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Bake off success for students

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CHILDREN put on their aprons to battle it out for the title of the best baker.

£1.4 million sports facility plan unveiled for Colchester secondary school

Essex County Standard:

4:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-OF-THE-ART sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Care Home plan unveiled for Essex County Hospital

Essex County Standard: Essex County Hospital to shut

4:43pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEVELOPER has unveiled plans to turn Essex County Hospital into a care village.

Blue badge spaces lost in car-sharing trial

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council is offering exclusive parking spaces to car -sharing commuters – by cutting the number of Blue Badge spaces.

Police chief urges parents to remain vigilant after pervert accosted boys

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place after two teenage boys were accosted in Clacton.

Two men appear in court charged with attempted murder

Essex County Standard: Colchester Magistrates' Court

3:41pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were stabbed and had boiling water thrown at them during an attack at a house, a court heard.

Clacton man Junaid Hamidi, 28, charged with murder in Grimsby

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

2:16pm Friday 24th October 2014

A CLACTON man has appeared in court charged with murder.

Motorists advised to avoid M25 following earlier crash

Essex County Standard:

12:55pm Friday 24th October 2014

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the M25 following a multi-vehicle collision on the Essex bound track of the motorway.

Police attempt to predict burglaries before they happen

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

POLICE officers in Essex are trying to predict crimes before they happen.

Fundraising site set up in bid to save personality disorder service

Essex County Standard:

11:43am Friday 24th October 2014

A woman is campaigning to save a Colchester centre tackling personality disorders, which has helped her stay in full-time employment.

Girl knocked out during nightclub assault

Essex County Standard:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A GIRL was knocked unconscious and another punched in the face by a man at a university nightclub.

Eight people arrested during gang brawl released without charge

Essex County Standard:

11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT people arrested during a gang brawl in Colchester have been released without charge.

Pervert exposes himself near schools

Essex County Standard: Essex Police have closed the road

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

The hunt is on for elderly pervert spotted exposing himself near two Colchester primary schools.

Plans unveiled for all weather pitches at St Helena School in Colchester

Essex County Standard:

10:59am Friday 24th October 2014

A STATE-of-the-art sports facility could be created at a Colchester school.

Men to appear in court charged with attempted murder following stabbings in Clacton

Essex County Standard:

10:47am Friday 24th October 2014

Two men will be appearing in court today charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of two men in Clacton.

UPDATED 12pm: All lanes now reopen following five-car A12 crash which hospitalisted two people

Essex County Standard: TRAFFIC.jpg

8:21am Friday 24th October 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays on the A12 this morning due to an accident involving five cars.

UPDATED 4PM: Man bailed after two boys accosted in Clacton

Essex County Standard:

8:04am Friday 24th October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching after two teenage boys were accosted.

Air ambulance lands on A12 after motorcyclist collides with HGV and lorry

Essex County Standard:

5:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after colliding with a HGV and a lorry on the A12.

Pictures reveal the moment a blind man was thrown onto rail tracks in attack

Essex County Standard:

1:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THIS is the horrifying moment a thug threw a blind man onto railway tracks during an argument at a train station.

Sniffer dog finds illegal stash of hidden cigarettes at Colchester store

Essex County Standard:

8:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SECRET stash of counterfeit cigarettes worth £10,000 were discovered in hidden cupboards at a Colchester newsagent.

Celebrity donations boost sick children

Essex County Standard: Lewis Hamilton

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CELEBRITIES donated prizes to a charity auction which raised almost £100,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Drone's aerial snaps show road's extension work

Essex County Standard:

4:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THESE aerial shots show how engineers are building a massive new road in Colchester.

Residents call on council to call off controversial Tesco

Essex County Standard: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

3:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

RESIDENTS have called on Colchester Council to pay off the developer behind the controversial Prettygate Tesco - and stop the shop from opening.

Ancient Egyptian coffin found in north Essex home

Essex County Standard:

3:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN ancient Egyptian sarcophagus believed to be more than 3,000 years old has been found in a north Essex home.

Accosting suspect released without charge - investigation still underway

Essex County Standard: A man died after he was assaulted at a party being held at his partner's house, police said

3:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR investigation into accosting incidents in Clacton is still underway after a suspect was released without charge.

School celebrates glowing inspection report

Essex County Standard:

2:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A school is celebrating after driving up standards to be rated “good”.

Northern Approach Road open

Essex County Standard:

1:55pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE NORTHERN Approach Road has re-opened today.

Thomas is making a splash with Microsoft

Essex County Standard:

1:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

11-YEAR-OLD Thomas Bellinger is already making waves at Microsoft.

New council homes could be finished by New Year

Essex County Standard: Tina Bourne - "time to end that funding"

1:06pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WORK to build Colchester’s first new council homes for 20 years could be finished by the end of the year.

