• Hero who saved animals from burning house 'acted on instinct'

    A SECOND hero has come forward to tell of how he saved dozens of animals from a fire which was raging through a house. Shane Newcombe, of Old Heath Road, Colchester, said he saw black smoke billowing out of the house in Cavendish Avenue, Colchester

  • New project offering free training to residents in Tendring

    FOUR courses are now up and running as part of a pilot project to help Tendring residents learn new skills, find employment or start a new business. Seeds4Growth is a new partnership offering free training, support, skills and advice. Courses

  • Thrilling circus and drag show to be staged at town venue

    AN exciting show will be staged at a popular entertainment venue next month. The Twist Circus will take place at Charter Hall, in Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, on June 3. The thrilling event, hosted by DJ AndyRew, will see outstanding drag artists

  • Pub and restaurant to launch new summer menu

    A POPULAR pub and restaurant will unveil a new collection of dishes later this week which customers will be able to gobble up throughout the summer. The Hare and Hounds, located in Crayes Green, Colchester, is launching its summer menu on Friday

  • LEAGUE TWO: Phil Brown parts company with Barrow

    PHIL Brown has left Barrow after his contract talks with the League Two club about their manager's job proved unsuccessful. The former Southend United boss took temporary charge of the Bluebirds for the final nine games of the campaign, helping

  • Richard Warner

    WARNER Richard Passed away peacefully 6th May 2022 aged 75 years. Loving Husband of Sue, much loved Dad of Tony, Dean & Joanne, devoted Grandad. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 1st July 2022 at 11.45am. Family flowers

  • Dorothy Jean CHAMBERS

    CHAMBERS Dorothy Jean "known as Jean" It is with great sadness that we announce that Jean passed away peacefully on Sunday, 1st May 2022. Much loved Wife of John, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She will be sadly missed by family and friends

  • Keith Geoffrey Lewis

    LEWIS Keith Geoffrey Passed away peacefully aged 85 following a brief illness, lovingly supported by friends and family. Former director of A. Barber and Son Ltd. Much loved by Sonia, Angela, David, Kevin, Debbie and Brother Terry and family. Loving Grandfather

  • Hedley James West

    WEST Hedley James Passed away peacefully on 25th April 2022, aged 69 years. Much loved Husband to Iris, Dad and Grandad who will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Monday 16th May at 2.00pm

  • Geoff Parkin

    GEOFF PARKIN 26.10.36 - 16.05.19 In loving memory of dear Geoff We speak of you fondly everyday Never forgotten Brenda and Family x x x

  • Malcolm Buy

    BUY Malcolm Passed away peacefully on 29th April 2022. Adoring Husband of Ann, much loved Dad of Shane & Samantha and greatly loved Grandad of Marnie and Milly. Funeral service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 27th May 2022 at 12.30pm. Family

  • Avril Yvonne Francis

    FRANCIS Avril Yvonne Passed away on the 19th April 2022. Much loved Sister, Sister In-Law, Auntie and Great Auntie. Funeral Service to be held on the 30th May 2022, at Colchester Crematorium at 01:15pm. Please do not wear black. Flowers or donations to

  • Peter Thomas HILTON

    HILTON Peter Thomas It is with great sadness to announce that Peter passed away peacefully, on Friday 29th April 2022. Much loved Father. He will be sadly missed by family & friends. Service to take place at Colchester Cemetery, Wednesday 1st June 2022

  • Joy Buy

    Joy Buy Passed away 14th April, 2022. Age 88. Much loved Wife of the late Tony. Very Special Mum to Russell and Jacqui. An adored Nana to her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. A bright light has gone out of our lives. Funeral service to take place

  • William Melville 'Bill' Pritchard

    PRITCHARD William Melville "Bill" Passed away peacefully at home on 5th May 2022 aged 84. Husband to the late Maureen, Father to Tracey & Russell and Grandfather to Christopher, Harry, Niky & David and Great Grandfather to Izzy, Darcey and Elodie. Sadly

  • Mary Caughey

    CAUGHEY Mary Passed away peacefully at home 7th May 2022, aged 84 years. Devoted Wife of Graham, much loved Mum of Moira and Sheila, loving Grandma to Alice, Lawrence, Peter, Hannah and Daniel, Great Grandma to Clara. Funeral service to take place at

  • Patricia Barrell

    BARRELL Patricia Mary 'Pat' Passed away after a short illness on 16th April 2022 aged 82 years. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Sister. Pat will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service to celebrate her life will take place