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Man to appear in court in connection with Brightlingsea stabbing


8:58am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Brightlingsea.

Man seriously injured in crash


8:15am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been left with serious injuries following a crash in Wivenhoe.

VIDEO: Hundreds queue for Dermot O'Leary book signing


6:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary blamed the Colchester traffic as he kept his fans waiting nearly an hour at a book signing.

Picket line set up at hospital as radiographers strike


4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PICKET line was set up outside Colchester General Hospital yesterday as radiographers went out on strike.

Stanway School throws hat into the ring for new secondary school


4:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

STANWAY School has thrown its hat into the ring to open a new school in Colchester.

Businesses turned £50 into thousands for St Helena Hospice


4:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

FUNDRAISING businesses have shown they have the midas touch after they turned a humble £50 into thousands of pounds for charity.

Villagers fear solar farm construction could bring roads to standstill


3:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Villagers fear large HGVs will bring narrow rural roads to a standstill during possible construction of a solar farm.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum


3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Duo charged with brutal attack in Colchester's Dutch Quarter

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

3:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO people have been charged in connection with a hammer attack by an armed gang.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures


3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Old Police Station plans back on the cards with forthcoming £1.5 million pledge

Gazette: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS to turn Colchester’s old police station into a centre for creative businesses are back on track after a £1.5million pledge of support.

Colchester hospitals look to Italy and Portugal to fill nursing shortage


2:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hospital bosses hope a major recruitment drive will help fill a shortage in qualified nurses.

Cancer con woman who got free wedding admits fraud


2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

A WOMAN conned friends and strangers out of thousands of pounds of donations, goods and services by falsely claiming she had terminal cancer, a court heard

No affordable housing included in 170-home development


2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A lack of affordable housing on a planned 170-home development has been criticised by councillors.

Strong winds predicted to hit Essex on Tuesday

Gazette: Met Office issues Dorset with weather warning

1:23pm Monday 20th October 2014

Severe gales could affect Essex tomorrow, forecasters have warned.

Tragedy inspires Terry to gather pledges worth £50,000 for Heroes garden


8:55am Monday 20th October 2014

A KIND-HEARTED council worker has been nominated for a national award after he used his contacts to help a charity appeal.

Colchester singer Stevi Ritchie wins the public vote to go through


9:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Stevi Ritchie has survived another week of the top TV talent show.

Rescue launched for kite surfer

Gazette: PILOT TO RESCUE: A dingy overturned near Nell's Point. PHOTO: Barry Coastguard

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Clacton Coastguard went to the aid of a kite surfer who got into difficulty off Martello Bay, Clacton.

Feverish patient had returned from Africa


9:50am Sunday 19th October 2014

A "feverish" man has been placed in isolation at Colchester General Hospital as he undergoes a series of test having returned to the UK from east Africa.

Man killed after car collides with tree in Tollesbury

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

9:14am Sunday 19th October 2014

A man has died after a car collided with a tree last night. 

Firefighters carry unconscious man from blazing house


9:02am Sunday 19th October 2014

Firefighters rescued an unconscious man from his home after fire broke out early today.

Council in jam over statue funding


7:13pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BRONZE statue of a fruit picker has been unveiled - after the council got in a jam over who would pay for it.

Search off after van man comes forward


5:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Police have called off the search for a man who was reportedly bundled into a van by a gang.

Police appeal - help us find robbers


12:18pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Police have issued a new appeal for information after a man was robbed in Colchester.

Police commissioner welcomes new debate

Gazette: Nick Alston will be answering your questions

12:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has welcomed more public debate about creating a mechanism to "recall” an elected commissioner ifthey are unable to carry out their duties, or where there is a significant breakdown in public trust.

Men arrested for attempted murder following Brightlingsea and Jaywick attacks

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

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are linking a stabbing in Brightlingsea with an attack on a burglary victim in Jaywick.

Police investigate robbery on Colchester's North Hill


9:34am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are investigating a robbery on Colchester's North Hill this morning.

Family's horror as pet cat is killed by greyhound


8:30am Friday 17th October 2014

A MUM has criticised the “callous” owner of a greyhound for laughing while it savaged her daughter’s beloved cat, then walking away.

