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Here's another picture from the County Standard archives, which shows the funeral of a police officer with an honour guard. The only person identified in the photograph is the policeman third from the left, who is known to be William McDowell, of Old Heath Road, Colchester, a well-known policeman in the town. Can you identify any of the other officers or do you know whose funeral it is? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
11:48am Friday 11th April 2008
Five years ago Recycling containers were to be placed around Colchester's historic High Street area in a bid to crack down on litter left in the streets. Each year about 3,000 tonnes of waste was discarded in the town centre and much of that was recyclable.
11:18am Friday 28th March 2008
Pages from the past 5 YEARS AGO: Health chiefs apologised to patients for the "embarassment" of a new purpose-built hydrotherapy pool that has never worked - almost a year after it was due to open. The pool was part of the £1.5 million Mill Road Therapy Centre in Mile End.
2:39pm Thursday 6th March 2008
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4:41pm Monday 4th February 2008
Ten years ago on February 1, cuddly toys left in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales outside the gates of Colchester Castle, were on their way to youngsters in Bosnia in recognition of the princess's work with youngsters and her campaign against the use of landmines.
4:37pm Monday 4th February 2008
Five years ago on February 1, it was revealed that Colchester's new community stadium at Cuckoo Farm could help struggling children get a kick out of maths. The borough council was looking "very seriously" at a scheme to educate pupils at the stadium.
11:28am Thursday 31st January 2008
LOOKING BACK 5 YEARS 1.2.08 IT was revealed that Colchester's new community stadium at Cuckoo Farm could help struggling children get a kick out of maths. The borough council was looking "very seriously" at a scheme to educate pupils at the stadium. It was one of a number of projects being considered to ensure the stadium did not simply become a new home for Colchester United.
11:21am Friday 25th January 2008
Wakes Colne School narrowly escaped a serious fire. The caretaker, had left a large coconut mat to dry all night in front of the remains of the fire, and by some means it became ignited. On opening the school the next morning she was alarmed by finding it full of smoke, the mat being entirely consumed, a hole burnt through the floor, and the chair against which it was placed also destroyed.
11:20am Friday 25th January 2008
A Colchester zebra crossing was being manned by policemen and traffic wardens at peak periods - to hold up pedestrians so that traffic could flow freely. Traffic lights were expected to control traffic at the St Botolph's Corner junction with Osborne Street before the end of the year, and plans to phase the lights on the one-way town circuit so all were at red at the same time were being considered.
11:18am Friday 25th January 2008
11:16am Friday 25th January 2008
IT was announced that Colchester's controversial Young Offenders Institution was to close down after just 13 months. Initially a one-year project, the so-called boot camp, with its military-style regime, was to shut its gates for the last time on March 31. The Home Office Prisons Minister told the House of Commons the scheme had to go on cost grounds.
11:14am Friday 25th January 2008
LEADING musicians this week hit out at Colchester Council for failing to support acts in the town. The comments came in the wake of news that Colchester Festival was being axed by volunteer organisers who believed the council had "reneged on promises" to help, accusing them of "sheer indifference".