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Yesterday, 22:52

Firefighters were tackling a blaze at a thatched cottage in a village near the Suffolk/Essex border on Friday night.

Yesterday, 19:48
David Cameron visits Tending Technology College, Frinton

Prime Minister David Cameron pleaded with East Anglian voters to help return him to Downing Street during an emotional speech at Frinton on Sea in the Clacton seat that was lost to UKIP last year.

Yesterday, 15:00
Dennis Bryant with members of the Maycast-Nokes management team

Two Halstead factory workers are set to be rewarded after clocking up a combined 90 years of service.

Thu, 18:21
Andrew Harrison, managing director of Stansted Airport.

Manchester Airports Group, parent company of Stansted Airport, scored a four-star rating in Business in the Community’s 2015 CR Index.

Thu, 17:24
Heritage Watch logo

A new scheme has been launched by Essex Police to protect historical sites in the county.

Thu, 17:17
Gary Keeys with his children Gretta, Ella and Reuben

Three children are set to go on a dream safari holiday after a fundraising campaign held in honour of their father.

Thu, 16:10
Efit issued after burglary in Drury Road, Colchester

An efit has been issued by police after a burglary in Drury Road, Colchester.

Thu, 16:01
Police operation to drive down burglaries is proving a success

An operation to crack down on house burglaries in Essex is having positive results, police say.

Thu, 15:00
Hatfield Peverel burglary damage

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused by burglars at a home in one of the worst examples of wanton destruction ever seen by Essex Police.

Colchester United

Thu, 10:43

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.

Wed, 06:00

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.

Tue, 15:41

Colchester United may be staring down the barrel of relegation this season but fans have finally got something to shout about as it has been named Family Club of the Year at the Football League Awards.

Mon, 08:47

Colchester United’s owner and chairman, Robbie Cowling, has revealed that Tony Humes will still be the U’s manager for next season.

Mon, 06:01

Sam Walker was in disbelief, when Scunthorpe substitute Hakeeb Adelakun’s specualative cross was deflected over his head and into the net, in the 92nd minute, to deny Colchester United a precious victory on Saturday.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Colchester United manager, Tony Humes, was in disbelief after seeing his side concede an injury-time equaliser to Scunthorpe in today’s 2-2 home draw.

Martin Newell

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.

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.

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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