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Plans for a large-scale development off the A120 at Ramsey creating more than 1,000 jobs have been tipped for approval tonight.

Yesterday, 21:12
Home Secretary Theresa May is launching Conservative candidate for Colchester Will Quince's campaign.

The Home Secretary visited Colchester today to launch the Conservative candidate’s manifesto.

Yesterday, 18:18
The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at the Clacton Air Show on Friday, 22 August.

Spectators at this year’s Clacton Airshow will once again be able to watch the world famous Red Arrows.

Yesterday, 19:26
Stansted Airport

essex: Two people have been jailed for six weeks after stealing items from the duty free area at Stansted Airport.

Yesterday, 15:21
Cash and jewellery taken during Colchester break-in

Cash and valuable jewellery were stolen during a burglary in Colchester.

Yesterday, 13:54
Harwich Pier

A largely rural constituency, those contesting the Harwich and North Essex seat will have to marry up a combination of protecting the countryside and encouraging sustainable development if they are to win over voters in May.

Yesterday, 13:49
Colchester High Street

Since 1997 when the constituency was formed in its current shape Colchester has been an island of yellow in a sea of blue across much of north Essex.

Yesterday, 13:44
The Election count in Clacton gets underway in October

Last October Clacton provided a historic by-election result when UKIP won its first ever elected MP in the form of Douglas Carswell, writes Will Lodge

Yesterday, 09:38
Andrew Harrison, managing director at Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport is expecting more than 280,000 passengers to pass through its terminal over Easter.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 11:58

Colchester United’s oldest season ticket holder, Charles Chapman, is still a regular visitor to the Weston Homes Community Stadium, at the age of 94, and he shows no signs of giving up any-time soon!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Colchester United have used more players, during this relegation-haunted season, than in any other season since they joined the Football League back in 1950.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colchester United have snapped up right-back Richard Brindley on loan from Rotherham, on loan transfer deadline day today.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

At this time of the season, a 13-day break between games is far from ideal, especially when you are battling against relegation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ipswich Town have recalled Elliott Hewitt from his loan spell at Colchester United.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Colchester United midfielder George Moncur notched his fifth goal of the season in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Gillingham, but he was in no mood to celebrate.

Martin Newell

Friday, March 27, 2015

It’s odd how frequently the present is mugged by the past. This week I went to the launch of Est, the debut book from Dunlin Press, a new publisher.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

If we were living and working in an earlier Elizabethan era, I might well be an editor without a head - certainly if the Blackadder version is to be believed! As it is, in these more tolerant days, I am only an editor with a slightly red face. The reason for my embarrassment? We demoted the Queen.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Colchester’s Firstsite Gallery is in bother.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Over the course of an hour sitting in a café at the University of Essex with the eminent historian John Ashdown-Hill, I discover a number of startling things about him: He doesn’t recognise Stay With Me, the 1971 Faces hit, which is playing in the background. Nor has he heard of Dr Lucy Worsley, a fellow historian and much-aired TV presenter. Dr Ashdown-Hill, in fact, doesn’t even have a TV.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

About a year ago, I dedicated a column to the subject of the Eurovision Song Contest. I also pledged that I’d have a shot at the event myself. It’s been, as hippies used to say, a trip.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A few regular readers may recall that a couple of years or so ago, I got rid of my old TV and cancelled my licence. This revolt had been prompted by the unending stream of brain-rot then being pumped out on most channels.

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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