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Plans for more than 200 homes at former Martello caravan park site in Walton finally approved

Plans for more than 200 homes at former Martello caravan park site in Walton finally approved

Boutique restaurant on the river-front to be unveiled in autumn

Boutique restaurant on the river-front to be unveiled in autumn

An artist impression of how the new store could look.

Sainsbury's fourth store in Colchester is given the go ahead

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This is the first suspect Colchester Police believe robbed a man on Mersea Road last year

Do you know this robber?

Police want to track down the driver of a blue Audi

Police want Audi driver over A120 near Braintree crash

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London Bus Theatre Company is awarded £1,000 to take disadvantaged children to see their latest film

London Bus Theatre Company is awarded £1,000 to take disadvantaged children to see their latest film

Niamh McGovern from Braintree was last seen getting on a train to London on Friday afternoon

UPDATED: Missing Niamh McGovern from Braintree is now in London

Thank you Gwyneth and Jessica... healthy stars going gluten-free brings price down for coeliacs like me who don’t have a choice

Thank you Gwyneth and Jessica... healthy stars going gluten-free brings price down for coeliacs like me who don’t have a choice

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Police to investigate Southend fan's apparent charge at Colchester rivals

Police to investigate Southend fan's apparent charge at Colchester rivals

Man shot in leg after burglary in Sible Hedingham

UPDATED: Man shot in leg in aggravated burglary

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Two men arrested after "suspicious" death in Braintree flat

UPDATED: Arrested men released after sudden death

The woman was taken for further treatment at Colchester General Hospital after back pain

Elderly Colchester woman taken to hospital after car crash

Flipping brilliant! Pancake Day ousts Valentine’s Day as UK’s favourite festival in February

Flipping brilliant! Pancake Day ousts Valentine’s Day as UK’s favourite festival in February

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The fire at Haven Road in Wivenhoe was extinguished last night

UPDATED: Blaze rips through waste wood

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Family who lost their son in a car accident organises career guidance event to help other young children

Family who lost their son in a car accident organises career guidance event to help other young children

Bonkers, me? How very dare you!

Neil D'Arcy-Jones Column: Some people call me bonkers!

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Hunt launched for vulnerable missing Braintree teenager

Hunt launched for vulnerable missing Braintree teenager

Sonny Lonsdale

Drug dealer jailed after attacking family

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Victim Quaid Combstock

Colchester paedophile abused me for months - child sex abuse victim speaks out

Christine Maddock holding the latest designs of the centre's leaflets marketing their services

Colchester mental health service reaches 20 year anniversary

RECIPES: Fabulous Baker Brothers share their beer bread recipes

RECIPES: Fabulous Baker Brothers share their beer bread recipes

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Thieves snatch power tools worth hundreds of pounds from van

Thieves snatch power tools worth hundreds of pounds from van

Gavyn Booker

Colchester man wanted after serious assault and burglary

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Step back in time for unashamedly traditional treat

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Step back in time for unashamedly traditional treat

CHINESE NEW YEAR: The 5 best Chinese restaurants and takeaways in Colchester, according to TripAdvisor

CHINESE NEW YEAR: The 5 best Chinese restaurants and takeaways in Colchester, according to TripAdvisor

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Fireman Sam

Lauren Oldershaw : It's a relief to see Peppa and Fireman Sam again

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Sixth form students shoot music video for Colchester band

Sixth form students shoot music video for Colchester band

Residents hope new restrictions will end lorry parking nightmare

Residents hope new restrictions will end lorry parking nightmare

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Nigel Hildreth at last year's Teddy Bear's Concert

If you go down to the Arts Centre this weekend

Police reveal schemes to tackle crime in Harwich and Manningtree

Police reveal schemes to tackle crime in Harwich and Manningtree

Moves to cut speed limit in Colchester cul de sac

Moves to cut speed limit in Colchester cul de sac

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Sadie Hasler: Veganuary may sound like a complaint you’d go to a lady doctor about, but I’m doing it

Sadie Hasler: Veganuary may sound like a complaint you’d go to a lady doctor about, but I’m doing it

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Campaigners call for action to be taken to save historic tower now

Campaigners call for action to be taken now to save historic tower

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Historic pub welcomes families and hundreds of guest real ales inside

Historic pub welcomes families and hundreds of guest real ales inside

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Police close road in Braintree

UPDATED 9.22AM: Two-car collision in Buck Hill near Black Notley

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May contain Spanish rap - Tiff Stevenson

Top Five What's On in North Essex this week

John Vince pictured celebrating with other campaigners in January 2015 when West Mersea's public toilets were saved

West Mersea public toilets could cost 20p

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End of the Rainbow rehearsals

The Colchester playwright at the End of the Rainbow

Motorists face a temporary ban on turning right onto Headgate from Southway because of engineering works.

Traffic chaos fears as council plan temporary Southway right turn ban

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MYSTERY PICTURE: Can you guess which Colchester building this photo shows? (click through for answer)

MYSTERY PICTURE: Can you guess which Colchester building this photo shows? (click through for answer)

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Commuter Watch: Traffic and travel from around Colchester

Commuter Watch: Traffic and travel from around Colchester

Kirsty's face after she used the tanning lotion

'Tan lotion turned me green like Hulk'

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Scenes from the first planning committee meeting held in December 2015

Tollgate Village directors say planning application is not being treated fairly

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Dog owner's warning over pastry parcels of poison

Dog owner's warning over pastry parcels of poison

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An artist impression of how the new store could look.

Colchester Council's planning committee to decide on Sainsbury's plans

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Homeowner hid in bathroom after discovering masked raider in her home

Homeowner hid in bathroom after discovering masked raider in her home

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Shameful and disgusting? No, it’s perfectly legal to park here, say parking bosses

Shameful and disgusting? No, it’s perfectly legal to park in spot marked "disabled", say parking bosses

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Man sentenced for affray after stabbing outside Colchester nightclub

Man sentenced for affray after stabbing outside Colchester nightclub

Rail staff 'abused as man lay on track'

Rail staff 'abused as man lay on track'

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"We don't feel any sense of closure": Parents of fatal crash victims ask why unlawful killing verdict has not been returned

"We don't feel any sense of closure": Parents of fatal crash victims ask why unlawful killing verdict has not been returned

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