CRYSTAL Palace may have brought the Premier League class with them to Colchester United but the hosts delivered quality of their own in a good pre-season workout for the U’s.
POLICE are hunting a man with Chelmsford connections after breaching his court order.
A BEACH patrol lifesaver has been praised after rescuing a tourist who could not swim after they were knocked into the sea and started to drown.
A DENTIST is set to cultivate his moustache for the next six months in a bid to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.
A SCIENCE teacher says students have been kind about her new look after she had her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
THOUSANDS of older residents are “inappropriately placed into residential care” because Essex County Council does not have suitable accommodation.
Firefighters used hoses and beaters to put out a field blaze on the outskirts of Clacton earlier today.
AN EXERCISE to help fire crews respond to chemical leaks has been carried out at a Tiptree school.
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THIRTEEN men are to face charges in connection with a serious disturbance near a Southend pub that left a football supporter with life changing injuries.
THOUSANDS of visitors turned out for the annual Brightlingsea Town Regatta and Boat Show.
PIRATE radio will once again be taking to the waves in Harwich as Radio Mi Amigo broadcasts a special nine-day programme of shows.
PUPILS at a special school beat 200 other applicants to win a prestigious award for creating an anti-bullying app.
COMMUNITY spirit impressed judges as they took a tour around the gardens of Coggeshall.
DREW Joyce Sadly passed away on 16th July 2016 aged 95. Joyce will be greatly missed by all of her Family and Friends. Funeral service will take place at Colchester Crematorium on Monday 1st August at 3.30pm. Donations in memory of Joyce for Essex…
CROSS Marjorie Doreen Passed away peacefully on 12th July aged 91. Will be sadly missed by her Family. Funeral Service to be held at St Mary's Church, Kelvedon on Wednesday 3rd August at 11.30am. Dress code optional, colours please. Family flowers…
MAY Elizabeth Mary née Evans ‘Liz’ Passed away peacefully after a long illness on 3rd July 2016 at Colchester General Hospital, aged 52. Much loved Daughter, Sister and Auntie, will be sadly missed by all of her family. Funeral service to take…
Callum KELLY Congratulations to our grandson Cal on achieving a Masters Degree with Distinction from Oxford University.
BENNETT Ralph Douglas 19.02.1951 - 25.07.2005 We all know life goes on, but it's never the same without you. We all miss you so much. Mum, Dad, Robert, Ros, Mandy, Jim and all family and friends.
KNIGHTS Paul AndrewPassed away on 25.07.13 Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Thinking of you always, love Mum & Family.
THE sitting room of the women's refuge is bright and airy.
KEVIN Keen is set to return to Colchester United tonight for the first time since leaving as their manager.
A COLCHESTER woman who had been missing since Friday night has been found.
MIDDLEBOROUGH has seen some dramatic changes in the last 40 years.
Colchester Ghosts – fact or fiction
IF you were going to bring back one of the town's most popular music events you would want to sign-up one of the town's biggest bands.
POLICE are trying to piece together what happened after crooks stole Lego from a store in Parkeston.
THIS weekend marks the end of an era in terms of the Colchester music scene when Dave Richards, landlord of the Bull pub in Colchester, introduces his last act.
DISGUSTED residents of a Dovercourt road plagued by fly-tipping and overflowing rubbish bins have issued a plea for help.
NO ONE could get away with licking old ladies' legs but Smartie.
FAT football fans are being offered a gut-busting goal with a difference.
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man following a theft at a supermarket in Dovercourt.
THE married owners of a Harwich-based estate agent allegedly kept more than £42,000 of rental deposits, a court heard.
A TRIO of Colchester-based Hi-Tension Trampoline Club members competed at this year's NDP Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline National Finals.
A MAN is recovering from serious injuries in hospital after an assault.
CAMPAIGNERS were today celebrating after plans were unveiled for a new multi-million pound school on the site of the former secondary school in Colchester.
NEW warning signs would stop a historic pub being repeatedly damaged by lorries, according to a community campaigner.
HAIRDRESSERS are used to dealing with unruly mops on a daily basis. But staff at Benjamin Charles, on North Hill, Colchester, were in for a bit of a shock when they were faced with five particularly fluffy clients.
REVISED traffic improvement plans are set to go on show, after a controversial bus lane scheme was scrapped.
ROCK bands and DJs are set to take over a town centre venue - for one day only.
A TRAIN station could be built as part of proposals for a new 2,500-home town to the east of Colchester.
Body found following major sea search for missing kayaker who capsized off Jaywick
TRANSPORT police want to track down this man in connection with an assault on a disabled passenger on a train between London Liverpool Street and Colchester.