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  • U's blow as Gorkss "signs for Ergotelis" Gazette: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

    Kaspars Gorkss has left Colchester United, according to reports in Greece. read more

  • Fire Brigades Union claims public at risk after new control system 'collapses'

    UNION bosses today claimed Essex Fire Service was "in turmoil" after a new state-of-the-art control system that sends fire engines to emergencies "collapsed". read more

  • Aleasha in top 12 at iconic bobsleigh venue Gazette: Winter Olympics 2014

    Braintree's Aleasha Kiddle secured a top-12 finish at bobsleigh racing’s most iconic venue in the latest round of the FIBT World Cup. read more

  • U's close to clinching loan deal for Spurs youngster McEvoy Gazette: Colchester United FC vs Oldham Athletic FC

    Colchester are closing in on a youth loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Kenny McEvoy until the end of the season. read more

  • Diabetes campaigner voices concerns to MP Gazette:

    A CAMPAIGNER has called for action to tackle poor diabetes healthcare in Colchester. read more

  • Lee makes his intentions clear from the very start Gazette:

    LEE Wicks started as he meant to go on to win Playgolf Colchester’s all-day stableford competition. read more

  • YOUR SNOW PICTURES: Weather warning still in place Gazette:

    THE Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for snow and ice in Essex. read more

  • John Popplewell's All at Sea: Lean times at the moment due to sprat shoals

    ONCE again, this week has been very slow and there hasn’t been any change in our fortunes. read more

  • Seymour hoping to punch his way to glory

    HOLLAND Shore Amateur Boxing Club’s Max Seymour hopes to punch his way to victory in the National Youth Championships. read more

  • Lorry crashes on A120

    EMERGENCY services have been called to a crah involving a lorry close to the Marks Farm roundabout, Braintree. read more

  • Policing budget decided today

    A decision will be taken today on the policing budget. Reporter Adam Cornell will be updating live from the meeting. read more

  • Boost for villagers’ Ardleigh Hall hopes

    VILLAGERS’ hopes of buying and reopening a defunct leisure centre as a community centre have been backed by Tendring councillors. read more

  • Residents rejoice as road improvements carried out Gazette:

    CAMPAIGNERS say they are “over the moon” work to fix an eyesore has finally been carry out. read more

  • Ex-Roberto’s boss Ben dies in France, aged 40

    A FORMER bar owner from Colchester has died in France, aged 40. read more

  • Grammar is best in country

    TOP of the class! read more

  • Ex-jockey’s first runner set to race Gazette:

    A FORMER jockey-turned racehorse trainer is bidding to put his new stable yard on the map with his debut runner. read more

  • Town's Tescos escape axe Gazette:

    ALL of Colchester’s Tesco stores have escaped the cull of branches announced by the supermarket giant yesterday. read more

  • Healey recovering after "scary experience" Gazette:

    Colchester United loanee Rhys Healey admits being rushed to hospital with a burst appendix was a “scary experience”. read more

  • Back in prison: The drinker who was in last chance saloon

    AN alcoholic is back behind bars – just three weeks after a judge told him he was in the last chance saloon. read more

  • is certainly not jam-packed up here!

    A JAM factory worker landed himself in a sticky situation when he scaled its chimney – but it was all for a good cause. read more

  • PE teacher vows to fight on for practical assessment

    A CAMPAIGN to keep GCSE PE physical is celebrating a victory - but there is still more work to do. read more

  • Park and Ride opening date 'set'

    COLCHESTER’s long awaited park and ride centre will open in April, the Gazette understands. read more

  • Leslie Robert Wright

    WRIGHT Leslie Robert 16.5.1926 – 25.1.2015 Died peacefully at home. “Now reunited with his beloved Wife and Son.” Funeral Service to take place at Walton Parish Church on Thursday, 26th February, 2015 at 11.15 a.m. Family flowers only, donations if so desired to Essex Air Ambulance c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 43/47 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8BE, Tel. 01255 675549. read more

  • Sylvia Willis

    WILLIS Sylvia Passed away in Willowmead Care Home on 16th January 2015 aged 82 years. Loving Wife of the late Gary, Mother to Stephen and Mark, Grandmother to Kelvin, Gemma, Leanne, Kirsty and Adam. Great Grandmother to Amber, Lyra and Erie. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday 10th February at St Mary's Church, Maldon at 1.15pm followed by cremation at Chelmsford Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers by request. Donations if desired to The Alzheimers Society c/o AG Smith Funeral Directors 7 Spital Road, Maldon CM9 6DY read more

