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Man arrested after bus is stolen from depot

Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

5:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A SUSPECTED drunken joyrider smashed through depot gates and drove for two miles after stealing a bus.

Mammoth biking challenge raises £50,000 for charity


12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

GREETED with cheers and hugs, 20 cyclists completed a 400-mile bike which raised £50,000 in memory of a tragic young man.

Cyclists' wheels of fortune for leukaemia research


9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SIX intrepid cyclists are gearing up to raise money for research into leukaemia.

Family use iPhone tracking app to help catch prolific burglar


9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A family helped bring a prolific burglar to justice using a tracking app to find their stolen iPhones.

Popular McLean exhibition extended for two months

Gazette: Colchester Film Festival review

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FIRSTSITE exhibition has been so popular it is being extended for more than two months.

Roman feast found under Colchester store


3:49pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Archaeologists have found evidence of food bought by Romans before they were massacred by Boadicea's armies.

Day youngsters went wild at Beth Chatto Gardens


3:37pm Friday 22nd August 2014

nature when Elmstead Market’s Beth Chatto Gardens hosted a two-day wildlife fair.

I learned language of success


3:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLBOY, who could not speak any English when he arrived in the country at the age of 11, has passed 13 GCSEs – including one A* and four As.

Nursery celebrates outstanding report


3:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Staff and children at a nursery are celebrating after being rated outstanding by inspectors.

Senior care home worker stole £1,750 from vulnerable resident

Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The deputy manager of a care home who stole £1,750 from a vulnerable resident has avoided jail.

Mums invited to meetings aimed at improving maternity services

Gazette: Patients face longer waits at Colchester General Hospital following cancer scandal

2:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEW and parents-to-be are invited to three public meetings about the future of maternity services in north Essex.

Super six charities benefit from Mayor Colin's year in office

Gazette: Mayor to host charity quiz night

2:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SIX charities are benefiting from a share of £24,000 raised through a series of fundraising events organised by Colchester’s last Mayor.

Eight treated by paramedics after Boxted crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

2:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Eight people were treated for injuries after a four-vehicle crash in Colchester.

Celebrity Big Brother viewers urged to back Gogglebox George

Gazette: Linda and Peter McGarry star on Gogglebox with Linda's son George Gilbey

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

REALITY TV star George Gilbey has traded his Gogglebox sofa for the famous Diary Room chair of the Big Brother house George joined 13 other housemates in Celebrity Big Brother which returned to TV screens this week.

Police want to question man about assaults


12:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE want to question a man known to have lived in Harwich about assaults in Colchester and London earlier this month.

Fire crews called to blaze at tyre centre

Gazette: Parked cars are delaying fire crews in Ongar (file image).

9:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

FIVE fire crews were called to a blaze at a tyre and MOT centre at an industrial estate in Clacton.

Frating crash causing long delays

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

9:31am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CAR crash close to Frating is causing long delays for motorists.

Supermarket giant confirms it plans the ninth Tesco for our town


8:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

TESCO is set to open a ninth store in Colchester, it has been confirmed Four shops in Cotman Road, Prettygate, are being turned into one unit.

Brave Tom is exam champ


8:25am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHILE Tom Brown was going through four months of radiotherapy, the last thing on his mind was his illness.

Improvements pledged for Colchester's St Botolph's roundabout


4:45pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS are in the pipeline to improve safety at an accident hotspot in Colchester town centre.

Flat owners win leaky roof battle


4:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ABOUT 150 flat owners have been spared £1,200 bills after a developer agreed to repair leaky apartment block roofs.

Crowds watch Lancasters fly over Colchester for the last time


4:35pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEARLY 100 sightseers gathered at a war memorial to watch the last pair of airworthy Lancaster bombers fly over Colchester for the final time.

CCTV image released of suspected bike thief


4:37pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CCTV image has been released after a man stole a bike from an elderly pensioner.

Popular Bob set to give up grocery delivering after 40 years


4:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BOB Smith will certainly be missed across Colchester when he hangs up his delivery lorry keys for the last time.

Help raise money to Michael's YMCA sky dive

Gazette: Expansion plans at YMCA

4:10pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHARITY car wash will be held to raise money for a sky dive.

Village pub set to mark anniversary

Gazette: Owners Esther and Richard Brunning, left, with staff at the new-look The Shepherd, Langham.

