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Ten arrested and several injured after gun incident in Vineyard Street, Colchester


7:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TEN people have been arrested after a gun incident in Colchester town centre.

Train delays after police called to Witham station

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

5:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

TRAINS have been delayed in the Witham area while police search for a vulnerable person.

Motorcyclist, in his 70s, has died after a crash with a van in Steeple Bumpstead

Gazette: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

5:09pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A motorcyclist aged in his 70s has died after he was involved in a crash with a van.

Anger over loss of the number 3 bus


5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RESIDENTS have launched a campaign for the reinstatement of a bus service, claiming they’ve been left stranded.

Broken CCTV cameras could be restored


3:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COLCHESTER’S broken-down out-of-town CCTV cameras could be fixed and hooked up to the main town centre network if a crime prevention group agrees to fund the work.

Vote for St Helena cash

Gazette: St Helena Hospice has launched the first therapeutic day centre in the country for young adults

3:26pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ST Helena Hospice is appealing for help to win a £3,000 grant from Lloyds bank.

Essex University is one of the most gay-friendly in the UK


2:59pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Essex University is one of the best in the country for gay, lesbian and bisexual students, according to a survey.

'Lifeline' support service on the verge of closure as funding runs out


2:05pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A support service for people suffering personality disorders is on the verge of closure when it stops receiving funding this month.

Government work programme helps 100 into full time employment in Colchester

Gazette: Job Centre Plus is relocating to Ross Library.

2:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A HUNDRED people in Colchester have been given a job after taking part in the Government’s work programme.

Charity fire swim needs sponsor

Gazette: Hundreds take the plunge at Colchester Fire Swim

1:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW sponsor is needed to help pay swimming pool costs at this year’s Colchester Fire Swim.

Colchester teen bailed after Clacton stabbing

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A TEENAGER from Colchester has been released on bail after allegedly stabbing a man in Clacton.

Sex worker Charlotte set to fight in by-election


1:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A £180-AN-HOUR sex worker who describes herself as a “high-class courtesan” has made a shock decision to stand in the Clacton by-election.

Mobility scooter joyride around Tiptree


12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THIEVES stole a mobility scooter from a woman and took it for a joyride around Tiptree.

Northern Approach Road work may be completed in three weeks - not six


11:11am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR mile diversions may only be in place for three weeks when a major Colchester road is closed on Monday - not six weeks as originally feared.

Urgent intervention to fix summer standstill at Colchester hospital A&E

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

11:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

Colchester's hospital bosses called an urgent summit after its accident and emergency unit almost came to a “standstill”.

Wrong time on CCTV camera hampers murder investigation


11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A CCTV camera which filmed more than 20 potential witnesses or suspects in the Jim Attfield murder investigation was showing the wrong time, it has been revealed.

Cow dead after crash on the A12 near Hatfield Peverel


11:04am Thursday 18th September 2014

A cow has died after it was struck by a car on the A12 near Hatfield Peverel.

Man jailed after drug bust car crash


10:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

TWO police officers have been commended for a drugs bust that ended with a car smashing into the front of a petrol station

Charity coffee and cake morning to be held in village hall

Gazette: Person pouring tea (10339833)

9:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

A COFFEE and cake morning will be held in a village hall to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

New maternity service to help in north Essex


12:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW maternity service in north Essex could help solve some of the problems caused by a cut in the service.

Broken down lorry closes lane of A12


8:37am Thursday 18th September 2014

ONE lane of the A12 is closed this morning due to a broken down lorry.

Thursday update: Housemate tells of heartbreak at Hannah's death


8:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE housemate of a student brutally murdered on a Thai island said pals have been left broken hearted by her death.

Edward Redman launches appeal against conviction and sentence for killing Jay Whiston

Gazette: Jay Whiston

8:27am Thursday 18th September 2014

TEENAGE killer Edward Redman has launched an appeal against his conviction and sentence for stabbing student Jay Whiston to death.

