• U’s youth player admits New Year’s Day attack

    A YOUNG footballer has admitted attacking a reveller on New Year’s Day. Colchester United youth and reserve player Alex O’Leary owned up to the assault in court. The 18-year-old, who is on loan at non-league club Halstead Town, denied a separate charge

  • Hospital put cash before patients says boss

    A HOSPITAL trust chairman says bosses were so worried about money they neglected patient care. Sir Peter Dixon said problems emerged at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust when it became too concerned with its finances and

  • Meet Chelsea, 18, the new Miss Colchester

    A MUSICAL theatre student has been crowned the new Miss Colchester. Chelsea Clarke, of Bourne Court, Colchester, wowed judges with her confidence, elegance and poise. The Colchester Institute student, who works part-time for Heart FM

  • Son confessed to killing man, mum tells court

    A WOMAN has told a court her tearful son confessed to killing a man in a Colchester flat. Jon Williams was “crying and shaking” when he told his mother what he had done. His mum Jane Williams told the jury: “I asked him what happened and he said he

  • Teen's charity marathon with real sax appeal

    AS thousands of runners made their final preparations for yesterday’s London Marathon, a schoolboy was completing his own version of the gruelling race. Jay Wroe-Brown skated the 26.2-mile marathon distance at Rollerworld in Colchester...and added extra

  • Who created this eyesore?

    FLYTIPPERS turned a rural lane into a dumping ground. A bag of discarded prescription needles and old furniture were found abandoned in Winters Road, Layer Breton. Other items in the mountain of rubbish included doors, a carpet and a television. PC

  • Tour of Britain Colchester stage revealed

    THE route for the Colchester stage of the Tour of Britain has been announced. Organisers have revealed the route for stage seven of Britain’s biggest cycle race will finish in Colchester town centre on September 17. A total of 96 international

  • Country comes to town

    COLCHESTER’S first town and country show has been hailed a success after thousands of people flocked to the event at the weekend. The two-day show, in Lower Castle Park, boasted a host of crowd-pulling attractions ranging from birds of prey displays

  • Town parades for St George’s Day celebration

    THOUSANDS of Scouts and Guides paraded through Colchester to celebrate St George’s Day. Youngsters from across the district marched past the town hall, as parents and spectators looked on. A Scout band played Pack Up Your Troubles as the procession

  • Pharmacists join fight against bowel cancer

    PHARMACISTS in Colchester are joining the fight against bowel cancer by urging people to visit them for medical advice. Whereas most head to their GPs if suffering with an ailment, people actually visit a pharmacist twice as much. The Beating Bowel

  • Wright wants a promotion party of his own

    David Wright wants to be at another promotion party this time next season. The Ipswich defender and his team-mates held champions Newcastle to a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park on Saturday. But with the title already in the bag – and the