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Essex: No change in councils’ make-up after by-elections

Voters headed to the polls.

Voters headed to the polls.

There is no change in the composition of Tendring district or Colchester borough councils following yesterday’s by-elections.

By-election results

Tendring District Council

Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley and Tendring: Alan Coley (C) 376, Rosemary Smith (LD) 159, Mark Cole (UKIP) 154, Josephine Richardson (L) 129. Maj: 217. Turnout: 22.8%. No change.

Colchester Borough Council

Wivenhoe Quay: Rosalind Scott (L) 857, Peter Hill (C) 629, John Pitts (UKIP) 129, Shaun Boughton (LD) 127, Tim Glover (Gn) 90, Dave Osborn (Patriotic Socialist Party) 2. Maj: 228. Turnout: 43%. No change.

In Tendring voters in the Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley and Tendring ward went to the polls following the death of Conservative Sarah Candy, 47, from cancer in April.

Alan Coley held the seat for the Conservatives with a majority of 217.

In the Wivenhoe Quay ward of Colchester Borough Council, Labour held the seat previously occupied by Steve Ford.

Rosalind Scott held the seat with a majority of 228.

The results mean there is no change to the Conservative administration in Tendring, or the Liberal Democrat-Labour-Indepent coalition in Colchester.

Labour was the only party to gain a seat in May’s borough council elections which saw one-third of the 60 seats up for grabs.

Construction site is not a playground safety warning. Mildenhall Road, Bury St Edmunds.

Building sites are not playgrounds, parents are being warned, as a construction company working on a large development in Suffolk reports several cases of trespass on their “extremely dangerous” site.

Mid Suffolk District Council in Needham Market.

Mid Suffolk District Council have apologised after admitting an “embarrassing” mistake was made in a letter sent to voters this week.

The tiny kittens are now being cared for by a local vet

RSPCA inspectors are investigating after three baby kittens were found dumped in a bin bag in Essex earlier this month.

Michael Birks leaving Ipswich Magistrates Court.

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A Suffolk school is exploring the idea of forming a cross-county trust partnership – four years after becoming a stand-alone academy.

Tom Lawrence tussles with Deandre Yedlin at Newcastle

It didn’t last long – Town couldn’t turn their victory against Burton into a winning streak and succumbed to a 3-0 loss to Newcastle last weekend.

A truck racing event at Snetterton. Picture: Submitted

As we approach November there is still plenty of great local sport to get your teeth into.

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