Shante Little wants to smash her personal best on her British Athletics Championships debut this weekend.
FIREFIGHTERS have helped save a block of flats after a fire in Blenheim Drive.
THERE was magic in the air at the launch of Newsquest’s new luxury magazine.
George Elokobi is back at Colchester United.
ESSEX County Council is really on a hiding to nothing with its latest challenge to find suitable sites for a biological waste treatment plant.
THREE of the Playgolf Colchester squads ended winning runs, with two getting the furthest in their respective competitions the club has ever gone, showing superb progress.
STUDENTS celebrated the fruits of their labour at an awards ceremony.
THE draws have been made for the early rounds of next season’s FA Cup, FA Vase and FA Trophy competitions.
MARY King reigned at Maldon Golf Club’s Ladies’ Captain’s Day.
It will be a hectic start to the Vanarama National League season for Braintree Town.
COLCHESTER’S newly-elected MP has secured a place on Parliament’s Transport Select Committee.
WIX’S Laura Stephens admits she felt “overwhelmed” after winning a medal for Great Britain at the European Games.
CROOKS escaped with power tools after breaking into a house in Clacton.
The family of a missing man took to one of the world’s biggest music festivals to spread the word of his disappearance.
IN hot and humid conditions more akin to those of southern Spain, 37 Five Lakes seniors contested the Seniors’ Cup.
A MAN has been charged with sexually assaulting three women in three hours in Clacton.
A HEROIN addict has been jailed after his 99th conviction for 277 crimes.
Chez Isaac is back training with Braintree Town after signing a contract with them, but it is a deal that could allow him to seal a potential move into the Football League this season.
A TEENAGE table tennis player’s photograph will cover hundreds of billboards across the UK.
IN a busy weekend of running, Tiptree Road Runners were in action around the county.
A COLCHESTER endurance race has been cancelled due to extreme heat.
BILLY Roast has joined Maldon and Tiptree from Colchester United.
Alex Lynn is hoping that home comforts will give him the “cocktail of extra speed” to claim GP2 Series honours at Silverstone this weekend.
ALMOST ten per cent of drivers stopped and tested in June were driving under the influence of alcohol.
SUPPORT for children with mental health problems is being transferred to a London based NHS trust.
Colchester United boss Tony Humes says he is willing to play the waiting game as he looks to further strengthen his squad for next season.
SPORTS Direct will open its new store at the Tollgate Centre, Stanway, on Saturday with the creation of 44 jobs.
SOARING temperatures made the going tougher than usual around the region’s various Parkruns.
A strong finish secured victory in Fiona Prentice’s Ladies Captain’s Day.
AN Afghan interpreter has been jailed after sexually assaulting a pregnant woman in Colchester.
A NEW waste plant could be built in Wivenhoe just months after the quarry closes.
COLCHESTER’s Hospital Trust has started work on its bid to keep urology cancer surgery in Colchester.
A VILLAGE tennis club is throwing open its doors to the public.
LUKE MERVYN ‘MERV’ Passed away 22nd June 2015 Aged 68 Years. Husband to the late Margaret Luke Dad to Tanya, Colleen, Dana & Melissa. Much loved Grandad and Great Grandad. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 10th July 2015 at 2.00pm. Please wear bright colours. Family Flowers only please donations payable to Essex Air Ambulance may be sent C/O: John J Smith Funeral Service St Mary’s Chapel, Mersea Road Colchester. CO2 8RT. Tel: 01206 761800
MANCHESTER Philip John Passed away peacefully after a short illness, at home on 19th June 2015 aged 66 years. Devoted Dad to Micky, Conan, Bif and Jackie. Much loved Grandad to Max, Tyler and Scarlet. Father in Law to Lee, Dan and Emma. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Tuesday 14th July at 1:15pm. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Philip for St Helena Hospice may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB.
COUZENS Eunice Sadly passed away on 11th June 2015, aged 89. Much loved Mum of Ann, Janice and Michael. A very dear Mother-in-Law, Nan, Sister and Auntie. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 10th July at 2.45pm. Close Family flowers only, but donations, if desired, in Eunice’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society, may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB. Bright colours welcome.
PETTITT Gary John Of Great Horkesley, passed away peacefully on Monday 22nd June 2015 aged 70 years. Much loved Husband of Annette, Dad of Sharon and Nicola and a devoted Grandad. Funeral service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Wednesday 8th July at 10.15 am. If desired flowers may be sent c/o R Gwinnell & Sons, 112 Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 5SE. 01206 868585.
COPPING Paul Frederick Paul passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on 17th June 2015, aged 72 years. A Loving and Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. Funeral service to be held at Seven Hills Crematorium, Nacton, Suffolk, IP10 0FG, on Tuesday 14th July at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to 'Children In Need' c/o Harwich & Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service, 8 Oakley Road, Dovercourt, CO12 4QR (01255) 553398