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VIDEO: Man arrested after firing high-powered air gun at police


7:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Armed police were called to a Colchester house following reports a man was in possession of a weapon.

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

Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th 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. 

Man and boy, 7, cut free from car following crash in Thorpe

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

2:32pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MAN and a seven-year-old boy were cut free from a car following a crash in Thorpe-le-Soken.

Search launched after screams heard in Castle Park


1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

SEARCHES were launched after screams were heard coming from near Castle Park.

Three women to appear in court after investigation into staff at Old Deanery


12:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Three women will appear in court after being reported for offences at Braintree’s largest care home.

Motorcyclist hurt in crash


11:11am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured in a crash on the A12.

Holiday park chiefs told to build their own flood defence


10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HOLIDAY park owners are being forced to build a seawall – because the Environment Agency has refused to pay for flood protection.

Woman stole £500 from pensioner at post office


9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN stole £500 from a pensioner while she was distracted at a post office counter.

Can you help find killers?


10:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Can you help find killers?

Essex Police's £70,000 bill for criminal damage to its property

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

9:56am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Essex Police has been forced to pay nearly £70,000 for repairs in the past three years as a result of criminal damage to its property.

Woman suffers suspected neck injury following crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

9:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A WOMAN suffered a suspected neck injury following a collision in Clacton.

Three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance

Gazette: Essex County Council

6:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Drivers are warned to expect delays following a three vehicle accident on the Avenue of Remembrance in Colchester. 

Fire crews called to blaze at industrial unit in St Osyth

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

4:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to 12 cars on fire at an industrial unit in St Osyth.

Britain's 'worst' kitchen is madeover


2:48pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MUM whose kitchen was voted the worst in Britain is celebrating its £3,000 makeover.

Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12


1:46pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Firefighters are working to release two people who are trapped in a car after it collided with the shop at a petrol station.

Wildlife enthusiasts wowed by TV presenter David Bellamy


1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Renowned presenter and environmental campaigner David Bellamy was among the experts who enthralled wildlife enthusiasts with guided talks and tours.

Campaign to win village green status


10:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A CAMPAIGN has started to turn part of a field threatened with homes into a village green.

Man punched in face during street robbery in Clacton

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

10:14am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MAN was punched in the face during a violent street-robbery in Clacton.

New laws being used in Essex to protect victims of domestic violence

11:06am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EVERY day in Essex a victim of domestic violence is being kept safe due to new legislation.

Key witnesses harming murder investigation by not coming forward


3:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

DO the right thing and come forward.

Woman taken to hospital after Colchester road crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

3:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

A woman was taken to hospital with chest and neck injuries after a crash involving two cars in Colchester.

Hundreds attend Love Prettygate festival

Gazette: Love Prettygate

11:14am Monday 28th July 2014

More than 400 people gathered on the playing fields at Prettygate infant and junior school on Sunday for the culmination of the Love Prettygate initiative.

"Flawed car survey" delays Hythe Sainsbury's plans


10:11am Monday 28th July 2014

SAINSBURY’S plans to open its next superstore in Colchester have been delayed by concerns over potentially flawed traffic data.

Colchester parks win new awards


10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Colchester's award-winning Castle Park has been recognised again.

Shoppers stop and stare as Willie Gee's huge crane shuts High Street


9:57am Monday 28th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S High Street was closed to traffic while a massive tower crane was brought in as part of Williams and Griffin’s £30million redevelopment.

UPDATED: Facebook friends could help catch killer


2:58pm Monday 28th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for a murder victim’s Facebook friends to get in touch.

Jet skiers warned after racing off East Mersea coast

Gazette: A jet ski crash left a Falmouth man seriously injured this weekend. (Stock picture)

9:12am Monday 28th July 2014

JET SKI riders were warned about their behaviour after 12 were caught racing off the coast at East Mersea.

Fire crews called to grass blaze in Colchester

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

7:07pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Firefighters were called to grassland on fire in Colchester.

Robber flees empty handed after struggle with security guard over cash box

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

3:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A WOULD-be robber fled empty-handed after a struggle with a security guard outside a Tesco Express store in Clacton.

