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Essex Police are investigating after silver-plated cutlery and an imitation Rolex watch were stolen from the house in Fennes Road.

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An 82-year-old woman who died after a collision in Little Wigborough near Colchester last month has been named as Jean Wilcox.

An 82-year-old woman who died after a collision in Little Wigborough near Colchester last month has been named as Jean Wilcox.

Nick Alston, Essex Police & Crime Commissioner, announced he will not be running for another term in 2016.

Essex’s Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has welcomed a report showing that turning off street lights at night does not increase accidents or crime.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Detectives investigating a burglary at a home in Colchester have issued an efit of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
A plane in Flybe's latest purple livery.

Regional airline Flybe has confirmed its 2015-16 winter schedule to and from Stansted.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail delays at Colchester have been caused by a broken down train.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
A diversion has been put in place

Severe traffic delays in Chelmsford have been caused by a traffic collision.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Dominic Francis, 23, from Newham, stole two cars in Essex

A burglar has been jailed after being caught with the help of a tracker and a fizzy drink bottle.

Friday, July 31, 2015
John Poulton of CROPCO, right, speaking to visiting farmers at hybrid wheat event at Stanway, near Colchester.

Two farmers in the region are taking part in trials aimed at overcoming an age-old difficulty in growing high yielding wheat crops.

Colchester United

Former Arsenal and Colchester United winger, Sanchez Watt, has signed for Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, is hopeful of signing a new attacking player – on loan for the season – within the next 24 hours.

Friday, July 31, 2015

George Elokobi should begin full training next week, but is unlikely to win his battle to be fit for the new season.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ipswich Town lost 3-2 at Colchester United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sam Walker says it is about time Colchester United put themselves back where they belong – further up the League One table.

Martin Newell

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The media have eaten Glastonbury. They’ve swallowed it whole, in much the same way that a giant anaconda swallows a small donkey.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Well here’s the headline: “Colchester Art Gallery Packed With People Shock.”

Saturday, June 13, 2015

They may have been “gentlemen of the road” – I couldn’t be sure. They looked rufty-tufty, shaven-headed, tattooed above the neck and, crucially, drunk. They were in fine end-of-week fettle, anyway: effing and jeffing, laughing uproariously and generally enjoining the wary public to share in their jocularity. It was just before 1pm in Colchester High Street, on the hottest day of the year so far.

Monday, June 8, 2015

To an engagement in Southend. We go the pretty way, passing through the village of Woodham Ferrers. Nearby, I see a sign for nearby South Woodham Ferrers and it unleashes a tale never set down in print before.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Someone mentioned to me that there seemed to be rather a lot of TV programmes, now available, catering mainly for the older male rock fan.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

I decided a few weeks ago that if I wanted to interest people in the parts of Colchester which so many rush past without noticing, then I’d better devise some sort of guided walk and test it out first.

Will Lodge

Will Lodge

Essex correspondent

Email | 07785 616283

Essex reporter Will Lodge is here to bring you all the latest news from Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Braintree and Witham.

Covering health issues, crime, local government and court, he is here to keep you up to date with what is happening in your area.

If you have a story for Will you can email or call him on 07785 616283. You can also follow Will on Twitter for the breaking news and updates @essexwill

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