• UPDATED: Accident causes traffic chaos

    Police are currently at the scene of an accident at the top of Balkerne Hill where it meets Southway.  The incident has led to traffic backing up all the way to the A12 along Westway Cymbeline Way. The circumstances of the accident are not

  • Blue badge cheat fined

    A WOMAN has been fined for misusing a blue badge. Sarah Crosskey from Wivenhoe admitted three offences of displaying a badge she was not entitled to use while she was in Hull. Crosskey, 27, was prosecuted by Hull City Council for using an organisational

  • Jon Waldron: My views on the U's

    Given the crippling injury list they have had to contend with over recent weeks, perhaps Colchester United deserved a small slice of fortune. The U’s know only too well how sickening it is to concede a stoppage-time equaliser and be denied victory

  • Colchester under-21s to take on Spurs

    Colchester United's under-21s will take on their Tottenham Hotspur counterparts in a friendly at Spurs Lodge tomorrow. Richard Hall will take a squad made up of first-team players and academy players to the game, which will kick off at noon.

  • MP hits back over Jumbo plans

    COLCHESTER MP Sir Bob Russell has hit back at the criticisms from Jumbo owner George Braithwaite with his own stinging attack. Sir Bob has been a long-standing opponent of plans to transform the Victorian water tower into flats, offices, a restaurant

  • Jumbo owner - My fury over "politically-motivated" vote

    JUMBO owner George Braithwaite has declared he will fight on to convert the iconic water tower. Colchester councillors threw out the £3million application at a planning meeting, claiming the plans would damage the structure’s heritage. But

  • Regent and Stanway get ready for cup clash

    TWO confident sides will be going head-to-head when BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT and STANWAY ROVERS meet in the Red Insure Challenge Cup tonight. Brightlingsea are flying high in fourth spot in the premier division while resurgent Rovers put recent troubles

  • U's keeper Bransgrove deserves Scotland call-up, says Hall

    Colchester United development coach Richard Hall believes James Bransgrove's international call-up is testament to the goalkeeper's hard work. The U's youth team shot-stopper has been called into Scotland's under-18 squad for a two-day training

  • Red Watch's Movember challenge

    Clacton firefighters will let their facial hair flow for Movember. The Red Watch fire crew will collect sponsorship for growing their moustaches out during November as part of the international fundraiser. Their efforts will raise cash and

  • Man found guilty of Greenstead knife attack

    A KNIFEMAN is to be assessed to see if he is a danger to the public. Roger Bruce, 29, stabbed a neighbour in the chest with such force the knife blade penetrated to a depth of 4ins. Chelmsford Crown Court heard in June Bruce became involved

  • Essex Uni setting for onesie world record attempt

    ALL for onesies, and onesies for all! Essex University’s student union appealed for hundreds of students to don an all-in-one costume and arrive at Sub Zero on Colchester Campus. But only around 70 turned up for Friday’s record attempt, billed

  • Peter celebrates 50 years at Colchester firm

    PETER De-Vall was a green 16 when he started his first day at Woods of Colchester’s. Little did he know 50 years later he would still be there with no thoughts of retiring. With barely a day of illness, Peter, 66, has overseen many changes

  • Hairdresser braves the pain to have legs waxed for charity

    A HAIRDRESSER grinned through the pain as he had his legs waxed for charity. Benn Holbrook-Morris, owner of Benjamin Charles Hairdressing, on North Hill, Colchester, braved his colleagues who tore strips of hair below his knees. He was raising