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Ed with members of staff during his visit to Colchester Zoo

Pop singer Ed Sheeran visits Colchester Zoo

Row after school blocks up pathway

Row after school blocks up pathway

Andrew and Ash Condon looking at the grave

Family visit grave of youngest soldier to die in First World War

£4 million worth of train improvements for Colchester

£4 million worth of train improvements for Colchester

Colchester goes for gold for Britain in Bloom

Colchester goes for gold for Britain in Bloom

Mystery gardeners brighten up roundabout

Mystery gardeners brighten up roundabout

Amorous couple put the 'blue' into Clacton's Blue Flag beach

Amorous couple put the 'blue' into Clacton's Blue Flag beach

Mum fights with council over trees filled with wasps and hornets

Mum fights with council over trees filled with wasps and hornets

Enquiries into the cause of the collision are ongoing

Woman who died in collision named as 82-year-old Jean Wilcox

Business just booming for us

Business just booming for us

Your plans are rubbish! It’s time to invest in recycling

Your plans are rubbish! It’s time to invest in recycling

Man drowns in Abberton reservoir

Man drowns in Abberton reservoir

Colchester jewellery shop burglar jailed seven years later after boasting about getting away with it

Colchester jewellery shop burglar jailed seven years after boasting about getting away with it

Fire service bosses warn: No response to automatic alarms during strike

Fire service bosses warn: No response to automatic alarms during strike

Illegal gas engineer put customer at risk

Illegal gas engineer put customer at risk

Sport

In good hands - Tony Ashby is helping Colchester United's academy carve a strong reputation within the game. Picture: SEANA HUGHES (CO107770-03)

Ashby is a driving force in U's academy

SUCCESS: Joe Alexander was the winner of the Geoff Day Memorial 5k race.

Great day for Alexander at the Geoff Day race

Brantham are ready for the challenge

Brantham are ready for the challenge

Links medal haul in Glasgow

Links medal haul in Glasgow

Debut: Giles Askham took 15th place in his first time trial of more than 30 miles

Ward sets fastest time at the Colchester Rovers Open time trial

Promise - Louis Dunne came on as a substitute for Colchester United in their 1-0 friendly defeat against Fulham on Saturday.

Humes happy to hand Dunne his opportunity

Badge goes to Loughran

Badge goes to Loughran

Humphries hard work is being reward by an England call-up

Humphries hard work is being reward by an England call-up

Tisbury is the third lady overall in five-mile race

Tisbury is the third lady overall in five-mile race

ENJOYING THE DAY: A wet Daniel and James Stacey enjoyed the a fun day’s racing.

Ranson and Brzezinski take SOS Cup

Two Colne pairs are into finals

Two Colne pairs are into finals

Bowlers enjoy success in county competitions

Bowlers enjoy success in county competitions

"We have to finish our chances" admits Humes after U's suffer friendly defeat against Fulham

"We have to finish our chances" admits Humes after U's suffer friendly defeat against Fulham

Fitness boost - U's keeper Sam Walker played another 45 minutes as he continues his comeback from a knee injury in the U's

U's narrowly beaten by Fulham XI in final pre-season friendly

National Sport

Martyn Rooney has successfully appealed to be included in the men's individual 400m at the World Athletics Championships

Rooney wins World Champs appeal

Adam Peaty won gold in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan on Monday

Peaty ends British drought

Enner Valencia, pictured centre, is likely to be out of action for up to three months

Valencia facing three months out

WADA and the IAAF will investigate the doping claims

Lamine laments latest allegations

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