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Breaking news Armed police raid cannabis factory


4:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ARMED police have raided a cannabis factory in Copford.

Drug dealer jailed after £3million cannabis factory discovered at former chicken farm


12:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A MAN has been jailed after a £3million cannabis factory was discovered near Ardleigh.

Friends' racy calendar to raise money in memory of brave Tom


5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TOM Bowdidge’s girls took it literally when he told people to “crack on” without him.

Comic book characters on parade


4:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COMIC book stars are preparing to invade Colchester for a charity fundraising day.

Ambulance service gets a £1.2m fine

Gazette: Pic credit: East of England Ambulance Service Trust

4:27pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE East of England Ambulance Service has been fined £1.2 million for failing to reach three quarters of life-threatening emergencies within eight minutes.

MP Russell quizzes PM on Army cuts

Gazette: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

3:11pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell has quizzed Prime Minister David Cameron over cuts to the Army.

Tristan's determined to be positive over future


3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A TEENAGER who faces spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair after an horrific accident said he is grateful to be given a second chance at life.

Police execute drugs warrants in Grays and Copford

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

2:47pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ARMED officers have been at a Grays industrial all day as police carried out a drugs warrant.

New poll shows Carswell will gain 56 percent of Clacton by-election vote


2:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NEW poll shows Tory defector Douglas Carswell’s support is not as strong as first thought.

Date set for Clacton by-election

Gazette: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

10:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE date has been set for Clacton's by-election.

Human rights advocate joins Essex University as chancellor

Gazette: Shami Chakrabarti

9:38am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HUMAN rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti has been named the new chancellor of Essex University.

Judge gives paedophile third chance

Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

9:19am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A CHARITY combating child sex abuse has defended a judge’s decision to let a paedophile walk free for a second time because it may be the best way to prevent further abuse.

Golden jubilee celebrations for Royal Anglians


8:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ROYAL Anglian soldiers have celebrated their golden jubilee during a special service.

Fire service ban on wood being dumped


8:25am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PROHIBITION notice has been issued on a site where hundreds of tonnes of wood have been dumped.

I forgot the lyrics of Olly hit... but I made next round of X Factor


8:18am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IS this the next Olly Murs? Perhaps not, but Stevie Ritchie gave it his best shot.

Planners do U-turn on Prettygate Tesco

Gazette: Tesco logo

10:06am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TESCO’S bid to open a ninth store in Colchester have been put on hold after a planning U-turn.

Humes is the new U's boss

Gazette: plenty to play for - Colchester United academy manager Tony Humes believes a trip to Villa Park is the perfect carrot for the U's youngsters ahead of their FA Youth Cup tie against Plymouth Argyle tonight.

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

Tony Humes has been announced as the new Colchester United manager.

Shop voted Essex's most popular bridal store


3:18pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WEDDING dress shop has been named the best in Essex, and second best in the world, in a industry competition.

Carver starts work on new Castle Park sculptures


3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

A WOOD carver has finally been able to start work on a project he was forced to delay when his van and all his tools were stolen.

International rugby star to support local causes by speaking in Colchester


2:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOP former rugby international will speak in Colchester to support two local causes.

Man dies after collapsing in front garden


3:08pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN died in hospital after he was found seriously ill in the garden of a bedsit.

New public walkway plan for Brightlingsea Harbour

Gazette: Boats at Brightlingsea Harbour.

2:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

Increasing public access to Brightlingsea Harbour could help attract more visitors to the town, it is hoped.

Radio presenter plea: stop littering Colchester estate


2:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RADIO presenter has pleaded with people not to drop litter on an Army estate.

Drunk jailed after 158 court dates

Gazette: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A TOWN drunk has been jailed after his 158th appearance in court.

Police restructure begins today

Gazette: Chief Constable Stephen Cavanagh

1:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

HUNDREDS of police officers are returning to neighbourhood teams this week as part of a major restructure of Essex Police.

Joe Dunne leaves U's

Gazette: On the lookout - U's manager Joe Dunne wants any new signings he makes to have the character. Picture: WARREN PAGE

11:03am Monday 1st September 2014

Joe Dunne has left his role at Colchester United by mutual consent.

