INSPECTORS have praised the foster care service run by Essex County Council.
ONE of the men who carried out the horrific murder of a soldier in London yesterday is from Essex.
A FOOTBRIDGE to link homes with village playing fields has been given the green light by Network Rail.
JEWELLERY and cash have been stolen from a home in Tiptree.
COOKING skills were put to the test at a Tiptree school in a Ready, Steady, Cook challenge.
ELMSTEAD residents have backed a proposal to build a doctors’ surgery on green land in Wivenhoe.
Unity is the key factor behind Colchester United’s encouraging season ticket sales.
ADVICE sessions on benefits changes are on offer from a Colchester charity.
SIGNALLING problems at Colchester Town had left the station temporarily cut off.
A WILDLIFE-THEMED play area will open this weekend at a Colchester nature reserve.
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A WILDLIFE garden has been opened in Wivenhoe.
POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary in Colchester.
COLCHESTER & Ipswich Museums Service has played a part in keeping one of artist John Constable's masterpieces available to the public.
COLCHESTER’S ancient past will be on display at Gosbecks Archaeological Park on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPHY students have snapped up the chance to take part in a prestigious London exhibition.
A man remains in custody following a suspected attempted arson attack at an Islamic prayer centre.
RUMOURS of a dognapping ring stealing pets for fighting have been dismissed by Essex Police.
BURGLARS raided a home in Colchester in broad daylight.
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In today's Gazette: A teenager has been charged with murdering Jay Whiston outside a house party in Marlowe Way, Colchester.
RUSSELL Mary (May) Passed away suddenly on 2nd May, 2013 aged 84 years. Beloved Wife to the late Alec, dearly loved Mum of Sheelagh and John, loving Gran to Richard, Robert, Cara, Chloe, William and James and special Mum-in-Law to Clare and Sister to Roy. A very special Lady and good friend who will be sadly missed by many. Funeral Service at Weeley Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th June at 11.45 a.m. Family flowers only but if desired donations to Willow Foundation may be sent c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 101 Pole Barn Lane, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 9NQ, Tel. 01255 675549.
SCOTT Hugh Passed away peacefully on Thursday 9th May at Colchester General Hospital. Aged 95 years. Funeral at Weeley Crematorium on Monday 3rd June at 11.45am.
GRAVES John William Sidney Aged 88 years Sadly passed away 9th May 2013. Reunited with his beloved Wife Nell. Much loved Father to John and Marion, Father-in-Law to Jackie and Ray. Will be sadly missed by all of his Grandchildren. Funeral Service to take place at Burrs Road Cemetery Clacton on 24th May at 2pm. Enquiries at Titford Funeral Service 151 Old Road Clacton.
LORD Derrick Jack On 11th May peacefully in hospital, Derrick of Thorpe-le-Soken, aged 95 years. Much loved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and Husband of the late Margaret. Funeral Service on Thursday 23rd May at St. Michaels Church, Thorpe-le-Soken at 1 p.m. followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please but donations, if so desired, to St. Michaels Church, Thorpe-le-Soken c/o P.G. Oxley Ltd., 43/47 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8BE, Tel. 01255 675549
Dave HOLLANDS IS 65 !22nd May 2013 Happy Birthday Herby Have a great day Love from All the family. Dangerous Dave Hollands The One Man Wave of Destruction ! 65
IVORY Margaret Margaret's family would like to thank all those who attended Mum's thanksgiving service. Also for the donations to her chosen charities. Special thanks to all the organisations that helped in the care of Mum. Rev'd Tim Fletcher and Rev'd Robert Gooding who took the service.
Carol FINCH23.05.2002 A daily thought, A silent tear, And a constant wish That you were here. My darling you are loved and missed so very much Roland xxx
CHRISTIE Norman Passed away peacefully at home on 7th May 2013, aged 77 years. Much loved Husband of Marion, loving Dad to Dean, Debbie & Clare, Grandad to Megan & Scarlett. He will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service to be held at Eight Ash Green Church on Wednesday 29th May at 1.00pm, followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cancer Research UK c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Services, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB.
ESSEX FIRE AUTHORITY Audit of Accounts: Year Ended 31 March 2013