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A prospective UKIP MP has offered his Conservative rival a bet on the general election result – as internal party polling suggests a UKIP surge in north Essex.

Yesterday, 17:22
Shawn Leek is running 7 marathons in 7 days, ending with the London Marathon, to raise funds for St Helena Hospice.

A runner taking on seven marathons in seven days in aid of charity has said he is glad to get the first 26.2 miles under his belt.

Yesterday, 11:42
Police charge pair after Braintree disturbance.

Two people have been charged in connection with a disturbance in central Braintree which led to three men being taken to hospital.

Yesterday, 09:05
A bird of prey flies around the arena during a flying display at the Colchester Town and Country Show.

A taste of the countryside came to the centre of Colchester over the weekend as crowds flocked to the Colchester Town and Country Show.

Yesterday, 08:05
Firefighters tackle straw blaze.

A controlled burn is being managed by firefighters this morning after a 200 tonne straw stack caught fire last night.

Yesterday, 06:25
Trio of calls to Thames Coastguard yesterday,

Three stricken vessels were given aid off the Suffolk and North Essex coastline yesterday.

Yesterday, 06:00
Clacton's tourism offer could have another string to its bow if the adventure park plans are given the go-ahead.

A proposed Clacton tourist attraction recommended for approval by council planning officers could create 30 jobs in the town.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
House burglary in Colchester

A laptop and camera have been stolen during a house burglary in Colchester on Friday night.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Damage is caused to a parked car in Colchester.

It is believed damage caused to a parked car in Colchester was by a vehicle which did not stop.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 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.

Yesterday, 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.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chris Lewington could be excused for feeling down in the dumps, after what has happened to him at Colchester United this season, but the opposite is true.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tomorrow’s home game, against Scunthorpe United, is “make-or- break” for relegation-haunted Colchester United.

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

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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.

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