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Yesterday, 14:05

Detectives investigating a burglary at a home in Colchester have issued an efit of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident.

Yesterday, 13:00
A plane in Flybe's latest purple livery.

Regional airline Flybe has confirmed its 2015-16 winter schedule to and from Stansted.

Yesterday, 11:09
An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail delays at Colchester have been caused by a broken down train.

Yesterday, 10:08
A diversion has been put in place

Severe traffic delays in Chelmsford have been caused by a traffic collision.

Fri, 16:33
Dominic Francis, 23, from Newham, stole two cars in Essex

A burglar has been jailed after being caught with the help of a tracker and a fizzy drink bottle.

Fri, 13:54
John Poulton of CROPCO, right, speaking to visiting farmers at hybrid wheat event at Stanway, near Colchester.

Two farmers in the region are taking part in trials aimed at overcoming an age-old difficulty in growing high yielding wheat crops.

Thu, 16:04
The latest encampment on Holland Marshes.

Efforts are continuing today to move travellers from two sites in Tendring.

Thu, 15:44
Lord Alan Sugar

A 17-year-old boy from Preston has been ordered to pay Lord Alan Sugar £100 in compensation after sending him an offensive tweet.

Wed, 14:55
Christopher Hayman of Hayman Distillers with his children Miranda and James.

Essex gin maker Hayman Distillers is celebrating after winning a Gold award at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Colchester United

Fri, 14:55

George Elokobi should begin full training next week, but is unlikely to win his battle to be fit for the new season.

Tue, 23:23

Ipswich Town lost 3-2 at Colchester United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Tue, 11:48

Sam Walker says it is about time Colchester United put themselves back where they belong – further up the League One table.

Mon, 11:16

Colchester United boss Tony Humes admitted his side will need to be ‘sharper’ as they prepare for Ipswich Town tomorrow night.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Colchester United 0 Leyton Orient 3

Martin Newell

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.

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.

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.

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