• Police searched while body lay in nearby flat

    A MURDER trial jury was told police broke into a man’s flat after he failed to show up for work. Bosses were worried about Graham Reeve, since he was a reliable employee and should have been at work on Monday July 6 last year. Police found dried blood

  • Actors dazzle in Thomas’s classic

    UNDER Milk Wood is such a perfect vehicle for the company of actors at the Mercury Theatre, it’s a surprise they haven’t performed before. With more than 40 characters played by nine actors, it shows just how good the acting talent is at the Colchester

  • Farmer stops travellers jumping the gun over site

    An early-morning face-off led a farmer to chase travellers from land earmarked as Colchester’s official traveller site. Stuart St Clair Pearce says he challenged travellers trying to move caravans on land in Severalls Lane, next to his property. As a

  • Girls wanted to star in Mersea carnival

    ORGANISERS of a popular and long-running carnival say they are desperate to find a carnival queen and two princesses to represent the community. The Mersea Carnival, due to take place on August 21, will include floats from various groups on the island

  • DJ scores a World Cup winner

    A COLCHESTER DJ is overwhelmed after a World Cup anthem he penned attracted thousands of fans on the internet and interest from a music company. Marcus Day, who plays in venues including Liquid & Envy Nightclub and Yates’s wine bar, made the song – Bangers

  • Complaints after speeding jetskiers circle river boats

    RECKLESS jetskiers have been causing chaos in two riverside communities. Marine police are investigating complaints about jetskiers circling boats and speeding up and down the River Colne. Three jetskiers were captured on camera by an off-duty police

  • McAuley and Town go in seach of revenge at champions Newcastle

    GARETH McAuley admits revenge would be sweet, if Ipswich Town could ruin Newcastle’s championship party at St James’ Park. The Blues suffered one of the biggest lows in their season after losing 4-0 to the Magpies in September. An afternoon that promised

  • Boothroyd: it is not over yet

    BULLISH Aidy Boothroyd is refusing to accept that Colchester United’s play-off dream is over. The U’s boss still strongly believes his side can clinch a top-six place in Coca-Cola League One. Colchester head into tomorrow’s home match against struggling