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Prolific armed robber admits using dirty needle to threaten terrified staff in shop raids

Armed robber admits using dirty needle to threaten terrified staff in shop raids

AN ARMED robber has admitted using a dirty needle to threaten staff at two shops in Colchester.

5:00am Wednesday 24 May 2017

Long-serving councillor delighted to take up the challenge as mayor

Long-serving councillor delighted to take up the challenge as mayor

LONG-SERVING councillor and former jockey Gerard Oxford has taken up the reins as the new mayor of Colchester.

7:00am Thursday 25 May 2017

Proud outgoing mayor Julie hails 'fabulous' year of fundraising and inclusion

Proud outgoing mayor Julie hails 'fabulous' year of fundraising and inclusion

PROUD outgoing mayor Julie Young hailed a “fabulous” year of record fundraising and greater inclusion.

8:00am Thursday 25 May 2017

Homeless man living close to disbanded camp says 'we do not have anywhere else to go'

A previous encampment near East Bay

A HOMELESS man sleeping rough in an encampment close to a similar site which was broken up by council workers is appealing for help.

5:00am Thursday 25 May 2017

Burglar jailed for eight years after victim took a picture of him escaping scene

Burglar jailed for eight years after victim took a picture of him escaping scene

A BURGLAR has been jailed for eight years after a homeowner caught him on camera escpaing from their house.

12:02pm Wednesday 24 May 2017

Just keep on breathing! Sidney reveals the secret of his long life after turning 100

Treat - Sidney blows out the candles on his cake

HE may have hit the 100-years-old mark but Sidney Spalding certainly doesn’t look or feel his age as he jokes about his secret to a long healthy life.

4:00pm Tuesday 9 May 2017

Social group dedicates engraved bench to memory of community stalwart

Greenstead Community Centre, hawthorn Ave, Colchester.Pics of a community group founded by Gordon Dowe (the Evergreens) unveiling a bench dedicated to his memory. . ..

A SOCIAL group unveiled a bench in memory of a community stalwart.

10:00am Saturday 6 May 2017

Council to host 17 rubbish and recycling roadshows ahead of wheelie bin introduction

Council to host 17 rubbish and recycling roadshows ahead of wheelie bin introduction

THE council is due to hold several roadshows to offer people help and support ahead of changes to rubbish collection in Colchester.

3:56pm Friday 5 May 2017

Seriously injured victim left with 'blood seeping from his ear' in brutal street attack

Victim suffers life threatening head injuries in Colchester street attack

A MAN is fighting for his life after he was attacked in Colchester.

5:00am Friday 19 May 2017

Car stolen and drivers threatened by two thugs

Car stolen and drivers threatened by two thugs

A HARDY 76-year-old man refused to hand over his car keys after two men threatened to stab him.

4:51pm Monday 15 May 2017
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