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Colchester: Borough to take to the polls on Thursday, May 22

Colchester Borough Council elections

Colchester Borough Council elections

Voters in Colchester take to the polls next week as one-third of the borough council – 20 seats – are up for grabs.

We asked the major parties to outline their key local policies in the run up to the elections on Thursday May 22.

There are also two independent candidates standing.

Gerard Oxford is contesting the Highwoods seat. He is currently councillor for the ward as part of the Highwoods Independent Group, which forms part of the coalition administration.

Christina Perdicou is also standing as an independent in the Shrub End ward.

The election coincides with the European Parliament polls on the same day.

Votes in the Colchester Borough Council elections will be counted overnight on Thursday, while the European election will be counted on the following Sunday.

A Suffolk road reopened in the early hours of this morning following a collision that resulted in the arrest of a lorry driver.

From rodeo bulls and Nirvana sing-alongs to help and advice from charities and businesses, One sixth form’s freshers’ fair was alive with activity from hundreds of students.

A moped rider has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a crash with a bus in Kentford, west Suffolk this evening.

Food producers in Suffolk say their industry has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with an even brighter future ahead.

Police in Ipswich have been called to Dogs Head Street after reports of a man being aggressive.

The Great East Run has “endless potential” and should feature world-class runners among a 10,000-strong field well within a decade, a Team GB Olympic runner has said.

It is some time since the Labour Party went into a conference season with swagger and confidence – this year they very much do.

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