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Tobacco seized as part of a joint Trading Standards and Essex Police operation in Colchester

Colchester: Police and Trading Standards raids seize around £10,000 in illegal tobacco products

Joint raids by police and trading standards have searched five buildings in Colchester today, seizing around £10,000 in illegal tobacco products.

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Colchester General Hospital is third in the country to trial state-of-the-art laser treatment.
Gerald Rix (seated) and Zafar Maan, consultant urological surgeons, preparing to perform a HoLEP procedure.

Essex: Colchester General Hospital chosen to trial high-powered laser treatment

Colchester General has become only the third hospital in the UK to trial a state-of-the-art high-powered laser surgery.

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Hannah Witheridge

Essex: Burmese men allegedly retract confessions of killing university student Hannah Witheridge

Two men who admitted killing British backpackers on the Thai island of Koh Tao have allegedly retracted their confessions.

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Travel: Train services through Marks Tey and around Lowestoft disrupted

Bad weather means services between Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester and London Liverpool Street, and the Lowestoft to Norwich route, are facing delays and cancellations this morning.

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A street light at dusk.

Essex: LED street lights to be piloted in town centres but lights will not be switched back on elsewhere

LED street lights are set to be piloted across Essex but a senior councillor has warned it may not lead to lights going back on overnight.

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