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A historian who was instrumental in the discovery of Richard III’s remains has today been presented with an MBE.


Four unemployed mechanics turned van thieves who set up a secret “chop shop” to strip down stolen vehicles were foiled when satellite technology led police straight to the site.

Philip Lee

Two taxi drivers who refused to take a blind passenger because of his guide dog have been fined.

The number of complaints about Abellio Greater Anglia has risen.

The number of complaints handled by rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia increased by nearly 26% during the first three months of the current financial year according to new figures from the Office for Rail and Road (ORR).

Delays on the A12 have been caused by a crash

Traffic delays on the A12 in Essex have been caused by an accident in Boreham.

The image police have issued of Harry Grehan, who has gone missing from Chelmsford

A man who had gone missing from Chelmsford has been found safe and well.

Yesterday, 22:58

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service attended two road traffic collisions this evening.

Yesterday, 16:48
Chelmsford Crown Court

Two teenagers that caused extensive burns to a Witham man’s face after throwing a corrosive liquid at him in a case of mistaken identity have been found guilty.

Wed, 22:04
The image of Charlotte Piper Essex Police has issued

Police in Essex are searching for a 17-year-old girl who has gone missing from Colchester.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 18:03

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, has a big decision to make at left-back for this Saturday’s trip to Shrewsbury Town.

Wed, 08:15

Colchester United’s squad, on the back of a successful September, have been queuing up to scoop potential awards.

Mon, 12:31

Video highlights as Colchester United’s winning run comes to an end at home to Bury.

Mon, 12:26

We captured the best of the action from Colchester United’s 1-0 home defeat to Bury on Saturday, as Leon Clarke scored the only goal for the Shakers.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Colchester United boss Tony Humes was remaining upbeat after his side’s home defeat to Bury this afternoon.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Colchester United 0 Bury 1

Martin Newell

Mon, 11:42

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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

I could call this story How Modern England Works but it wouldn’t quite do it justice, so I’ll just tell it and you can make up your own title.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

By the time you read this, I’ll be on a train to ‘that London’. I’m playing a daytime concert there.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

And the days dwindle down...” as we say in musical circles. We go blackberry picking on an early autumn morning, my first free weekend for some weeks. Stepping firmly onto territory more usually trodden by my learned colleague Peggy Cole, I’ve decided to reacquaint myself with my old country ways.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Teenagers who adopt the goth style are more susceptible than others to depression and self-harm, claims a study. This gem came to me via our national broadcaster’s news bulletin. There are times when I welcome an interruption of music by the news. Especially when it’s read by Moira Stewart, who doesn’t yet call it “the Nyeez”.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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.

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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