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Archive - Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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  • Ambrose starts for U's in Ipswich friendly defeat Gazette: Doubtful: Darren Ambrose could miss Palace's Championship opener on Saturday

    Darren Ambrose was a surprise inclusion in Colchester United's starting line-up for their pre-season friendly defeat at the hands of Ipswich Town tonight. read more

  • Tea and history served up at new cafe

    A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester. read more

  • 13 happy years for retiring Lesley

    PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils. read more

  • Hero Leonard was my dad's brother Gazette:

    THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative. read more

  • Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway

    RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway. read more

  • UPDATED: Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of rape Gazette:

    A TEENAGE boy has been arrested following an alleged rape by a footpath read more

  • Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

    THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage. read more

  • Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award Gazette:

    Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside. read more

  • New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

    A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed. read more

  • Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

    Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road.  read more

  • Church given reprieve after demolition plans temporarily halted

    PLANS to knock down a historic north Essex church have been halted by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. read more

  • U's new signings all set to start against Ipswich Town Gazette:

    Colchester United’s quartet of summer signings are all expected to start their pre-season friendly against neighbours Ipswich Town tonight. read more

  • School's out forever! Pupils and teachers bid farewell to Alderman Blaxill

    IT’S the end of an era – Alderman Blaxill School, in Colchester, has closed for good. read more

  • Coastguards rescue stranded man from marshland

    WALTON’S coastguard team was sent to rescue a man who had become stranded in an area of marshland after being cut off by the tide. read more

  • Crimewatch murder appeal gives detectives renewed hope

    Detectives investigating a murder in Colchester may have new information following an appeal on Crimewatch. read more

  • Work starts on restoration of "hidden gem"

    RESTORATION work is underway on a piece of Colchester's history. read more

  • Ivan George Ewers

    EWERS Ivan George 23rd July 2013 Belated Birthday 29th June 1950. The day you were taken away from us Is the day the world was lost. There is not a day we don't miss you. Love you always From all the Family x read more

  • Austin Louis Clifton

    CLIFTON Austin Louis Passed away at home on Saturday 12th July 2014 aged 40. A much loved Father, Son, Brother and Partner. A good friend to many. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 2:45. No flowers please, donations if so desired made payable to Cruse Bereavement Care may be sent c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT. Casual Clothes preferred. read more

  • Joy Davies

    DAVIES Joy Died peacefully at St Helena Hospice on 7th July 2014 aged 71 years. A devoted Mum to Raymond and Karen, Nanny to Donna and Claire and a Great Nanny to Jack. Funeral Service to be held at Salvation Army, Mount Zion Corp, Ipswich Road Wednesday 30th July at 2.00pm. Followed by committal at Colchester Cemetery at 3.00pm. Flowers welcome c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, The Gatehouse, Old Coach Road, Colchester, CO1 2TH read more


    WILSON Sue Formerly DALE Suddenly after a short illness in St Helena Hospice surround by her loved ones, 16th July 2014 aged 45 years. Dear Mum of Aaron, Jade, Kaylee, Ryan and Leah, Nanny to Max. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 1.15pm, followed by burial in Colchester Cemetery. Flowers may be sent c/o: John J Smith Funeral Service, St Mary’s Chapel, Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 8RT. Tel: 01206 761800. read more

  • Joseph Keighley

    KEIGHLEY Joseph Passed away suddenly 12 July 2014. Loving and caring Son, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Joe was the talented ‘Vipers’ singer and biker popular in Brightlingsea where he had many close friends and had lived for some time. Joe will be remembered for his clever sense of humour and fun by his family, friends and following. Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Church, Brightlingsea at 2.00pm on the 28th July 2014. All welcome. Followed by a private family cremation. Flowers from family only by request. Donations in memory of Joe payable to "MIND" c/o John.J.Smith Funeral Services 1a Tower Street, Brightlingsea, CO7 0AL. 01206 308400 read more

  • Geoffrey Brian Dickinson

    DICKINSON Geoffrey Brian Suddenly on 11th July 2014 after a brave battle with cancer aged 85 years. Devoted Husband of 60 years of Marian, Father of Lee, Stephanie, Pat, David and Michael, Father-in-Law, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be greatly missed by them and all his many friends. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Wednesday 30th July at 12:30pm. Family flowers only please, donations for St Helena Hospice, East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) and Essex Air Ambulance may be made c/o East of England Co-Operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB. read more

  • Rosemary Dilys Beaven

    BEAVEN Rosemary Dilys Passed away peacefully in St Dominics Care Home, Kelvedon on 15 July 2014 aged 87 years. Reunited with Husband Laurence. Loving Mother to Stephen and Angela and Grandmother to Robert, Andrew, Katie and James. Funeral Service will be held at St Mary's Church, Kelvedon on Wednesday 30th July at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Essex Wildlife Trust c/o Eustace King Funeral Directors, 87 Church Road, Tiptree. CO5 0HB Tel: 01621 819145 read more

  • Simon Harris

    Simon HARRIS For 10 years now our star in heaven We held you close within our hearts and where you will remain to walk with us through our lives until we meet again. God Bless Mum and Dad read more

  • Glen John NEWELL

    NEWELL Glen John Passed away suddenly at home on 12th July 2014, aged 55 years. Devoted Husband of Elizabeth, loving Dad and Grandad. Funeral service to be held at Weeley Crematorium on Monday 28th July at 11am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to 'R.N.L.I (Harwich Branch)' c/o Harwich & Dovercourt Independent Funeral Service, 8 Oakley Road, Dovercourt, CO12 4QR read more

  • Gladys May Barker

    BARKER Gladys May Gladys passed away Peacefully in Australia on 17 July 2014, aged 89. Devoted Wife to George (dec). Dearly beloved Mum to Phillip (dec) and Jeanette. Mother-in-Law of Angela and John. Nan to Lewis and Sam. You will remain in our hearts forever. read more

  • Fred ROGERS

    Fred ROGERS Loving Husband to Anita, devoted Father to Tracy, Penny, Jeff and Paul and adoring Grandfather. Death leaves heartache difficult to heal, Love leaves memories that no one can steal. Funeral at All Saints Church, Dovercourt. 1:30pm Thursday 31st July. Please send flowers to Co-Op Funeral Directors. read more

  • Margaret Rose Whittle (Nee Nice)

    WHITTLE (née Nice) Margaret Rose Ron, Michael & Karen would like to express their thanks to all the family & friends who attended Margaret’s funeral. Special thanks go to Rev Dr Amanda Elmes for the lovely service and her support. The kind messages, cards & donations to CICRA were very much appreciated. read more

  • Lilian Wrycraft

    WRYCRAFT Lilian Nee Rowland Passed away peacefully on 20th July 2014, aged 84. Beloved Wife of the late Clem. Loving Mum to Rodney, Brenda, Sylvia and Mandy. Loving Nan and Great Nan. Will be sadly missed. Funeral on 30th July, 2pm at Weeley Crematorium. Enquiries to Lesley Barlow, Station Road, Clacton. read more

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