• Fears over Alderman Blaxill dyslexia unit

    PARENTS have voiced their fears over the closure of a dyslexia unit. The unit, based at Alderman Blaxill School, in Paxman Avenue, Colchester, is due to close, along with the school, in August 2014. It is the only enhanced provision for children with

  • 8 arrests at last season's Colchester United games

    EIGHT people were arrested at Colchester United matches last season. Home Office statistics show seven people were arrested at U’s home games and one fan was arrested at an away match. Of those, six were arrested for violence and public disorder, one

  • Death crash couple yet to be identified

    POLICE say it is likely to be several days before they formally identify a couple killed on the A120 at the weekend. The couple are believed to be a husband and wife from Clacton. They died when their car hit a bridge and burst into flames just before

  • Bus accident girl 'stable'

    A THREE-YEAR-OLD girl who was dragged under a double decker bus remains in a stable condition. The girl suffered serious head and chest injuries when she was hit by the First bus, close to the level crossing in Hythe Station Road. She was due to have

  • Road closures for student protest in Colchester

    STUDENTS again been demonstrated in Colchester in protest over planned increases in tuition fees. Hundreds of sixth-formers and university undergraduates joined a follow-up to last Wednesday's demo. They met up outside the town hall

  • U's legend English understands fans' frustrations

    U’S legend Tony English has urged fans to be patient in the club’s pursuit of success. But he admitted he could understand their frustrations after seeing the U’s stutter past non-league minnows Swindon Supermarine on Saturday. Former

  • UPDATED: Snow and ice disrupt travel

    RESIDENTS woke up to find a layer of snow settled across north Essex. Commuters faced chaos to get to work on both trains and on the road, while some pupils got a day off school. A series of accidents and broken down vehicles led to

  • Gazette grant will help charity’s young people

    THE Gazette has handed a grant for more than £2,500 to a Colchester charity which helps young people make the most of their lives. Every year, charities are invited to apply for grants from the Gannett Foundation, run by the Gazette’s parent