• Brantham's Vase dream is extinguised by Shildon

    BRANTHAM Athletic's FA Vase dream is over after losing 4-1 in this afternoon's fifth-round tie at home to Shildon. Tony Hall's side were hoping to book their place in the quarter-finals, but fell behind as early as the 16th minute. The Durham

  • Sears' strike secures U's vital win

    Freddie Sears struck early in the second half to secure Colchester United a crucial 1-0 win over Preston North End this afternoon. U's keeper Sam Walker was forced to pull off a superb save in the opening stages when he dived full stretch to deny

  • Essex Uni scientists win Euro grant

    SCIENTISTS at Essex University have a share of a €2 million grant to improve internet connectivity. The 36-month SODALES project is trying to improve the connection between homes and the local network hub. Professor Stuart Walker leads the

  • Blackout in town centre

    COLCHESTER town centre was hit by a power blackout on Saturday. Shops and restaurants had to fend for themselves after an underground cable fault at just before midday. UK Power Networks was estimating to get the electricity back on by 2pm.

  • Daughter of cancer patient raises hundreds for hospice

    A ZUMBATHON raised hundreds in memory of a cancer patient. Sarah Pearson took part in the event held in memory of her mother, Lindsey Gould. More than 100 people participated at Brightlingsea Sports Centre. It was lead and organised by instructor