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Essex Police arrested 102 drivers in the county during its June campaign.

07:01
The Women's Tour finishes stage one in Aldeburgh

The economic benefits brought to the region through its inclusion in this year’s Women’s Tour are expected to top £1million – providing a financial boost to more than match its sporting legacy.

11:35
Medical careers day at The ICENI Centre at Colchester Hospital 
Dr simon Dixon consultant anaesthetist and jessica Brown colchester sixth form

Students from Essex and Suffolk considering a future in medicine got to try their hands at keyhole surgery and anaesthesia during a careers event.

Fears IVF could just be for the rich in Essex. Picture: PA Photo/Thinkstockphotos.

A campaign group has warned fertility treatment may only be available to the wealthy in Essex.

12:49
Police are investigating the incident

Police are investigating a burglary in Clacton.

08:31
Police are investigating the incident

Police are investigating a crash in Chelmsford after a driver involved failed to stop.

Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

Yesterday, 17:39
David Sims, 69, a firearms enquiry officer, is due to in court to answer three counts of possessing a firearm of length less than 30cm  prohibited weapon, possessing ammunition without a certificate and possession of a firearm without a certificate.

Incident happened in an alleyway near the RSPCA clinic in Harwich Road

Yesterday, 17:14
Dermot O'Leary

Colchester boy Dermot O’Leary has been announced as the new ceremonial head of a north Essex hospice.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 19:01

Ben Gordon has left Colchester United, by mutual consent, while ex-U’s skipper Magnus Okuonghae has joined Luton Town.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Colchester United today completed the signing of former loanee, Matt Briggs, on a two-year deal.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Colchester United boss Tony Humes is on the look-out for at least four new players before next season gets under-way.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Colchester United will play at home to Blackpool on the opening day of the new 2015-16 season.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ipswich Town will host Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage in the first round of the Capital One Cup at Portman Road, while Colchester United will entertain Reading.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Former Colchester United vice-captain, Sean Clohessy, has today signed for Leyton Orient.

Martin Newell

Monday, June 22, 2015

Well here’s the headline: “Colchester Art Gallery Packed With People Shock.”

Saturday, June 13, 2015

They may have been “gentlemen of the road” – I couldn’t be sure. They looked rufty-tufty, shaven-headed, tattooed above the neck and, crucially, drunk. They were in fine end-of-week fettle, anyway: effing and jeffing, laughing uproariously and generally enjoining the wary public to share in their jocularity. It was just before 1pm in Colchester High Street, on the hottest day of the year so far.

Monday, June 8, 2015

To an engagement in Southend. We go the pretty way, passing through the village of Woodham Ferrers. Nearby, I see a sign for nearby South Woodham Ferrers and it unleashes a tale never set down in print before.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Someone mentioned to me that there seemed to be rather a lot of TV programmes, now available, catering mainly for the older male rock fan.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

I decided a few weeks ago that if I wanted to interest people in the parts of Colchester which so many rush past without noticing, then I’d better devise some sort of guided walk and test it out first.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

When did you last go to a jumble sale? Ages ago? Same here. That’s because, mostly, jumble sales have given way to vintage fairs – or secret vintage fairs as they’re sometimes known.

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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