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15:34

A hero father-of-six who led his family to safety following a lightning strike to his home has praised his neighbours’ support.

14:33
Beach patrol rescue spaniels from Clacton beach.
Owner and her dogs.

A beach patrol team at Clacton swung into action to rescue two dogs yesterday evening.

12:20
Damaged bridge at Blunts Hall between Witham and Hatfield Peverel. Picture: Network Rail

Many services travelling between Ipswich, north Essex and London faced disruption this morning as emergency repair work on a bridge at Hatfield Peverel continues.

08:51
The A12 towards Witham North junction.

A four vehicle crash is reportedly blocking the A12 London-bound at Witham.

07:45
An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Train passengers yesterday faced rail chaos caused by urgent repairs to a railway bridge between Witham and Hatfield Peveral.

08:35
Susie Cornell, founder of the Pride of Essex awards, with Mike Fitzgerald of ECL

Nominations are wanted for unsung heroes in Essex who deserve recognition.

Missing man Mark Twyman

Police have found a man who went missing from a mental health hospital on Friday evening.

Yesterday, 20:56
Firefighters attended the scene in Clacton

A 16-year-old had to be cut out of a car after a crash in Clacton.

Yesterday, 15:49
An accident has caused travel delays

A 79-year-old man has died following a collision involving a trailer that had separated from a tractor as it travelled along an Essex road.

Colchester United

16:02

Colchester United have today completed the signing of former Yeovil Town captain, Joe Edwards.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Former favourite George Elokobi has this afternoon re-signed for Colchester United.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Former Colchester United and Ipswich Town midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has penned a two-year deal with League One newcomers Southend United.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ben Gordon has left Colchester United, by mutual consent, while ex-U’s skipper Magnus Okuonghae has joined Luton Town.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Colchester United today completed the signing of former loanee, Matt Briggs, on a two-year deal.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Colchester United boss Tony Humes is on the look-out for at least four new players before next season gets under-way.

Martin Newell

Yesterday, 13:17

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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