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Man jailed for 20 years after attacking baby girl

Essex County Standard: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:32pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 20 years for causing life changing injuries to a 10-week old baby girl in his care in a "heinous" crime.

Football mad father dies

Essex County Standard:

9:08am Friday 31st October 2014

A GRIEVING family has urged people to get their hearts checked after a father-of- two died suddenly.

96 hour fire strike begins

Essex County Standard:

6:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 96 hour fire strike began at 6pm tonight

Oyster Feast underway in Colchester

Essex County Standard: Secret report reveals 54 struck down after Colchester Oyster Feast

4:39pm Friday 31st October 2014

SHELLFISH was aplenty as this year’s Oyster Feast got underway in Colchester.

Bikers to do their bit for ill children

Essex County Standard: Colchester General Hospital

4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

MODS and rockers will be doing their bit to bring Christmas cheer to ill children in hospital.

Guy Fawkes ready for Bonfire Night display

Essex County Standard:

4:28pm Friday 31st October 2014

A husband-and-wife team has created the centrepiece for Colchester’s Bonfire Night display for the 44th time.

Top award for spa

Essex County Standard:

3:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SPA has been recognised for its work in the beauty industry.

U’s fan Steve Lamacq given birthday shirt surprise

Essex County Standard:

3:26pm Friday 31st October 2014

COLCHESTER United fan and BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq got a 50th birthday surprise present when he was invited to the U’s training ground.

Vehicle into pond following incident in Coggeshall

Essex County Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

3:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

A vehicle has left the road and is in a river following an incident.

Fresh wave of interim managers to start at Colchester hospitals next month

Essex County Standard:

5:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE managerial merry-go-round at Colchester’s hospitals has seen another change at the top.

Residents fork out £23,000 to increase lowly broadband speeds

Essex County Standard: The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) in the North East is calling for Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the region.

11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS who turned down the chance to have internet cables laid 20 years ago have dug deep to fund a project worth tens of thousands of pounds to increase their broadband speeds.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco seeks permission to open from 6am until 11pm

Essex County Standard:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL Tesco - which residents believe council planning bosses were “tricked” into allowing to go ahead - plans to open from 6am until 11pm.

Free fireworks display in Mersea

Essex County Standard: Five Valleys fireworks (12000317)

9:53am Friday 31st October 2014

A FREE firework display will light up the sky over Mersea Island tomorrow.

Crimestoppers plea to help find sex attacker

Essex County Standard: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:10am Friday 31st October 2014

CRIME-FIGHTING charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information after a sexual assault in Clacton.

Graffiti crackdown launched

Essex County Standard: CONCERN: Cllr Michael Walls with PC Amanda Simpson next to graffiti in Queensbury

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to crack down on a growing amount of graffiti in Colchester has been launched.

Confusion as new estate is called ‘hazelnut’

Essex County Standard:

9:16am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS have left residents bemused after naming a new housing estate after the Spanish word for hazelnut.

Stevi Ritchie: I’m dropping gimmicks to wow X Factor fans

Essex County Standard:

8:26am Friday 31st October 2014

X FACTOR outsider Stevi Ritchie says he will prove his doubters wrong tomorrow by ditching the gimmicks.

Taxi drivers furious at bus lane tickets they shouldn’t get

Essex County Standard:

8:24am Friday 31st October 2014

OUTRAGED taxi drivers are still being wrongly fined for using Colchester’s bus lanes – more than a year after they were introduced.

I dare you to enter my scary graveyard.... and give cash to charity

Essex County Standard:

8:21am Friday 31st October 2014

CHEF Adrian Stephen has cooked up a spooky treat for Halloween, turning his garden into a graveyard to raise money for charity.

Fire crews fight tumble dryer blaze

Essex County Standard:

8:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE fighters fought a blaze which started in a tumble dryer.

Charity hosts Halloween inspired green-screen workshop

Essex County Standard:

5:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG people were turned into zombies and monsters before acting in front of a green screen during a Halloween workshop.

Medic’s award for tour of duty

Essex County Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN army reserve medic sent into combat in Afghanistan with less than a day’s notice has been given a commendation.

£7k spent on bar’s cancelled appeal

Essex County Standard:

4:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council spent nearly £7,000 reviewing a controversial bar’s licence, only to shelve most of its planned actions, it has been revealed.

Bob's bonfire's been going for 40 years, now it's time to step aside

Essex County Standard:

4:46pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BOB Schofield never thought his bonfire night would catch on like it has.

MP calls on Prime Minister to grant devolution for Essex

Essex County Standard: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

4:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called on the Prime Minister to ensure Essex has the same independent powers as Scotland.

Tribute to the baby whose death saved lives of four others

Essex County Standard:

4:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE family of a baby girl whose organs were donated to save four lives have been given an award in her honour.

