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11:22

Two men who were part of a six-man gang have been jailed for six years each after violently assaulting a man in Colchester.

11:34
The main terminal building at Stansted Airport.

A man who tried to get an air pistol and cannabis through security at Stansted Airport has been jailed.

10:02
New community hall opened in Layer-de-la-Haye.
MP Priti Patel cuts the ribbon.

A community hall which underwent a £0.5million revamp has been officially opened for villagers to use.

Yesterday, 22:37
East of England Ambulance Trust attended the scene

A woman was rescued from a vehicle which crashed in north Essex.

Yesterday, 17:32
Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront.

The Environment Agency has issued a series of flood alerts for the Suffolk and Essex coastline ahead of tonight’s high tide.

Yesterday, 14:57
B-17 Sally B at the Clacton Air Show. Picture: Simon Parker

Organisers of the Clacton Airshow have hit back at claims a plane’s smoke display was in “bad taste” after the Shoreham crash.

Yesterday, 10:44
Colchester Borough Council leader Paul Smith, Leisure World manager Paul Youngman, business development officer Jake Neale, Welcome Zone assistant Peter Slovák and personal trainer Debbie Gee are encouraging sport.

Leisure centres in Colchester are encouraging a healthy lifestyle by joining in with a National Fitness Day on September 9.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Fire crews attended the fire in Jaywick

A man suffered from smoke inhalation in a bungalow fire in Jaywick.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Thousands of visitors attended the Essex Dog Day on Sunday. Gill Bottazzi and Ruby.

The glorious grounds of a Georgian mansion in Hatfield Peverel hosted thousands of dog lovers and their bright-eyed and excited canine friends.

Colchester United

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A winless August may have dashed all memories of the spectacular escape from relegation in May. For some, those champagne bubbles may have finally popped.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Colchester United’s trip to Sheffield United next Saturday has been postponed due to the Blades’ international call-ups.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Colchester United have signed Charlton Athletic winger/striker Callum Harriott on loan until January.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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.

Martin Newell

10:42

There’s been an unexpected change taking place within me of late, one which I seem to have little control over. I think that I’m beginning to like folk music. I’m sitting here trying to encourage my week-old sideburns to grow while I’m typing.

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.

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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