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COLCHESTER United have been handed a trip to Hullbridge Sports in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup.
A CRASH has blocked one lane of the A120.
FOOD, dance and music was showcased as Colchester celebrated its first Festival of Rice.
A ROBBER grabbed a woman by her wrists and stole her mobile phone and purse.
TWO directors of a Witham business have been sentenced for their involvement in bribing a member of Royal Household staff.
ORGANISERS of a family event say they are upset at being accused of trying to hold an “illegal rave”.
Colchester United winger Brennan Dickenson is set for a two-week lay-off after undergoing a scan on his hamstring injury.
ARTWORK highlighting a housing estate’s historic links has been unveiled in Colchester.
POLICE are warning people of the dangers of using "legal highs” after two teenagers suffered a serious reaction that left one of them in an induced coma.
A MAJOR housing scheme that promises “a stunning Northern gateway to Frinton” has been dismissed as “bog standard rubbish.”
AN elderly couple was forced to dash to safety after an early-morning blaze broke out in their Clacton home.
COLCHESTER’S Graham Napier says it would be a “huge honour” to cap his memorable final season as a professional cricketer by landing a major individual award.
A PENSIONER who considered suicide as she struggled to cope with caring for her husband with dementia has hailed a befriending service for saving her life.
THE boy who stabbed two people to death in Colchester has lost an appeal against his jail sentence.
It seems ludicrous Colchester Council is proposing a one-size-fits-all approach to recycling.
TWITCHERS from across the country have been flocking to a corner of Colchester in a bid to catch a glimpse of an American bird lost on its travels.
A REPLICA Roman amphitheatre has been created at a school as part of a £50,000 lottery project.
THIEVES used bolt cutters to steal a specialist road bike a cyclist was planning to ride from London to Paris on to raise cash for charity.
MORE than 3,000 people have applied for the 250 vacancies at Clacton’s new £10million superstore.
TWO vehicles have crashed on the A12, blocking one lane.
A WOMAN was trapped in her vehicle for almost an hour after a two-car smash at St Osyth.
IT seems everyone is at it.
COLCHESTER’S MP has called on Essex University’s chancellor to rethink her position after she said Essex people lacked vision.
HIGH-FLYING drones could be used to spy on unsuspecting villains in rural areas in a new bid to crack down on countryside crime.
A MUM who was kicked to the ground by a man after she rejected his advances says she is “lost for words” after he escaped with only a caution.
A DRUNK reveller who attacked a man in a taxi queue in the early hours of the morning has been banned from going out at the weekend until next year.
A WOMAN was knocked out with a garden fork and a man was hit with a golf club after a row over their car descended into violence.
A MAN charged with more than a dozen sexual assaults against women was subjected to torture in his home country of Syria before arriving in the UK, a court has heard.
RICHELL Joan Violet Passed away 11th September 2016. Beloved Mum of Sandra & Mother-in-Law to Vic. Much loved Grandmother to Clare & Justin. and Great-Grandmother to Abbie, Amber & Morgan. Will be sadly missed by all her Family. Funeral…
STEERS Linda Athene Unexpectedly passed away on 3rd September 2016, aged 58. Beloved Daughter, Mother, Gran and Auntie, she will be missed by many. Funeral Service to be held on Friday 7th October 2016 at Colchester Crematorium at 11am. Family…
HARVEY Sylvia Mary (née Brown) Passed away peacefully in Colchester General Hospital on 12th September 2016, aged 79 years. Much loved Mother to Pauline and Stephen. Grandmother to John and Danny, Great Grandmother to Ruby. Funeral service to be…
HENRY BOWERS Our Lovely Dad passed peacefully away after a short illness with Caroline and Della by his side. Formerly of 97 Layer Road, Colchester. Funeral Service at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 7th October 2016, 11.45. All enquiries to East of…
Lauri William Cram Formerly of Peldon Passed away suddenly on 14 September 2016, aged 84. Much loved Dad to Martin and Jill, Grandad to Alan, Chris, Denise and Robbie. Great Grandad to Rhys.
JAMES & HOLLY OWEN On September 25th 2016 in Salisbury to Holly (née Lenartowicz) and James, a beautiful Son, THEODORE MARCUS CASIMIR. Love and congratulations from a very honoured Uncle Marcus. Also remembering Holly's adored Grandad Casimir.
FROST Gordon Margaret would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for the cards, support, messages of sympathy and kind donations to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal & Diabetes UK. Special thanks to Reverend Tim Platts, The Royal…
Ken LITTLE Formerly of Brightlingsea Passed away on Monday 22nd August 2016 aged 93 years. Beloved Husband to Ellie, loving Dad to Annette, Steve & Tony. Much loved Grandad & Great Grandad. Will be sadly missed. Funeral Service to take place…