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UK farmers may well look to new crops to grow in future - but will need to hedge their bets, an Essex crop expert says.

A man who murdered Colchester coin collector Gordon McGhee and tried to cause a gas explosion at his flat to destroy evidence has been jailed for life.

Shops and restaurants in Colchester are being urged to keep their shop fronts clean as part of a new campaign launched today.

Launching amy new business is taking a Risk. Colchester's Hutton family doesn't have a Monopoly on good ideas.

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

The first new Intercity-style train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region after being brought across Europe from the Swiss Stadler factory where it was built.

Getting ambulances back on the road is a priority for hospitals in the region, bosses said, as the number of ambulance hours wasted by waiting to hand over rose again this winter.

Colchester firefighters have called for more considerate parking after they were delayed reaching a house blaze where a man was trapped.

Worried East Anglian farmers say they have been left in limbo after the industry sought to nail the government down at a key annual conference on what kind of future the sector faces as Brexit looms.

Highways England has announced a number of planned roadworks for the Suffolk and north Essex area in the week ahead.

A mum-of-two with secondary breast cancer has made an emotional plea for the community to help her access cutting-edge treatment in America which could help save her life.

Rail bosses have outlined a bold new vision for the East Anglian network over the next 25 years at a major transport conference in Ipswich.

Callum Roberts is ready to hit the ground running, at his new club Colchester United, following his loan switch from Newcastle United on transfer deadline day yesterday.

Police in Essex have seen a massive 78% rise in stalking and harassment - with an average of 42 individual offences recorded each day.

Businesses and the public are being asked to air their views on Colchester Borough Council's flagship Northern Gateway development.

A rush hour crash has sparked long delays on the A12 near Colchester.

In our latest round-up of the local rugby scene, Southwold scored the win of the weekend, while there were also victories for Colchester, Sudbury, Chelmsford, Braintree and the Woodbridge Amazons.

Getting your noses in front, in a game, has never been more important to Colchester United than this season.

The name of a 38 year-old printers which went into liquidation last month has been saved in the final chapter, after it was bought up by an Ipswich company.

Kane Vincent-Young has been playing through the pain barrier, to help keep Colchester United in the promotion race.

MIKE BACON takes a look back at 2018 as well as a jump forward into 2019. From Ipswich Town to Lewis Hamilton - looking back, looking forward.

Writer Joe Neal on the lost treasures of Colchester, saving newts from the bulldozers and why 'if you don't love enough, you'll always regret it'. Oh - and why Brexit's crucial

This was no smash-and-grab away victory.

Ipswich Town host Sheffield United in a Championship match at Portman Road today. STUART WATSON previews the action.

More trains than ever are being delayed or cancelled on East Anglia's rail network as repeated pledges to improve services failed to materialise, the industry watchdog has said.

Firefighters battled a house fire in Colchester after a candle fell over and set light to a bed.

A health and fitness club in Diss is due to unveil the first stage in an ambitious 20-year plan next week.

If you're into keeping fit and working out, take a look at these fitness trend, all forecasted to make it big in 2019!

Rail services running through a station near Colchester may be cancelled or severely delayed after a man was struck by a train.

Bury St Edmunds, who are set to appoint their new Head Coach on Tuesday, undertake their biggest trip of the season away at Redruth in National League Two South this afternoon (kick-off 2pm).

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