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  • Woman injured in collision with forklift truck Gazette: Argus-Mark    29-07-11
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    POLICE are investigating after a woman was hit by a forklift truck at a building supplies store. read more

  • Drivers warned of deer risk on rural roads Gazette: Deer-watching event

    Motorists are being urged to be aware of deer running into rural roads this autumn. read more

  • Colchester teen becomes one of the UK's youngest stem cell donors Gazette:

    A teenager who gave stem cells to save the life of a stranger is backing a national campaign to find more donors. read more

  • Overdevelopment fears as plans for 150 new homes in village revealed Gazette:

    Villagers fear being swamped by new houses after developers confirmed they hope to build 150 new homes. read more

  • U's striker Ibehre still on the sidelines Gazette:

    Jabo Ibehre is likely to have to be patient in his bid to return to first-team action with Colchester United. read more

  • Soldiers' lives put at risk to deliver turbine which has never been used

    SOLDIERS who risked their lives to bring electricity to parts of Afghanistan have been betrayed, it has been claimed. read more

  • UPDATED MONDAY 1.15PM: Gun recovered from Vineyard Street flat Gazette:

    NINE people have been bailed after an armed gang attack in Colchester. read more

  • Save fringe from being developed

    A CAMPAIGN group has been launched to fight plans for thousands of homes on the outskirts of Colchester. read more

  • Dowsett signs on for another three years with Movistar Gazette: Another crash – for Alex Dowsett, seen here with a bloodied leg after crashing in the national time-trial championships

    ALEX Dowset has signed a new three-year deal to keep him at Spanish team Movistar. read more

  • Parkinson believes U's have bright future Gazette:

    Phil Parkinson believes his former club Colchester United have a bright future after his Bradford City side played out a 0-0 draw at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. read more

  • Passenger charged at taxi driver with a meat cleaver Gazette:

    A TAXI driver described the terrifying moment a passenger charged at him with a meat cleaver over an £18 fare. read more

  • UPDATED MONDAY 5pm: Travellers pitch up for uninvited stay at Colchester United ground Gazette:

    TRAVELLERS have pitched up at the Colchester United ground. read more

  • Reds move was right for Holman Gazette:

    Colchester United manager Tony Humes says playing league football was the main reason behind his loan move to Wrexham. read more

  • Remembering Arnhem's Dark Days Gazette:

    MORE than 200 Colchester-based paratroopers parachuted on to the same fields used 70 years ago by soldiers taking part in a Second World War airborne operation. read more

  • Big repair bill forces Colchester Academy's sport centre to close

    A SPORTS centre used by hundreds of people from across Colchester is due to close. read more

  • Grandad inspires pub’s life-saving mission to fund town defibrillator

    A GRANDFATHER who was brought back to life on the street with a community defibrillator has inspired a fundraising campaign to get the life-saving equipment installed at his local pub. read more

  • Tailbacks as Northern Approach Road closes for at least three weeks Gazette:

    MOTORISTS reported rush hour delays after four mile diversions were put in place. read more

  • Moncur loving life under Humes Gazette:

    George Moncur says he is enjoying life under new Colchester United manager Tony Humes. read more

  • 14-bed hotel up for grabs for £1,000

    A GUTSY gambler will win big by scooping the keys to a 14-bedroom hotel in a bonkers giveaway. read more


    Frank Percival Mays “CHAFFY” Born 4th October 1920. Died peacefully at Chalkney House Care Home, White Colne on the 7th September 2014. Service to be held at Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett on the 24th September 2014 at 1pm. Family flowers only, no mourning. Donations, if desired, made payable to St Helena’s Hospice c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, Cornard Road, Sudbury CO10 2XA. read more

  • Maria Hill

    HILL Maria Peacefully at home on 11th September. A loving Wife to the late Stanley, Mother to Andrew, Janet and the late Duncan, Grandmother to Chelsea, Katherine and Robert, Sister of June and Susan, Aunt to Cathryn, Adrian and Jeremy. Maria was a wonderful ray of light in the lives of those she touched. She will be much missed by her Family and Friends in the community Service at Colchester Crematorium, Thursday 25th September at 11.00am Donations please to Cancer Research, c/o Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT read more

  • Sylvia Ruah

    RUSH Sylvia Formerly of Clacton On Sea. Passed away peacefully in Hospital on Saturday 13th September aged 89 years. A loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Will be sadly missed by all. Funeral Service to take place at Weeley Crematorium on Tuesday 30th September at 11:00 am. Family Flowers only but donations in memory of Sylvia may be sent to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research C/o Kemble Funeral Service 16 High Street, Brightlingsea, CO7 0AE read more

  • Lyn Heather O'Keeffe

    O’KEEFFE Lynn Heather Passed away on 12th September 2014. Beloved Wife of Mike, much loved Mother to Tim and Michelle and Nana to Samuel, Benjamin and Chloe. Will be sadly missed by all her Family and Friends. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday 24th September at 11.45am at Colchester Crematorium. Family flowers only and donations, if desired, made payable to St Helena Hospice, may be sent to Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT or online at read more


    DONNELLY Shirley Ann Passed away at St Helena Hospice on 14th September 2014, aged 74 years. Wonderful and much loved Mother to Jayne and Gary, Nana to Shane, Dean, Sianne, Lauren, Jamie and Abby, Great Nanna to Callum, Rhianna, Reggie and Ada and much loved Sister to Barry and Mother-in-Law to Julie. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to take place on Friday 3rd October at 11.45am at Colchester Crematorium. Family flowers only and donations, if desired, made payable to St Helena Hospice may be sent to Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 7QT. read more

  • Andrew Kenneth Dingle

    DINGLE Andrew Kenneth Died peacefully in the Ernest Luff Home on Wednesday 10th September 2014, aged 95 years. Much loved Father of Susan and John. Private cremation, followed by Thanksgiving Service to take place at Homelands Free Church on Thursday 25th September 2014 at 1.30pm. Family flowers only and donations if desired to Tearfund sent c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 43/47 High Street, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8BE, Tel. 01255 675549 read more

  • Bernard Brown

    BROWN Bernard Doreen and Family were deeply moved by the attendance at Bernard's funeral, so many friends, family, Paxmans colleagues and Colchester Scout leaders. Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers and donations, Bernard would have been very proud. Also we thank the Reverend Peter Evans for conducting a sincere and moving service and J J Smith Funeral Directors for their guidance and kindness throughout. read more

  • Anne Barry

    BARRY Anne In memory of a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Deeply missed. Steve read more


    News of BILLY CARTER wanted Long resident of Colchester, one time worked at Foster's Outfitters (01543) 685278. read more

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