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Officers are appealing to anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward after a trailer spilt its load on the A12 at Stanway causing two cars to crash.

A group of 49 aspiring doctors from schools across Suffolk and Essex got a hands-on look at what it takes to have a career in medicine.

A 26-year-old man from Cambridge has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 17-year-old girl in a property off Godmans Lane, Marks Tey, earlier this month.

Police have charged two people with theft after a search was carried out at a property in Colchester at the weekend.

Town hall bosses say less than 0.25% of collections have been missed and only 46 complaints received in the first week of controversial new rubbish rules.

A cleaner caught on camera stealing washing up liquid from the home of a dementia sufferer has accepted a police caution.

A crowdfunding page set up for an “inspirational” Colchester teenager put in an induced coma after a fatal crash has smashed its fundraising target.

Town hall bosses have spent almost £160,000 defending a decision to refuse plans for an out-of-town shopping centre and cinema in Colchester.

A fire chief has praised the “excellent” work of firefighters who spent over three hours tackling a blaze which destroyed two garages, one of which contained an acetylene cylinder, and several sheds in Wivenhoe.

The Prince of Wales has celebrated his 40th anniversary as Colonel-in-Chief of the Parachute Regiment by watching a spectacular Red Devils display at Merville Barracks in Colchester.

A Colchester man has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather in a row over inheritance.

Tributes are flooding in for a 21-year-old former Colne Community College pupil who died in a crash near Colchester.

An identical twin has denied giving her sister’s details after she was stopped by police for a driving offence.

Essex Police are hunting a driver who failed to stop after hitting a pedestrian in Colchester which left her with a fractured neck and spine.

Two brothers who were jailed for conning elderly and vulnerable people out of thousands of pounds by grossly overcharging them for unnecessary work to their homes have been ordered to pay back more than £229,000.

A 21-year-old man has died following a two car crash in north Essex this afternoon.

A Syrian family who fled their war-ravaged home with their daughter smuggled in a suitcase and who have been re-homed in north Essex have spoken of the kind welcome they have received in the county.

Hundreds enjoyed some foamy fun in the sun at St Helena Hospice’s annual Bubble Rush today.

Experts in education, leaders in social housing and innovators from the police have all be recognised with honours for the Queen’s birthday.

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