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Colchester music festival cancelled

Gazette: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ORGANISERS of Colchester’s I Am Music festival have announced the event in cancelled.

Seven-vehicle crash on A12 between Kelvedon and Marks Tey junctions

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash involving seven vehicles on the A12, between junction 24 for Kelvedon and junction 25 for Marks Tey.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles


5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).

Move from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital is one step closer

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

3:53pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE trust which runs Colchester’s hospitals will invest £1.1million to help transfer services from Essex County Hospital to Colchester General Hospital.

Traveller and gypsy sites in Colchester to double

Gazette: ILLEGAL: The travellers' camp on fields next to Clayton CE Primary School

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLCHESTER needs to double the number of traveller and gypsy pitches in the borough, according to a new report.

Taser use shoots up in Essex

Gazette: Taser use by Sussex Police increases fivefold

2:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TASERS shooting up to 50,000 volts of electricity into people are being deployed five times as often as two years ago in Essex.

Elderly woman seriously hurt in Colchester


1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN has suffered a serious head injury during an incident in Head Street

UPDATED: Travellers arrive at council car park


11:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

Travellers have pitched up on an Essex County Council car park.

Scouting for Girls drop out of Colchester music festival

Gazette: Scouting for Girls will play at Hardwick Live

11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

INDIE rock band Scouting for Girls have dropped out of Colchester’s I Am Music festival.

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

10:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

VAN drivers have been warned not to leave valuable tools in vehicles overnight.

Appeal after Rusty's van stolen and dumped - minus his wood carver's tools


8:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

THIEVES stole a wood carver’s tools from his van before abandoning it.

A120 tailbacks after slip road breakdown

Gazette: Police Road Closed Sign

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

DRIVERS faced long tailbacks on the A120 this morning after a vehicle broke down and blocked a lane.

Tea and history served up at new cafe


6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

13 happy years for retiring Lesley


4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils.

Hero Leonard was my dad's brother


4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative.

Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway


3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway.

UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape


2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Gazette: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award


12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside.

New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed.

Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road. 

Church given reprieve after demolition plans temporarily halted


10:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to knock down a historic north Essex church have been halted by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

School's out forever! Pupils and teachers bid farewell to Alderman Blaxill


10:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S the end of an era – Alderman Blaxill School, in Colchester, has closed for good.

Coastguards rescue stranded man from marshland

Gazette: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

8:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WALTON’S coastguard team was sent to rescue a man who had become stranded in an area of marshland after being cut off by the tide.

Work starts on restoration of "hidden gem"


6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESTORATION work is underway on a piece of Colchester's history.

Police flood estate after woman discovers burglar

Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE swarmed an estate after a woman caught a burglar trying to steal her television.

I’ll drive 8,000 miles on a tractor for Tom


12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER policeman will drive 8,000 miles on a tractor to raise money in memory of a former Colchester schoolboy.

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

Gazette: Businesses must lead Hythe regeneration

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BUSINESS group has urged the people behind an electoral change in Colchester to make the Hythe one single ward.

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.


10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Doctor charged with molesting boys worked at Colchester clinics


10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DOCTOR charged with molesting young boys worked at hospital clinics in Colchester.

UPDATED: Murder to be featured on BBC Crimewatch tonight

Gazette: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE murder of Nahid Al-Manea is due to feature on BBC Crimewatch tonight.

New group’s bid to inject life into town


7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW association is set to drive Manningtree forward in a bid to improve the town’s business prospects.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary


5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Lightning strike destroys young family's home


5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

Eight-page Colchester Race for Life picture special in Tuesday's Gazette


4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Women ran, jogged and walked through Castle Park as they joined together in a bid to beat cancer.

We’re driving the stars in Glasgow


4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORGET chugging along in congested Colchester!

Sir Bob Russell says Colchester Council planners are 'inflexible and rigid' amid claims they are holding back on £6million veterans project

Gazette: Sir Bob Russell

3:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

£6MILLION project in Colchester to help war veterans get back on their feet could have been ruined by Colchester Council, the town’s MP has claimed.

Colchester soldier jailed for eight years for hiving arsenal of ammunition, guns and chemicals


3:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SOLDIER has been jailed for eight years after a collection of lethal weapons was discovered in the boot of his car.

Police cuts not to blame for violent crimes in Colchester, says Home Secretary


10:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Financial pressures on Essex Police are not to blame for recent violent crimes in Colchester, the Home Secretary insists.

Rail services delayed because of fallen tree

Gazette: Expansion plans – the car park at Marks Tey railway station is set to be more than doubled in size.

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAIN services through Manningtree and Colchester have been disrupted because of an obstruction on the line.

UPDATED - Lightning storms: Your pictures from across north Essex


8:50am Monday 21st July 2014

SPECTACULAR lightning storms illuminated the night sky across north Essex this weekend.

WERE you sitting on a park bench the night Jim Attfield was stabbed to death?


5:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

WERE you sitting on a park bench the night Jim Attfield was stabbed to death?

Hundreds flock to U's open day


9:25am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of families turned out to meet their heroes ahead of the start of the new Colchester United season.

Ambulance boss' £232,000 annual salary defended as value for money

Gazette: Anthony Marsh

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

An ambulance chief is earning £50,000 per year extra for leading services in our region.

Cyclist threatened by teenage pair who steal his bike

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Two teenagers threatened to punch a cyclist in order to steal his bike.

VIDEO: Thousands line streets for Colchester Carnival parade


2:41pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Thousands of revellers had fun in the sun as the annual Colchester Carnival took over the town centre.

Jewellery and cash stolen as village home is burgled

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Burglars stole about £1,000 worth of jewellery after breaking into a home in broad daylight.

Police appeal for witness after collision between car and pedestrian

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian.

Mobile Send Your News

Gazette: Mobile Send Your News

10:33pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Lightning over Colchester Friday night by Andy lee Based on information supplied by .

Police issue e-fit of burglary suspect


4:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Detectives have issued an image of one of two men suspected of a burglary in Dovercourt.



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