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A new permanent chief executive has been appointed to lead the trust running Colchester’s hospitals.

09:56
Sheepen Place office development scheme at night - artist's impression

Proposals have been submitted for two new office buildings planned for central Colchester.

00:00
Avro Vulcan XH558 at the Clacton Air Show.

The eyes of Britain were on Clacton yesterday as it hosted the first major air show since last weekend’s Shoreham disaster – and organisers hailed the first day of the event as a huge success.

09:16
Colchester Borough Council leader Paul Smith is asking for feedback about the skate park in a new survey

Views are wanted on ways to improve the skate park at Leisure World Colchester.

09:00
Praise for diabetes service. Library image.

A service supporting diabetes sufferers in north Essex has been commended for its first year success.

Yesterday, 15:43
Large crowds at the Clacton Air Show.

Thousands of fans have flocked to the Essex coast today to take in the sights and sounds of the Clacton Airshow.

Yesterday, 12:00
Registry offices will be replaced if closed.

A senior county councillor overseeing a review of registry offices in Essex has said he would do nothing to shake the “bedrock” of marriage.

Yesterday, 07:45
The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at last year's Clacton Air Show

The region’s first major airshow since a jet crash claimed at least 11 lives in West Sussex will today open in recognition of those who died.

Yesterday, 06:00
Roadworks on trunk roads are being lifted over the bank holiday weekend.

Roadworks on major routes in the region are being completed or suspended over the bank holiday weekend to give travellers the best possible journeys.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 15:13

Former Ipswich Town and Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan has signed a short-term deal with Colchester United.

Tue, 06:00

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, believes that the presence of George Elokobi in the team is just what the struggling U’s need this season.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, believed that his players did not do the basics right, after his side suffered a 4-0 defeat at Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fleetwood Town 4 Colchester United 0

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Darren Ambrose believes that his new club, Colchester United, need to “learn” how to win games.

Friday, August 21, 2015

George Moncur, who was left out of Colchester United’s squad in mysterious circumstances on Tuesday night, will return for the trip to Fleetwood Town this weekend.

Martin Newell

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On a blazing Sunday morning, I conduct my ‘history soup’ tour of east central Colchester. We leave Firstsite for East Hill. With me are 22 participants, among them, my fellow tour guide, Sir Bob Russell. I went on his walking tour last week, this week he’s on mine. Maybe we should become a double act.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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.

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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