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Drivers are being warned to leave early to avoid delays

Drivers in Chelmsford are being warned to expect delays around the Army and Navy roundabout after a collision damaged the traffic lights.

Arrests made

Police believe metal poles may have been used in an assault which left six men with head injuries at a fairground in Walton-on-the-Naze last night.

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Only 3% of burglaries in Colchester have been solved by police so far this year, according to statistics obtained by the East Anglian Daily Times through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Police are investigating

A digger was used to rip a cash machine from the wall of a Co-op supermarket in north-east Essex in the early hours of this morning.

GB Paralympic swimmer, Ryan Crouch, is pictured at Crown Pools in Ipswich.

The Olympics may have finished but the Games are not over yet – next month it is the turn of the Paralympics to take over Brazil.

Saskia Clark party at Mersea Yacht Club on Sunday night as she returns home with her gold medal from the Rio Olympics.

It was a hero’s welcome for Essex’s Olympic superstar Saskia Clark at West Mersea Yacht Club last night, as the Rio gold medallist returned to one of her formative clubs.

Marsden Amner reads a statement on behalf of Jean Wilcox's family outside Colchester Magistrates' Court

Tributes have been paid to a great-grandmother who died in a crash in north Essex.

Tracy Forshaw serving at Clacton Beer Festival 2016 on Thursday afternoon

Ale lovers are raising a glass to the Clacton Airshow at this year’s summer beer festival in the town.

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An independently chaired misconduct panel has dismissed a police constable for gross misconduct.

Maltings Academy student Alex Sage

A student who was hit by a car and left with a brain injury just seven months ago has said she is delighted after picking up GCSEs.

Air ambulance landed at the Officers' Club in Colchester, on August 26

A man in his 30s has died after being found unconscious and not breathing in Southway, Colchester, this afternoon.

Leonie Troke (centre, green top) leaving Colchester Magistrates' Court with family and solicitors

A driver who caused a crash which killed one woman and left her own five-year-old daughter paralysed from the waist down has been sentenced today.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 50s was punched by a man in a Colchester pub.

Essex Dog Day

Man’s best friend will be doing their bit to raise money for charity this weekend.

Manningtree High School maths teacher Miss Ania Kolendo with some of her straight A students.

While pupils nervously see what they have got, it is easy to forget that results day is also an anxious time for teachers.

Charlie Vickers, Clacton Coastal Academy pupil, with his results.

One student battled illness and grief during GCSE studies and still achieved good grades.

Large crowds at last year's Clacton Airshow. Low cloud has delayed the event this year

Plans have been forced to abort their displays at the Clacton Airshow today because of poor flying conditions.

Colchester United

Brennan Dickenson fouls Andre Blackman at Crawley during tonight's 1-0 defeat at Broadfield Stadium

Crawley Town 1 Colchester United 0

Sammie Szmodics, who scored a cracking second goal for the U's at Wycombe in a 2-0 win today.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, was delighted with his side’s first away win of the season, a 2-0 success at Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon.

Chris Porter, netted the opener at Wycombe this afternoon

Wycombe Wanderers 0 Colchester United 2

Richard Brindley

Despite last weekend’s defeat at Portsmouth, right-back Richard Brindley remains upbeat and confident for the season ahead.

Luke Prosser

Colchester United lost their unbeaten league record, at Portsmouth on Saturday, but the signs are still promising for the season as a whole.

John McGreal

Colchester United manager, John McGreal, felt that his side were just getting on top when Portsmouth scored the first of their two late goals at Fratton Park this afternoon, in a 2-0 defeat.

Craig Slater, who went close to a goal at Portsmouth this afternoon

Portsmouth 2 Colchester United 0

John McGreal

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has not ruled out the possibility of further strengthening his squad, despite the U’s sitting pretty in second spot after three games of the new season.

Martin Newell

A E Housman

The media’s been on for weeks about the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Revolver album. Lovely album it is and I expect that it’s inspired many trainspotterly conversations in bars and on internet forums. Men will be discussing types of guitars, the Beatles’ recording techniques, who played what on where and so forth. Will any women be involved? Probably not.

Arras city centre was rebuilt after the First World War.

Arras was the beginning of it for me. About 15 years ago, I was working with the French composer, Francois Ribac, writes Martin Newell.

Glastonbury - before the mud took over

Festival time again. Muddy Glastonbury’s over and Latitude’s just up ahead, writes Martin Newell.

Tymperleys

Essex was the Gloucestershire of its time,” says Sheila Charrington of our native county. That is to say that Essex was once a place of country estates and great houses regularly visited by history’s A-listers.

Beatles tribute band, Like the Beatles

I can tell the story now but I can’t yet give away too many of its finer details, writes Martin Newell.

Members of the public wear William Shakespeare masks

Yet another ‘I’ll-get-me-coat’ moment as I’m forced again to admit that I’ve never quite ‘got’ Shakespeare, confesses Martin Newell.

Martin Newell

I heard one again this very morning. A BBC news reporter described a situation as qui’e serious, writes Martin Newell.

Summer soundtrack is revving up

Suddenly, last weekend, a taste of summer. Warmth, an important if hitherto missing piece of the jigsaw, writes Martin Newell.

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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