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  • Broken down lorry causes huge rush-hour tailbacks on A12

    RUSH-HOUR drivers faced majors delays and miles of tailbacks tonight after a lorry broke down on the A12 at Colchester. read more

  • Braintree MP Brooks Newmark still takes "full responsibility" after newspaper is cleared of sting Gazette:

    Braintree's outgoing MP Brook Newmark still takes “full responsilbity” for his actions after a Sunday newspaper was cleared of running a sting operation against him. read more

  • Humes confident his forwards can fire U's to League One safety Gazette:

    Tony Humes says he is confident that his forwards can fire Colchester United to League One safety. read more

  • Blur to headline Isle of Wight Festival Gazette:

    COLCHESTER’S Britpop veterans Blur will headline Isle of Wight Festival. read more

  • Named and shamed firm is sorry for underpaying three workers

    A COLCHESTER employer has said sorry after mistakenly underpaying staff. read more

  • WATCH: Half marathon medal unveiled as town counts down to Sunday's race

    FINAL preparations are now in hand for this year’s Colchester Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday. read more

  • Broadband to improve Gazette:

    HIGH speed broadband is set to come to parts of rural Colchester. read more

  • Taylor retains Crowne Plaza Trophy Gazette:

    FRANK Taylor battled to retain the Crowne Plaza Trophy at Five Lakes. read more

  • No excuses after Braintree fail to rise to the occasion

    Alan Devonshire said there were no excuses for his players’ failure to perform on the big occasion as Braintree Town lost to the Vanarama Conference Premier’s bottom side AFC Telford United. read more

  • Prof is up for award

    A SCIENTIST developing artificial blood is a finalist in an innovator of the year competition. read more

  • Witham see the benefit of clean sheets Gazette: Garry Kimble. Picture: ADRIAN RUSHTON

    The benefit of keeping a clean sheet was in full evidence as Witham Town snatched an invaluable three points in their quest to avoid relegation from the Ryman League premier division. read more

  • James Attfield murder: One year on Gazette:

    THE mother of murder victim James Attfield says she still has faith police will find her son’s killer. read more

  • Essex parents arrested for leaving children home alone

    FIVE parents in Essex were arrested on suspicion of leaving their children home alone in the space of just three months. read more

  • Cornish seals Pro-Am victory Gazette:

    A fine birdie on the final hole crowned Rob Cornish’s victory in Playgolf Colchester’s PGA Pro-Am competition. read more

  • MINISTRY OF DEFENCE NOTICE Fingringhoe Ranges – & - Middlewick Ranges

    MINISTRY OF DEFENCE NOTICE read more

  • Demo at Westminster to turn lights back on Gazette:

    SCORES of campaigners from north Essex attended a rally in Westminster calling on Essex County Council to scrap its controversial part-night lighting scheme. read more

  • Doherty: success this season has been beyond our wildest dreams

    BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT chairman Terry Doherty says the club’s heroics this season have been “beyond his wildest dreams”. read more

  • Osborne desperate to play his part in U's survival battle Gazette:

    Karleigh Osborne is desperate to return to full fitness and play his part in Colchester United’s vital Easter programme. read more

  • Comfortable CHAPS victory for Shackell Gazette:

    Richard Shackell was a comfortable winner in Colchester Golf Club’s CHAPS stableford competition. read more

  • Gripping stuff as tape plays its part in Cricket World Cup Gazette:

    WHEN GripGrip cricket tape was first made in Wivenhoe two years ago, its inventors didn’t envisage it being used by batsmen in the World Cup final. read more

  • Easter Holidays: Top 10 activities and events in Essex to keep the kids busy during Easter

    IT'S that time of year again and with Easter holidays comes more than just chocolate, egg hunts and bunnies, schoolchildren will be off school for two weeks.  read more

  • Talk of the Town Gazette:

    THERE'S nothing quite like the way an away end erupts when their side scores a 95th-minute winner. Well, aside from a 96th, 97th or 98th-minute winner, of course. read more

  • The French Connection Gazette:

    APPROACHING the final furlong, and a win followed by a draw have given us renewed hope that we can come through on the rails to avoid the dread of relegation. read more

  • Hilda Herbert

    HERBERT Hilda Passed away peacefully on 14th March 2015 aged 88 years. Dearly loved Wife of John. Much loved Mum to Susan, Lesley, Karen and Wendy. Mother-in-law of David, Andrew and Gordon. Loving Nan to Alex, Eliot and Keshia. Funeral service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 2nd April at 12.30pm. All welcome. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Parkinson’s UK may be sent c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester. CO2 7QT read more

  • Donald Gerald 'Mick' Rudling

    RUDLING Donald Gerald 'Mick' Passed away peacefully on 16th March 2015 aged 80 years. Beloved Husband of the late Peggy, much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Funeral Service at Colchester Crematorium, Friday 10th April at 2 pm. Family flowers only, c/o East of England CO-OP, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB read more

  • Irene Ann (formerly of Chippets Farm) Morgans

    MORGANS Irene Ann (Formerly of Chippets Farm) Passed away peacefully at home on 15th March 2015 aged 69 years with her family by her side. Loving and devoted Partner of Colin for 52 years. Much loved Mother of Chris. Also a wonderful Sister, Sister in Law, Auntie and Friend. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on 2nd April at 10.15am. Family flowers only please, donations to St Helena Hospice c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB read more

