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LIDL has been given permission to open its first store in Colchester.
THE moment Colchester United became a professional football club has been unearthed in long lost documents.
A PENSIONER aged in her 80s had to be treated by paramedics after burglars burst into her home.
ENTREPRENEURIAL youngsters started their own mini-businesses during a money week at school.
A CENTURY-OLD bowls club has folded after Colchester Council scrapped its £12,000-ayear funding.
GRATEFUL customers made a newsagent’s last day one to remember.
HUNDREDS of homes will have been built in Colchester on former Government owned land by 2020.
PARAMEDICS could leave the ambulance service in their hundreds due to constant late finishes.
THE rise in violence in Colchester could be connected to legal highs, says the justice secretary.
A YOUNG woman had a lucky escape after getting stuck in the muddy banks of the River Colne.
Holly will play Disney Princess in Sir Kenneth Branagh's live-action blockbuster
Four people were injured in a road traffic collision on the A12 northbound between J21 and J22 tonight.
A PLAYGROUND is expected to re-open in time for Easter.
A MAN with autism has launched his own scheme to make others aware of the condition.
A MAN has been jailed for life after attempting to murder his ex-partner in a horrifying meat cleaver attack.
A NEW campaign has been launched to protect the elderly from rogue traders.
A STUDENT who registered as a potential bone marrow donor to try to save Colchester cricketer Rob George has been found as a match for a six-year-old boy.
A12 roadworks will remain for two months longer than originally planned because the road is in such a poor condition.
A BOY aged 15 has admitted attacking a family who were mourning a stillborn baby.
CLASSMATES of a girl who is preparing to have major surgery gave themselves “magical hairstyles” to raise money for the charity which has supported her through a genetic disorder.
A MAN has admitted the attempted murder of a woman in Jaywick last year.
THE amount of money spent on temporary nursing staff in Colchester has more than doubled in a year.
A CHEMISTRY student is preparing to run the London Marathon in memory of his dad.
NOMINATIONS have begun to come in for Colchester’s unsung heroes.
HUNDREDS of campaigning residents have signed a petition to protect an orchard from development.
Whether it’s a visit to a farm park, zoo or nature reserve, Essex has a wealth of award-winning places to visit that fans of all creatures great and small will love.
AN inquest will be opened tomorrow after a teenager was found dead in Colchester.
BURGLARS broke into a home before stealing and abandoning a car in Colchester.
Pat Tansley is not keen on water.
DOZENS of dogs took part in a fun day to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance.
COLCHESTER and Ipswich Museums Services has been given more than £660,000 of funding.
AUTHORITIES are letting down child victims of sex abuse, according to the Prime Minister.
customers in memory of a little girl who lost her life to a rare illness.
ESSEX County Council has put the brakes on plans to reverse the traffic flow in Colchester’s Priory Street.
COLCHESTER Council could lose out on millions of pounds under proposals for housing outlined by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Police have cordoned off a road in Dovercourt.
An art exhibition produced by soldiers and veterans in Colchester has been unveiled at the House of Commons.
DISCOUNT supermarket Lidl has been given permission to open in Colchester.
A CHARITY has become a victim of its own success after being overwhelmed with books.
A GRANDMOTHER fighting skin cancer was told to make her own way to an appointment 30 miles away.
STAFF and pupils are celebrating after a bus company stepped in to ensure new pupils get discounted school travel.
THIS is Colchester’s Prettygate School football team days after they won the prestigious Gunner Moore Trophy.
TRAINS are on track to be cleaner, with more staff being hired.
THE ambulance service has admitted losing £215,000 worth of equipment, including defibrillators and even a stretcher.
BRIT-ROCKERS Kasabian and Scottish superstar Calvin Harris will headline this year’s V Festival in Chelmsford.
NEW apartments are set to be given the go-ahead in Colchester.
A YOUNG woman was stuck in deep mud for more than an hour at King Edward Quay, Colchester, in the early hours of this morning.
PRIME Minister David Cameron is in Colchester today to unveil the Conservative's plans to help first time buyers.
DRINKERS raised their pints to the steam age at an annual beer festival.
ESSEX University’s focus on engaging and consulting with its students has won it a commendation from a higher education watchdog.
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