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A 25-year-old man who went missing from a mental health unit in Colchester has been found safe and well.

17:45
A broken down train has blocked the Marks Tey to Sudbury route

A broken down train has forced services between Sudbury and Marks Tey to be suspended – with delays expected for the rest of the day.

12:44
National Lottery winners pictured helping out on a build at Black Notley Community Association in Braintree, Essex. Pictured are the team working hard in the sunshine to complete the job.

Lottery winners with a combined worth of £25million mucked in to help create a holiday haven in Black Notley.

The police helicopter was deployed to help the search.

Concern is growing for a man who is missing from the Cambian Fairview Hospital in Colchester.

08:00
There has been 64 serious motorcycle crashes in Essex

A major campaign is being launched to educate motorcyclists as the number of serious crashes involving riders on Essex roads continues to rise.

Yesterday, 19:33
Charles Mayes, pictured with friend Pat, who died in the crash.

A tipper truck driver “panicked” and drove off after a crash which saw another motorist die, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 16:00
Man taken to Colchester General Hospital for futher care.

A 28-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation following a first floor flat blaze in Colchester.

Yesterday, 10:01
Aerial shot of Clacton, Essex.

A man has been charged with three counts of sexual assault against three women in Clacton.

Yesterday, 09:30
Work on new Market Field School building

The headteacher and Essex education chief have said work is progressing well on a new special needs school in north Essex.

Colchester United

Yesterday, 16:41

Former favourite George Elokobi has this afternoon re-signed for Colchester United.

Yesterday, 16:10

Former Colchester United and Ipswich Town midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has penned a two-year deal with League One newcomers Southend United.

Wed, 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.

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

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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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