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Tea and history served up at new cafe


6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CUP of tea and a slice of history is on offer at a new cafe opening in Colchester.

13 happy years for retiring Lesley


4:31pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRINCIPAL Lesley Walder ended her 13-year headship with a special assembly with pupils.

Hero Leonard was my dad's brother


4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE nephew of a decorated war hero from Dedham, killed in 1944, has contacted the Gazette to pass on a wealth of fascinating information about his relative.

Flooding after pipe bursts in Stanway


3:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESIDENTS have reported flooding after a pipe burst in Winstree Road, Stanway.

Schoolgirl raped on rural footpath


2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL has been raped on a footpath near Alresford.

Finch to House of Lords: revoke Hanningfield's peerage

Gazette: Hanningfield could be suspended from Lords in new storm on expenses

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on the House of Lords to revoke Lord Hanningfield’s peerage.

Olly Murs wins Rear of the Year award


12:54pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Award-winning pop star Olly Murs has picked up yet another accolade-this time for his backside.

New trial scheme to improve accident and emergency hospital care

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

12:24pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FOUR week trial which will see GPs treat some patients who arrive at Colchester's A&E department has been agreed.

Road blocked near Galleys Corner after two-vehicle crash

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

11:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Drivers in Braintree faced delays this morning after a two-vehicle crash blocked a road. 

Church given reprieve after demolition plans temporarily halted


10:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PLANS to knock down a historic north Essex church have been halted by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

School's out forever! Pupils and teachers bid farewell to Alderman Blaxill


10:32am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S the end of an era – Alderman Blaxill School, in Colchester, has closed for good.

Coastguards rescue stranded man from marshland

Gazette: Thames Coastguard station at Walton, earmarked for closure in September 2014.

8:59am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WALTON’S coastguard team was sent to rescue a man who had become stranded in an area of marshland after being cut off by the tide.

Work starts on restoration of "hidden gem"


6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

RESTORATION work is underway on a piece of Colchester's history.

Police flood estate after woman discovers burglar

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

12:53pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLICE swarmed an estate after a woman caught a burglar trying to steal her television.

I’ll drive 8,000 miles on a tractor for Tom


12:10pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A FORMER policeman will drive 8,000 miles on a tractor to raise money in memory of a former Colchester schoolboy.

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

Gazette: Businesses must lead Hythe regeneration

11:25am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BUSINESS group has urged the people behind an electoral change in Colchester to make the Hythe one single ward.

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.


10:45am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HOUSE has been evacuated after a 20ft tree fell onto it.

Doctor charged with molesting boys worked at Colchester clinics


10:37am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A DOCTOR charged with molesting young boys worked at hospital clinics in Colchester.

UPDATED: Murder to be featured on BBC Crimewatch tonight

Gazette: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE murder of Nahid Al-Manea is due to feature on BBC Crimewatch tonight.

New group’s bid to inject life into town


7:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A NEW association is set to drive Manningtree forward in a bid to improve the town’s business prospects.

Man jailed for four years for Essex pub knifepoint burglary


5:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man was jailed for four years today after admitting three armed offences.

Lightning strike destroys young family's home


5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

A family have been left homeless after a lightning strike set their bungalow on fire.

Eight-page Colchester Race for Life picture special in Tuesday's Gazette


4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

Women ran, jogged and walked through Castle Park as they joined together in a bid to beat cancer.

We’re driving the stars in Glasgow


4:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

FORGET chugging along in congested Colchester!

Sir Bob Russell says Colchester Council planners are 'inflexible and rigid' amid claims they are holding back on £6million veterans project

Gazette: Sir Bob Russell

3:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

£6MILLION project in Colchester to help war veterans get back on their feet could have been ruined by Colchester Council, the town’s MP has claimed.

Colchester soldier jailed for eight years for hiving arsenal of ammunition, guns and chemicals


3:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SOLDIER has been jailed for eight years after a collection of lethal weapons was discovered in the boot of his car.

Police cuts not to blame for violent crimes in Colchester, says Home Secretary


10:18am Monday 21st July 2014

Financial pressures on Essex Police are not to blame for recent violent crimes in Colchester, the Home Secretary insists.

Rail services delayed because of fallen tree

Gazette: Expansion plans – the car park at Marks Tey railway station is set to be more than doubled in size.

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAIN services through Manningtree and Colchester have been disrupted because of an obstruction on the line.

UPDATED - Lightning storms: Your pictures from across north Essex


8:50am Monday 21st July 2014

SPECTACULAR lightning storms illuminated the night sky across north Essex this weekend.

WERE you sitting on a park bench the night Jim Attfield was stabbed to death?


5:38pm Monday 21st July 2014

WERE you sitting on a park bench the night Jim Attfield was stabbed to death?

Hundreds flock to U's open day


9:25am Monday 21st July 2014

HUNDREDS of families turned out to meet their heroes ahead of the start of the new Colchester United season.

Ambulance boss' £232,000 annual salary defended as value for money

Gazette: Anthony Marsh

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

An ambulance chief is earning £50,000 per year extra for leading services in our region.

Cyclist threatened by teenage pair who steal his bike

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

2:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Two teenagers threatened to punch a cyclist in order to steal his bike.

VIDEO: Thousands line streets for Colchester Carnival parade


2:41pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Thousands of revellers had fun in the sun as the annual Colchester Carnival took over the town centre.

Jewellery and cash stolen as village home is burgled

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

1:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Burglars stole about £1,000 worth of jewellery after breaking into a home in broad daylight.

Police appeal for witness after collision between car and pedestrian

Gazette: Braintree: drugs police raid ten homes

12:03pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision between a car and a pedestrian.

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10:33pm Saturday 19th July 2014

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Police issue e-fit of burglary suspect


4:54pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Detectives have issued an image of one of two men suspected of a burglary in Dovercourt.

Young chefs take home top gong


9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

STAFF at a restaurant in one of Colchester’s idyllic villages are celebrating after being named the Young Restaurant Team of the Year.

Houses struck by lightning during storm

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

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

A family of four has been made homeless after their house was struck by lightning.

Fancy performing at Essex country parks?

Gazette: Acoustic Bliss@The Tea Box (Richmond)

6:22pm Friday 18th July 2014

TALENTED performers are being encouraged to show off their talents at a Colchester country park.

A12 re-opened following collision involving a number of vehicles


6:04pm Friday 18th July 2014

PART of the A12 was closed following a collision which involved a number of vehicles.

Council budgets for £1.1million funding gap

Gazette: Community groups urged to apply for cash help

4:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

COLCHESTER Council will have to find £1.1million next year to balance its books.

Colchester hospital boss: We need to regain staff's confidence


2:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

The woman in charge of Colchester’s hospitals has admitted staff have lost confidence in their bosses.

Matt set to pedal on for Tom in bid to raise £1,000


1:02pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PAL of inspirational Tom Bowdidge is planning to cycle more than 600 miles.

Blaze family’s touching gift from neighbours


11:11am Friday 18th July 2014

A FAMILY who lost everything when a fire ripped through their home are heading off on holiday, thanks to the kindness of neighbours.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

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

Elderly man gets stuck on the A12 central reservation

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

5:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

A ROLLING road block was put in place on the A12 after an elderly man with a walking stick got stuck on the central reservation.

UPDATED: Man stabbed in Colchester


8:56am Friday 18th July 2014

An alleyway has been cordoned off by police in Colchester.

UPDATED: Man found unconscious in alleyway


8:36am Friday 18th July 2014

A MAN was found unconscious in an alleyway in Colchester this morning.



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