  • Robert Walkden

    WALKDEN Robert Died peacefully on Januray 4th 2015 Aged 94. Much loved Husband of the late Jennie. Dearly loved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Funeral service will be held at Weeley Crematorium on 6th February at 11.00am Dress code smart casual. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to The RNLI c/o John J Smith Funeral Directors, 279 Old Road, Great Clacton CO15 3NR read more

  • Joan Risley

    RISLEY Joan Passed away suddenly on day 2 of her wonderful 40 day voyage to Singapore. Will be greatly missed, life without you will not be the same. Funeral Monday 9th February, 12.15pm Burnham Baptist Church, 2.30pm Chelmsford Crematorium. Mum loved flowers, however donations if preferred to Farleigh Hospice c/o Paul J King, Station Road, Burnham. read more

  • bernard Clarke

    Bernard ‘John’ CLARKE Passed away peacefully on the 19th January, 2015 aged 92. Dearly loved Brother to Brian, Stan and their families, Uncle to Trevor, Paul and their families, a great friend and neighbour to many. He will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 16th February at 11.45 a.m. at Weeley Crematorium. Everyone is welcome. We request family flowers only but donations if wished to the British Heart Foundation c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 43/47 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8BE, Tel. 01255 675549 read more

  • Derek Letts

    DEREK LETTS ‘Del’ On 19th January peacefully in hospital, Del of Kirby-le-Soken, aged 67 years. Much loved Husband of Irene, dear Dad to Leona and Dean and a loving Granddad to Connor, Ellie-May and Freya. Funeral Service on Wednesday, 4th February at St. Michaels Church, Kirby-le-Soken at 2.00 p.m. followed by interment in Kirby Cross Cemetery. Flowers or donations to St. Helena Hospice in memory of Del may be sent c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 43/47 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, CO14 8BE, Tel. 01255 675549 read more

  • Phyllis Lennon Nee Swallow

    LENNON Phyllis Née Swallow Died peacefully on 10th January 2015 age 89 years. Loving Wife of the late Oswald and Sister to Pam, late Nancy, and Susan. Funeral service will take place at 2pm on Monday 2nd February 2015 at Salvation Army, Maldon and burial at Heybridge Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to Salvation Army enquire A Smith Funeral Directors. read more

  • Jose Winifred Tunbridge

    TUNBRIDGE Jose Winifred Passed away on 13th January aged 89 years. Wife of the late Gordon Tunbridge. Much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. District Nurse for many years. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday 5th February 3.30pm at Chelmsford Crematorium. Flowers welcome to EoE Co-operative Society Funeral Services, Maldon. Or donations to St Peter's Hospital, Stroke Ward. read more

  • Susan Maureen Davina Durham

    DURHAM Susan Maureen Davina Passed away peacefully at Colchester Hospital on 20th January. Devoted and loving Wife of Trevor, loving and devoted Mother of Johnathon and Sharlee. Loving and devoted Grandmother of Riley, Zachary and Tally. Funeral service to be held at Burrs Road Cemetery on Thursday 12th February at 11am. read more

  • Avins David

    AVINS David Sadly passed away on 13th January 2015 aged 76 years. A much loved Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Brother who will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. David was a highly thought of Seafront Warden at Clacton and Brightlingsea for several years. Funeral service to take place at Weeley Crematorium on Thursday 19th February at 2pm. Flowers or Donations if desired can be made to R N L I C/O East of England Co-operative Funeral Services. Tel 01255 424675 read more

  • Tilly Bunting

    BUNTING Tilly Passed away peacefully on 12th January 2015 aged 94 years. Sadly missed by Robert, David, John, Gill and all of the Family. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 30th January 2015 at 12.30pm. Family flowers or donations if wished to Blackthorns Residential Home or Alzheimer's Society c/o Eustace King Funeral Directors, 87 Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0HB Tel 01621 819145 read more

  • Charles John Westgate

    WESTGATECHARLES JOHN Fell asleep 20th January 1990 and in memory of his birthday 21st January Also in memory of JOYCE on her birthday 28th January This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget. Caroline and Family read more

  • Amber Will

    Amber WILL Congratulations on your special 18th birthday. Have a great weekend, We love you loads, Mum, Dad, Colby and Oliver x18 read more

  • Gordon Banks

    BANKS Gordon Sadly passed away on 2nd January 2015. Much loved Father and Grandfather. Will be sadly missed by Debbie, Natasha, Melvin, Brian and Damien. Funeral service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd February 2015. at 10.15 am. All Family and Friends welcome. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cancer UK. c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, Mersea Road, Colchester. CO2 7QT . read more

  • Rare defeat for water polo aces

    CLACTON succumbed to a rare defeat at Basildon, in the Eastern League. read more

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