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Bedroom fire in Kirby-Le-Soken

Firefighters from Frinton tackled a house blaze last night in Kirby-le-Soken.

Warning issued over bogus caller. Library image.

Police are warning people to be alert after a man knocked on someone’s door claiming they were giving flu jabs.

Armed police officers arrest two men on suspicion of assault and other offences

This is the moment two men were arrested at gunpoint by armed police in Colchester.

Do you know this man? Police have released an e-fit image following a burglary in Braintree

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to in connection to a burglary in Braintree.

Sarah Laffling,  NSPCC Comminity Fundraising Manager at Colchester United Football training ground on Thursday with players, Craig Slater , Luke Prosser, Tarique Fosu and Denny ( cor) Johnstone to promote Go Green For Halloween 
21/9/2016

Colchester United has backed a child charity’s Halloween fundraising campaign.

Man contacted victims via Skype

An Essex man has been charged with 66 sexual offences against children.

Police control room. Stock image.

Essex Police is reminding residents that hoax or inappropriate 999 calls could cause serious harm, or even death, if they prevent officers from hearing about real emergencies.

The new building for Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard. Headteacher, Wayne Lloyd is pictured.

When students and staff in Great Cornard moved into their new multi-million pound state-of-the-art school building last September, it was with a sense of pride and expectation.

Suspects in the break-in at Essex Rose Tea House in Dedham

CCTV images of two men who broke into an Essex village tea house have been issued by the business in a bid to catch the suspects.

Tracey and Andy Woolnough with Scarlett

A mother who gave birth at the closure-threatened Harwich birthing unit has urged hospital bosses to keep the facility open.

Stock police image.

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash in Tiptree on Wednesday night.

ITFC players, Freddie Sears (pictured) and Jonas Knudsen open new sports area at Manningtree High School. The floodlit Multi Use Games Area, which has three sports courts made of tarmacadam and acrylic, was funded through a land exchange with Rose Builders of Manningtree.

Pupils got to meet football stars as Ipswich Town players opened a new sports area at a school.

Philip and Richard Hall of Hall Brothers of Colchester Builder and Joiners are celebrating 50 years in business.

The Hall Brothers, a joinery and building company in Fingringhoe, celebrate 50 years in business this year. Ross Bentley reports.

Old Knobbley. Picture: Woodland Trust/Daniel Bridge

A historic oak in north Essex is once again in the running to become England’s Tree of the Year.

An ambulance has crashed

A crash involving two lorries on the A120 at Little Bentley is causing traffic to build up in both directions.

E-fit issued after burglary in St Andrew's Avenue, Colchester

Jewellery and electrical items were stolen during a break-in in Colchester.

Colchester United's Weston Community Home Stadium.

Colchester United has been put on the market for just £160 – on the new Monopoly board for the town.

Colchester United

Drey Wright fires Colchester United into an early lead in today's 2-1 home defeat to Accrington Stanley. Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was very disappointed with his side’s display in today’s 2-1 home defeat to Accrington Stanley.

Drey Wright celebrates with his Colchester team-mates after putting the U's 1-0 up today.  Picture: Steve Waller

Colchester United 1 Accrington Stanley 2

Sarah Laffling,  NSPCC Comminity Fundraising Manager at Colchester United Football training ground on Thursday with players, Craig Slater , Luke Prosser, Tarique Fosu and Denny ( cor) Johnstone to promote Go Green For Halloween 
21/9/2016

Colchester United has backed a child charity’s Halloween fundraising campaign.

Kurtis Guthrie

Kurtis Guthrie is relishing his roving role, in Colchester United’s midfield, and has targeted a challenging goals tally for the season.

Luke Prosser

Luke Prosser is convinced that Colchester United are “in for a very good season,” following the first eight matches of the campaign.

Colchester United's Weston Community Home Stadium.

Colchester United has been put on the market for just £160 – on the new Monopoly board for the town.

Sam Walker

Six weeks into the new season and Colchester United keeper, Sam Walker, believes that the U’s are already proving a few people wrong.

Martin Newell

Onstage at Folk East: Cara Bruns, Nelson Surfquake, yours truly

To the Folk East festival at Glemham Hall for my last performance of the summer, writes Martin Newell.

A E Housman

The media’s been on for weeks about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Revolver album. Lovely album it is and I expect that it’s inspired many trainspotterly conversations in bars and on internet forums. Men will be discussing types of guitars, the Beatles’ recording techniques, who played what on where and so forth. Will any women be involved? Probably not.

Arras city centre was rebuilt after the First World War.

Arras was the beginning of it for me. About 15 years ago, I was working with the French composer, Francois Ribac, writes Martin Newell.

Glastonbury - before the mud took over

Festival time again. Muddy Glastonbury’s over and Latitude’s just up ahead, writes Martin Newell.

Tymperleys

Essex was the Gloucestershire of its time,” says Sheila Charrington of our native county. That is to say that Essex was once a place of country estates and great houses regularly visited by history’s A-listers.

Beatles tribute band, Like the Beatles

I can tell the story now but I can’t yet give away too many of its finer details, writes Martin Newell.

Members of the public wear William Shakespeare masks

Yet another ‘I’ll-get-me-coat’ moment as I’m forced again to admit that I’ve never quite ‘got’ Shakespeare, confesses Martin Newell.

Martin Newell

I heard one again this very morning. A BBC news reporter described a situation as qui’e serious, writes Martin Newell.

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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