Overnight closure for Colchester town centre car park due to roadworks

Essex County Standard:

2:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A town centre car park will be closed overnight for a week due to nearby roadworks.

Hannah Witheridge murder UPDATED: Two men offered new DNA tests after retracting statements

Essex County Standard:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO men accused of murdering Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have been offered new DNA tests after retracting their confessions.

Rugby club urges dog owners to clear up mess after spate of recent incidents

Essex County Standard:

2:27pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rugby players have cried foul over dog mess on their pitches.

Planners recommend approval for 138 homes on former garrison site

Essex County Standard:

10:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A development of 138 homes looks set to be approved, despite fears it will blight a Colchester landmark.

County councillor claims free food is justified because he works so hard

Essex County Standard: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SENIOR councillor, who claimed nearly £1,000 of free food at Essex County Council's canteen, has insisted it shows how hard he works.

One in five children in Colchester living below poverty line

Essex County Standard:

10:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in five children in Colchester are living in poverty, according to a charity.

Driver cut free after Colchester crash leaves car upside down

Essex County Standard:

8:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DRIVER had to be cut free after his car rolled and ended up on its roof in a residential street in Colchester.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Essex County Standard: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Essex County Standard: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

UPDATED Wednesday 2.30pm: Colchester holidaymaker may have died as a result of a fall

Essex County Standard:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A POST mortem examination proved inconclusive following the death of a Colchester holidaymaker

Residents anger at lack of action over alleged brothel

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

8:05am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ESSEX Police have angered residents by saying they have not got enough evidence to prove there is illegal activity at an alleged brothel.

Health boss claims personality disorder service does not reach enough people

Essex County Standard:

4:47pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mental health services should expand to benefit more people with personality disorders in Colchester and Tendring, according to NHS bosses.

Couple hit the jackpot as they win £240,000 on lottery

Essex County Standard:

4:12pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A COUPLE are planning their dream wedding after banking £241,000 on the Euromillions.

Wedding fair has a vintage ring to it

Essex County Standard:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BRIDES-TO-BE got to sample vintage-inspired dresses and entertainment at a wedding fair.

Bra bins need your support

Essex County Standard:

3:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A TANNING salon is hoping to collect 200 bras for breast cancer.

Premiere next month for film depicting Colchester paratroopers

Essex County Standard:

3:35pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A FILM depicting a tragic incident involving Colchester’s paratroopers will be premiered next month.

Parents of fallen soldiers launch Colchester's poppy appeal

Essex County Standard:

3:32pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE parents of three soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan visited Colchester to launch the town’s poppy appeal.

Hospital blunder over Ken's pacemaker highlighted by ombudsman

Essex County Standard:

3:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN 80-year-old is DJing and dancing once again after hospital bosses finally admitted they had failed to spot problems with his pacemaker.

Tragic Diamond honoured after her organs help save the lives of four children

Essex County Standard:

2:41pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A NINE-MONTH-OLD baby - whose organs were donated after her death - has helped save the lives of four children.

Arsonists destroy playground

Essex County Standard:

2:34pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

ARSONISTS torched a playground’s equipment causing £20,000 worth of damage.

£170m upgrade work planned for Greater Anglia rail line in 2015

Essex County Standard: Record number of trains arriving on time

1:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Major evening and weekend upgrade work will take place on our region’s railway line next year.

Mum: No-one to blame for Isaac dying after online drinking game

Essex County Standard:

12:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The mother of a man who died after taking part in the NekNominate online drinking craze wept today as she told his inquest that he would still be alive if it were not for the game.

CCTV software issues hinder North Essex school parking crackdown

Essex County Standard:

12:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Only one in five drivers caught by Colchester’s spy car have been forced to pay up because the software is not up to the job.

Charlotte in finals of beauty pageant

Essex County Standard:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN admin worker is hoping her love for animals and the ocean will help her win the title of Miss Universe Essex.

Manager took £230,000 from council (link) 8:30pm Fri 31 Oct 14

A former employee of Chelmsford City Council is jailed for three years for stealing and defrauding the authority out…

Man jailed for 'heinous' baby attack (link) 7:24pm Fri 31 Oct 14

A man is jailed for at least 15 years for cruelty and causing life-changing injuries to a 10-week-old baby girl.

Ambulances bought for obese patients (link) 8:48pm Fri 31 Oct 14

The NHS East of England Ambulance Service commits to spending more than £200,000 to purchase five special vehicles…

Masked pinstripe-suited thief sought (link) 2:52pm Fri 31 Oct 14

A masked man wearing a pinstriped suit and wielding a golf club holds a woman and three children at bay while their…

Arrest by island bones murder police (link) 9:16am Fri 31 Oct 14

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a homeless woman whose bones washed up on an Essex island.

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