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Humes is the new U's boss

Gazette: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

Shop voted Essex's most popular bridal store


3:18pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WEDDING dress shop has been named the best in Essex, and second best in the world, in a industry competition.

Carver starts work on new Castle Park sculptures


3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WOOD carver has finally been able to start work on a project he was forced to delay when his van and all his tools were stolen.

International rugby star to support local causes by speaking in Colchester


2:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP former rugby international will speak in Colchester to support two local causes.

Man dies after collapsing in front garden


3:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN died in hospital after he was found seriously ill in the garden of a bedsit.

New public walkway plan for Brightlingsea Harbour

Gazette: Boats at Brightlingsea Harbour.

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Increasing public access to Brightlingsea Harbour could help attract more visitors to the town, it is hoped.

Radio presenter plea: stop littering Colchester estate


2:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RADIO presenter has pleaded with people not to drop litter on an Army estate.

Drunk jailed after 158 court dates

Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWN drunk has been jailed after his 158th appearance in court.

Police restructure begins today

Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

Joe Dunne leaves U's

Gazette: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Support groups and charities to feature at hospital annual meeting

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

10:51am Monday 1st September 2014

THE annual meeting of Colchester Hospitals Trust will feature displays from a host of support groups.

Colchester schoolboy's University Challenge


9:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Colchester schoolboy had his general knowledge tested by Jeremy Paxman when he appeared on University Challenge.

CCTV pictures released as police search for burglary suspect


9:21am Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives hope the release of CCTV pictures will help them identify a burglary suspect.

Planning boss 'sorry' for Prettygate Tesco blunder

Gazette: Tesco to make changes to shop front

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANNING bosses have apologised for allowing plans for a Tesco supermarket to go through unchecked.

Festival's failure to be probed


8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

AN investigation will be held into the I Am Music fiasco.

Labour hoping to take Clacton advantage

Gazette: Tim Young selected as Labour candidate for Clacton

8:29am Monday 1st September 2014

COLCHESTER’S community safety boss, Tim Young, is the front runner to fight defector Douglas Carswell to be the Clacton MP.

Air ambulance called after woman breaks ankle at the beach

Gazette: essex air ambulance

11:58am Sunday 31st August 2014

CLACTON coastguards helped air ambulance paramedics lift a woman from the beach in St Osyth after she suffered a broken ankle.

Gang threatens to stab woman in attempted robbery


11:32am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of thugs surrounded a woman and threatened to stab her unless she handed over her belongings.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash


11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

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

Police appeal: Man left with puncture wounds after dog bite in Maldon


1:55pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Police are investigating after a man was bitten by a white labrador.

Burglars break into Colchester home to steal £1k jewellery haul


12:42pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROOKS grabbed jewellery worth more than £1,000 after breaking into a house in Colchester.

Investigation to be launched after Clacton flat blaze


11:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN investigation will be carried out after fire crews were called to extinguish a blaze in a Clacton flat.

Missing woman found after police search


11:31am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN from Colchester who went missing yesterday has been found.

Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

A motorcyclist suffered a punctured lung and broken legs following a crash on the A120 yesterday.

Revellers party hard at Brownstock music festival


10:51am Saturday 30th August 2014

Dizzee Rascal blew away the crowds as he performed at Brownstock music festival last night.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage causes waves in Clacton with Tory defector Douglas Carswell


11:43am Friday 29th August 2014

CLACTON’S streets were awash with television crews and reporters as UKIP leader Nigel Farage made waves with Tory defector Douglas Carswell.

Urgent appeal to help trace missing Doreen, 78 - UPDATE: Woman found


7:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

Police have located a woman who went missing.

Detectives release e-fit in hunt for pervert


1:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

DETECTIVES have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to following a sex offence in Colchester.

Adult steals bike from teenage boy


1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FAMILY drove after a crook when he cycled off with a teenager’s bike.

Crime gang steal £40,000 in stock and tools from business units


1:26pm Friday 29th August 2014

A GANG stole £40,000 of stock and tools from business units.

Appeal launched after burglary in Colchester

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:41am Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS have broken into a home in Colchester and stolen cash.

Detectives looking for witnesses after Colchester bar assault


10:06am Friday 29th August 2014

DETECTIVES are hoping to identify potential witnesses following an assault in Silk Road.

West Mersea Town Regatta to be held tomorrow


9:35am Friday 29th August 2014

PEOPLE heading to West Mersea’s Town Regatta tomorrow can look forward to a day of live music, races and water sports.

Witness appeal after Mersea Road crash

Gazette: Police are continuing to investigate the crash

9:53am Friday 29th August 2014

TRAFFIC officers are appealing for information after a road crash on Mersea Road.

Council covers up cash probe

Gazette: Colchester Leisure World

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

DETAILS of an investigation into the disappearance of tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money from Colchester’s Leisure World are being kept hidden from the public.

Bail extended for man after woman died in crash

Gazette: Family’s tributes after Stacy dies in hospital a day after car struck tree trunk

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been re-bailed.

Blind charity opens Colchester base


8:29am Friday 29th August 2014

A BLIND charity has set up a base in Colchester after winning more than £210,000 in Lottery funding.

Housebound by special shoes mix-up


8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

A 91-year-old woman was left waiting for 18 months to get specially made medical shoes.

Police boss: Wrongful arrest was disgraceful


6:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissionder described the wrongful arrest of a man as disgraceful and highly regrettable.

Former football manager set to auction off signed football shirts


6:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FORMER non-league football manager is marking the end of his career by auctioning off shirts signed by some of the game’s most famous players.

Plan to end free robes for council’s aldermen


6:28pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COMMUNITY stalwarts given the honour of becoming aldermen could be asked to fork out £850 for ceremonial robes.

Daisy's set for stardom


6:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A HIGH-FLYING student who turned down a place at university to pursue her musical dream could be on the road to stardom.

Hospital failed me after I gave birth


3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTHER has made a formal complaint to Colchester’s hospitals trust over a list of failings she says she faced after the birth of her baby.

Tory Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP - and resigns his seat triggering a by-election


11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

CLACTON'S Conservative MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP.

Hospitals' meals rated top in Essex


11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COLCHESTER’S hospitals have been praised for their tasty meals, cleanliness and keeping patients hydrated.

Detectives launch appeal after unprovoked gang attack in Colchester

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

THREE people were assaulted during a gang attack in Colchester.

Vandals destroyed our Disney display


6:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

VANDALS trashed a 101 Dalmations- themed scarecrow display and stole one of the dogs.

Hospital's bug buster is a hit


4:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BUG busting machine has been demonstrated to visitors, patients and staff at Colchester General Hospital.

Musician Tess uses pole dancing to help battle serious heart condition


3:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A musical maestro diagnosed with an incurable heart condition turned to pole dancing to keep fit and has found it is making her stronger.



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