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12:14

A motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries after a crash in Clacton in June, has been reunited with one of a trio of police officers who helped to save his life.

10:42
The old Co-op building, Kingsway, Dovercourt. Picture: Andrew Partridge

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has announced plans to open a new site in Dovercourt in a £1.3million investment.

08:19
Essex fire crews attended

Firefighters finally brought a blaze at an art warehouse in Colchester under control in the early hours of this morning.

Yesterday, 12:50
Hungarian soldiers put razor wire on top of a fence on the border with Serbia to tackle the refugee crisis. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Essex-wide talks should be held on how councils can help with the current refugee crisis, according to the leader of Colchester Borough Council.

Yesterday, 10:34
Police looking to horse riders to be eyes and ears in rural community.

Horse riders in Essex are invited to the launch of a new police scheme.

Yesterday, 10:22
Work begins on new homeless housing scheme for families in Rayne Road, Braintree.
Pictured L-R: Guy Gentry, Potter Raper Partnership; Peter McKue, Family Mosaic; Glenn King, Seamans; David Steel, Braintree District Council; Cllr Lady Newton, Braintree District Council; Sharlmane Laurent, Family Mosaic; Sarah Thompson, Family Mosaic; Chandra Mohan, Family Mosaic; Duncan Haydon, Family Mosaic; Joanne Albini, Braintree District Council

Mark Theobald – Seamans

Work has begun on new short-term accommodation for homeless families in Braintree.

Yesterday, 08:26
CyclePark+ launch at Colchester Railway Station

A new cycle parking facility was opened at Colchester railway station yesterday.

Yesterday, 08:00
Police burglary investigation - stock photo

A burglar who targeted elderly people living in sheltered housing accomodation in Suffolk and Essex has been jailed for seven years.

Yesterday, 07:30
Stephen Kavanagh.

Essex Police’s most senior police officer last night admitted the number of bobbies on the beat is falling as the pattern of crime continues to change, including a rise in child sexual exploitation and cybercrime.

Colchester United

Wed, 05:38

Colchester United boss, Tony Humes, was “gutted” with the manner in which his side bowed out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, losing 3-2 at the hands of League Two hosts Northampton Town last night.

Tue, 21:36

Northampton Town 3 Colchester United 2

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A winless August may have dashed all memories of the spectacular escape from relegation in May. For some, those champagne bubbles may have finally popped.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Colchester United’s trip to Sheffield United next Saturday has been postponed due to the Blades’ international call-ups.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Colchester United have signed Charlton Athletic winger/striker Callum Harriott on loan until January.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Former Ipswich Town and Crystal Palace midfielder Owen Garvan has signed a short-term deal with Colchester United.

Martin Newell

7 minutes ago

Teenagers who adopt the goth style are more susceptible than others to depression and self-harm, claims a study. This gem came to me via our national broadcaster’s news bulletin. There are times when I welcome an interruption of music by the news. Especially when it’s read by Moira Stewart, who doesn’t yet call it “the Nyeez”.

Tue, 10:42

There’s been an unexpected change taking place within me of late, one which I seem to have little control over. I think that I’m beginning to like folk music. I’m sitting here trying to encourage my week-old sideburns to grow while I’m typing.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

On a blazing Sunday morning, I conduct my ‘history soup’ tour of east central Colchester. We leave Firstsite for East Hill. With me are 22 participants, among them, my fellow tour guide, Sir Bob Russell. I went on his walking tour last week, this week he’s on mine. Maybe we should become a double act.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The media have eaten Glastonbury. They’ve swallowed it whole, in much the same way that a giant anaconda swallows a small donkey.

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.

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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