Police release image of man suspected of West Street shotgun raid


4:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

DETECTIVES have released an image of a man they want to question in connection with an aggravated burglary in Harwich.

100 years on, tribute to teen sailors killed in torpedo attack


4:11pm Friday 17th October 2014

FOUR young sailors, killed when their ship sank in the First World War, have been remembered at a memorial service.

Student’s bid to run 600km in 101 days


4:08pm Friday 17th October 2014

A STUDENT has set herself the tough challenge of running 600km in 101 days, as well as giving up her favourite foods, to raise cash for charity.

Spending checks introduced to reduce financial losses at Colchester hospitals


3:43pm Friday 17th October 2014

A crackdown on overtime and more spending checks are being planned to tackle multi-million pound losses at Colchester’s hospitals.

Thai murders blame 'pinned on men'

Gazette: Undated family handout photo issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Briton Hannah Witheridge , aged 23, from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, who was found murdered alongside David Miller on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao yesterday. PRESS ASSOCIA

3:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE ex-boyfriend murdered Essex university student Hannah Witheridge believes police have "pinned" the murder on two men, according to a friend.

My books about jail time


3:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MOTHER-OF-THREE sent to jail for illegally camping on land her family owned has penned a series of books about her experiences.

History group lands £9,000 lottery cash to gather record of First World War life

Gazette: An aerial view of Wivenhoe quay.

3:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RECORD of life in a north Essex town’s during the First World War will be collected following a £9,000 lottery grant.

Careers convention a big hit with students


2:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

THOUSANDS of school pupils attended a careers convention in Colchester.

New eye suite at Essex County Hospital


2:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

A RETINAL suite has been created and two nurse specialists appointed in a major investment in hospital eye services in Colchester.

Passengers urged: back our campaign for 40 minute train journeys from Colchester to London

Gazette: There is disruption on the Greater Anglia service to Southminster

11:57am Friday 17th October 2014

PASSENGERS have been asked to back a campaign calling for trains to run from Colchester to London Liverpool Street in just 40 minutes.

Homes plan is "too much" fear villagers


10:51am Friday 17th October 2014

RESIDENTS have come out in force to protest against plans to expand their village by nearly a quarter.

Russell - homes plan for Colchester's border are a "planning outrage"

Gazette: Sir Bob Russell

10:41am Friday 17th October 2014

COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell has labelled plans to build up to 3,000 homes on the town’s doorstep as a “planning outrage”.

Winter Queen Holli set to take over the High Street


10:38am Friday 17th October 2014

ORGANISERS are gearing up for this year’s Colchester Winter Queen Fair.

It felt like I'd cycled up Mount Everest... and then some


10:35am Friday 17th October 2014

AN endurance cyclist from Colchester cycled the equivalent of ascending Mount Everest.

Metal detector stumbles upon live grenade


10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A METAL detector scouring a farmer’s field picked up a live Second World War hand grenade.

Braintree police sergeant dismissed for gross misconduct could appeal


9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A Braintree police sergeant who was fired for gross misconduct after he failed to turn up for work on 13 occasions could appeal the decision.

New bridge works delayed yet again


8:27am Friday 17th October 2014

A PROJECT to replace a bridge in Colchester has been delayed at least until the end of December – it has been announced the day before it was due to be completed.

Williams and Griffin £30 million revamp on track

Gazette: Carl Milton outside William and Griffin

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

WORK is set to start on the next phase of the £30million redevelopment of a Colchester store.

Council allows hospital blood deliveries to use bus lane during roadworks - eventually


3:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DELIVERIES of vital medical products have been given special powers to beat jams caused by roadworks.

Group to decide on future of waste and recycling in Colchester


2:46pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE future of recycling and waste collection in Colchester has been placed in the hands of a special council task and finish group.

Up to 6,000 houses are planned for the edge of Colchester


2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

COLCHESTER could see up to 6,000 homes built on its eastern border in the next two decades.

UPDATED 11.50am: Video - Man stabbed in Brightlingsea


8:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital with a serious neck injury after an incident in Brightlingsea.



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