Family rename pub in memory of their Bonnie


8:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

A BEAUTY queen who was killed in a car crash has been given a memorial in the village where she grew up – a pub named after her.

Hero of Hamelin riders complete their epic journey


7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

SADDLE-weary cyclists have completed their epic ride to Germany.

Wednesday latest: British man questioned in relation to murder of Hannah Witheridge


8:15am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A British man has been questioned in relation to the murders of two Britons found dead in Thailand.

David in the picture for top photographic award


5:02pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN amateur photographer is in the running for a podium finish in a national contest which could see one of his pictures make motorcycle history.

Detectives appeal for help to solve the murder of Nahid Al-Manea


4:51pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to solve a murder committed three months ago today.

Public appeal for new cancer centre


3:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A £4.5 MILLION appeal has been launched to create a cancer centre in Colchester.

Two bailed again as James Attfield murder investigation continues.

Gazette: Victim Jim Attfield

3:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

TWO people arrested in connection with the murder of James Attfield have had their bail extended.

Funding bid to get Creative Business Centre off the ground


2:28pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A FUNDING bid has been made to turn Colchester’s Old Police Station into a centre for creative businesses.

Pupils' free weekly pick of veggies thanks to allotment holders


2:01pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEELBARROW of garden-grown goodies will become a regular fixture outside a primary school.

Slack Space set to learn fate next week

Gazette: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

1:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

COMMUNITY art group Slack Space continues to face an uncertain future because of money troubles.

Tougher sanctions to come for litter louts


1:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

LITTER louts have been given a warning after a rubbish pick was held in Colchester.

New adoption campaign launched


11:09am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage people in Essex to consider adoption.

Future of sports bar in doubt


10:13am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE future of a Colchester sports bar is in doubt.

Business owners want justice after break-ins


9:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BUSINESS owners have thanked the Gazette for helping in their fight for justice.

Man charged with attempted murder


8:53am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder.

I saved pal after 40 amps of electricity ran through his body


8:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A PLUMBER who saved his best friend’s life after he suffered a potentially-fatal electric shock has been honoured.

UPDATE 2pm: Hannah Witheridge's family pay tribute to "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman"


9:33am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE family of a murdered Essex University student have paid tribute to a "beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman".

UPDATED: Kebab cleaver attack in Wivenhoe


1:38pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

UPDATED: A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a horrific attack involving a kebab cleaver in Wivenhoe.

My boyfriend fought knifeman...and was yelling at me to drive


8:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YOUNG couple were left fearing for their lives when they were attacked by a man wielding a knife and a chain.

Russell: I'm forking out of my own pocket to pay staff

Gazette: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

8:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell says he is spending thousands of pounds of his own money to run his office.

Eight candidates will fight the Clacton by-election

Gazette: A vote being entered at the ballot box

5:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

EIGHT candidates will fight the Clacton by-election.

University of Essex homecoming celebrations to mark 50th anniversary


5:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

FORMER students and staff returned home to their academic home to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Essex.

X Factor odds are slashed on ex-Stanway lad Stevie


4:32pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

X FACTOR hopeful Stevie Ritchie has shot to eighth favourite with one bookmakers after his all-action performance on Sunday night.

Detective pleads for help after hit and run

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

4:27pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A DETECTIVE appealing for witnesses to a hit and run has warned the driver could kill someone if he is not caught.

Bowls club wins regional award


4:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Members of the West End Bowls Club in Fitzgilbert Road, Colchester, are celebrating after they hit the target in the Anglia in Bloom awards.

VIDEO: 'Bonnie and Clyde' couple suspected of stealing £500,000 of goods, go on the run...Video released of police car/bike being rammed


2:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

TERRIFYING video footage showing police vehicles being rammed has been released by Essex Police.

Old visitor centre to become a restaurant


2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A NEW restaurant and homes look set to replace Colchester’s former Visitor Information Centre.



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