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11:10

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died suddenly at home at the age of 55, his family have said.

Neil Slaven, UK commercial manager at easyJet, centre, left, and Mark Suter, head of business development at Stansted Airport, centre, right, with easyJet crew before the airline's inaugural flight from Stansted to Monastir in Tunisia.
Photo: Tim Anderson

Budget airline easyJet has expanded its network of routes out of Stansted Airport to 25, with the launch of services to holiday destination Monastir in Tunisia.

Yesterday, 18:34
People enjoy a blustery but sunny day in Felixstowe.

Get your suncream ready because a burst of sunshine is set to hit the region from Thursday.

Yesterday, 15:50
Last years's Essex Food and Farming Day

More than 3,000 pupils are set to descend on Writtle College next months as it hosts the eighth Essex Food and Farming Day.

Yesterday, 14:26
The Women's Tour 2014

The world’s elite female cyclists will be pedalling past some of East Anglia’s greatest landmarks this June.

Yesterday, 14:26
The Women's Tour cycling event finishes on Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds

The Women’s Tour returns to East Anglia this month and here we bring you all you need to know about the race, including downloadable maps of the routes.

Yesterday, 13:10
Photo: Abellio Greater Anglia

Rail commuters can breathe a sigh of relief today after train strikes set to take place at the end of the week were postponed.

Yesterday, 11:18
Chelmsford Crown Court

A youth has appeared in court after being charged with murdering James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in Colchester last year.

Yesterday, 08:11
An accident has caused travel delays

Traffic delays in Clacton have been caused by an accident in Little Clacton Road.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 12:29

Ben Coker’s message is clear following the recent high in his rollercoaster East Anglian football journey – “never give up”.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Former Colchester United and Tottenham midfielder Kevin Watson has stepped down as manager of Maldon & Tiptree, despite only being appointed 11 days ago.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Former Colchester United stalwart, Karl Duguid, always had a ‘gut feeling’ that his old club would avoid relegation.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Colchester United could come in for Elliott Hewitt, after the ex-U’s loanee was released by his parent club Ipswich Town this afternoon.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Magnus Okuonghae arrived at Colchester United “as a boy,” and left “as a man.”

These, I hasten to add, are his words, not mine!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Colchester United defender, Magnus Okuonghae, has NOT been offered a new deal by the Essex club.

Martin Newell

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.

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.

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.

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