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A roar of motorbikes led the funeral procession of 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine today as the popular teenager was laid to rest.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at a property in St Osyth.

Five more drivers have been convicted following Essex Police’s summer #DriveSafeDriveSober anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Police are searching for a missing 52-year-old who has links to the Clacton area of Essex.

Police have found missing man Ricky Furley from Chelmford who has links to Clacton and Walton-on-the-Naze.

A serious crash in Great Bromley near Colchester has left one man in a critical condition and five more people injured.

Police are investigating allegations that fake fundraisers have been raising cash in memory of Clacton teenager Ben Quartermaine.

There was more disruption at Stansted Airport today as passengers tried to rebook their Ryanair flights.

Six more drivers have been convicted following Essex police’s summer #DriveSafeDriveSober anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Colchester last night.

Two life-size fibre-glass mannequins have been stolen from a house in Clacton.

Police are searching for a man with links to Ipswich and Colchester wanted in connection to a theft in Essex.

The family of a 20-year-old chef who died in a motorcycle crash in Colchester say ‘he had a knack of making people laugh’.

Thunderstorms led to more than 150 Ryanair flights serving Stansted Airport being cancelled or delayed this morning.

The family of a teenage boy who died after getting into difficulty in the waters near Clacton Pier have described him as ‘a happy, loving and independent boy’.

A 21-year-old man from Harwich has been charged following an alleged jewellery heist in Colchester on Saturday.

Suffolk experienced the hottest temperature of the year yesterday - and it is set to be another scorcher today.

Colchester United

Dillon Barnes insists that dropping into non-league, for two spells last season, was just the “wake-up call” that he needed ahead of what is now the biggest season of his career.

Colchester United’s playing staff, many of them laid-low by a mytsery bug/illness at the start of the week, are fighting fit again ahead of this Saturday’s tough trip to Mansfield Town.

Cheltenham Town 2 Colchester United 2 (Cheltenham win 6-5 on pens)

Colchester United, fresh from an encouraging start to the season, will be looking to end their recent woes in the (EFL) League Cup at the expense of first round hosts Cheltenham Town tonight.

Courtney Senior, who scored Colchester United’s opener in a 2-0 win over Port Vale, and delivered a man-of-the-match display, was buzzing at the end of the game

These are very early days, and it’s only wise to whisper it at the moment, but Colchester United’s 2018-19 season could be a very exciting one.

Colchester United writer CARL MARSTON’s U’s Player Ratings from yesterday’s fine 2-0 home win over Port Vale.

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, hailed the “terrific performance” of his side following their impressive 2-0 home win over Port Vale this afternoon.

Martin Newell

One evening in 2002 I’d just returned from drinking a couple of writerly pints at the pub when the phone rang. It was Rod Stewart, writes Martin Newell.

Bored and faintly appalled lately by reports of murder and mayhem on our streets, I turn once again to the past, burying myself in a book, writes Martin Newell.

For most of my life I have done my best to look after my teeth. Alas, as I sat up in the dentist’s chair last week, numb of mouth and feeling fragile, there before me were my two newly-extracted gnashers, writes Martin Newell.

FM radio listeners, the newspaper item informed us last week, would not now have to go digital if bosses at the BBC get their way.

It’s almost 18 months since the Walking Bus was launched here in Wivenhoe.

At the Chappel Galleries, only a few minutes’ walk from the delightfully time-warped railway station, is an exhibition of paintings by Wladyslaw Mirecki – ‘Waj’ to his friends.

Martin Newell relives Snowmageddon and The Beast from the East.

As I wrote last week, dealing with a close relative’s post-mortal arrangements is one thing; dealing with one’s own can be quite another.

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