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Will Lodge

Will Lodge.

Will Lodge has been reporting on north Essex news for almost five years, and now oversees the Essex edition of the East Anglian Daily Times. Will also writes a regular parenting column in the EA Life magazine, sharing tales from his family life involving his wife and four children. Born and bred in Essex, Will is a scout leader in his spare time and has a keen interest in politics.

A motorist was taken to hospital with suspected broken bones following a three-vehicle crash on the A140 at Mendlesham in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, September 17).

A Colchester doctor who feared she may permanently lose her voice after treatment for cancer is urging people to raise money for research to beat the disease.

Flying from Stansted Airport this winter? Then there’s snow reason to be worried.

Essex Police has confirmed it is investigating up to 25 deaths at a mental health trust in the county.

Campaigners have expressed disappointment after a permit was granted for an incinerator in mid-Essex.

Work to repair a 103-year-old bridge on Clacton seafront will begin soon after plans were agreed by Tendring District Council’s cabinet.

A campaign to get former teachers back into the profession in Essex is being re-run in a bid to tackle the shortage in the county.

Tributes have been paid to a “devoted husband, a loving father and a very much loved son” who died following a serious assault.

North Essex communities were rocked on September 9, 2012, when they discovered a 17-year-old boy had been murdered the night before. Jay Whiston, from Clacton, had died after he was stabbed at a house party in Marlowe Way, Colchester. Five years on from his tragic death his mother, Caroline Shearer, reflects on her experiences.

A CCTV appeal has been launched after two Great Dunmow businesses were targeted in fraud incidents.

As Clacton prepares to host the time trial stage of the 2017 Tour of Britain today, here is our guide to the day.

New figures have revealed fly-tipping is draining more than £1million of taxpayers’ money each year across Essex.

Firefighters have rescued two dogs from a home which caught fire this morning.

Passengers were hit by with delays at Stansted Airport after the runway was closed for emergency repairs – with at least one Essex family left stranded overseas.

Discount retailer Lidl is holding a public consultation event over its plans for a new store in Witham.

Insurers across Suffolk and north Essex have raised £4,600 for charity with a whole host of events.

One of the UK’s longest married couples have celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary at an Essex care home.

The mother of an Essex murder victim has today made a direct plea for a ‘dangerous’ teenager police want to speak to in connection with the killing to hand himself in.

A classic steam engine will be the star attraction at a stellar family fun day in Walton-on-the-Naze on Saturday, August 12.

A row has broken out over comments from an Essex MP who has called for a clear out of leadership at Colchester Borough Council following a landmark planning decision last week.

An Olympic venue operator has been appointed to advise Colchester Borough Council on its plans for a regional sports hub at the Northern Gateway.

People’s first choice for a new route for a dualled A120 between Braintree and the A12 has been made public – though Essex County Council has said the final decision will not come down to a ‘popularity contest’.

Minor injury units in north Essex could take ambulance patients under new plans from health chiefs.

A £3.8million funding boost has been given to the NHS in Essex and Suffolk for three major projects.

A north Essex hospice has unveiled plans to build a nursing home in a coastal Essex town – in a move that would make it the first hospice in the country to run such a facility.

A 73-year-old who died suddenly after a seemingly innocuous dog bite was fit and active, a neighbour has said.

Health bosses have cancelled plans to merge Chelmsford, Southend and Basildon hospital A&E departments and route all emergency ambulance calls to Basildon.

A motorcyclist who was killed in a head-on crash on Clacton seafront has been described as ‘one a million’ by his family.

An estimated 15,000 knives have been banded in to six Essex amnesty bins in the last six months, it was revealed today.

An HGV test driver whose lorry crashed off a sliproad and onto the A12 at Witham earlier this year did not know what load he was pulling, an inquest has heard.

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