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The Co-op store in Dedham has become the latest to be targeted by criminals in a ram raid.

A £10million revamp of an “iconic” Colchester building has been given the green light by planners, paving the way for 40 new jobs.

A trial of extended opening hours at Colchester’s Park and Ride will benefit rail users by ending the “monopoly” of railway station parking.

An 11-year-old from north Essex who appeared on the X Factor live final has described the experience as “the best thing in my life” – but he still wants to be a footballer.

An extensive collection of smoking pipes belonging to an Essex expert is going under the hammer later this month.

Hundreds of people packed into Clacton’s Town Square to watch the Christmas light switch-on.

A pantomime being put on in a north Essex village is bringing members of the community together – and raising money for charity.

Ed Sheeran’s newly released single – a duet with Beyonce – has reached number three in the UK charts.

A lost toy has been getting up to mischief at Stansted Airport – in a bid to find his owner.

An historic Suffolk pub which was saved from closure after the community took it over has unveiled its new look.

Beach hut owners are considering private security after a spate of vandalism, it has been revealed.

A call for motorists to take more responsibility for their driving has been made by a senior road safety officer in Essex.

Demolition is well underway at a former Colchester secondary school – ahead of a new education building rising from the ashes.

Christmas is on its way to St Helena Hospice thanks to the generosity of two local businesses.

An online sex offender from Essex has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

A London drugs gang who took over addicts’ houses across Clacton to ply their trade have been convicted following a three-year investigation by Essex Police.

Minor injury services in Colchester, Harwich and Clacton will be kept on, it has been revealed.

A restaurant in Manningtree has had its licence revoked by Tendring District Council after illegal workers were found at the business.

The A120 towards Colchester from Tendring has closed for a period this evening while emergency services dealt with a car fire.

Staff at a convenience store in Colchester were held up at knife-point yesterday.

Two children witnessed a man committing a lewd act in an Ipswich park, police have revealed.

Witnesses are being sought after cash and jewellery were stolen during a daytime burglary in Capel St Mary.

Tougher rules on chuggers are being introduced in Colchester after complaints some elderly people were giving bank details to “aggressive” charity fundraisers just to get rid of them.

A festive feel will settle across Colchester on Sunday (November 26) when the town switches on its Christmas lights.

Police have seized almost 1,000 wraps of heroin and cocaine, and nearly £4,000 in cash as part of a crackdown on drugs gangs in Essex.

A senior councillor who will decide which preferred routes for a dualled A120 are recommended to Government has pledged to take people’s views on board – but warned them it will not be an “X-Factor public vote”.

Traffic on the northbound A12 on the Essex and Suffolk border is being held due to an accident.

A report on feasibility studies for a new dualled A120 in Essex suggests a new junction with the A12 at Rivenhall would be the preferred option – but cannot be committed to at this stage in the project.

A new dual carriageway A120 across Essex is unlikely to use any of the existing route after highways chiefs recommended it is dropped from consideration.

A six-month-old Essex baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed twice, an inquest has heard.

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