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  • Swifts play-off push is on course

    Heybridge Swifts continued their play-off push with a good win against Tilbury. read more

  • Iron frustrated by Gateshead Gazette: Alan Devonshire. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

    Braintree Town were frustrated by Gateshead as this Skrill Premier play-off tussle ended in a goalless stalemate at the Amlin Stadium. read more

  • Jammers hit four against Aveley

    Maldon and Tiptree secured an emphatic win against Aveley. read more

  • Alastair Cook puts Essex in charge going into the final day against Derbyshire

    ENGLAND Test captain Alastair Cook came within 19 runs of a double-century to put Essex on the front foot in their County Championship Division Two match against Derbyshire. read more

  • Three men to appear in court over assault charges

    THREE men are due to appear at Southend Magistrates' Court next month to face charges of affray and assault. read more

  • Man in pink thong flashes to teenage girls Gazette: Essex Police launch appeal for stolen goods

    A MAN wearing a pink thong flashed at a group of teenage girls. read more

  • Nick Clegg to visit Colchester next week Gazette: Welsh Liberal Democrats Spring Conference 2014 in Newport.  Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats takes questions from journalists prior to taking to the stage. (5167316)

    DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg will be answering questions in Colchester next week. read more

  • Fresh chance to save £200 from your heating bills launched

    A FRESH chance for Colchester residents to save £200 a year from their heating bills has been launched. read more

  • UPDATED: Bail extended as murder investigation continues

    A WOMAN arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield has been bailed again until Thursday. read more

  • Baby boy donating his bone marrow to save life of his sister

    A BABY boy is set to save his sister’s life by becoming her bone marrow donor. read more

  • Fire crews tackle blaze at Little Clacton home

    FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze at a house in Little Clacton. read more

  • Man found dead inside parked car Gazette: Police have appealed for information about an 'elaborate hoax' after two suspicious devices closed down parts of Canterbury

    A man has been found dead in a car after concerns were raised by a member of the public. read more

  • Nathan will be keeping it simple

    Nathan McDonald knows he doesn’t need to do anything out of the ordinary to try to impress when he returns to the Braintree Town starting line-up tonight. read more

  • Dunne sings the praises of "exceptional" defender Wynter

    COLCHESTER United boss Joe Dunne has sung the praises of “exceptional” defender Alex Wynter. read more

  • Richie's catwalk debut...after attack he feared would end modelling dream

    A NON-LEAGUE footballer and aspiring model, who suffered horrific facial injuries when he was beaten up, has made his catwalk debut. read more

  • Karen Jayne Hancock (nee Compton)

    Karen Jayne Hancock (née Compton) 15.04.1960 - 20.03.2007 Thinking of our Karen on her 54th birthday Loved so very much, someone so very special to us, our love for you will never fade. Mum Thelma, Karl, Tracy, Bradley & Alfie, Anthony, Ian and John. read more

  • Geoff Green

    GREEN Geoff Passed peacefully away on 27th March 2014 in Colchester General Hospital aged 94 years. Devoted Husband to the late Phyl and a loving Uncle to his many Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 17th April 2014 at 12.30pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired may be made payable to Mersea Island Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, c/o J K May Funeral Service, Blackwater House, 51 High Street, West Mersea. CO5 8JE read more

  • Herbert Hale Wortham

    WORTHAM Herbert Hale 15.3.1925 --- 3.4.2014 Our dear Bert passed away on 3rd April, at the fine old age of 89. A wonderful loving Husband, Dad, Grandad & Father-in-Law to Barbara, Mark, Carolyn, Clive, Lorraine, Gemma, Samantha, Robert and Daniel. There will be a private Family Service at Colchester Crematorium. No flowers please. However donations, if desired, can be made to Rethink c/o Hunnaball Funeral Service, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT - as a tribute to Bert’s beloved late Grandson Matthew, who remained forever in his heart. Our sincere thanks go to the wonderful staff at Blackbrook House for the loving care provided. We are all truly grateful. read more

  • Robin Oliver 'Rob' Poole

    POOLE ROBIN OLIVER ‘ROB’ Passed away peacefully at Blackbrook House, Dedham on 9th April 2014, aged 87 years. After a long struggle with Vascular Dementia. Beloved Husband of Hettie. Much loved Dad of Steve & Soo, Maureen & Les. A dear Grandad to Mandy, Andrew, James and Helen. Also a Great-Grandad. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium Friday 25th April 2014 at 11.45am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, in memory of Rob may be sent payable to either Dementia UK or Salvation Army c/o John J Smith Funeral Service, St. Mary’s Chapel, Mersea Road Colchester, CO2 8RT Tel: (01206) 761800 read more

  • Gloria McCullough

    McCULLOUGH Gloria Passed away on 31st March 2014, aged 71 years. A loving and devoted Wife to Peter. Much loved Mum, Sister, Nan and Great Nan. Will be sadly missed by all Family and Friends. Funeral to take place on 22nd April 2014 10.15am at Colchester Crematorium. Flowers welcome. The Family request all donations may be sent to Macmillan Cancer Research c/o East Of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2DB. read more

  • JANET KING (née NORMAN)

    JANET KING (née Norman) At last at peace on 10th April 2014, aged 70. You are no longer with us although your memory will never cease to be. All are welcome to the Funeral to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 24th April at 2pm followed by a gathering at The Flag, Wivenhoe at 3.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations can be made for Parkinson’s UK via Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 7QT. read more

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