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Why did you cancel gig at last minute?

Gazette:

9:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SAFETY group watching over the cancelled I Am Music festival has been criticised for not making organisers stick to time frames in the lead up to the event.

Crime boss claims "unrealistic" to investigate all those who download child porn

Gazette: Nick Alston

8:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said thousands of paedophiles will escape investigation.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Gazette:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

Student jockeys set track alight in inaugural race

Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMBRIDGE has claimed victory in the first Varsity horse race - with Colchester Royal Grammar School celebrating success in the competition closer to home.

Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Gazette:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Gazette:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Man arrested over Clacton accostings

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

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

Councillor pays up after planning row - now the council owes her money

Gazette:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has handed over £20,000 to prove she is not refusing to pay up in a planning battle she lost.

Will Quince stands down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council

Gazette: Will Quince and Grant Shapps in Colchester town centre

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEADING Conservative Will Quince has stood down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council to focus on the General Election.

VIDEO: Champion boxer James DeGale put through his paces by Colchester paras

Gazette:

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHAMPION boxer James DeGale was put through his paces by Colchester paratroopers.

Pass rate increases after exam remarks

Gazette: Don't panic! Post GCSE exam advice for teenagers

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCHOOLS have seen a small rise in their pass marks after GCSEs were remarked in the wake of the English exam controversy.

Crash! Lorry knocks down 112-year-old town centre lamp post

Gazette:

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LAMP post outside Colchester Town Hall was destroyed when a delivery truck reversed into it.

Soldier's tots make the grade as calendar girls

Gazette:

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE adorable picture of a paratrooper’s daughter sleeping on her dad’s uniform has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar.

The day the PM gave us coffee and biccies

Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOR once it was John Warner’s turn to be served coffee and cake...and what a place to go for it!

RSPCA given permission to rehome horses found ill and injured in field

Gazette:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Animal welfare inspectors found injured and dangerously thin horses, a court heard.

Volunteer models sashay down catwalk for St Helena Hospice

Gazette:

2:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

20 ops have failed to correct A&E "blunder" which left me in constant pain

Gazette:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM claims the failure of an A&E doctor to recognise her broken wrist had shifted is the reason she has been unable to work for six years.

Controversial Premier Inn to open in winter 2015

Gazette: Premier Inn

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £6million hotel will open in Colchester within the next year.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Gazette:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Police appeal to find bronze elephant ornament worth £1,400

Gazette:

2:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a large bronze elephant worth £1,400. 

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Gazette:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.

Man charged after fatal crash

Gazette:

8:18am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has been charged with careless driving after a woman died following a crash in Little Horkesley.

Firefighters called to chimney blaze

Gazette: STRIKE ACTION: Firefighters are to stage the latest in a long series of strikes as part of a wider public sector day of action tomorrow. SP

10:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a chimney fire in Colchester this evening.

Nurse accused of holding pillow over resident's face

Gazette: Health visitor fired for failings while working at Hove clinic

5:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nurse is due to appear before a disciplinary panel after he was accused of holding a pillow over a resident’s face for 30 seconds.

Farmer warns residents after rogue dog kills sheep

Gazette:

5:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A farmer believes a stray dog killed two of his sheep.

Tea to celebrate surviving cancer

Gazette:

4:12pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ABOUT 120 cancer survivors celebrated life at the Colchester Moot Hall.

Want to get on your bike?

Gazette: St Helena Hospice's Pamper & Shopping Evening

3:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN information night is being held to give people an insight into taking part in a hospice cycling event.

Jean slams online dating con trick

Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN who went looking for love on the internet ended up out of pocket when a scammer posed as a soldier and took her money.

Man charged over Brightlingsea screwdriver attack

Gazette:

2:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MAN has appeared in court accused of being part of a group who stabbed a man in the neck with a screwdriver.

Pre-school thefts woman faces jail

Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A WOMAN has been told she could be jailed for stealing from a playgroup.

Paramedic cleared to work after colleague dispute

Gazette:

1:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A paramedic who insulted a colleague and “stole” his mobile phone has been allowed to carry on working.

Mersea Island pupils help design playground sculpture

Gazette:

12:57pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN were on hand to help an artist design a sculpture for their playground.

School released hundreds of balloons to mark 10th anniversary

Gazette:

12:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HUNDREDS of balloons were released at Willow Brook Primary School, in Colchester, to mark its 10th anniversary.

Cop this! Old police station up for £175k

Gazette:

12:46pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HERE’S an arresting investment opportunity...the chance to buy your very own police station.

Madcap underwater challenge raises £750 in battle against cancer

Gazette:

10:46am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MADCAP challenge to stand up to cancer by standing under water for ten hours has raised more than £750.

Cancer patient starved himself for 13 hours - only for op to be delayed by a month

Gazette:

10:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A CANCER patient did not eat for 13 hours in preparation for an operation – only to be told it had been cancelled due to a lack of hospital beds.

Witham MP launches Christmas card competition

Gazette: Braintree district: MPs clash over gay marriage

10:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Could you design Witham MP Priti Patel’s Christmas card?

New proposed electoral map of Colchester borough unveiled

Gazette:

9:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NEW plans to redraw the electoral map of Colchester have been unveiled.

Essex University staff set to take industrial action over pensions dispute

Gazette: Essex University

9:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAFF at Essex University have voted to take industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Cats found abandoned in lay-by off the A120 near Harwich

Gazette: Family living out of boxes after house repairs delayed

10:41am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE “distressed” cats were found inside a sealed box in a lay-by off the A120 near Harwich.

Man seriously injured in crash

Gazette:

8:15am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN has been left with serious injuries following a crash in Wivenhoe.

VIDEO: Hundreds queue for Dermot O'Leary book signing

Gazette:

6:50pm Monday 20th October 2014

X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary blamed the Colchester traffic as he kept his fans waiting nearly an hour at a book signing.

Picket line set up at hospital as radiographers strike

Gazette:

4:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

A PICKET line was set up outside Colchester General Hospital yesterday as radiographers went out on strike.

Stanway School throws hat into the ring for new secondary school

Gazette:

4:06pm Monday 20th October 2014

STANWAY School has thrown its hat into the ring to open a new school in Colchester.

Businesses turned £50 into thousands for St Helena Hospice

Gazette:

4:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

FUNDRAISING businesses have shown they have the midas touch after they turned a humble £50 into thousands of pounds for charity.

Villagers fear solar farm construction could bring roads to standstill

Gazette:

3:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

Villagers fear large HGVs will bring narrow rural roads to a standstill during possible construction of a solar farm.

Court finds doctor guilty of sex assault on young mum

Gazette:

3:28pm Monday 20th October 2014

A DOCTOR who groped a young mum he was supposed to be examining has been convicted of sexual assault.

Duo charged with brutal attack in Colchester's Dutch Quarter

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

3:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

TWO people have been charged in connection with a hammer attack by an armed gang.

Chelmsford City Racecourse to host 58 fixtures

Gazette:

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Chelmsford City Racecourse has been given 58 fixtures for next year, with the first in January.

Old Police Station plans back on the cards with forthcoming £1.5 million pledge

Gazette: Colchester Council reveals Plan B for old police station

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS to turn Colchester’s old police station into a centre for creative businesses are back on track after a £1.5million pledge of support.






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