PCSOs could be on the buses


3:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

PARISH PCSOs could be forced to travel by bus if villagers don't stump up the cash for their car.

Homeowners urged to lock windows following burglary

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

11:58am Sunday 27th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS are being warned to lock windows when leaving their home following a burglary in Harwich.

7-year-old girl pulled from sea following near-drowning in Walton

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

11:28am Sunday 27th July 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl almost drowned while swimming in the sea off Walton beach.

Elderly woman left distraught after bag is snatched from car

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

10:11am Sunday 27th July 2014

AN elderly woman has been left distraught after an opportunist thief swiped her handbag in a supermarket car park.

Burglars target home in Tiptree

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

10:02am Sunday 27th July 2014

BURGLARS ransacked a home in Tiptree after smashing their way through the front door.

Woman suffers from smoke inhalation following kitchen blaze

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

7:36pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A WOMAN in her fifties was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at her home in St Osyth.

Man cut free after getting trapped in metal chair

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

6:42pm Saturday 26th July 2014

FIRE crews were called in to free a man who was trapped in a metal chair in Colchester.

Police appeal for help to catch would-be robber

4:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

DETECTIVES are appealing for help to catch would-be mugger following a brazen attempted robbery in broad daylight in Clacton.

Burglars target homes across Tendring

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

3:47pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BURGLARS have made of with hundreds of pounds of goods following a spate of burglaries across Tendring.

Plans launched for new homes and football stadium


9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PLANS for a football stadium and 65 new homes between Clacton and Holland-on-Sea have been submitted.

Campaign calls for better rail services

Gazette: Record number of trains arriving on time

3:38pm Friday 25th July 2014

COMMUTERS and businesses have been urged to join a campaign calling on the Government to spend more on ther railways.

Travellers pitch up opposite Sainsbury's Tollgate store

Gazette: UNWELCOME VISITORS: Travellers have moved on to the field next to the cricket club in Clayton

11:51am Friday 25th July 2014

TRAVELLERS have arrived on land opposite the Sainsbury's store in Tollgate, Colchester.

Colchester solicitors and auctioneers bat again in memory of First World War


11:18am Friday 25th July 2014

AUCTIONEERS and solicitors have recreated the moment 100 years ago when their predecessors played a game of cricket, days before the First World War broke out.

Work to turn Red Lion Yard into boutique shop alley unveiled


11:09am Friday 25th July 2014

COLCHESTER’S Red Lion Yard has been relaunched after a £600,000 revamp as a Covent Garden-style boutique shopping alley.

Colchester bus services set for changes

Gazette: Changes in the pipeline – Southend Travel Centre

11:14am Friday 25th July 2014

BUS services in Colchester are set for a change.

Heroic officers praised for rescuing woman moments before car fire


10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Heroic officers have been praised after they pulled a woman from the wreckage of her car before it burst into flames. The woman was in a silver Ford Focus which was in collision with a black Jeep at the junction of Morleys Road and Halstead Road in Earls Colne on Saturday, July 19. Police community support officers John Thorne and Warren Brown went to the scene of the crash and rescued both drivers involved from their vehicles. 

Motorcyclist rushed to hospital


10:19am Friday 25th July 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST was rushed to hospital after colliding with a car in Colchester.

Cops fight back against armed drug dealers

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

8:57am Friday 25th July 2014

DRUGS worth more than £25,000 have been seized from dealers in the first three months of a police operation based primarily in Colchester and Clacton.

UPDATED 4.30pm Monday: I Am Music organisers release details of how to get a refund


11:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ORGANISERS of Colchester’s I Am Music festival have announced the event is cancelled.

Seven-vehicle crash on A12 between Kelvedon and Marks Tey junctions

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

5:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

EMERGENCY services were called to a crash involving seven vehicles on the A12, between junction 24 for Kelvedon and junction 25 for Marks Tey.

Incident on A12 involving multiple vehicles


5:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AN accident involving five vehicles has blocked the A12 Northbound between J24 (Kelvedon North) and J25 (Marks Tey A120).



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