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The main terminal building at Stansted Airport

Budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair have each announced a new route from Stansted Airport.

Bedroom fire tackled by Essex fire crews

A fire believed to have been caused by a mobile phone overheating under a quilt “destroyed” a bedroom in Colchester on Friday night.

Essex fire crews respond to call in Jaywick

Firefighters in Essex were called to a bungalow fire in Jaywick caused by an unattended candle on Friday night.

Vernon Wilkes' Rolex.

A Rolex watch bought in Canada during the Second World War could sell for double its actual worth at auction next week because of a letter from a former owner.

The former Severalls Hospital

A former mental health hospital on the market for more than eight years has finally been sold for a “substantial” sum.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked in the worst performing hospitals in the UK for its cancer referrals

More than a quarter of cancer patients at an Essex hospital had to wait over two months for treatment at the end of last year.

Sir Bob Russell meets with Paul Geater.

A fortnight ago in my column I was discussing the importance (or not) of car parking prices in attracting visitors to a town for a shopping trip or general day out.

Chelmsford Crown Court

Five charges of alleged historic sex offences at an Essex fire brigade training centre in Witham have been dropped by prosecutors.

Peter Shilton and fiancee Steph Hayward ahead of legal meeting for Ms Hayward's employment tribunal

Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton stood side-by-side with his fiancee yesterday as she launched an employment tribunal against a care company.

An aerial shot of the River Colne.

Firefighters pulled a man to safety from the River Colne after he was found clinging onto the reeds.

Comedian Shazia Mirza.  Photo: Linda Nylind.

Once told that telling jokes about Primark was “a waste of a good Muslim”, award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza is tackling the thorny subject of jihadi brides and more in her latest show. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

A aerial view of Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport has reported its busiest-ever January with more than 1.66million passengers passing through its terminal last month.

Judith Wolton receives a pre-loved book from Holly Shea at Clacton Library for National Library Day.

Face painting, crafts and story time sessions all took place at Clacton Library on Saturday as the facility marked National Library Day.

An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service were sent to Cressing Road at 5.30am.

Work has started in Colchester to clean up the chewing gum on the streets.
L-R Lee Western,Cllr Beverley Oxford,Cllr Tim Young,Cllr Bill Frame.

Streets in central Colchester are being deep cleaned in a bid to free them of chewing gum.

Stafford Whiston (left) with murdered son Jay Whiston (right)

The father of a murdered Essex teenager was confronted by a knife-wielding man who came into his shop and threatened to kill him, a court has heard.

The accident happened on the A12 at Chelmsford

All lanes have now reopened on the A12 at Chelmsford following an accident in which a man died this morning.

Colchester United

Joe Edwards, right, believes the U's can go on a winning run.

Colchester United midfielder Joe Edwards believes that the U’s can do a ‘Barnsley’ and embark on a winning run to escape the relegation zone.

Kevin Keen, no wins in his first seven league games in charge of the U's

Performances may have improved, under Colchester United’s new manager Kevin Keen, but the results have largely stayed the same.

George Moncur, spoke of promotion earlier in the season

Remember Colchester United’s win over Bradford City, at the end of September? It feels like a life-time ago!

Frankie Kent, right, in action against Southend last weekend

Frankie Kent is still upbeat about Colchester United’s chances of beating the drop, even though the U’s have slipped to eight points adrift of League One safety heading towards the final third of the season.

Southend United fans run onto the pitch towards Colchester United during the match between Southend United and Colchester United at Roots Hall, Southend. 
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06/02/2016

A police investigation has been launched after a Southend United fan ran onto the pitch and assaulted a number of Colchester supporters during the derby match at the weekend.

Chris Porter of Colchester United has a shot at goal during the Sky Bet League 1 Essex Derby match between Southend United and Colchester United at Roots Hall, Southend
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06/02/2016

A Southend supporter is reported to have assaulted a number of Colchester fans at the Essex Derby game at Roots Hall on Saturday.

Anthony Wordsworth, pictured during his days at Colchester United

Anthony Wordsworth admitted that he “got a little bit excited” with his goal celebration after scoring the all-important opening goal in Southend’s 3-0 home win over Colchester United yesterday.

Kevin Keen

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen described today’s 3-0 defeat at Essex rivals Southend as “another heroic failure.”

Martin Newell

Poet Luke Wright

I was at a Poetry Wivenhoe event the other evening, writes Martin Newell.

Time for Another

I collected my old geezer bus pass last week. Highly chuffed with it I was too, writes Martin Newell.

David Bowie. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

After the death of David Bowie, here’s some cultural history for you, viewed, as it were, through the other end of the binoculars.

Colchester High Street

I’ve never been a great one for the retail experience, or ‘shopping’ as it was once called. In this respect, I’m typically male, writes Martin Newell.

A march through Colchester on Saturday in solidarity with refugees

As the entertainer Max Bygraves used to say: “I wanna tell you a story.” During the early autumn of 1914, following a spot of international bother, Great Britain was prevailed upon to take in a large number of refugees. The crisis intensified with the approach of winter and, over the course of a few weeks, our country took in an estimated 250,000 Belgians. The influx peaked in mid-October when 16,000 arrived in Folkestone in a single day. Although some of the refugees stayed in purpose-built enclaves, with their own shops, schools, churches and police, many were taken in by British families.

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16th October 2006ÖArchaeologists have uncovered an intact piece of Roman Circus wall foundation beneath Napier Road, to the South of Flagstaff Road in Colchester. This find follows on from the first discovery of the Roman Circus remains back in 2005.

The wall, which is approximately 12m long, was discovered whilst Taylor Woodrow was undertaking excavation work as part of the redevelopment of the area. The curving section represents part of the semicircular eastern end of the stadium.

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Martin Newell asks why the Roman Circus in Colchester isn’t as packed with visitors as other historical attractions.

Studio 1 from the Inside Abbey Road web app

The control room of Studio 1 at Abbey Road is something like the flight deck of a starship. To get there, you go up those famous front steps, check in at the desk, proceed down the corridor, through various doors, until eventually, Studio 1 appears in front of you. It’s actually a sound factory bolted onto the back of a Georgian townhouse. The control room looks out onto a great warehouse space, large enough to accommodate two orchestras and a choir.

St Giles in the Field

It stands at the junction of Denmark Street and St Giles High Street, as it has done since first opening its doors in 1734. St Giles in the Fields, England’s first Palladian church, overlooks a stockade of tall hoardings, hiding the building site where the construction of London’s Crossrail project continues. I have known Denmark Street and the St Giles area since I was a guitar-obsessed schoolboy wandering Soho in the late 1960s.

Will Lodge

Will Lodge

Essex correspondent

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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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