the appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
If Ripley is not claimed with a set amount of time then she will be re-homed.
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A report by ITV Anglia's Malcolm Robertson
As the summer visitors begin to drift away, the campaign to keep the region's beaches neat and tidy is being stepped up.
This weekend, volunteers are out combing our shoreline as part of the Great British Beach Clean. Malcolm Robertson's been to Minsmere in Sufffolk.
Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia says there are now 600,000 more seats available a year on its intercity trains between Norwich and London.
Seven catering carriages have been fitted with 54 seats each and extra seats added to some standard carriages. Its all part of a £12 million refurbishment of all intercity trains.
New figures show a sharp rise in demand for ambulances during this month's heatwave.
From 12th - 15th September, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 11,500 emergency calls regionally, compared to 10,300 over the same period last year.
"Despite the increase in demand faced over recent days, our staff and volunteers have continued to deliver quality care to all of our patients and for that I want to thank them. We would like to remind patients to only call us in an emergency such as a heart attack, stroke or major trauma and to otherwise consider contacting your GP, attending an urgent care centre, attending a hospital or contacting a pharmacist.”
M11 southbound partially blocked due to accident at J8 A120 / B1256 Stortford Road / B1256 (Bishops Stortford).
NHS bosses have announced plans to reduce maternity services at the Fryatt Hospital in Harwich to ease financial pressures.
Colchester Hospital University Trust says women may not have the option to give birth there from April next year.
Ante-natal, post-natal and consultant clinics will still carry on, as well as other maternity services.
The Trust is expected to make a decision by the end of the month.
“The Trust understands that the Harwich maternity unit is highly valued by some residents and is carefully considering this as part of its thinking.However, the Trust is also acutely aware of its role and responsibility as a guardian of public funds and their efficient and sustainable use. As part of these discussions, we must take into account the increasing cost of offering patients the option of giving birth at the unit. I can not as the person responsible for the public purse, for taxpayers money, I can not take the decision that means we are losing £6,000 per birth."
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain across Essex, Thurrock & Hertfordshire.
It's valid from 0300 Fri 16 Sep to 1000 Fri 16 Sep.
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Another fine day but rain is on it's way. Click below for the full forecast from Helen Plint