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Police investigating the death of a man found stabbed in Chelmsford this morning say initial enquiries indicate it was a ‘targeted, drugs-related incident’.

A missing 23-year-old man from Colchester who was reported missing by his family on Monday has been found.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in Clacton-on-Sea this afternoon where a shed fire had spread to a neighbouring bungalow.

A man from Jaywick who was trusted with his employer’s bank card to purchase stock has been jailed after spending almost £45,000 on personal items.

A man has been charged in connection to a stabbing in Clacton which left the victim with ‘significant injuries’.

A man has been charged with head-butting a police officer following an incident in Halstead.

Motorists faced traffic delays on the A12 in Essex this morning following two separate collisions.

MPs in Suffolk and Essex are pressing Greater Anglia and Network Rail for answers after repairs to a cracked track caused severe disruption on the line to London this week.

Thousands of homes in north Essex sit empty despite a national shortage, new figures reveal.

A 32-year-old man from Colchester has been charged with five counts of stalking and one of sexual assault.

Police in Essex are appealing for information after a man armed with a knife attempted to rob a convenience store in Braintree.

A teacher has been permanently banned from the classroom after admitting engaging in sexual activity with an apprentice while teaching in Harwich.

Two people have been arrested after a van collided with three police cars and bus in Colchester this morning.

Five people have been arrested after police discovered a haul of heroin and crack cocaine during a drugs raid in Clacton.

A man from Harwich has been charged with breaching a non-molestation order and possession of cannabis.

A 75-year-old man has received a suspended jail sentence after using a ‘home-made pump’ to spray excrement into a Braintree couple’s home in a ‘revenge attack’.

A man was threatened with a hammer and a pair of pliers early this morning by two men who broke into his home in Jaywick.

Colchester United

Here are FIVE Talking Points from today’s publication of the Football League fixtures, relating to Colchester United

The Football League fixtures were published this morning.

Colchester United face a tough start of the season, and an equally tricky finish to their 2018-19 season.

Colchester United will begin their third season back in League Two with a trip to Notts County.

It is perhaps surprising how much transfer speculation has surrounded Colchester United target man, Mikael Mandron, this summer.

CColchester United, in the search for a more regular goalscorer for next season, are confident that they have landed the right man in Frank Nouble.

Former Ipswich Town striker Frank Nouble is on his way back to the region after signing for Colchester United.

Colchester United have boosted their squad with the signings of West Brom goalkeeper Ethan Ross on a two-year deal and Wolves striker Aaron Collins on a season-long loan.

Martin Newell

One evening in 2002 I’d just returned from drinking a couple of writerly pints at the pub when the phone rang. It was Rod Stewart, writes Martin Newell.

Bored and faintly appalled lately by reports of murder and mayhem on our streets, I turn once again to the past, burying myself in a book, writes Martin Newell.

For most of my life I have done my best to look after my teeth. Alas, as I sat up in the dentist’s chair last week, numb of mouth and feeling fragile, there before me were my two newly-extracted gnashers, writes Martin Newell.

FM radio listeners, the newspaper item informed us last week, would not now have to go digital if bosses at the BBC get their way.

It’s almost 18 months since the Walking Bus was launched here in Wivenhoe.

At the Chappel Galleries, only a few minutes’ walk from the delightfully time-warped railway station, is an exhibition of paintings by Wladyslaw Mirecki – ‘Waj’ to his friends.

Martin Newell relives Snowmageddon and The Beast from the East.

As I wrote last week, dealing with a close relative’s post-mortal arrangements is one thing; dealing with one’s own can be quite another.

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