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An East of England Ambulance Trust ambulance. Photograph Simon Parker

Medics from the East of England Ambulance Service were sent to Cressing Road at 5.30am.

Stafford Whiston (left) with murdered son Jay Whiston (right)

The father of a murdered Essex teenager was confronted by a knife-wielding man who came into his shop and threatened to kill him, a court has heard.

Work has started in Colchester to clean up the chewing gum on the streets.
L-R Lee Western,Cllr Beverley Oxford,Cllr Tim Young,Cllr Bill Frame.

Streets in central Colchester are being deep cleaned in a bid to free them of chewing gum.

The Doe family Colin Doe, Janet Doe, Angus Doe and Marian Harpur pose against the triple D tractor at the 56th annual Doe Show.

More than 10,000 farmers, construction workers, professional groundsmen, greenkeepers, arborists and tractor enthusiasts descended on Ulting, near Maldon, for the 56th Annual Doe Show.

A120 closed after serious crash.

Long Green, off the A120 at Galleys Corner in Braintree, is closed following a serious crash this evening.

The accident happened on the A12 at Chelmsford

All lanes have now reopened on the A12 at Chelmsford following an accident in which a man died this morning.

Missing Melanie Low (inset) from Tolleshunt Knights

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Essex.

The BP garage on the A134 in Sudbury has been ram raided in the early hours. Reports suggest the ATM has been removed.

Two people have been arrested and released on bail following a ram raid in Sudbury.

Will Quince pictured with newborn daughter Annie

Colchester’s MP put his paternity leave on pause in a bid to bring in a new law to ban wild animals in circuses.

A collision on East Mersea Road between a bus and a low-loader lorry which was carrying a steam engine.  Photo: Su Anderson

A bus driver who was critically injured in a crash involving a lorry carrying a 15 tonne steam engine told emergency teams to leave him and help his passengers instead.

The Brexit debate at Writtle College on Friday, January 29, which was chaired by National Farmers' Union vice president Guy Smith (centre), with Essex MEP Richard Howitt of Labour putting the 'stay in Europe' case, while Essex MP Bernard Jenkin (standing) of the Conservatives, making the argument for coming out.

Leaving the European Union would be a “leap into the unknown” and risk around £3billion in farm subsidy, farmers have been warned.

One of the medallions stolen from Colchester

Sentimental medallions were stolen during a burglary of a home in Greenwood Grove, Colchester.

One of the charges relates to a BMW being driven dangerously on the A12 in Colchester yesterday

A man has been charged with dangerous driving, handling stolen goods and aggravated vehicle taking following an incident on the A12 at Colchester yesterday.

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

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

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.

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.

Colchester United

Frankie Kent, right, in action against Southend last weekend

Frankie Kent is still upbeat about Colchester United’s chances of beating the drop, even though the U’s have slipped to eight points adrift of League One safety heading towards the final third of the season.

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.

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

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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.

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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