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Survey launched on housing issues in Colchester

Gazette: Report: Colchester needs more than 1,000 new homes a year to meet demand

1:44pm Friday 1st August 2014

COLCHESTER residents and groups are being asked to fill in a survey about the housing issues facing them.

Driver bites pedestrian's head in Clacton street assault


12:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A WOMAN needed hospital treatment after being wrestled to the ground and bitten on the head by an attacker in Clacton.

Burglars hit Harwich homes

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

BURGLARS made off with hundreds of pounds of goods after a spate of burglaries across Tendring.

Talented musician died after accidental overdose on painkillers for brain cyst


9:36am Friday 1st August 2014

A talented musician accidentally overdosed on strong painkillers he was taking because of terrible headaches cause by a cyst on his brain.

Three arrested in Winnock Road

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

9:27am Friday 1st August 2014

Three men have been arrested after police were called to a disturbance in Winnock Road, Colchester, last night. 

Two car crash in Colne Causeway, Colchester


8:32am Friday 1st August 2014

TWO cars have crashed in Colchester.

Delays due to broken down freight train at Chelmsford

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

8:25am Friday 1st August 2014

COMMUTERS are facing delays of up for 40 minutes due to a broken down freight train at Chelmsford.

Plucky Sam sets off to campaign for chickens


8:25am Friday 1st August 2014

CAMPAIGNER Sam White hopes to ruffle some feathers while touring Europe dressed as a chicken.

Neighbours praise cops in gun drama as arrested man detained under mental health act


8:24am Friday 1st August 2014

RESIDENTS have praised police for the way they tackled a gunman in their street.

Councillor and cricket club official arrested in Sport England fraud probe


6:18pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A PROMINENT councillor and a cricket club official have been arrested on suspicion of fraud against Sport England.

Latest round of fire strikes announced

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to hold their latest series of strikes over pension reforms.

Delays after person hit by a train at Romford

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

4:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Travellers are being warned to expect delays after a person was hit by a train at Romford.

Ambulance service failing target


3:26pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AMBULANCES in Essex are failing to get to some of the most critical patients on time, according to figures.

Police hunting for man accused of £21,000 eBay fraud


1:14pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Police are trying to track down a man accused of defrauding nine victims out of £21,000 online.

£10,000 donation for Reece


12:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A FOUNDATION has announced it is giving £10,000 to a young man with two brain tumours who is fighting to stay alive.

Murder investigations stretch police beyond capacity

Gazette: Deputy Chief Constable Derek Benson

12:04pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX Police is too stretched to deal with major incidents, according to the head of the Essex Police Federation.

Riding instructor attacked in her own garden by suspected horse rustler


10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A RIDING instructor was left terrified after being attacked in her own garden by a suspected horse rustler.

Mystery surrounds death of "lovely" father-of-two discovered in flat


9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Mystery surrounds the death of a “lovely” father-of-two whose body was found at his home after police received a call for concern.

VIDEO: Teachers dance through corridors to celebrate end of term


7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Teachers from Harwich and Dovercourt High School are the latest to become an internet hit with an end-of-term goodbye video.

VIDEO: Man arrested after firing high-powered air gun at police


7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Armed police were called to a Colchester house following reports a man was in possession of a weapon.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Man and boy, 7, cut free from car following crash in Thorpe

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

2:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN and a seven-year-old boy were cut free from a car following a crash in Thorpe-le-Soken.

Search launched after screams heard in Castle Park


1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SEARCHES were launched after screams were heard coming from near Castle Park.

Three women to appear in court after investigation into staff at Old Deanery


12:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Three women will appear in court after being reported for offences at Braintree’s largest care home.

Motorcyclist hurt in crash


11:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured in a crash on the A12.

Holiday park chiefs told to build their own flood defence


10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOLIDAY park owners are being forced to build a seawall – because the Environment Agency has refused to pay for flood protection.

Woman stole £500 from pensioner at post office


9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN stole £500 from a pensioner while she was distracted at a post office counter.

Can you help find killers?


10:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Can you help find killers?

Essex Police's £70,000 bill for criminal damage to its property

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

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Essex Police has been forced to pay nearly £70,000 for repairs in the past three years as a result of criminal damage to its property.

Woman suffers suspected neck injury following crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

9:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN suffered a suspected neck injury following a collision in Clacton.

Three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance

Gazette: Essex County Council

6:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Drivers are warned to expect delays following a three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance in Colchester. 

Fire crews called to blaze at industrial unit in St Osyth

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

4:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to 12 cars on fire at an industrial unit in St Osyth.

Britain's 'worst' kitchen is madeover


2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MUM whose kitchen was voted the worst in Britain is celebrating its £3,000 makeover.

Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12


1:46pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Firefighters are working to release two people who are trapped in a car after it collided with the shop at a petrol station.

Wildlife enthusiasts wowed by TV presenter David Bellamy


1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Renowned presenter and environmental campaigner David Bellamy was among the experts who enthralled wildlife enthusiasts with guided talks and tours.

Campaign to win village green status


10:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has started to turn part of a field threatened with homes into a village green.

Man punched in face during street robbery in Clacton

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

10:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was punched in the face during a violent street-robbery in Clacton.

New laws being used in Essex to protect victims of domestic violence

11:06am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EVERY day in Essex a victim of domestic violence is being kept safe due to new legislation.

Key witnesses harming murder investigation by not coming forward


3:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

DO the right thing and come forward.

Woman taken to hospital after Colchester road crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

A woman was taken to hospital with chest and neck injuries after a crash involving two cars in Colchester.

Hundreds attend Love Prettygate festival

Gazette: Love Prettygate

11:14am Monday 28th July 2014

More than 400 people gathered on the playing fields at Prettygate infant and junior school on Sunday for the culmination of the Love Prettygate initiative.

"Flawed car survey" delays Hythe Sainsbury's plans


10:11am Monday 28th July 2014

SAINSBURY’S plans to open its next superstore in Colchester have been delayed by concerns over potentially flawed traffic data.

Colchester parks win new awards


10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Colchester's award-winning Castle Park has been recognised again.

Shoppers stop and stare as Willie Gee's huge crane shuts High Street


9:57am Monday 28th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S High Street was closed to traffic while a massive tower crane was brought in as part of Williams and Griffin’s £30million redevelopment.

UPDATED: Facebook friends could help catch killer


2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for a murder victim’s Facebook friends to get in touch.

Jet skiers warned after racing off East Mersea coast

Gazette: A jet ski crash left a Falmouth man seriously injured this weekend. (Stock picture)

9:12am Monday 28th July 2014

JET SKI riders were warned about their behaviour after 12 were caught racing off the coast at East Mersea.

Fire crews called to grass blaze in Colchester

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

7:07pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Firefighters were called to grassland on fire in Colchester.

Robber flees empty handed after struggle with security guard over cash box

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

3:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOULD-be robber fled empty-handed after a struggle with a security guard outside a Tesco Express store in Clacton.

PCSOs could be on the buses


3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PARISH PCSOs could be forced to travel by bus if villagers don't stump up the cash for their car.

Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

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

11:58am Sunday 27th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS are being warned to lock windows when leaving their home following a burglary in Harwich.



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