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High water at Felixstowe Ferry. Archive image. Photo: Stephen Squirrell/citizenside.com

Flood alerts are in place tonight along the Essex and Suffolk coastline.

The Cherry Tree Inn, in Blackenheath, Colchester, was given a 'one' rating on 6 November 2015

Food safety officers have urged the owners of 28 catering businesses in Colchester to improve their hygiene standards following the most recent round of inspections.

Essex MP Simon Burns with US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton

It only seems like yesterday that President Obama was seeking re-election for a second term in office and yet four years on the United States is embroiled in yet another Presidential election to find his successor in the Oval Office.

Stephanie Pacheco, husband Gabriel and head chef Gary Rooke

Food safety officers have urged the owners of 28 catering businesses in Colchester to improve their hygiene standards following the most recent round of inspections.

Are you brave enough to try the street-length inflatable water slide coming to Colchester?

A street-length water slide will be coming to Colchester town centre this summer - the perfect opportunity for daredevils to make a splash and support a worthy cause.

Live:News updates from Suffolk and Essex

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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

Police have arrested and charged a man with affray and pitch invasion following an assault.

County Hall, Chelmsford.

Essex can become a “powerhouse” despite having to make budget cuts of more than £1million each week, the county council leader has said.

Seven people detained after immigration raid. Library image.

Seven immigration offenders have been detained following a raid on a Stanway restaurant.

Burglar raided home while family were on holiday

A burglar who broke into a house in Colchester while the owners were away on holiday had been jailed for three years.

A British Airways Embraer airliner at London City Airport

British Airways is to start flying from Stansted Airport this summer, it was announced today.

Essex Fire and Rescue were called. Photo: David Stubbs

A family in Braintree escaped injuries after a house fire in Braintree this morning.

A file picture of Essex Fire and Rescue Service at work.

A woman suffered burns to her chest during a house fire in Essex tonight.

Southend United fans run onto the pitch towards Colchester United during the match between Southend United and Colchester United at Roots Hall, Southend. 
Picture by Focus Images Ltd
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.

From left, Ian Edwards, Jacqui Fleming, Simon Carrick Cowlin, Genny Crockett, Terri Davis, Tracy Williams, Lucy Fairman of Peta UK.

A family firm in north Essex which produces implements designed to help people with arthritis and grip difficulties is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail passengers face delays in north-east Essex after plastic sheeting became caught up in overhead electric wires.

Sited off the Ipswich road outside Norwich, Dunston Hall is now a luxury hotel set in 150 acres, which includes a golf course.

The Government health watchdog’s “new style” inspections regime landed taxpayers with a six-figure hotel bill while checking on NHS organisations in the region, an investigation can reveal.

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Southend United fans run onto the pitch towards Colchester United during the match between Southend United and Colchester United at Roots Hall, Southend. 
Picture by Focus Images Ltd
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.”

Alex Gilbey, who was sent off for a rash challenge in the 36th minute at Southend today

Southend United 3 Colchester United 0

Tommy Leggett does a marathon around the Weston Homes Community Stadium to raise money for his ill son. Photo: Richard Blaxall/Colchester United

A Colchester United fan is set to run almost 40 miles from the club’s home ground to Essex rivals Southend United to raise money for his sick son who has a rare condition.

Richard Brindley, on the ball against Burton

Colchester United right-back, Richard Brindley, has no doubt that the U’s can turn their season around, despite sitting rock bottom of League One.

Fans arrive at the Weston Homes Community Stadium before the FA Cup game against Tottenham last Saturday. But the U's could be hosting near-neighbours Braintree Town next season.

Colchester United and Braintree Town, playing in the same division? It could happen, and perhaps sooner than you think.

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

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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