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Footfall looks promising for Essex traders in the run up to Christmas

Initial estimates of footfall figures in Colchester suggest it will be a bumper Christmas for traders in the town – while there is a positive response from retailers in Clacton.

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The Dark Christmas event at ACE Comics in Colchester. 13 year old Ben Williams meet the festive Darth Vader and co.

Darth Vader’s alternative grotto proves a hit in Colchester comic store

Bad children were rewarded with presents from Darth Vader at a comic store’s alternative grotto.

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Jacque Collyer-Smith (centre right) with her Medallion of Merit, pictured with (from left) her husband Peter Collyer-Smith, Lady Deputy Michelle Bezkorowajny (front), Deputy's Assistant Peter Beadles, Immediate Past Deputy Roger Tabor who presented the award, Assistant Peter Ball, past Deputy Chris Bloor, with far right current Deputy Rob Bezkorowajny.

Unique award given to Jacque Collyer-Smith for organising Brightlingsea Christmas lunch for 50 years

A volunteer who has helped to run a Christmas Day lunch club for 50 years has been recognised with a unique award.

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Ambulances at Colchester General Hospital.

Ambulance trust takes more than 2,700 999 calls on ‘Black Friday’ – as Essex Police reports a usual weekend

More than 2,700 999 calls were made to the region’s ambulance trust yesterday on traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for the service.

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Emergency services are working to free the trapped person

Update: Two people taken to hospital following traffic collision in Great Bentley Road, Frating

Two people have been taken to Colchester General Hospital following a road traffic collision in Great Bentley Road, Frating in Essex.

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