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Brightlingsea is set to lose its last bank branch - leaving just one cash machine in the coastal town.

Officers investigating the death of 23-year-old Andrew Cheffin who was struck by a car in Halstead on Easter Sunday are appealing for drivers who witnessed the collision to come forward.

A Colchester woman who caught the running bug ten years ago is preparing to take on her 100th marathon in London on Sunday.

A man has been jailed for five years after brandishing a stun gun at a group of teenage girls at Clacton railway station.

A man who was hit by a sports car which had mounted a pavement in Braintree has died.

A man who died after a three-vehicle collision on the A120 at Harwich has been named as 23-year-old Aironas Gzimaila.

A war veteran from Colchester who lost both his legs in a bomb blast says he has been ‘robbed of the chance to do something I love with my mates’ after two specially adapted bicycles were stolen from his home.

A man in his 30s was walking in Union Road behind The Three Jays pub at around 7pm on March 26 when a vehicle approached him.

A group of Colchester dog groomers are travelling to Greece this summer to give some much needed TLC to 250 stray dogs looking to be rehomed.

Police in Essex are investigating the attempted theft of a cash machine from the Aldi supermarket.

Officers are appealing for information about an incident that took place outside the Morrisons in Braintree Road at around 9.50pm last night.

A 33-year-old woman from Wivenhoe reported missing this morning has been found.

A burglar who left DNA evidence and a wrench at crime scene in Colchester has been jailed for two years and 10 months.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with spate of robberies and attempted robberies at convenience stores in North Essex and Suffolk - including in Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich

A cyclist who came off his bike on the A120 avoided life-changing injuries because he was wearing a helmet say police.

Plans for 110 new homes in Lawford have faced hundreds of objections from residents with one district councillor saying the “unwanted and unnecessary” development would “put the village out of kilter”.

Hundreds of fundraising superheroes donned a cape and mask and descended on Colchester’s Castle Park for the Comic Hero Run today.

Colchester United

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has revealed that new contract offers have been made to certain players, but that other futures are still up in the air.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, admits that his team has not scored enough goals to mount a big promotion push this season.

Luke Prosser admitted that, “on another day,” Notts County striker Shola Ameobi would have been sent off for an off-the-ball incident which left the U’s skipper crumpled on the deck.

Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s EFL League Two match against Notts County at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester United’s already distant play-offs hopes were finally quashed for good, at the hands of ruthless Notts County on Saturday.

Colchester United writer Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings after yesterday’s 3-1 home defeat to Notts County.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt that Notts County’s veteran striker, Shola Ameobi, was lucky not to be to sent off during the first half of today’s 3-1 home defeat to Notts County.

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.

Mum fell over, breaking her shoulder, on October 3, 2013. I remember the date because that day’s newspaper remained by the phone for almost six months, until she moved back into the house.

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