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It’s nearly time to cast your vote and with just a week to go before the country goes to the polls, we want to know your current views on several key issues.

16:12
Police are investigating the incident

Two women have been arrested in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse in Colchester.

Aerial shot of Harwich, Essex.

Business and home owners are urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in north Essex.

The thatched house in Langham which was badly damaged by a fire.

A devastated family on the Suffolk/Essex border believe they will not be able to return home for a year after a fire ripped through their thatched cottage on Friday night.

Polling stations in Essex opened on Thursday, 9 October for the Clacton by-election.

Headteachers at north Essex schools forced to close on polling day have raised concerns over the impact on children’s education.

07:30
Artist's impression of Stane Park development in Stanway, phase 1b

The proposed Stane Park Leisure Quarter development near Colchester will not increase traffic congestion, the property developer behind the scheme has said.

Yesterday, 13:00
Matthew Embley,  RDC recycling services manager, left, and Gary Griffiths, RDC international partners compliance, with the company's gold Zero Waste award.

Information technology reuse and recycling company RDC has received a gold Zero Waste Award from the letsrecycle.com website.

Yesterday, 09:50
Lord Ashdown

Servicemen and women in Colchester were today promised extra support for mental health service should the Liberal Democrats win the General Election on May 7.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The thatched house in Langham which was badly damaged by a fire.

A blaze at a thatched cottage in a village near the Suffolk/Essex border tackled by firefighters for around seven hours overnight has left a family homeless.

Colchester United

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, admitted that he was surprised when Chris Porter stepped up to take Saturday’s key penalty at Fleetwood.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Colchester United’s fate is now in their own hands, after battling back to win 3-2 at Fleetwood Town this afternoon.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fleetwood Town 2 Colchester United 3

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tom Eastman is no stranger to a relegation scrap, having headed home a crucial goal in the final day 2-0 win at Carlisle from two seasons ago, to keep Colchester United in League One.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has called for brave hearts and a positive approach from his young players, going into the final three key games of the season.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Not every chairman in the land would back their manager, and confirm that he will still be in with a job next season, with the threat of relegation looming large going into the last week of a campaign.

Martin Newell

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.

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.

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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