Send Us News

Tailbacks as Northern Approach Road closes for at least three weeks


8:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS reported rush hour delays after four mile diversions were put in place.

Save fringe from being developed


1:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A CAMPAIGN group has been launched to fight plans for thousands of homes on the outskirts of Colchester.

Travellers pitch up for uninvited stay at Colchester United ground


10:12am Monday 22nd September 2014

TRAVELLERS have pitched up at the Colchester United ground.

Remembering Arnhem's Dark Days


8:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 200 Colchester-based paratroopers parachuted on to the same fields used 70 years ago by soldiers taking part in a Second World War airborne operation.

Big repair bill forces Colchester Academy's sport centre to close


8:55am Monday 22nd September 2014

A SPORTS centre used by hundreds of people from across Colchester is due to close.

Grandad inspires pub’s life-saving mission to fund town defibrillator


8:51am Monday 22nd September 2014

A GRANDFATHER who was brought back to life on the street with a community defibrillator has inspired a fundraising campaign to get the life-saving equipment installed at his local pub.

14-bed hotel up for grabs for £1,000


7:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A GUTSY gambler will win big by scooping the keys to a 14-bedroom hotel in a bonkers giveaway.

'Distracted cook' sparks fire warning after blaze

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

6:26pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A FIRE broke out in a flat in Clacton after the occupant became distracted while cooking.

Devastated family return to UK with body of 'our beautiful Hannah'


4:18pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE family of Essex University student Hannah Witheridge, who was brutally murdered in Thailand, have returned to the UK with her body.

Sentimental jewellery among £2k haul from raid on Parkeston home

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

12:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

CROOKS got away with almost £2,000 worth of loot in an raid on a home in Parkeston.

A12 tailbacks after double accident at Capel St Mary

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

11:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE A12 north of Colchester was blocked this morning following two crashes.

Woman badly injured and man rescued in Clacton blaze

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

11:23am Saturday 20th September 2014

A WOMAN has been badly injured after fire ripped through a flat in Clacton.

Woman and child cut free from smash in Elmstead Market

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

11:08am Saturday 20th September 2014

A WOMAN and child were trapped in the wreckage of a car for more than half an hour after a two-vehicle smash in Elmstead Market.

First it's parish council... then Downing Street for James, 18


8:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A TEENAGER who hopes to become Prime Minister has become a council’s youngest member at the age of 18.

Decision is due on Braiswick


2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DECISION on plans for another primary school in north Colchester is due to be made by Essex County Council next Friday.

I was beaten up by thugs ...but it’s taken 12 days for police to speak to me


1:46pm Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN who was attacked by three thugs says he feels let down it has taken 12 days for officers to take his statement.

Here's how new £5m school will look


1:06pm Friday 19th September 2014

THIS is the first glimpse of what a £5million primary school in north Colchester will look like.

Mount Snowdon fundraiser will mark firm's anniversary


12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

STAFF at a north Essex firm will mark its tenth anniversary by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Crunch meeting may decide Slack Space's future

Gazette: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

12:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

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

Friday update: Thai police say investigation into murder of Hannah Witheridge is proving "quite difficult"


10:51am Friday 19th September 2014

Police in Thailand have admitted the investigation into the brutal murders of two British tourists is proving "quite difficult" as they revealed they do not know how many people were involved in the killings.

Hospital hopes new university degree will help solve nursing shortage


10:21am Friday 19th September 2014

A new on-the-job nursing degree could help to reduce Colchester General Hospital’s recruitment woes.

Teenager arrested after a man is stabbed in the chest

Gazette: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

10:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A KNIFE victim was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Clacton.

Colchester Leisure World revamp hailed following big boost in visitor numbers


8:37am Friday 19th September 2014

COLCHESTER Leisure World has seen visitor numbers increase by about 140,000 in two years and is close to breaking even for the first time.

Tickets sell fast for Military Wives concert at Mercury Theatre


8:26am Friday 19th September 2014

TICKETS for a “homecoming” performance by the Colchester Military Wives Choir sold out within three days.

UPDATED: Injured woman cut free from vehicle after Brightlingsea road crash

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

8:23am Friday 19th September 2014

A person has been cut free from their vehicle after a traffic collision in Brightlingsea this morning.

UPDATED FRIDAY 2.45PM: Police carrying out forensic investigation after armed attack in Colchester town centre


7:40am Friday 19th September 2014

NINE people were arrested after reports of armed gangs fighting in a block of flats in Colchester.

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.



About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree