• £15,000 to be spent on helping drinkers

    STREET drinkers will be the focus of a £15,000 campaign in Colchester. Colchester Council has released the money in order to fund an outreach worker to help get street drinkers off alcohol. It comes after a nine-month pilot, which saw 22 alcohol

  • Carnival 2013 procession target of 1000 entrants

    ORGANISERS of Colchester Carnival 2013 want more than 1,000 people in this year’s procession. The event returns on July 20 ran by the Colchester Round Table and Ladies Circle. Colchester Carnival is sponsored by Weston Homes and supported by

  • New director takes over Firstsite

    MATTHEW Rowe is under no illusions. “I know Firstsite has had its problems. I was aware it was a project fraught with difficulties and, like many publically-funded capital projects, it had a difficult gestation period.” Matthew Rowe is an intelligent

  • UPDATE: A12 shut after crash between HGV and bus

    THE A12 was shut after a "serious" crash between a lorry and a bus. The northbound carriageway was closed from junction 27, Spring Lane, on Monday. The crash, which involved a HGV, occurred at around 1.30pm, a quarter of a mile before junction

  • Knife pulled on teenager in Castle Park

    A TEENAGER has been attacked by knife wielding thugs in Colchester's Castle Park. Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old man was approached by two men near the St Peter's Street entrance of the park. At about 8.30am, on Friday

  • Crooks targeting jewellery in Essex burglaries

    RESIDENTS have been urged to safeguard their jewellery after a spate of burglaries around the county. Officers have noticed an increase in the amount of times jewellery is being stolen when a property has been broken in to. Advice includes

  • Porter feels wanted at the U's

    George Porter believes being a regular starter for Colchester United over recent weeks is helping him capture his best form. Porter was impressive in helping the U’s claim a 1-0 win over Preston North End. The on-loan Burnley winger walked

  • A12 closed after car crashes over barrier

    A CAR has left the road and gone over a crash barrier closing the A12. A diversion was put into place from junction 28, near the Weston Home Community Stadium, on the northbound carriageway after damage was caused to about 20 metres of barrier.

  • Maurice Saunders (Capt. Retd)

    SAUNDERS (Capt. Retd.) Maurice Sadly passed away on Sunday morning 3rd February 2013 to join Sheila and Jill. Aged 93 years. Thank you to the staff at Cheviot for their care. Funeral service will take place at Colchester Crematorium on Wednesday 20th

  • Lorraine LEGGETT-WONES

    50Lorraine LEGGETT-WONES You really don't look it. You don't behave like it. And I really can't believe it. But you're 50, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful Wife, Love, Nik xxxxxx Happy 50th birthday Mummy. We love you to the moon and back.

  • Reginald Francis

    FRANCIS Reginald God knows how we miss him, never shall his memory fade, loving thoughts shall wander, to the spot where he is laid. From your loving Wife Dorothy.

  • Dorothy (Dot) Hunt

    HUNT Dorothy (Dot) Passed away peacefully on 30th January 2013, aged 97 years. Loving Mother of Maureen and David, Mother in Law of Sue and Richard, Nan to Paul and Deisy, Wendy and Bryan, Louise and Andrew, Emma and Rob, Adele and Charlotte. Funeral

  • Leggett-Wones Lorraine

    50Lorraine LEGGETT-WONES Is 50 on 11th February 2013 Happy Birthday Darling. Have a great day, Love Mum and Dad xxx