Support groups and charities to feature at hospital annual meeting

Gazette: Colchester General Hospital

10:51am Monday 1st September 2014

THE annual meeting of Colchester Hospitals Trust will feature displays from a host of support groups.

Colchester schoolboy's University Challenge


9:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER Colchester schoolboy had his general knowledge tested by Jeremy Paxman when he appeared on University Challenge.

CCTV pictures released as police search for burglary suspect


9:21am Monday 1st September 2014

Detectives hope the release of CCTV pictures will help them identify a burglary suspect.

Planning boss 'sorry' for Prettygate Tesco blunder

Gazette: Tesco to make changes to shop front

9:00am Monday 1st September 2014

PLANNING bosses have apologised for allowing plans for a Tesco supermarket to go through unchecked.

Festival's failure to be probed


8:50am Monday 1st September 2014

AN investigation will be held into the I Am Music fiasco.

Labour hoping to take Clacton advantage

Gazette: Tim Young selected as Labour candidate for Clacton

8:29am Monday 1st September 2014

COLCHESTER’S community safety boss, Tim Young, is the front runner to fight defector Douglas Carswell to be the Clacton MP.

Air ambulance called after woman breaks ankle at the beach

Gazette: essex air ambulance

11:58am Sunday 31st August 2014

CLACTON coastguards helped air ambulance paramedics lift a woman from the beach in St Osyth after she suffered a broken ankle.

Gang threatens to stab woman in attempted robbery


11:32am Sunday 31st August 2014

A GROUP of thugs surrounded a woman and threatened to stab her unless she handed over her belongings.

A man in his seventies has died after an A12 crash


11:08am Sunday 31st August 2014

A man has died after a crash into a central reservation.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Gazette: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st 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. 

Police appeal: Man left with puncture wounds after dog bite in Maldon


1:55pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Police are investigating after a man was bitten by a white labrador.

Burglars break into Colchester home to steal £1k jewellery haul


12:42pm Saturday 30th August 2014

CROOKS grabbed jewellery worth more than £1,000 after breaking into a house in Colchester.

Investigation to be launched after Clacton flat blaze


11:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN investigation will be carried out after fire crews were called to extinguish a blaze in a Clacton flat.

Missing woman found after police search


11:31am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WOMAN from Colchester who went missing yesterday has been found.

Biker suffers punctured lung and broken legs in A120 crash

Gazette: nswebpix police crime tape

10:21am Saturday 30th August 2014

A motorcyclist suffered a punctured lung and broken legs following a crash on the A120 yesterday.

Revellers party hard at Brownstock music festival


10:51am Saturday 30th August 2014

Dizzee Rascal blew away the crowds as he performed at Brownstock music festival last night.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage causes waves in Clacton with Tory defector Douglas Carswell


11:43am Friday 29th August 2014

CLACTON’S streets were awash with television crews and reporters as UKIP leader Nigel Farage made waves with Tory defector Douglas Carswell.

Urgent appeal to help trace missing Doreen, 78 - UPDATE: Woman found


7:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

Police have located a woman who went missing.

Detectives release e-fit in hunt for pervert


1:59pm Friday 29th August 2014

DETECTIVES have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to following a sex offence in Colchester.

Adult steals bike from teenage boy


1:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FAMILY drove after a crook when he cycled off with a teenager’s bike.

Crime gang steal £40,000 in stock and tools from business units


1:26pm Friday 29th August 2014

A GANG stole £40,000 of stock and tools from business units.

Appeal launched after burglary in Colchester

Gazette: Essex Police have closed the road

11:41am Friday 29th August 2014

BURGLARS have broken into a home in Colchester and stolen cash.

Detectives looking for witnesses after Colchester bar assault


10:06am Friday 29th August 2014

DETECTIVES are hoping to identify potential witnesses following an assault in Silk Road.

West Mersea Town Regatta to be held tomorrow


9:35am Friday 29th August 2014

PEOPLE heading to West Mersea’s Town Regatta tomorrow can look forward to a day of live music, races and water sports.



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