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UKIP leader Nigel Farage causes waves in Clacton with Tory defect Douglas Carswell


11:43am Friday 29th August 2014

CLACTON’S streets were awash with television crews and reporters as UKIP leader Nigel Farage made waves with Tory defect Douglas Carswell.

Appeal launched after burglary in Colchester

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:41am Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS have broken into a home in Colchester and stolen cash.

Detectives looking for witnesses after Colchester bar assault


10:06am Friday 29th August 2014

DETECTIVES are hoping to identify potential witnesses following an assault in Silk Road.

Breaking news Defector Douglas Carswell in Clacton with Ukip leader Farage


9:41am Friday 29th August 2014

FORMER Tory MP Douglas Carswell is in Clacton today with Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

West Mersea Town Regatta to be held tomorrow


9:35am Friday 29th August 2014

PEOPLE heading to West Mersea’s Town Regatta tomorrow can look forward to a day of live music, races and water sports.

Witness appeal after Mersea Road crash

Gazette: Police are continuing to investigate the crash

9:53am Friday 29th August 2014

TRAFFIC officers are appealing for information after a road crash on Mersea Road.

Council covers up cash probe

Gazette: Colchester Leisure World

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

DETAILS of an investigation into the disappearance of tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money from Colchester’s Leisure World are being kept hidden from the public.

Bail extended for man after woman died in crash

Gazette: Family’s tributes after Stacy dies in hospital a day after car struck tree trunk

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A MAN arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been re-bailed.

Blind charity opens Colchester base


8:29am Friday 29th August 2014

A BLIND charity has set up a base in Colchester after winning more than £210,000 in Lottery funding.

Housebound by special shoes mix-up


8:25am Friday 29th August 2014

A 91-year-old woman was left waiting for 18 months to get specially made medical shoes.

Police boss: Wrongful arrest was disgraceful


6:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissionder described the wrongful arrest of a man as disgraceful and highly regrettable.

Former football manager set to auction off signed football shirts


6:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A FORMER non-league football manager is marking the end of his career by auctioning off shirts signed by some of the game’s most famous players.

Plan to end free robes for council’s aldermen


6:28pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COMMUNITY stalwarts given the honour of becoming aldermen could be asked to fork out £850 for ceremonial robes.

Daisy's set for stardom


6:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A HIGH-FLYING student who turned down a place at university to pursue her musical dream could be on the road to stardom.

Hospital failed me after I gave birth


3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTHER has made a formal complaint to Colchester’s hospitals trust over a list of failings she says she faced after the birth of her baby.

Breaking news Tory Clacton MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP - and resigns his seat triggering a by-election


11:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

CLACTON'S Conservative MP Douglas Carswell has defected to UKIP.

Hospitals' meals rated top in Essex


11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

COLCHESTER’S hospitals have been praised for their tasty meals, cleanliness and keeping patients hydrated.

Detectives launch appeal after unprovoked gang attack in Colchester

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

THREE people were assaulted during a gang attack in Colchester.

Vandals destroyed our Disney display


6:05pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

VANDALS trashed a 101 Dalmations- themed scarecrow display and stole one of the dogs.

Hospital's bug buster is a hit


4:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BUG busting machine has been demonstrated to visitors, patients and staff at Colchester General Hospital.

Musician Tess uses pole dancing to help battle serious heart condition


3:36pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A musical maestro diagnosed with an incurable heart condition turned to pole dancing to keep fit and has found it is making her stronger.

Chinese ‘plan for Bradwell reactor'

Gazette: Bradwell: Fears village will become 'nucleur dumping ground'

3:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHINESE nuclear power giants want to build an atomic reactor at Bradwell, it has been claimed.

Drug dealer jailed for eight years


4:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A DRUG dealer caught with £40,000 of cocaine told police: “It’s such easy money.”

Potholes are being filled in...after a 40-year wait


12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE 40-YEAR wait for a potholed street to be resurfaced is finally over.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

15 buyers for every home on the market


10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

BUYERS are outstripping the number of houses for sale by 15 to one.