  • Jean Muriel Secretan

    SECRETAN JEAN MURIEL of West Mersea, Essex. Passed away peacefully in Colchester General Hospital with her family around her on Thursday 19th March 2015 aged 93 years. Funeral Service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 9th April 2015 at 12.30. Flowers and all friends welcome. read more

  • Jean Jackson

    JACKSON Jean Sadly passed away in hospital on 15th March. Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Thanksgiving service to be held at St Mary the Virgin Church, Langham on Thursday 2nd April at 2.15pm followed by a committal at Colchester Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, payable to Marie Curie or the Stroke Association UK, may be sent c/o Geo. Paskell Funeral Services, 15 High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG read more

  • John William COOK

    COOK John William Passed away peacefully on 18th March 2015 at Colchester General Hospital, aged 75 years. Beloved Husband of Helen. Much loved Dad to Dean and Kevin. Adored Grandad and Great Grandad. A dear Brother, Uncle and Friend. Funeral service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 12.30pm. No flowers by request. Donations if desired to 'Chase Lane Primary School' c/o Harwich & Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service, 8 Oakley Road, Dovercourt, CO12 4QR, 01255 553398 read more

  • Frank (Stanley) Culham

    CULHAM Frank [Stanley] Passed away peacefully 22nd March 2015 Aged 91 Years. Loving Father, Grandfather and Gt Grandfather. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service to take place At Colchester Crematorium Friday 10th April 2015 At 1.15pm. Family Flowers only please Donation payable to British Heart Foundation May be sent c/o: John J Smith Funeral Service St Mary’s Chapel, Mersea Road Colchester, Essex. CO2 8RT Tel: 01206 761800 read more

  • Maureen Dorothy Ellen "Terri" Avery

    AVERY Maureen Dorothy Ellen ‘Terri’ Passed away peacefully on 19th March 2015 aged 85 years. Devoted Wife to Peter Much Loved Mum to Jane and Paul Treasured Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 10th April at 12:30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Terri for Alzheimer’s Society may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB read more

  • Jim Clough

    CLOUGH Jim Passed away 11th February 2015 and greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A Thanksgiving service for Jim’s life will be held on April 1st at 2pm at St Mary’s Church, Wivenhoe. Refreshments for friends and family at the Black Buoy, Wivenhoe after the service. read more

  • ELSIE McCONNELL

    McCONNELL Elsie Passed away peacefully at Gt Horkesley Manor on 12th March 2015, aged 97 years. Elsie’s Funeral Service will take place at Colchester Crematorium on Wednesday 8th April at 10.15am. Flowers may be sent to Geo. Paskell Funeral Services, 15. High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AG. read more

  • Bob and Gloria Harding

    Bob and Gloria HARDING 27.3.2015 Happy 50th Anniversary To a great couple who are loved very much Family and Friends xx read more

  • Ronald Albert Carr

    CARR Ronald Albert Passed away peacefully on 25th March 2015, aged 95 years. Loving Husband to the Late Stella, Devoted and much loved Father to Linda, Lionel and the Late Dennis. Adored Grandad and Great Grandad to Matthew, Andrew, Sally & Kelly, Mia, Riley Isobel & Millie. Will be greatly missed. Funeral service to be held at Weeley Crematorium on Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 5pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to 'Essex Air Ambulance' c/o Harwich & Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service, 8 Oakley Road, Dovercourt, CO12 4QR, 01255 553398 read more

  • DONNA & TONY WIGGINS

    40Donna and Tony WIGGINS Congratulations to you both on your RUBY WEDDING 29-3-2015. Much Love and Best Wishes From all of the Family. read more

  • Margaret and Jim CAUNTER

    Margaret and Jim CAUNTERCongratulations on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary 26th March 2015. All our love Peter & Yvonne, John & Jeannette, Paul & Helen, Judy & Stewart. All your Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Happy 60th Birthday to our Nephew Derrick Gosling. Born on our Wedding Day. 60 read more

  • Roger Sykes

    SYKES Dr Roger Morton 25.03.2009Six years has passed so quickly. Remembering you with love Lenore (Wife) and Sons Francis, Joseph, Adrian and Grandchildren and Cath his Sister. read more

  • John Gentle

    GENTLE John Robert 26.03.2010 In loving memory of a dear Husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Beautiful memories treasured forever, Of the love and happiness we shared together. From your loving Wife Alice, Sons John & Mark and Daughter-in-Law Debbie. x x x x read more

  • David Larke

    David LARKE 26th March 1995 Precious memories. Love always Barbie and loving Daughters Julie, Joanna, Katie and Grandchildren xxxxx read more

  • Gary DOIG

    Gary DOIG 28.03.2014No verse can say, no flowers repay, How much we lost one year today. Missing you always love Mum, Brian, Stuart, Mandy & Ellie, Sheri & Lili xxxxxxx read more

  • Gary DOIG

    Gary DOIG 28.03.2014I love you Daddy Love from Casey xx read more

  • Waybe Alan Humphreys

    Wayne Alan HUMPHREYS 20.11.74 - 28.3.2013 We can't have the old days back when we were all together. But secret tears and loving thoughts will keep you here forever. Love always Mum and Dad, Kay, Tony, Sharon and Joy, Anthony, Selina, Tim, Daniel and Jazmin, Max, Katie, Isabelle and Esmé x x x read more

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