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Transport user groups have called for more train services in Suffolk after new footfall statistics showed increase at stations across the region.

Ballot papers. Library image.

The Conservatives have won back a seat at County Hall in the Bocking by-election.

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Marks and Spencer. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Marks & Spencer has agreed to home defibrillators at 18 stores across Essex and Suffolk as part of a life-saving project.

Halstead sign

An Essex man accused of repeatedly kicking another man causing a serious injury to his groin has claimed he was acting in self-defence.

Yesterday, 17:41
Teen robbed of phone and bike

Police are appealing for help to find two men who robbed a teenager at knifepoint.

Yesterday, 17:22
Man suffers serious facial injuries in Chelmsford

Police are investigating how a man came to be found in a road in Chelmsford with serious facial injuries.

Yesterday, 17:19
Colchester market stall owners Trevor Lankford, Gavin Tyler, Gary Foy, Jeanette Walter, Shahid Zaman, Karen Ryan and Andrew Craig are teaming up to fight Colchester Borough Council's plans to move them onto the High Street and are collecting names on petitions.

Market traders being forced from their base in central Colchester say it will cost them their livelihood – and be dangerous.

Yesterday, 15:48
John Robson, 56, who was last known to be living in Colchester, is wanted by detectives investigating a burglary in Guildford Road, Colchester, which happened on January 7.

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man wanted in connection with a burglary which happened in Colchester in January.

Yesterday, 13:57
Police were called to the collision in Chelmsford

A man was flown to hospital in a critical condition after he was in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Corsa in Chelmsford.

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Colchester United correspondent, Carl Marston, will chalk up his 1,000th game covering the U’s for the East Anglian Daily Times, at Rochdale tomorrow.

Colchester United need to win six of their remaining dozen fixtures to effectively guarantee their League One safety this season.

Wed, 13:13

Two mascots went head-to-head as they pedalled for 90 minutes to promote a charity event.

Tue, 22:41

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, admitted that his players have “got to do better than that,” if they are to avoid relegation this season.

Tue, 22:25

Colchester United 0 Notts County 1

Tue, 06:00

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, is under no illusions about the importance of tonight’s game, against visiting Notts County.

Martin Newell

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Over the course of an hour sitting in a café at the University of Essex with the eminent historian John Ashdown-Hill, I discover a number of startling things about him: He doesn’t recognise Stay With Me, the 1971 Faces hit, which is playing in the background. Nor has he heard of Dr Lucy Worsley, a fellow historian and much-aired TV presenter. Dr Ashdown-Hill, in fact, doesn’t even have a TV.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

About a year ago, I dedicated a column to the subject of the Eurovision Song Contest. I also pledged that I’d have a shot at the event myself. It’s been, as hippies used to say, a trip.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A few regular readers may recall that a couple of years or so ago, I got rid of my old TV and cancelled my licence. This revolt had been prompted by the unending stream of brain-rot then being pumped out on most channels.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The county of Essex has an impressive history of rugged individualism, having hosted both the Boudiccan and the Peasants’ Revolts, as well as providing the spawning ground of that other radical, Essex Man.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

At a time of year when the mysterious subject of money will be at the back, if not directly in the forefront of many minds, I’ve attempted to write something about it, a thing which I rarely do.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dhekelia Primary School, Cyprus, 1961

Will Lodge

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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