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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.

A presentation evening for Colchester in Bloom supporters will be held tonight

Gazette: Fuchsia Show

8:59am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PRESENTATION evening for Colchester in Bloom supporters will be held tonight.

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.

Breaking news 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.

Reunited after 56 years: Ray meets his missing family


8:46am Monday 25th August 2014

A man has been united with family he had never met – after searching for them for most of his life.

UPDATED: Firefighters tackle hay blaze

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

8:00am Monday 25th August 2014

About 200 bales of hay have caught fire in a field near a holiday park.

Tyres of 16 cars slashed in four night vandal spree

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

2:49pm Sunday 24th August 2014

VANDALS who have slashed the tyres of 16 cars in four days could be putting lives at risk, according to a top cop.

Man charged after bus depot theft


11:15am Sunday 24th August 2014

A MAN has been charged in connection with an incident where a bus was stolen from a depot in Colchester.

Man arrested after bus is stolen from depot

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

5:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A SUSPECTED drunken joyrider smashed through depot gates and drove for two miles after stealing a bus.

Mammoth biking challenge raises £50,000 for charity


12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

GREETED with cheers and hugs, 20 cyclists completed a 400-mile bike which raised £50,000 in memory of a tragic young man.

Cyclists' wheels of fortune for leukaemia research


9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SIX intrepid cyclists are gearing up to raise money for research into leukaemia.

Family use iPhone tracking app to help catch prolific burglar


9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A family helped bring a prolific burglar to justice using a tracking app to find their stolen iPhones.

Popular McLean exhibition extended for two months

Gazette: Colchester Film Festival review

3:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A FIRSTSITE exhibition has been so popular it is being extended for more than two months.

Roman feast found under Colchester store


3:49pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Archaeologists have found evidence of food bought by Romans before they were massacred by Boadicea's armies.

Day youngsters went wild at Beth Chatto Gardens


3:37pm Friday 22nd August 2014

nature when Elmstead Market’s Beth Chatto Gardens hosted a two-day wildlife fair.

I learned language of success


3:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SCHOOLBOY, who could not speak any English when he arrived in the country at the age of 11, has passed 13 GCSEs – including one A* and four As.

Nursery celebrates outstanding report


3:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Staff and children at a nursery are celebrating after being rated outstanding by inspectors.

Senior care home worker stole £1,750 from vulnerable resident

Gazette: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The deputy manager of a care home who stole £1,750 from a vulnerable resident has avoided jail.

Mums invited to meetings aimed at improving maternity services

Gazette: Patients face longer waits at Colchester General Hospital following cancer scandal

2:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

NEW and parents-to-be are invited to three public meetings about the future of maternity services in north Essex.

Super six charities benefit from Mayor Colin's year in office

Gazette: Mayor to host charity quiz night

2:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

SIX charities are benefiting from a share of £24,000 raised through a series of fundraising events organised by Colchester’s last Mayor.

Eight treated by paramedics after Boxted crash

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

2:46pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Eight people were treated for injuries after a four-vehicle crash in Colchester.



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