• 2,000-year-old burial site found in Lexden

    AN IRON Age burial site dating back 2,000 years has been uncovered beneath a Lexden golf club. The discovery was made during work at PlayGolf Colchester, in Bakers Lane, on a new £1 million clubhouse development. Members of the Colchester Archaeological

  • Early Freud sketches to go under the hammer

    EARLY sketches by a renowned artist are to go under the hammer in Colchester on Wednesday. Three rough drawings by Lucian Freud will be sold by Colchester auctioneer Reeman Dansie. The sketches have been brought forward by East Anglia artist

  • Suspected shotguns were lumps of wood

    POLICE were called to reports of a man armed with shotguns in Queen Street, Colchester.   Concerns were raised at about 3pm today with rumours of an armed man in the town centre spreading. Police tracked down the suspect in a car but found

  • Hospital bosses reassure MPs in meeting

    ESSEX MPs said they were reassured by a meeting with hospital bosses in the wake of a death rates probe. Colchester MP, Sir Bob Russell, and Harwich and North Essex MP, Bernard Jenkin, met with Colchester Hospital Trust's chief executive, Gordon

  • Student needs your votes for top award

    A STUDENT who turned her life around is up for a top award. Naomi Taylor, 19, has been nominated for the Youth Academy Award by staff at the Mersea Road Family Mosaic team who provide guidance and advice for young people on housing and budgeting

  • U's want Chelsea loanee Clifford for longer

    Colchester United want to keep midfielder Billy Clifford until the end of the season. The on-loan Chelsea youngster has impressed since arriving from Stamford Bridge, last month. Clifford, 20, has played three games for the U’s and has indicated

  • Warning over school absence fraud

    PARENTS are being warned of a scam around unauthorised absences at schools. The Counter Fraud Team at Essex County Council were alerted yesterday after a parent received a phone call purporting to be from the Education Welfare Service. The

  • Do you recognise stolen loot?

    POLICE are trying to return stolen loot to its owners after seizing items during an operation.   Officers would like victims of crime in Colchester and Tendring to look through the pictures and claim any which was taken from them.   Items

  • In today's Gazette: Man stabbed outside shop

    In today's Gazette: Police are hunting a man who stabbed and slashed another with a knife in a Colchester street. The victim, a man in his 30s, was attacked outside teh Co-op store in Fivefields Court, Greenstead. * An Iron Age burial site

  • U's get tough

    Joe Dunne believes his Colchester United side have become a tough nut to crack. And the U’s boss wants his players to show their steel when they host Preston North End tomorrow. Dunne admits his team were a “soft touch” during a club-record

  • Magician Ali all set to amaze with show

    ONE of the pioneers of the alternative magic scene is performing at the Lakeside Theatre this weekend. Along with acts such as Pete Firman and Barry and Stewart, Ali Cook has made magic the new stand-up. He began as a sketch actor on Jerry Sadowitz