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A 68-year-old man has died following a collision with an Audi A1 in Colchester.

Plans to ease A131 congestion between Essex and Suffolk - by directing traffic to the A134 - were criticised as "madness" by councillors.

Thousands of trees are being given away for free as part of the Colchester Woodland Project this weekend.

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Nightmare roadworks on a busy Colchester route are to be lifted early - to the relief of frustrated motorists.

Patients from Suffolk will have to travel down the A12 for operations in the future - after Colchester was chosen over Ipswich as the site of a brand new multi-million pound orthopaedic centre.

A new Independent Living Centre, complete with its own studio flat, is to be unveiled in Colchester to help teach people with learning difficulties the skills they need to live by themselves.

A sports nutrition and supplements company has been fined £100,000 for making false claims about their benefits.

The boss of a development company has expressed his frustration after an MP launched a last ditch attempt to stop hundreds of student flats and a new hotel being built in Colchester town centre.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has pledged to play a "watchdog role" to make sure the town's hospital is not dragged down by Colchester Hospital following a merger.

A vegan mother from Colchester has spoken about how she broke down in tears after she was served Parmesan cheese at the Zizzi restaurant at Braintree Retail Park.

A rise in council tax for Colchester residents has been criticised, with opponents saying its rulers have funded "gimmicks" instead of public services.

A drug dealer found in possession of nearly a third of a kilo of cocaine worth up to £16,000 has been jailed for 30 months.

A garden community project in north Essex has received a huge funding boost in a bid to bring forwrd plans to build 43,000 new homes.

An inquest has opened into the death of a couple from Colchester who died in a devastating house fire in Capel St Mary.

Fire crews attended homes last night that were at risk of flooding as many areas are still under threat following the bad weather.

A 19-year-old man from Colchester has been charged with the murder of Murdoch Brown following a stabbing and assault in the town earlier this year.

This half term families visiting Colchester Zoo will be in with the chance catching a rare glimpse of twin Amur leopard cubs who are now starting to explore their outdoor enclosure.

This weekend westie owners from far and wide brought their beloved dogs together for a stroll around an Essex park.

Today students across Essex are nervously waiting to find out their GCSE results.

Zookeepers have shared adorable pictures of two rare red panda cubs which are currently safely hidden away from visitors.

Colchester Zoo have paid tribute to one of their much loved residents that died this morning.

A zoo in Essex is celebrating the birth of two adorable red river hog piglets.

The Army's Chief of General Staff has criticised soldiers' indiscipline, including the video of Colchester-based paratroopers using a picture of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that went viral.

A Bury St Edmunds undergraduate has designed six new innovative seats for a Colchester-based commercial seating manufacturer.

It's been a bleak year for the High Street, with stores closing and warnings issued by retailers. But today we ask - how are your shopping habits changing, and what influences them?

Thirteen staff at a specialist printing consumables firm in Colchester have lost their jobs after a buyer for the business could not be found.

National Apprenticeship Week is highlighting the benefits of training on the job versus university, but figures suggest many employers aren't getting on board.

A military policeman based at Colchester is in the running for the British Army's Apprentice of the Year award.

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