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The news came after Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst held a meeting with council leaders this week to discuss night-time trouble in the town.

A historic military building in Essex is set to “rise from the ashes” as a new gym after undergoing a major refurbishment following a fire.

Tesco has been ordered to pay more than £125,000 for health and safety breaches at their Highwoods store in Colchester after an employee suffered chemical burns.

A major regeneration scheme to transform Colchester’s historic town centre will be discussed at a special meeting tonight.

Apprentices joined together today for a special event in Colchester to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

An 18-year-old London man has been charged with threatening behaviour following a large disturbance outside a Colchester nightclub.

An Ipswich architect has been re-elected as chairman of the Suffolk branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as the University of Suffolk launches its first architecture degree course.

Ms Patel stressed to the Local Government Minister responding, Rishi Sunak MP, that the Stonepath Meadow and Gleneagles Way planning applications in Hatfield Peverel and the Rivenhall Incinerator application should be refused.

Colchester residents are invited to suggest buildings or assets to be featured on the town’s Local List of protected heritage structures.

A number of weapons including two crossbows and two swords were seized by police from a property in Colchester today.

Sixteen homes are to be bought by Colchester Borough Council at an estimated cost of £2.9million in a bid to tackle homelessness – as council tax in the borough is set to rise.

A mental health charity is to take on a historic church in Colchester and the community hub that runs there.

Colchester has exceeded all expectations with over half of all the borough’s waste being recycled, the council has revealed.

A landlord who had tenants living in an overcrowded Tiptree flat with mould and poor sanitation has been ordered to pay more than £10,000.

A multi-million pound bid has been made by Essex councils to fund a new Colchester bypass, it has been revealed.

A new pub in Colchester has been named after the newest royal baby.

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre has gained approval from The Arts Council for its £8.7 m redevelopment project which could start work next spring. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the project

A Colchester town centre firm has said it will continue to campaign for tougher criteria for out-of-town retail parks after a judge rejected its High Court challenge to block such a development.

A Colchester landlord has been told to pay £20,000 court costs after leaving tenents in cold conditions in a flat that had an ‘increased fire risk’.

Plans for an out-of-town shopping centre have successfully fought off a legal challenge from businesses in Colchester – while plans for a five-restaurant town centre development have been unveiled.

Arts Council England has given the go-ahead for a multi-million pound extension project for the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

New legislation to prevent homelessness is not financially viable, council leaders in Suffolk and Essex have warned.

A £10million revamp of an “iconic” Colchester building has been given the green light by planners, paving the way for 40 new jobs.

Late-night Christmas shopping in Colchester has been launched with the traditional festive lights switch-on at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.

First images of a proposed new housing estate at the Essex County Hospital site in Colchester have been revealed.

Tougher rules on chuggers are being introduced in Colchester after complaints some elderly people were giving bank details to “aggressive” charity fundraisers just to get rid of them.

A festive feel will settle across Colchester on Sunday (November 26) when the town switches on its Christmas lights.

Community leaders have hit out at the news that yet another obstacle has been thrown in the path of £70million leisure and retail park earmarked for the outskirts of Colchester.

Big name superstores Aldi and B&Q could be on their way to Stanway in Colchester if major new proposals submitted by a developer are given the green light.

Calls are being made to delay a consultation over plans for new garden villages in north Essex until more details are known.

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