• Boothroyd to ring the changes at Colchester United

    Colchester United boss Aidy Boothroyd will make changes, after their play-offs hopes were dashed. The U's drew 1-1 with relegation-haunted Tranmere Rovers this afternoon, a result which means that they now cannot win promotion. Boothroyd

  • Vincent set for another spell on the sidelines

    Colchester United winger Ashley Vincent could be facing another spell on the sidelines after being stretched off against Tranmere Rovers. Vincent hurt his ankle, the same one he injured at Swindon back in September which kept him out for more than five

  • Historic contract may halt plans to sell hospital

    THE potential sale of a Colchester hospital has been thrown into doubt after it emerged a historic contract could prevent its redevelopment. A 19th-century contract, drawn up by founders of Essex County Hospital, may dictate the site must always be used

  • Old sea dog turns into Captain Cat in Mercury’s latest play

    LIFE often imitates art and that’s exactly what’s happening with Mercury Theatre Company actor Roger Delves Broughton. While he plays an old sea captain in the current production of Under Milk Wood at the Colchester theatre, he is also captaining his

  • Essex cops are voted the best in the country

    ESSEX Police are the best in the country when it comes to addressing the public’s concerns. The county’s constabulary came out top out of the 43 forces in England and Wales for public satisfaction. Under the British Crime Survey, which polls groups

  • Painkiller addict used 3 fake names to get drugs

    A WOMAN used fake names and dates of birth to get prescription drugs she became addicted to. A court heard Margaret Townsend had been prescribed painkillers after a serious car accident. But she became addicted to them and instead of taking eight a

  • Shopkeeper’s anger at ban on her flyers

    A FRUSTRATED shop owner has challenged Colchester Council’s zero-tolerance stance on the distribution of promotional flyers. Carol Jones wanted to give out helium balloons and leaflets to advertise her gift store, Glyph, in Priory Walk. She said she

  • Celeb chef adored my cake...but I don’t like to eat them!

    A MUM, who doesn’t like eating cake but has made a business of making them, has scooped honours in a national food competition. Annie Sands’s gluten-free Christmas cake beat off competition from supermarkets and big bakeries to earn a commendation

  • Tranmere will go on the attack - Aidy

    Colchester United manager Aidy Boothroyd thinks Tranmere Rovers will go on the attack at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this afternoon. Rovers are in the relegation zone in Coca-Cola League One and need the points in order to boost their