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Yesterday, 23:07

The coastguard was called to help a boat which had run aground in the River Deben earlier this evening.

Yesterday, 22:56
Police were at the scene

The A120 in Little Bentley, Essex is closed heading westbound after a crash.

Yesterday, 16:23
Firefighters were called to the blaze

Firefighters in Essex have been called to 20 tonnes of straw on fire in Stonebridge Hill, near Halstead.

Yesterday, 15:31
The lifeboat was called to the incident

Lifeboat crews were called to help a fisherman who suffered a seizure off the coast of Clacton this morning.

Yesterday, 10:00
Gemma Edgar was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. She has undergone treatment and is now raising awareness and money for brain tumour research. Gemma is pictured at home in Colchester with her husband, Rob, and sons Dylan (3) and Noah (9 months).

Gemma Edgar will begin drawing a pension aged just 29 after being forced into retirement from ill health.

Yesterday, 09:39
The lifeboat was called to the incident

A man suffering from seasickness was in hospital over the weekend after being rescued by coastguards.

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Lifeboat

Clacton lifeboat was launched in the early hours of this morning to help someone who was suffering from severe seasickness.

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Police are appealing for information after Townrow department store in Braintree was burgled.

Clothing has been stolen from Townrow department store in Braintree High Street this morning.

Sunday, May 24, 2015
A necklace stolen during a burglary in Spirng Road, Colchester, between 12.30pm and 7.40pm on Tuesday, April 21.

Jewellery has been stolen from a house in Spring Road, Colchester.

Colchester United

35 minutes ago

Former Colchester United stalwart, Karl Duguid, always had a ‘gut feeling’ that his old club would avoid relegation.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Colchester United could come in for Elliott Hewitt, after the ex-U’s loanee was released by his parent club Ipswich Town this afternoon.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Magnus Okuonghae arrived at Colchester United “as a boy,” and left “as a man.”

These, I hasten to add, are his words, not mine!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Colchester United defender, Magnus Okuonghae, has NOT been offered a new deal by the Essex club.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Another season, another relegation battle conquered.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ipswich Town play-off winner John McGreal would like to see former Colchester United hitman Freddie Sears spearhead a new breed of Blues heroes at the end of this month.

Martin Newell

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.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When did you last go to a jumble sale? Ages ago? Same here. That’s because, mostly, jumble sales have given way to vintage fairs – or secret vintage fairs as they’re sometimes known.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rail improvement works usually put me off travelling by train now.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Last weekend I attended the opening of Colchester’s new Roman Circus Centre up on the old garrison site, writes 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.

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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