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A VILLAGE pub will host a family fun day to celebrate its first anniversary.

Colchester schools celebrate GCSE results

Gazette: Maidenhill pupil, Aimee Jones calls her family to let them know of her six A grade GCSEs

4:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

HUNDREDS of pupils celebrated receiving their GCSE results across Colchester .

'50 new homes could divide our community'

Gazette: Developer outlines fresh Gas Rec plans

4:04pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PLANS to build 50 homes on a football pitch could ruin a thriving community, it has been warned.

Job boom in Colchester as unemployment hits six-year low


3:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Colchester's job market has been described as one of the biggest boom areas in the East of England.

Halstead's Ramsey Academy scores its best ever results - top GCSE passes leap 19% compared to last year


10:06am Thursday 21st August 2014

The Ramsey Academy in Halstead celebrated its best ever GCSE results.

LIVE UPDATES: Clacton Air Show - Day 2


10:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

FLIGHT fanatics are set for takeoff at day two of this year’s bumper Clacton Air Show.

EXCLUSIVE: TV's Mr Grumpy is all smiles ahead of Frinton Summer Theatre show


9:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

HE became a national treasure as TV’s Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, but it’s all smiles now as Richard Wilson stars in Frinton Summer Theatre’s final show of the season.

Honywood Community Science School celebrates record English GCSE passes at A* to C


8:46am Thursday 21st August 2014

Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall had 64.3 per cent of pupils gain five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

Ten-month-old tot gets artificial heart as family desperately wait for vital transplant op


8:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE family of a ten month-old baby who needs a new heart have spoken of their anguish as they wait for a vital transplant.

Family anguish as Tristan, 18, left paralysed after diving into shallow swimming pool


8:23am Thursday 21st August 2014

A TEENAGER has been left paralysed after diving into a shallow swimming pool.

LIVE: Essex GCSE results

Gazette: File photo dated 13/06/08 of Pupils who sat a GCSE English exam at Colchester County High School for Girls, Colchester, Essex as a return to final exams at GCSE could discriminate against girls, teachers warned today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

7:30am Thursday 21st August 2014

Nervous teenagers will turn out to pick up their GCSE results today. 

Final decision to be taken on plans to build 50 homes on Gas Rec after appeal hearing today

Gazette: Developer outlines fresh Gas Rec plans

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A FINAL decision on whether 50 homes can be built on a Colchester football pitch will be taken after an appeal hearing today.

Dovercourt beach to be closed after grenade discovery


4:11pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DOVERCOURT beach is set to be closed by Tendring Council to allow for the area to be swept for potential explosives.

Pair to cycle from Colchester to Denmark ... to raise money for sharks


6:51pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

WHEN Joe Marshall and Jack Oliver decided to cycle from Colchester to Denmark, it was initially just for fun.

Ten rescued from motorboat after getting stuck in backwaters

Gazette: Harwich RNLI all weather lifeboat

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TEN people were rescued by lifeboat crews after their motorboat became stuck in Walton Backwaters.

Would you use a cafe at the Old Heath Rec?


3:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAFE could be opened at Colchester’s Old Heath Recreation Ground.

Thousands of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists


3:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THOUSANDS of "suckers" in Essex are being targeted by con artists.

Health centre expanding its services


3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEALTH and wellbeing centre is expanding its services.

A new carry chair will be installed in ambulances to help patients and staff


2:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NEW carry chair will be installed in ambulances to help patients and staff.

Controversial dentist has ban on orthodontic treatment lifted

Gazette: Therapy plan for people petrified of the dentist

2:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A dentist has been allowed to carry out orthodontic treatment on adults for the first time since being found guilty of serious misconduct.

‘Traffic nightmare’ fear on homes plan


2:01pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BLUEPRINTS to regenerate land off Magdalen Street, Colchester, could create a traffic “nightmare”, councillors warned.

Appeal to help fund lifechanging wheelchair for Callum


12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to buy a lifechanging new wheelchair for a severely disabled teenager.

My husband never talked about the Second World War...then I found a secret diary after he died


11:15am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ALMOST until the end, Leslie Knight never spoke to anyone of his experiences during the Second World War.

Car found torched after keys were stolen during burglary

Gazette: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CAR was found burnt out after being stolen from outside a home in Clacton.

UPDATED 10.35am: Woman taken to hospital following A12 crash


10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital following a crash on the A12.



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