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A farmer has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 and has been given a suspended prison sentence for failing to follow animal welfare advice.

Colchester High Street

Two sisters have been charged in connection with the theft of an 89-year-old woman’s purse in Colchester.

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New year honours list. 
Sir Bob Russell MP. 

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Former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called for polling day to be moved to the weekend.

10:07
Clara Gosling's First World War Victory Medal

A rare First World War medal awarded to a Brightlingsea woman has been bought at auction by the town’s museum.

14:10
Stock police web

Police have been made aware that there maybe a man in the Chelmsford area knocking on doors and pretending to be a police officer.

13:54
Level 3 business students in the year 2 career academy organised Bee Green Day at Colchester Institute on Tuesday, 19 May.

Business students at Colchester Institute ran their own sustainability day this week.

06:00
Doctor and patient

Smokers and overweight people due to get non-emergency surgery in north Essex will be forced to get help if they want their treatment to be paid for by the NHS.

Yesterday, 16:23
The four victims are all believed to have come from Romania.

A man has been charged with sexual assault and slavery offences following an investigation into alleged offences at a car wash in north-east Essex.

Yesterday, 15:35
L to R: Imogen White, Matthew Austin, Joanna Hodgson, Cllr Malcolm Buckley, Chloe White, Sana Hanif

Youth leaders in Essex are encouraging schools to do their bit for the environment by signing up to their Green Pledge Award scheme.

Colchester United

Mon, 17:39

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

Mon, 06:00

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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Colchester United escaped relegation, against the odds, on the final day of the season.

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.

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