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Friday, October 19, 2018

Two police officers from Braintree have taken 125 wraps of suspected drugs of the streets following the arrest of a 16-year-old boy in the town.

A man was freed from his car by fire crews after crashing through barriers at Clacton Railway Station.

A week-long crackdown targeting drug dealing gangs in Essex has led to 13 arrests.

An Essex prison has been labelled violent and unsafe after an inspection revealed high rates of drug-fuelled violence and self harm.

Missing man Jack Coleman has been found safe and well

The Bury St Edmunds Woodcraft Folk is starting up a new group for children and young people.

Do you recognise these two people? Essex Police would like to speak to them in connection with a theft from a store in Braintree.

Do you recognise these men? Essex Police would like to speak to them after a bus stop was destroyed following England’s World Cup clash against Sweden.

Baby remembrance services are being held in Ipswich and Colchester to mark National Baby Loss Awareness Week.

A badger had been found hanged from a football goal crossbar in what RSPCA inspectors have described as a ‘sickening, deliberate act of cruelty’.

A man riding a quad bike was involved in an accident today which led to the road being closed for the rest of the day.

Keen cyclists took to the road for a good cause today in a bid to raise money in memory of a young man killed by a drink driver.

A burglar has been jailed for two and a half years after he was identified by DNA found on a water bottle left at the scene of the crime.

Fire crews were called to a house fire in Hatfield Peverel this afternoon which was caused by sunlight shining though a desk-mounted magnifying glass.

Police want to speak to two men captured on CCTV following the theft of 100 litres of diesel in Tiptree.

A man who died in a three-vehicle collision on the A120 in Coggeshall last week has been named as 20-year-old Robbie Trundley from Biggleswade.

Colchester United

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was delighted that his side managed to “hang on” to record a 1-0 away win at Morecambe this afternoon.

Morecambe 0 Colchester United 1

Colchester United’s club captain, Luke Prosser, believes his side can go on a winning run that can threaten the likes of Lincoln City and Exeter City at the top of League Two.

Colchester United face up to a 600-mile round trip this weekend, in the quest for back-to-back league victories for the first time this season.

Rene Gilmartin was a surprise inclusion in the Colchester United starting line-up last weekend, the U’s goalkeeping coach being preferred to Dillon Barnes for the 3-1 home win over Crawley Town.

Rene Gilmartin made his first league appearance for more than five-and-a-half years, ironically replacing his ‘pupil’ Dillon Barnes in goal, for Colchester United’s 3-1 home win over Crawley Town on Saturday.

Colchester United captain, Luke Prosser, revealed that Crawley Town winger Luke Gambin had admitted to him that he “dived,” to earn a first-half penalty during the U’s 3-1 home win over their Sussex visitors.

Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, awards his U’s player ratings (out of 10) following yesterday’s 3-1 home win over Crawley Town.

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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