Salvation Army volunteers to collect donations in Colchester in September

Gazette: Life pressures blamed for a spiralling need of food handouts

9:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MEMBERS of the Salvation Army are urging residents to beware bogus collectors as they get ready for their own big collection.

Have you seen these people?


9:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Detectives in Essex are appealing for information to find a man charged in connection with dwelling burglaries across East Anglia who is missing after breaching court bail conditions.

Body found in woods

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

8:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BODY was found hanged from a tree in the Middlewick Ranges, Colchester.

UPDATED: Colchester motorists face traffic woe for second morning in a row

Gazette: Police Road Closed Sign

8:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MOTORISTS faced long delays on the Colchester stretch of the A12 for the second day in a row this morning.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War


8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Crews free woman after smash


10:07pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS freed a woman from a trapped car after a collision.

Group to challenge Tesco Prettygate bid


5:16pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BUSINESS group will launch a legal challenge against plans to build the town’s ninth Tesco.

Simon aims to give back by running marathon for disabled children's charity


4:49pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A former homeless man is to hit the streets again – but this time he will be running a marathon to help disabled children.

Exhibition will celebrate 30 years of Colchester art group


3:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

An exhibition is being staged to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a group of printmakers in Colchester.

My 8,000-miles for Tom


12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FUNDRAISING Peter Matheson has learned a valuable lesson.

Yet another bus is driven off from First


12:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BUS was stolen and taken for a drive a matter of hours after another bus was taken.

Heybridge woman who died of head injury is identified as Sarah Munro


9:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A postmortem has revealed a Heybridge woman died from a serious head injury.

U's won't stand for terrace revival at community stadium

Gazette: Backing - Colchester United fans were out in numbers at Broadhall Way last season and the U's are hoping for a bumper away turnout tomorrow. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COLCHESTER United has no intention of introducing standing areas at home matches, despite politicians calling for a change in the law.

McDonald's building its 'pre fab' drive thru


10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

FAST-FOOD restaurant McDonalds is really living up to its name.

Commuters face long delays after problems on road and rail

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

9:21am Tuesday 26th August 2014

COMMUTERS suffered a bank holiday hangover in north Essex this morning with road and rail delays.

VIDEO: Talented 12-year-old Callum reaches final rounds of national songwriting contest


9:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A talented 12-year-old has made it to the final rounds of a national song-writing competition to win him a chance to perform at the London Palladium.

Police stop and search powers to be restricted

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

9:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEW controls to reduce the number of people being stopped and searched by police in Essex are being introduced today.

Cash incentives may attract much-needed doctors to Colchester

Gazette: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

4:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

DOCTORS could be offered financial incentives to come and work for Colchester’s hardpressed GP surgeries.

WW2 grenade found during house clearance


3:53pm Monday 25th August 2014

WORKERS clearing out a home stumbled upon a Second World War grenade thought to be live.

'Wonderful and loving son' dies in holiday crash


3:26pm Monday 25th August 2014

Tributes have been paid to a "wonderful and loving" teenager who died in a crash in the Lake District.

Colchester war memorial to be refurbished in time for Remembrance service


3:14pm Monday 25th August 2014

Extensive cleaning will take place to preserve Colchester’s town centre war memorial.

Man arrested after woman's "unexplained" death in Heybridge


1:54pm Monday 25th August 2014

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman in Heybridge.

Archaeology fund being wasted on grass cutting, critics claim


10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A fund of £500,000 to develop an archaeological park in Colchester is being squandered on grass cutting and maintenance, it has been claimed.

China hones in on Bradwell as site for new atomic reactor

Gazette: Bradwell: Major pieces of equipment dismantled at nuclear reactor

9:38am Monday 25th August 2014

China’s nuclear power heavy weights are looking to build an atmomic reactor in Bradwell, according to national reports.



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