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John Hayes, roads minister, presented with a petition from businesses calling for improvements to the A120 by George Kieffer, chairman of the Haven Gateway. Photo: James Fletcher Photography

The minister for roads has pledged to be a “champion” for improvements to the A120.

Before and after shots of the Balkerne Bridge in Colchester

An iconic bridge in Colchester has been removed temporarily while Essex County Council work to widen it.

Residents say no to Anglian Water development at Ardleigh Reservoir. Photo: Steve Argent

Campaigners are objecting to a utility company’s plans for a new office building in a north Essex village.

2 PARA soldiers as they disembark a Chinook helicopter. Photo: Georgina Coupe RLC

Paratroopers teamed up with RAF helicopter crews in a training mission which taught a new generation of pilots and enhanced their abilities working together.

A120 at Marks Farm junction in Braintree. Photo: Pagepix Ltd

Five potential routes for a new dualled A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey are being revealed today.

Essex County Council

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children entering Essex this year will soon need foster families to care for them and provide a loving home.

Stock photo of the high street in Colchester.

Shops and restaurants have been left without power in Colchester’s high street on Tuesday evening.

A120 at Marks Tey

Night closures begin on the A120 from tomorrow night for essential maintenance work.

Launch of Colchester General Hospital park and ride service. From left: front to back): Cllr Ray Howard, Essex County Council (ECC) deputy cabinet member for highways and transport; David Cohen, capital projects manager at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust; Deborah Fox, head of commissioning Connected Essex at ECC; Fiona Sparrow, head of facilities Colchester Hospital Trust, Pam Nelson, Colchester Travel Plan Club co-ordinator; and Chris Howlett, director of estates and facilities at Colchester Hospital Trust. Photo: Seana Hughes

A new park and ride stop serving Colchester General Hospital has been officially launched today.

Ray Gooding, county councillor for education, with staff and children at Lexden Springs School, Colchester at the launch of a music project.

An outline business case for moving a special school in Colchester has been approved.

Police are releasing CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to two men in connection with the theft of carpet in Harwich East.

Police would like to speak to two men pictured in CCTV images in relation to the theft of a roll of carpet from a hotel car park in Harwich East.

Colchester General Hospital. Stock image

Warnings of an NHS “humanitarian crisis” have led to less people using A&E at Colchester General Hospital this weekend, bosses believe.

The Ernest Jones store after the raid. Photo: Archant

Two men who raided a Colchester jewellers in a “smash and grab” were “lucky” to escape a jail term.

Colchester General Hospital's A&E department.

Missed GP appointments in north Essex cost the NHS more than £1million.

Colchester MP Will Quince

A van parking ban in a Stanway housing development has been condemned as a “step too far” by Colchester MP Will Quince.

Two-vehicle crash on A120

Monday, January 2, 2017
Colchester fire crews

Firefighters cut the roof off a car to rescue a man trapped after a two-vehicle crash on the A120.

The A12 near Rivenhall and Kelvedon where average speed cameras monitor traffic

Almost 72,000 drivers were caught speeding by fixed cameras in Essex over the past year.

Neil Stock. Photo: Pagepix Ltd

The leader of Tendring District Council has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list – and says it reflects the progress the authority has made.

The great and the good from across Essex – from Olympic medallists, to local politicians and community stalwarts – have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2016.

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