Colchester town centre churches placed on English Heritage "at risk" register

Essex County Standard:

3:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWO Colchester town centre churches used for major concerts, civic funerals and services have been labelled “at risk” by English Heritage.

Why did you cancel gig at last minute?

Essex County Standard:

9:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SAFETY group watching over the cancelled I Am Music festival has been criticised for not making organisers stick to time frames in the lead up to the event.

Crime boss claims "unrealistic" to investigate all those who download child porn

Essex County Standard: Nick Alston

8:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston has hit out at the National Crime Agency after its top boss said thousands of paedophiles will escape investigation.

Student jockeys set track alight in inaugural race

Essex County Standard:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CAMBRIDGE has claimed victory in the first Varsity horse race - with Colchester Royal Grammar School celebrating success in the competition closer to home.

Jumbo owner to face trial over chicken deaths at his farms

Essex County Standard:

8:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FARMER has failed in his bid to get charges relating to the death of 24,000 chickens thrown out.

UPDATED: Trading Standards and Essex Police launch raids on Colchester businesses

Essex County Standard:

9:07am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TEAMS of police and trading standards officers have this morning carried out raids in Colchester.

Man arrested over Clacton accostings

Essex County Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

6:23pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual touching.

Will Quince stands down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council

Essex County Standard: Will Quince and Grant Shapps in Colchester town centre

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LEADING Conservative Will Quince has stood down as leader of the Conservative group on Colchester Council to focus on the General Election.

Councillor pays up after planning row - now the council owes her money

Essex County Standard:

5:07pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has handed over £20,000 to prove she is not refusing to pay up in a planning battle she lost.

VIDEO: Champion boxer James DeGale put through his paces by Colchester paras

Essex County Standard:

4:21pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHAMPION boxer James DeGale was put through his paces by Colchester paratroopers.

Pass rate increases after exam remarks

Essex County Standard: Don't panic! Post GCSE exam advice for teenagers

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SCHOOLS have seen a small rise in their pass marks after GCSEs were remarked in the wake of the English exam controversy.

Crash! Lorry knocks down 112-year-old town centre lamp post

Essex County Standard:

3:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A LAMP post outside Colchester Town Hall was destroyed when a delivery truck reversed into it.

Soldier's tots make the grade as calendar girls

Essex County Standard:

3:15pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE adorable picture of a paratrooper’s daughter sleeping on her dad’s uniform has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar.

The day the PM gave us coffee and biccies

Essex County Standard:

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FOR once it was John Warner’s turn to be served coffee and cake...and what a place to go for it!

RSPCA given permission to rehome horses found ill and injured in field

Essex County Standard:

2:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Animal welfare inspectors found injured and dangerously thin horses, a court heard.

Volunteer models sashay down catwalk for St Helena Hospice

Essex County Standard:

2:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VOLUNTEER models sashayed down the catwalk for a fashion show fundraiser which raised £1,500.

20 ops have failed to correct A&E "blunder" which left me in constant pain

Essex County Standard:

2:41pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MUM claims the failure of an A&E doctor to recognise her broken wrist had shifted is the reason she has been unable to work for six years.

Controversial Premier Inn to open in winter 2015

Essex County Standard: Premier Inn

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL £6million hotel will open in Colchester within the next year.

UPDATED: Family pay tribute after son killed in crash

Essex County Standard:

12:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The family of a man who died following a road traffic collision in Tollesbury have released a tribute to him.

Police appeal to find bronze elephant ornament worth £1,400

Essex County Standard:

2:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are investigating the theft of a large bronze elephant worth £1,400. 

What a whopper! Mark grows 700lb pumpkin

Essex County Standard:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GREENFINGERED Mark Rand has grown what he believes is Britain’s biggest outdoor pumpkin, this year.



Fraud pair 'ripped family apart' (link)

bbc.co.uk 6:36pm Fri 24 Oct 14

The brother of a woman who was jailed after running up huge debts in his name says she "ripped the family apart".

Man in court accused of murder (link)

bbc.co.uk 3:34pm Fri 24 Oct 14

A 28-year-old man is charged with the murder of a 48-year-old Essex man at a flat in Grimsby.

BBC radio desk becomes museum piece (link)

bbc.co.uk 3:04am Sat 25 Oct 14

A piece of equipment used by a BBC local radio station is to become part of the Science Museum's permanent collection.

Car crash victim 'gentle giant' (link)

bbc.co.uk 11:21am Fri 24 Oct 14

Tributes are paid to a man who died when his car crashed into a house and hit a tree in St Lawrence on Tuesday.

M25 delays after five vehicle crash (link)

bbc.co.uk 3:59pm Fri 24 Oct 14

Part of the M25 in Essex was closed for more than three hours following a crash involving five vehicles, police say.

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